Despite its cringe-worthy name, the Vampire Facial is a cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation. As we age, collagen is lost, leaving us with wrinkles and saggy skin. The Vampire Facial, also known as PRP microneedling, is a form of microneedling that uses your own blood, yes, your own blood, to stimulate collagen production. The result is a tighter, smoother, more youthful complexion.
Who Should Get the Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial is a great procedure for anyone who wants to improve the look of wrinkles, dark spots or pigment issues, sun damage, pores, scars, and even acne. It is also a great preventative treatment so your skin stays gorgeous and vibrant as you age.
Why Do You Need to Use Blood?
Once your blood is drawn, it is placed into a centrifuge where it is spun down to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is rich in platelets and other growth factors that are important for stimulating collagen production in the skin. During the microneedling treatment, a pen-like device with tiny needles is used to create micro-channels in the skin. The plasma is spread all over the treatment area where it penetrates deep in the skin through the tiny channels.
What Is the Process Like?
The Vampire Facial is a safe, simple, and painless procedure. Numbing cream is applied to the entire treatment area so that you don’t feel discomfort during the procedure. Then your arm is cleaned and less than an ounce of blood is drawn. Once the blood is separated, the plasma looks like liquid gold. The PRP is then spread either during or immediately after the microneedling and is left on your face for the rest of the day. Afterward, your face will look red for about a day or two. You will go home with the products you need to help with any tightness or dryness you may experience.
It is essential to go to an experienced provider for the Vampire Facial. Deeper depths that cause the face to look bloody and raw are painful and do not necessarily provide superior results. You can trust that you are in good hands at avIVa Medical.
What Results Will I Get?
While you can enjoy smoother, more youthful-looking skin after a single treatment, a series of 3 will typically provide the best results. Results also appear gradually, as it takes time for collagen to be produced. Vampire Facials help improve skin texture, even skin tone, and improve fine lines and wrinkles. The result is more vibrant, tighter-looking, glowing, beautiful skin!