Does the Vampire Facelift Work?

I recently came across two articles online about noninvasive facelift procedures. In one article they spoke about the vampire facelift, where PRP is used as a filler to give your face a boost and the other article spoke about the Y-lift, which uses filler to give your face a boost. Do either of these procedures work? Or this just fancy marketing? I'm not at the point where I'm willing to have a facelift but I would be interested in a noninvasive way to make my face look more youthful. Thoughts on these procedures? 


F, 50, Florida

Hi Sunnyday2,

The Vampire Facelift Y-lift are both non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures. The Y-lift is a liquid facelift where fillers are used to "lift" the face up.  In reality it is not lifting but rather using fillers to make your face look more youthful.

The Vampire Facelift involves drawing one’s blood and separating the platelet-rich plasma in a centrifuge before injecting it back into the patient’s face, stimulating collagen and resulting in new, refreshed skin cells.  PRP has actually been used in sports medicine for several years: by stimulating collagen and elastin growth, it’s been demonstrated that platelets can kick the healing process into overdrive.  

You can read about microneedling and the vampire facelift on our blog.



Vampire facelift and filler are non-invasive alternatives to facial rejuvenation. In my opinion the Y lift or fillers is an excellent option to bridge until your ready for your facelift. The PRP injections in my opinion just cause some edema to the area and slight improvement without any proven long term benefit. 


Yes we love the results of what PRP can do for the texture of your skin. While fillers volumize from underneath PRP is a great way to approve collagen production and address issues such as fine lines, crepey like skin under the eye, enlarged pores and mild sagging. We love using the PRP with microneedling to smooth out the surface of your skin. You will see fantastic results from one treatment. Believe in the power of your platelets!

Good luck!