A Vampire Facial combines the healing power of PRP with a microneedling technique to stimulate collagen production. The end result is younger, smoother looking skin with fewer dark spots and scars. And because PRP is derived from your own blood, there is no risk of side effects.
Vampire facials are most effective if you have uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment can also be combined with dermal fillers to target deeper wrinkles.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a protein derived from whole blood. Platelets release healing proteins called “growth factors” that help wounds heal and tissues regenerate, enable cell growth, and reduce inflammation. When you inject PRP into your skin, the growth factors stimulate stem cells, which then produce collagen and regenerate new, younger-looking skin. Vampire facials enhance the tone, color, and texture of your skin.
You should start to see results within a week. After 1 or 2 months, you should see younger, softer, more supple skin. For optimal results we recommend 3 to 6 treatments, 1 to 2 months apart.
Before your treatment, you’ll meet with me for a free consultation. I’ll get to know you and your medical history to determine if a vampire facial is the right option for you. We’ll discuss the area(s) you wish to have treated and answer any questions you may have.
It’s important to stay hydrated in the days leading up to your treatment as it will boost your plasma levels and make it easier to draw blood. If you are taking anticoagulants, like Aspirin or Warfarin, you should stop taking them for a week before your treatment.
A Vampire Facial takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. First things first, I will draw approximately 10 ml of your blood into a vacuum tube containing a gel and anticoagulants. Your blood is placed in a centrifuge, which separates the red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. I will then remove the platelets located at the bottom of the plasma phase.
I’ll offer you numbing cream before we begin the injections.
Once treatment begins, 100% PRP (from your own blood) is injected into your desired treatment areas. Ice, or cooling jets are used to alleviate any discomfort you may have during the procedure.
There’s a little bit of downtime after getting a Vampire Facial. You shouldn’t head back to work or make dinner plans that night. Most people experience redness and minor swelling or bruising, which should go away within a few days. It may take up to 6 days for the swelling in your eye area to go away. We recommend allowing at least a week to fully recover, so if you have a big event, keep this in mind.
After your Vampire Facial, you should:
• Wash your face with lukewarm water or a gentle cleanser to remove any dried blood.
• Avoid sunscreen, makeup, or heavy moisturizers for 2-3 days.
• Avoid cleansers or toners containing alcohol for 10-14 days.
• Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days.
If you’re uncomfortable after your treatment, you can take Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen and gently apply a cold compress. Sleeping on your back, with your head slightly elevated, will help discourage swelling.
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