“Vampire Facial” is actually a skin-care treatment combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy with microneedling. This treatments rejuvenates your complexion and is particularly helpful treating conditions like Hyperpigmentation. This treatment actually boasts impressive, virtually painless results that will have your skin glowing.
In recent months, PRP treatments have become highly sought after worldwide by people wanting an alternative to dermal fillers to improve and plump their skin.
PRP is also a major part of the latest hair loss treatments. It’s even been shown to be an effective procedure for those with alopecia.
When blood is placed into a centrifuge, it separates into three distinct layers: plasma on top, platelets and blood cells in the middle, and red blood cells at the bottom. PRP is derived from the centre part, also known as the “serum portion,”
The platelets, in particular, contain pockets called alpha granules, which secrete high levels of growth factors — more than 20. They have been shown to be effective for wound healing, as well as improving skin elasticity, pigmentation, volume, and texture,
When platelet-rich plasma is reintroduced to skin on its own through a non-invasive procedure, cell turnover is stimulated, and in turn, collagen and elastin production is ramped up for a plumper, tighter, and smoother complexion.
The Vampire Facial includes microneedling using the Skin Pen tool. These procedures prep your skin for your PRP to be spread all over it. These pairings further stimulate collagen production, reduces fine lines, and accelerates wound healing.
Depending on how aggressive the microdermabrasion was, recovery might take a day or two of downtime. You’re sure to emerge from treatment a bit red, almost like a sunburn. Postprocedure sunscreen is highly recommended. However, makeup is discouraged.
Those with premature wrinkles, high levels of sun damage, or anyone who desires a fresher, more even-toned complexion are ideal candidates for the vampire facial. However, if you have a history of blood diseases, including clotting or bleeding disorders, you should avoid PRP treatments.
In terms of risks and side effects, there aren’t many! The only risk you really run is bruising from getting your blood drawn, as well potential, minor bruising on your face from the injections or microneedling.
This procedure is performed by our in-house Medical Dermatologist.