It essentially involves taking the blood from a patient, processing it in a centrifuge to extract the plasma – which contains platelets and growth factors – and then re-injecting it into the face. The theory is that the platelets and growth factors initiate a healing response which, over time, rejuvenates the skin. A vampire facial or PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) treatment is a procedure that aims to use a patient’s blood to trick the body into healing and repair. The blood is extracted and then undergoes a spinning process to separate the plasma, which is injected back by puncturing the skin using a micro-needle.
A vampire facial is a combination of microneedling and PRP. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from the whole blood after it has been processed by spinning in a centrifuge to remove the red cells. The PRP has a greater concentration of growth factors than the whole blood. And growth factors are what our cells make that can help tissue heal and repair, which means it can help with all sorts of skin issues.
Vampire facials do a solid job of boosting your skin’s cell turnover, triggering collagen and elastin production, smoothing lines, and breaking up scar tissue. Compared to a traditional microneedling treatment, a vampire facial can reduce recovery and redness downtime from seven days to 24 hours.
The vampire facial involves getting your blood drawn, separating the platelets in a centrifuge, and then injecting that growth factor-rich plasma into your face with a microneedling tool to ideally help generate collagen.
You should start to see results within a week. After 1 or 2 months, you should see rejuvenated skin that appears younger and feels softer and more supple. Results may remain from 1 to 2 years following your treatment.
Don’t let the name frighten you away. Instead, this skin rejuvenation treatment uses your own blood to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, tighten skin, and restore a more youthful appearance to your face.
A Vampire Facelift is the premier treatment for dark eye circles and bags because it uses your own PRP to restore, rebuild, and repair your skin from the inside out. Injections of platelet rich plasma can go a long way in repairing the skin around the eyes. Not only do they speed up blood vessel growth, they strengthen collagen and skin to give the skin a more full and youthful appearance. The new blood vessels bring oxygen and nutrients to the tired skin and flush away toxins too.
The collagen production stimulated by PRP may produce longer-lasting effects than Botox treatment. With PRP, there is no chance of an allergic reaction because the injections come from [patients’] own blood
During treatment, we apply PRP topically onto the face, neck, chest and other areas of the body to promote soft tissue remodeling that produces a more youthful looking, radiant appearance.
Light scabs may form in the treated area and remain for 24 to 48 hours. Do not pick or scratch treated skin but instead keep it moisturized. Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 24 hours following your treatment. Avoid makeup for at least 24 hours and until healed. You may return to your regular skin care routine when healed. Continue to avoid alcohol for at least 7 days after your procedure. DO NOT TAKE corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks following your procedure. DO NOT TAKE anti-inflammatory medications such as; Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.
The plasma dries on your skin and makes it feel tight and also look shiny and blotchy. As with other types of microneedling, you’ll need more than one treatment to see full results. Most people need anywhere from three to six sessions, with one session done about every four weeks. The effects of PRP are not permanent but effects can last up to 18 months in an average with a maximum of 2years as the longest reported effect. However, most may resort to a re-touch of the treatment once a year.
Not only does it help the body create new elastin and collagen but it can virtually do away with wrinkles, acne scars, lines, stretch marks, and other types of scars. Plus, a PRP facial can deliver pronounced effects with better skin texture and tone. PRP treatment is usually safe, however, because it uses the person’s own blood for the procedure. People should follow the aftercare instructions that their practitioner provides to reduce the risk of any complications.
The proteins found in your blood have growth factors that mimic those that are naturally recurring in your skin. So, when your own blood is applied back to your skin topically there are benefits such as collagen production, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration.