Vampire facials have been getting a lot of buzz on social media and in the news and by now you've probably heard of them. So what is it exactly? The vampire facial consists of microdermabrasion combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments.
PRP is derived from a sample of your own blood, it is separated into a serum through a centrifuge and the platelets are extracted and introduced to the surface of the skin. These platelets contain high levels of growth factors and when reintroduced into the skin stimulate cell renewal and increases collagen and elasticity.
The recovery for the vampire facial is not as extreme as you may think, it may take a day or two of downtime depending on how intense the microdermabrasion. Your skin may be a bit red similar to a sunburn and sunscreen is recommended post-procedure and makeup is to be avoided.
Other than the discomfort of the blood being drawn, bruising from the microneedling may occur but is a very safe procedure.
Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. Using a dermaroller, it uses tiny needles to prick the surface of the skin. This helps to encourage new collagen to be produced in the skin tissue, making the skin firmer, smoother, and more toned.
Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. By causing minor injury to the skin, it responds by making new collagen-rich tissue making the skin more evenly toned. As we age, our skin loses collagen and by encouraging the skin to make new tissue, the skin becomes firmer.
Microneedling combined with PRP increases the rate that the collagen will reproduce using your body's own natural ability to heal. While microneedling has been effective in treating scarring in other parts of the body, it is most commonly used on the face for issues such as:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- fine lines and wrinkles
- large pores
- reduction in elasticity
- uneven tone
Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation
As early as the age of 30, skin can start to lose its elasticity and vibrance. PRP is extremely effective in boosting the ability to rejuvenate tissue.
These treatments improve skin tone as well as help to erase fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
Using PRP is a natural way to reverse the signs of aging with minimally invasive procedures and low risk. There is very little downtime or recovery after the procedure is performed.
If you are searching for a natural way to reduce the signs of aging, call us today at (678) 498-7752 for a consultation to see if a vampire facial may be the right option for you.