It stimulates your skin to produce natural collagen and elastin, the proteins that make up the support scaffold for healthy, youthful skin. As the PRP is produced from your own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
Regenerate your skin with PRP
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has revolutionized skin rejuvenation and has scientifically demonstrated results when compared to alternative technologies. View some of our real-life before and after PRP facial photos.
New York’s leading PRP facelift provider
Dr. Ammar has extensive expertise in PRP therapies and is an officially certified doctor for the Vampire Facelift®. The materials and the treatment protocol are standardized with the latest technology for elegant, natural results, customized for the individual.
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medical spas in New York City
offer PRP and hyaluronic acid-based liquid facelifts; however, only a few are trained and experienced in the unique method that combines HA fillers and PRP to provide an outcome you can trust to appear refreshed, beautiful, and natural.
The Vampire Facial – PRP facial
Vampire Facial treatment in New York
, often referred to as a PRP Facial, is the leading anti-aging solution for skin rejuvenation without surgery. We are proud to have helped thousands of women and men look younger without the need for surgery, incisions, scars, and a long recovery. The PRP Facial procedure involves using the patient’s own blood platelets known as PRP to minimize or eliminate acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines and other unwanted signs of aging on the face.
Two features make our Vampire Facial in NYC extremely attractive for skin rejuvenation:
- Its ability to harness the healing and rejuvenating power of your own highly concentrated growth factors known as platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), which is a thicker form of PRP, and
- A very low rate of complications due to the use of autologous materials.
Does a Vampire Facial work?
A Vampire Facial is the
- Smoother and finer texture
- Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved firmness and elasticity
- Reduction in scarring and stretch marks
- Increase collagen and skin quality
- Smaller pores
- More vibrant looking skin
- Little to no downtime
Our talented experts: PRP Facial & PRP Facelift
Alinea Medical’s lead physician, Dr. Ammar Mahmoud, is a certified provider of PRP-based therapies and has extensive expertise in PRP (platelet rich plasma) and PFRM (platelet-rich fibrin matrix) therapies, including the Vampire Facial and the Vampire Facelift® in New York City. Dr. Ammar Mahmoud has a medical degree from St. George’s University, where he has served as the Vice President of the Medical Honor Society and on the board of the Anatomical Clinical Research Society.
He has completed a residency at the State University of New York Downstate in OBGYN, where he continues to serve as a Clinical Associate Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and he also has a degree in Biomedical Engineering.
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The Vampire Facelift® process
- Your face is evaluated with the “golden ratio,” a mathematical equation that calculates facial symmetry and beauty with personal observation and taking images during the consultation.
- Topical numbing cream is applied to make the Vampire Facelift® very comfortable.
- Blood is drawn, in a quantity similar to a standard blood draw for testing.
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is created in the Magellan® TruPRP® machine. This machine is considered the gold standard in centrifuge technology because it produces a higher concentration of growth factors to produce longer-lasting results than a simple non-PRP-specific centrifuge, commonly used in other practices.
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler is meticulously injected to resculpt your face, restore lost volume, and create a subtle lifting effect.
- The PRP is activated with calcium chloride to release growth factors, turning the PRP into PRFM or platelet-rich fibrin matrix (a thicker type of PRP).
- PRFM is then injected to trigger natural skin regeneration.
- Your aftercare plan is discussed, and a follow-up appointment scheduled.
What is the difference between a Vampire Facial and a Vampire Facelift®?
The Vampire Facelift® is a non-surgical treatment that produces a remarkable change in skin quality, firmness, and appearance. The main difference between a Vampire Facelift® and a Vampire Facial is that the Vampire Facelift includes a customized injection of a hyaluronic acid-based filler (HA), such as Juvéderm or Restylane, to enhance facial shape.
Is there a difference between a PRP facial and a Vampire Facial?
A Platelet rich plasma (PRP) Facial and a Vampire Facial are similar procedures. The only difference is that the Vampire Facial is trademarked and requires specialized training and certification, which we have at Alinea Medical Spa.
