The Vampire Facelifts Hits the UAE

The Vampire Facelifts Hits the UAE
Tue 12-03-2013

Vampire Facelifts are taking over Hollywood after last month’s Oscars' $45,000 worth of goody bags for the nominees included this particular treat!

One big fan of the Vampire Facelift is reality star Kim Kardashian.

The Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or simply PRP, also known as the Vampire Facelift, is used for skin rejuvenation, which follows the theory that one’s own blood can be used to stimulate the skin and give your face a glowing lift.

According Emirates 24/7 Dr Viel, who has been practicing this treatment over 5 years in Dubai, says that the treatment attracts many from the local expat community, along with many Gulf Arabs who are looking for a more natural way of regaining their beauty.

Ideally, anywhere between 20ml to 60ml of blood is extracted from another part of your body and then injected into the face, after it undergoes a centrifuge treatment whereby the platelets are separated from the red blood cells.

The platelets are then blended with a fibrin mixture and injected just below the surface of the skin.

"This process stimulates the growth factors when injected, which produces the growth in collagen that plumps up skin that is tired and sagging," explained Dr Viel.

"We have quite a number of women in their mid 30s and up signing up for this treatment these days," admitted Dr Viel. "In fact, we even have some male clientele. Everyone wants to look good these days."

The average treatment ranges between Dh3,500 and Dh4,000; ($900-$1000), however it costs $5,000 in Los Angeles.