The Vampire Facial®
Chances are you’ve heard of the Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift®. In addition to its sensational name, some of today’s hottest celebrities have touted the procedure’s effectiveness. If you are unhappy with the tone, fullness and texture of your skin, the Vampire Facial might be for you.
How It Works
The Vampire Facial is so named because the procedure involves using your own blood to improve the appearance of your face. The procedure harnesses the regenerative power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from your blood to restore the volume and youthfulness of the facial tissue. The PRP from your own body stimulates new cell growth, helping your face reclaim its youthful appearance.
What to Expect
Your Vampire Facial will begin with your DermaTouch RN physician drawing blood from your arm. Using a centrifuge, the physician will isolate the PRP in your blood in a few as 10 minutes. Then, using a micro-needling device (12 tiny needles moving up and down 8,000 times per minute) your PRP will be injected into the facial tissue. Not only do these microscopic punctures stimulate collagen growth, they also activate the growth factors in your PRP. Lastly, your physician will then paint your face with the remaining PRP, “tricking” the cells into thinking there has been an injury and that it’s time to generate new tissue.
This non-invasive process takes less than an hour and requires virtually no downtime.
Does the Vampire Facial hurt?
Discomfort depends on the sensitivity of the patient. Expect the same sensation you’d experience getting your blood drawn. The micro-needling process may feel tingly, but few patients report pain.
What kind of results can I expect?
Many patients report fuller, tighter and healthier-looking skin from just one treatment. Results improve with the more treatments you receive.
When will I notice results?
It will take about six weeks for your skin to show results. At the six-week mark, you can undergo the procedure again.
How long will the results last?
Results vary among patients. During the first year of treatment, we recommend multiple treatments. After that, annual treatment is advised to maintain results.
Is it safe?
While the use of PRP in patients has been studied and approved by the FDA, the use of PRP for cosmetic purposes has not been studied or cleared by the FDA. Reported side effects include temporary swelling.
Is the Vampire Facial for Me?
If you are over the age of 18 and would like to treat the appearance of fine lines, facial discoloration, acne scarring or under-eye circles, the Vampire Facial may be an ideal treatment for you. This procedure is not recommended for those with blood-related conditions, anemia or blood or bone cancers. Patients who take blood thinning medication or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories should discontinue their medication for a few weeks prior to their treatment and for a few days afterwards according to physician instructions.
As with any medical procedure, speak with your healthcare provider about the right options for you.
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