Vampire Facial: Separating Science from Fiction

In these times of Instagram and Facebook where looks are everything ,it is not a surprise that people like to remain young forever like mythical  ‘Vampires ‘.  Actually Vampire facial/Dracula facial made popular by the celebrities  is an hour long cosmetic procedure to fill in fine facial wrinkles or plump up the cheeks . Scientifically speaking it’s the injection of platelet rich plasma(PRP) prepared from the individual’s own blood by centrifuging it and injected in the dermal layer of the skin so as to provide a more youthful appearance. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately 3 to 5 times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. It also contains platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF) and other bioactive proteins. PRP along with it’s growth factors stimulate new collagen production that rejuvenates the skin.If PRP is combined with other fillers such as Juvederm then it is termed as the “Vampire facelift”.

Benefits of PRP therapy are that the results achieved are natural looking and subtle without the use of foreign substance and no allergic reaction. PRP therapy can also be used in the under eye areas where fillers can’t be injected or if the patient doesn’t desire artificial fillers.While the results of PRP can vary depending on the complexity, most people notice immediate improvements in the texture, coloration, and volume of their skin. It can take up to seven weeks after the procedure to see the full benefits. Regarding what procedure to be done, how many sessions to be undergone is best decided on an individual case basis in consultation with your Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. Arunesh Gupta is a renowned Plastic And Cosmetic Surgeon based in Mumbai,India. He has trained in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery in India and U.S.A.

Dr. Arunesh Gupta has published extensively in Plastic Surgery Journals, written book chapters, and has presented his work nationally and internationally at Plastic Surgery scientific meetings. He is also actively involved in organizing continuing medical education and workshops for the benefit of other doctors and medical students.

His areas of interest are
  1. Cosmetic Surgery of face, breast and body
  2. Microvascular Surgery for Onco-reconstruction
  3. Stem cell therapy for Hair and Facial rejuvenation
  4. Cosmetic Gynecology

For any queries regarding Cosmetic Surgery , contact Dr.Gupta on his email : aruneshgupta@gmail.com or Whatsapp on +91-9594066503.