Q: Dr. Eppley, How much do you charge for Selphyl? And how many cc’s are included in the Vampire Facelift? I did this procedure over 4 years ago and am interested in getting it done again.

A: You have asked about two similar but slightly different injectable facial rejuvenation procedures.

Selphyl is a kit or system where PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is added to PRFM to create a gel-like matrix for injection. By adding a calcium chloride solution, the Selphyl system converts PRP into an injectable gel. This fibrin matrix serves as a three dimensional scaffold to maintain the platelets at the site of injection. This PRP gel adds both volume to the injected facial areas and serves as a tissue stimulant onto which fibrous tissue can be created. The cost of a single Selphyl treatment is $1500.

The Vampire Facelift takes PRP and traditional hyaluronic-based injectable fillers and injects them separately into the facial areas. The injectable filler serves as the three-dimensional matrix in which PRP is secondarily injected. It is not a kit or system per se and is more of a technique that has been given a branding name. A single Vampire facelift may cost up to $2500 depending upon how much injectable filler is used.

The facial rejuvenative concepts between Selphyl and the Vampire facelift are similar even though their methods and materials are slightly different.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana