A recent study showed that Selphyl, or the “vampire facelift,” resulted in softer skin and improved skin texture after eight to 12 weeks. These results highlight the fact the Selphyl provides results comparable to facial fillers like Juvederm, and facelift-like results should not be implied or expected.

Selphyl injections involve drawing your own blood and isolating the platelet-rich plasma, which is injected back into your face. The therapy seems to provide skin-smoothing benefits.

The treatment has been erroneously and editorially called a “facelift,” but you should not expect facelift results from this type of skin-rejuvenating treatment. Selphyl boosts collagen production and promotes the development of new fat cells. The treatment plumps and smoothes the skin, but does not treat the tissue sagginess targeted in a facelift.

A facelift refreshes your facial appearance at a tissue level, removing excess skin and fat, and restoring a youthful facial shape and structure. You will continue to benefit from the results of a facelift up to 10 years or more down the road, while Selphyl and facial fillers generally provide skin-smoothing results for several months to a couple years.

If you are interested in a facelift and live in Dallas, Texas, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai to schedule a consultation at theCosmeticSurgicalCenter.