Vampire Facial Benefits
1. Restores the Skin
PRP with microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production by thickening and tightening the skin, effectively smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. While it boosts collagen production, it also improves overall skin texture and tone by rebuilding acne scars and reducing pigmentation. It is particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea, acne, or uneven skin tone.
2. Treats Delicate Areas
Lasers and Chemical peels tend to stay away from delicate areas for safety reasons while the Vampire facial is extremely effective for treating difficult to treat areas, such as the delicate under-eye area which usually shows the first signs of aging.
3. Safe & All Natural
PRP uses your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products. Therefore, it is virtually impossible to get any type of allergic reaction to the product being applied. In addition, because microneedling triggers a natural wound response to tighten the skin it is a safe alternative to injectables.
4. Long Lasting Results
Results from PRP take between three to four weeks to appear but are long-lasting, typically lasting 12 to 18 months after an initial series of 3-4 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
Vampire Facial PRP
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has grown a lot of attention over the last two decades due to its amazing healing properties. Platelet-rich plasma represents a new approach in regenerative medicine as it obtains plasma from the patient's own blood that contains natural growth factors and other biomolecules necessary for wound healing. But what exactly is plasma and what exactly does it contain?
Plasma, also known as PRP, appears light yellow and serves as the liquid base for blood. Plasma contains about 90& water and 10% solids such as coagulants, plasma proteins, electrolytes, and immunoglobulins.
Platelets are the main components of the PRP, which contain more than a thousand different proteins with numerous post-translational outcomes that result in a lot of vital protein-based bioactive factors. These factors include immune system messengers, growth factors, enzymes, and other factors which participate in tissue repair and wound healing.
Another important characteristic of PRP is that it is an autologous product, meaning, it is prepared from the patient's own blood, therefore, it eliminates any concerns about the risk of cross-contamination, disease transmission, or immune/allergic reactions.
The ability of PRP to provide a huge amount of these vital growth factors and important proteins, which are all key to stimulating the healing process, represents the importance of the vampire PRP facial.
Vampire Facial for Acne Scars
One of the most common skin concerns people have with acne is scarring. As acne heals, it can leave behind scars all across the face if not treated properly. Because these marks do not always respond to topical products, the Vampire facial works way better because it uses plasma-rich platelets and microneedling to stimulate collagen and regenerative properties in your skin.
The Vampire Facial helps to promote wound and tissue healing which is ideal for those suffering from deep acne scars, ones that are not raised. PRP facial treatments work on acne scars because it contains platelets, growth factors, and other components that help to heal injuries after being stimulated with microneedling. Once treated the skin rebuilds the areas affected and acne scars begin to gradually disappear.
It usually takes around three treatments with a 3-4 week waiting period in between. However, this can change based on the severity of your acne scars. The Vampire Facial is a safe and natural way to help treat acne scars while giving you the added benefits of tighter more hydrated youthful skin.
Vampire Facial Results
Your face will look more youthful and skin volume will be restored to the areas of your face that needed it. The results of the platelet-rich plasma facial will start to be visible within three weeks of the treatment. The improvements may continue for as long as eight months.
Vampire Facial Recovery Time
Recovery for the vampire facial is relatively minimal. You can go back to resume your simple daily activities as you wish. There may still be some redness and other signs of minor irritation.
After your treatment simply cleanse and moisturize the skin. If desired, follow with a lightweight foundation to minimize redness. Make sure to avoid alcohol-based products, exfoliants, and oils during the recovery stage as your skin is extremely sensitive. Ensure you apply sunblock as your skin is sensitive and prone to pigmentation from UV rays post-treatment.
Until your skin has completely healed, avoid vigorous activities that might cause excessive sweating and heat for at least 72 hours as these may cause additional irritation such as swelling or bruising in the skin.
Vampire Facial Risks
The good news is that PRP contains your own blood, so there's little chance of cross-contamination, infection, or serious allergic reaction. Rare, but serious, complications include infection and scarring.
To avoid running into the risk of sun damage or any type of pigmentation ensure you apply sunblock and do not rub or pick at your face during the recovery stages.
Vampire Facial Side Effects
Recovery from microneedling is usually quick. People may experience some soreness and tenderness immediately after the treatment. Bruises and inflammation, including swelling and redness, are the most common side effect and are due to your body's immune response to the treatment. These side effects typically appear immediately after the procedure and clear within four to six days.
If you have a history of herpes or cold sores, it is also possible that you may have an outbreak from having the vampire facial procedure done as these side effects are your body's immune response. Ensure you tell your provider that you have a history of cold sores.
Am I a Good Candidate for the Vampire Facial?
Most patients are good candidates for this type of procedure, with few contraindications to this treatment still existing. If you experience any of the following below then the vampire facial may not be the best option for you:
*Use or Recently used Accutane for Acne
*Are currently taking Anti-biotics
*Still have active acne resulting in new scarring
*Have certain sensitive skin conditions such as Ezcema
*Scar or Bruise Easily
*Have a history of poor wound healing
*Have undergone skin radiation in the past 12 months
*Are taking any blood-thinning medication