What is a Vampire Facial?
A Vampire Facial is a minimally invasive procedure that draws a small amount of your blood, which is processed to extract the platelet rich plasma (PRP). This plasma facial material or PRP is then injected into strategic areas to smooth, plump, and rejuvenate the skin.
What is PRP?
PRP or platelet rich plasma is a fluid derived from your own blood. The blood is processed in a manner that concentrates the growth factors and cytokines. These blood components trigger a response in your skin and body, signaling it to produce fresh cells. The injection of PRP or PFRM helps activate multipotent stem cells in the adipose tissue (fatty tissue) to differentiate and regenerate new adipocytes (specialized cells that store fat in connective tissues).
PRP is the ideal treatment to smooth away fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. PRP is delivered into your skin with microneedling. The combination of microneedling and PRP triggers natural skin regeneration that continues for months after treatment.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a technique for administering platelet rich plasma (PRP) to infuse it into your skin structure, where it can work its magic. Microneedling first gained momentum in the 1990’s to treat scars and pigmentation with devices like a derma roller. Today microneedling is an advanced skin-smoothing procedure that involves using an automated “pen” system that deploys tiny needles with accuracy and precision.
Microneedling, also known as “collagen induction therapy” or “skin needling,” involves creating microscopic channels in your skin to stimulate fibroblast (a cell that produces collagen) activity for increased collagen production. Microneedling and PRP therapy go hand-in-hand beautifully, as the micro-injuries create a direct pathway for the PRP to enter the dermal layers where real-world skin rejuvenation occurs.
Is Microneedling Required for the PRP Facial NYC and PRP Facelift® NYC Procedures?
Microneedling is required to get the PRP and PFRM deep into the skin tissues and is always part of the Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift® procedures.
Is a Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift® right for me?
It depends on your problem areas and your goals. Both treatments are designed to address mild to moderate skin aging. The Vampire Facelift®, however, is better suited for correcting volume loss in areas such as cheeks, jowls, jawline, upper and lower eyelids, and sagging neck skin (“turkey neck”).
The reason the treatment is called a “facelift,” as opposed to a “facial,” is because hyaluronic acid filler (HA) recreates the youthful contours of youth. Over time, the hyaluronic acid and PRP stimulate collagen growth and a stronger skin structure, the scaffolding that gives the skin a firm, supple, youthful appearance.
A Vampire Facial, or “PRP facial,” can reduce the appearance of acne scarring, uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and sun spots, but does not enhance the facial shape or restore volume loss. If your cheeks are flatter or your mouth corners have turned down, then a Vampire Facial may not be the right procedure for you. For these aesthetic concerns, a Vampire Facelift® is recommended.
A personal consultation with our talented, certified physician, Dr. Ammar Mahmoud, is the best way to determine if The Vampire Facelift® is right for you.
How long is the Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift® procedure?
The Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift® procedure take a few hours to complete. This includes drawing blood, preparing the PRP, PRFM, HA (Vampire Facelift® only), and performing the procedure.
How Long will a Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift last?
Since cellular regeneration and rejuvenation uses the body’s own active components, facial skin renewal can continue for about three months after the procedure. The overall effects of the Vampire Facelift® can last 12 to 18 months, longer than what is achieved with fillers alone. PRFM lasts an average of 15 months before the need to repeat the procedure. There are certain lifestyle habits that can improve and even prolong the outcome of the Vampire procedures. These include eating a healthy diet, limiting sun exposure, avoiding smoking, narcotics, alcohol, and damaging skincare products.
How many Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift® treatments do I need?
This will vary from patient to patient; however, on average it is recommended to complete between three and four sessions. To maintain smooth, healthy-looking skin, follow-up touch-ups are recommended once or twice a year.
What is the recovery time after PRP treatments for skin regeneration?
