What Is A Vampire Facial?
If you are on the hunt for a unique and effective facial
treatment, a "vampire facial" may be just what you're looking for. Technically referred to as a
platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial, this type of treatment got its name based on the blood-based
Although a vampire facial may sound frightening, it has nothing to do
with evil mythological creatures. However, blood is involved -- hence the association. Used as a
treatment option for burnt skin and the healing of wounds for nearly 20 years, it has now become
a popular beauty procedure.
Vampire Facial Benefits
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As mentioned, a vampire facial involves the use of platelet-rich
plasma, which would be taken from your own blood. Shown to rejuvenate the face, this skin care
treatment has become incredibly popular. Combining the beneficial effects of microdermabrasion
and the application of PRP, you will experience a greater stimulation of cell
Meaning, a vampire facial is a treatment option that uses your own blood
and science-based techniques to promote healthy skin cell activity. Although it may sound like a
daunting process, aside from the initial needle pinch, a vampire facial is fairly painless.
Vampire Facial Procedure
If you have not yet undergone a vampire facial, it's normal to
feel apprehensive. However, once you actually experience this procedure firsthand, you'll see
that it is fairly straightforward (and nothing to fear).
How Do Doctors Take The Blood?
To begin, a small vial of blood would be extracted from your arm.
At that point, the plasma would be separated (which is the fluid in your blood). This is the
component of your blood that is rich in platelets which contains a high concentration of growth
factors. In turn, this can enhance collagen production and promote
Microneedling is often used to help your face better absorb the proteins,
enhancing the overall results. It is important to discuss your specific situation with our
physician, especially if you have highly damaged skin or are taking any medications --
particularly those used to treat blood conditions.
How Does A Vampire Facial Make You Look Younger?
Vampire facials are a fairly noninvasive skin treatment option
that can enhance the look and feel of facial skin. Recovery is fairly rapid and repeated
treatment sessions may be required. More often, three sessions are recommended, spaced around
four weeks apart.
You are an ideal candidate if you would like to reduce the look of
fine lines and wrinkles, restore facial contour, enhance the tone and texture of your skin, and
rejuvenate younger tissue. A similar procedure is often used among athletes, as PRP therapy is
believed to enhance tissue repair and regeneration.