Regular facials are a great way to keep your skin feeling healthy and looking flawless! With all of the negative effects caused by aging, sun exposure, and even poor air quality, sometimes we just need some help in the skin department. There are so many different types of facials that utilize different tools to rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin. One popular and effective type is the PRP facial treatment, also known as the vampire facial.
We know what you’re thinking—this sounds perfect for Halloween! Luckily, the vampire facial is great for year-round use and isn’t nearly as spooky as it sounds. In fact, it may be your new go-to for soft and healthy skin.
How does a vampire facial work?
The vampire facial is a relatively simple procedure. Your medical professional will perform microneedling first after numbing your face. From there, they will take a minimal sample of your blood which will be placed into a centrifuge. You have 11 minutes to draw, spin, and use the PRP so this process is quick and effective! Once your blood is placed into a centrifuge, that is where the spinning motion will separate your platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, from your red blood cells.
PRP is a well-known source of growth stimulant within the human body and can increase the presence of elastin and collagen in your face, giving you a more youthful look. Platelet-rich plasma is often used to heal tendon, muscle, ligament, and joint injuries as well as being utilized in other aspects of sports medicine, so you know it’s the real deal when it comes to rejuvenating the skin of your face. Plus, the treatment uses your own blood, so there’s an extremely minimal risk of any type of allergic reaction to PRP.
Who benefits from a vampire facial?
The answer to this question is simple: if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin, the vampire facial might be the answer for you. Facial flaws like large pores, wrinkles, and fine lines from aging and sun exposure can have a hugely negative effect on your self-esteem and confidence - especially when we’re staring at ourselves on video calls all day. Other facial treatments can temporarily improve the texture of your skin and treat short-term issues like acne, but it takes a more in-depth procedure like the vampire facial to truly improve the appearance of your skin from the inside out.
It’s important to remember the vampire facial combines the use of your own platelet-rich plasma with a microneedling procedure in order to penetrate past the skin’s surface. The tiny microneedles stimulate blood flow to your face along with triggering your body’s natural healing response, which means your body will increase collagen production in your face in order to “heal” from the pricks of the needle. When your PRP is added in, it works alongside the microneedling process to significantly improve your skin’s texture, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, and give you a serious boost of self-confidence for weeks and even months after the fact.
Who can perform a vampire facial?
Since the vampire facial requires blood drawing in order to take place, typical estheticians are not certified to administer the treatment as they don’t have access to the necessary equipment or training. Only medical professionals are able to carry out vampire facials, so you know you’ll be in capable hands each and every time.
Want to learn more about vampire facials and PRP? Don’t wait! Contact Dr. Beverly Fischer and her expert team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery today online;or at 410-308-4700.