If you are hoping to minimize the lines and wrinkles on your face and you don’t want surgery, there are options. The plasma-rich protein (PRP) facial combines platelets and plasma from your blood to rejuvenate your look. This is called a “vampire facial”. This encourages collagen production in the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. this procedure will improve skin texture and tone.
A vampire facial is a medical procedure as opposed to a cosmetic procedure. The medical team will take a small amount of blood from you. They will take the blood and spin it in a centrifuge where the protein-rich plasma is extracted. The platelets are then separated and they concentrate the sample. This creates the platelet-rich plasma or PRP. Orthopedic doctors have been using PRP to heal injured joints for many years. Dermatologists have just recently started using this to stimulate collagen production.
Vampire facials are very helpful for those who have wrinkles, scars or sun damage to their skin. Reintroducing PRP into the skin encourages cell turnover, which leads to increased collagen and elastin production. This will make your skin look smoother, fuller and tighter.
The vampire facial can be done in a few different ways. One method includes spreading plasma on your face, followed by micro-needling across the area that has the plasma. This helps the skin absorb the proteins from the enriched plasma. Micro-needling is the process of superficially puncturing the skin with sterile needles. Micro-needling in combination with the PRP gives an extra boost to collagen growth.
Another version of the vampire facial involves injecting the plasma into the skin, like a filler. This allows for treating the skin from on top and beneath.
The PRP treatment differs from dermal fillers by utilizing your own natural healing and growth factors. The collagen stimulating effects of the enriched plasma enhance your skin’s appearance. The PRP injections you get with the vampire facial will give your skin a refreshing glow in as little as 24 hours after the treatment. When this is combined with fillers, the PRP enhances the filler and extends its life span.
The difference between the vampire facelift and a normal facelift has to do with the fact that you are using your own body’s natural ingredients for the vampire facial. This allows you to do the vampire facial as often as you wish. If you start to see your results begin to fade and want to improve your appearance, you won’t need to wait. Your results may not last forever, but the procedure is less invasive and more holistic.
You can see results from the vampire facial immediately. You will see a difference in the tone and texture of the skin as soon as you are finished with the procedure. In about a week, you will see more improvement, which will continue to increase for about a month. Your maximized results should be within three months.
The effects of a vampire facial should last between 6 and 12 months. This will depend on your age, lifestyle and any other procedures that you are having done at the same time. Preventative treatments will last longer than corrective procedures. So, you are never too young to start taking great care of your skin.
People of almost any age can benefit from a vampire facial. Anyone who is looking to extend the life of their fillers or who wants to gain a more youthful appearance will be happy with this option.
To find out more or to book an appointment, please call Sirene MedSpa or use the online booking system. The helpful and friendly staff will be happy to give you all the information you need to help you reach your goals.