The recovery time tends to vary depending on each patient. Generally, most patients can resume social activities in two to three days after the procedure. The benefits of the procedure will begin to appear approximately five to six weeks. We advise our patients to avoid wearing makeup for three to four days following the PRP procedure and to protect the skin from the sun while the skin regenerates and new skin cells are produced.
Is anyone a candidate for a PRP facial?
Most people can safely undergo a PRP Facial at our New York City facility, Alinea Medical Spa. Since the procedure is so well-tolerated, PRP therapy is excellent for treating most skin types, even extremely sensitive areas on the face and body. There are some contraindications, however, such as taking certain medications or specific health conditions. A PRP Vampire Facial cannot be performed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to undergo a PRP facial and PRP Facelift® treatments. A thorough consultation and assessment with our certified physician will help to determine if you’re a good candidate for a PRP Facial.
Is a Vampire Facelift® the best treatment for me?
The Vampire Facelift® is not for everyone. If you are experiencing more advanced signs of aging, you may benefit more from a combination of treatments or injectables such as BOTOX. If you are living with moderate signs of aging, we may recommend a non-surgical treatment such as PRP or hyaluronic acid fillers alone.
What are the risks of a PRP facial?
The risks associated with having a PRP facial at our state-of-the-art New York City medical spa are minimal. Since the treatment uses your own blood, the chances of developing an allergic reaction or complications are extremely unlikely. You will be sent home with a detailed list of easy-to-understand aftercare instructions. If you follow these instructions are followed carefully, the recovery and healing process is typically easy and smooth.
Does a PRP facial for acne scars really work?
Yes, absolutely, PRP facials with microneedling work extremely well to smooth and fade mild acne scarring and even stretch marks. A Vampire Facial administered beneath your eyes can create a marked improvement in skin smoothness, brightness and reduced under eye circles.
How much does a Vampire Facial cost?
The cost of a Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift in our Alinea Medical Spa may range from $1,800 to $2,500, depending on whether fillers are administered and how many syringes are needed. If you have some degree of sagging, we may recommend a Vampire Facelift® to target age-related volume loss.
Where can I learn more about PRP Facial and PRP therapies?
Below is a short list of some sources you can turn to if you would like to learn more about the effects of PRP, microneedling, and PRP therapies.
- Is platelet-rich plasma the secret to younger-looking skin? American Academy of Dermatology | Association
- Microneedling Therapy With and Without Platelet-Rich Plasma, Peter W. Hashim, MD, MHS; Zachary Levy; Joel L. Cohen, MD; Gary Goldenberg, MD
- The evidence behind the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in scar management: a literature review, Osaid H. Alser and Ioannis Goutos
- Percutaneous collagen induction therapy: an alternative treatment for scars, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Aust MC, Fernandes D, Kolokythas P, Kaplan HM, Vogt PM.
- Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma combined with hyaluronic acid on skin facial rejuvenation: A prospective study, Barbara Hersant, MD, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, PhD, Jeremy Niddam, MD, Simone La Padula, MD, Warren Noel, MD, Khaled Ezzedine, MD, PhD, Anne Marie Rodriguez, PhD, Jean Paul Meningaud, MD, PhD
- Combined autologous platelet-rich plasma with microneedling verses microneedling with distilled water in the treatment of atrophic acne scars: a concurrent split-face study. Asif M, Kanodia S, Singh K.
- Split Face Comparative Study of Microneedling with PRP Versus Microneedling with Vitamin C in Treating Atrophic Post Acne Scars. Chawla S.
- Effects of a three-session skin rejuvenation treatment using stabilized hyaluronic acid-based gel of non-animal origin on skin elasticity: a pilot study. Reuther T, Bayrhammer J, Kerscher M.
- Autologous Pure Platelet-Rich Plasma Dermal Injections for Facial Skin Rejuvenation: Clinical, Instrumental, and Flow Cytometry Assessment. Cameli N, Mariano M, Cordone I, Abril E, Masi S, Foddai ML.