Vampire® Facial: A Natural Way to Beautiful, Youthful Skin
“Vampire facial” is the popular term used to describe one of the most effective skin rejuvenation techniques — microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, it’s used by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli to promote anti-aging and more youthful looking skin.
The Vampire Facial is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses your own blood to rejuvenate your skin. It is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and sun damage.
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The benefits of a Vampire Facial
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin texture and tone
- Evens out skin tone
- Reduces acne scars and sun damage
- Stimulates collagen production
- Improves skin elasticity
- Provides a natural glow
How it works:
Step 1: Blood Draw
The Vampire Facial begins with a small amount of blood being drawn from your arm, usually about 2 teaspoons. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma.
Step 2: Microneedling
The PRP serum is applied to your face and then microneedling is performed. Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to create tiny holes in the skin. This allows the PRP serum to penetrate deeper into the skin.
When the serum is applied to your face, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that give your skin its youthful appearance.
Step 3: Injecting
We will also inject the platelet serum into areas of deeper concern, where wrinkles are more prominent, for example, forehead lines, crows-lines, around the mouth, etc.
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The Vampire Facial® typically takes about 30 minutes.
The number of treatments you need will depend on the severity of your skin concerns. We ideally recommend treatment every 6 months to maintain optimal skin health.
There is minimal downtime after a Vampire Facial®. You may experience some redness and swelling, but this should go away within a few days. We suggest limiting direct sun exposure for 3 days after treatment.
The Vampire Facial is a safe and effective treatment. However, it is important to see a qualified healthcare provider who is experienced in performing this procedure. This is why we have a qualified team of physicians, nurses and NP’s at our offices performing all procedures.
Come in with a clean face - no makeup, moisturizer, etc.
We suggest not washing your face or showering for 8 hours after the procedure. You will be given a cream, apply it regularly, to prevent dryness. Avoid the sun for 3 days, and limit make-up use for 3 days.
There are not many, but there are a few. You would not be a candidate for any PRP procedure if:
- You have an active, blood born cancer
- If you have platelet dysfunction
- If you have an active infection at the site of injection
- If you are pregnant
- If you are taking any blood thinner medications
There are a few simple requirements around medication and over the counter medications:
- You have to wait 1 month for a PRP procedure after taking steroids
- You have to wait weeks after regularly taking any NSAIDS
- You have to be off Aspirin for 1 week before your procedure (unless it is baby aspirin)