The Real Housewives of Miami‘s Lisa Hochstein just shared some rather startling photos on Facebook documenting her recent “vampire facial.” No, that doesn’t mean she was in some sort of Twilight porn spoof, the 31-year-old reality star was merely taking advantage of one of the many fringe benefits of being married to prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Lenny Hochstein by getting what is called a platelet rich plasma facial, or PRP, which involves “injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck,” according to Medscape.com.
In addition to the photos above, Lisa also posted a rather lengthy explanation of the vampire facial process and the desired results:
Today at my husbands office I tried the “prp” platelet rich plasma facial aka the “vampire facial ” after hearing such an amazing reviews about it . its’s your own blood plasma that is enriched with platelets injected into the skin. Prp contains several different growth factors and cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and tissue . This treatment promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis, stimulates growth of healthy healthy tissue and blood cells, and generates new skin. Basically gives you a beautiful plump youthful glow . My skin immediately felt tighter, firmer and The difference in texture in tone was noticeable . Celebrities and patients swear by this treatment . There is virtually no downtime. These pictures are completely edit, Make up, and filter free. The first picture top left is the prp , The second tops right is after the micro pen. The bottom two are immediately after the treatment . If you would like to try this treatment we offer it at Dr. Hochstein’s practice by our Physicians assistant Gracie. The facial is 950 but if you mention “lisa” you will receive 10% off. I’ll keep you updated on my how my skin improves this week xo . Office number is 3059313338 🙂 #prp #micropen #fountainofyourh #bloodfacial #vampirefacial #rhom #drhochstein #lisahochstein @drhochstein
Lisa later posted an isolated image of the “after” photo in response to fans asking for an “au natural” photo of her. She also had some rather curt words for those haters criticizing her appearance:
Just me 🙂 no make up, no filter, no edit under on flattering fluorescent lights. immediately after the blood vampire facial. I am a little red on my cheeks of course from the treatment. Hubby likes me best like this….. Therefore he’s a keeper LOL! Many of you had asked me to post a picture au natural, so here it is! any of you haters that say I look older than my age ( some have ever said over 40 .. Seriously? , you are a clown I look younger than most girls in their 20s . To the rest love you.
The procedure, sometimes referred to as a “vampire facelift,” seems to be all the rage in Hollywood, with Kim Kardashian making headlines for undergoing the procedure last March. Also, all the 2013 Oscar attendees reportedly received a $5,000 voucher towards getting it done as part of a marketing ploy.
So who all’s making the call to make an appointment for their vampire facial? Here’s a video of a platelet rich plasma facial procedure to help in your decision-making process: