The Vampire Facial is a trendy nickname for a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Treatment. The treatment first became well-known several years ago when Kim Kardashian shared photos from hers on her Instagram. PRP facial treatments are one of the most unusual and innovative trends in medical aesthetics in recent memory. The procedure earned this distinctive nickname because it uses the patient’s own blood, in the form of platelet-rich plasma or PRP. To create PRP, medical providers draw a person’s blood and process it to isolate and concentrate the platelets.
What are Platelets?
Platelets are one of the three major types of blood cells in the body. White blood cells fight infections. Red blood cells deliver oxygen. Platelets promote recovery. They make the blood clot and they attend to injuries. Platelets, in the form of platelet-rich plasma, can greatly enhance a standard microneedling treatment.
The Microneedling Treatment Portion
Microneedling is just what it sounds like. A licensed esthetician runs an instrument that’s covered in tiny needles over the skin. This process creates very small puncture wounds in the skin, stimulating the healing process which boosts the formation of new collagen and elastin. As we age, we produce less of these youthful proteins and because of this loss of structure, the skin loses fullness and starts to sag.
Furthermore, the microneedling process creates microchannels that allow products to absorb more deeply into the skin. In the case of a Vampire Facial, this allows a patient’s platelets to be absorbed and enhances the effectiveness of the microneedling treatment. As we know, platelets are the portion of the blood that promote recovery. Growth factor proteins within the platelets are another cellular material that can help restore and rejuvenate the skin.
Benefits of a Vampire Facial
Platelet-rich plasma is a very effective, evidence-based medical treatment. PRP treatment is traditionally used in regenerative medicine to treat tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, and even some kinds of arthritis. Using this regenerative tool in cosmetic treatments creates incredible results.
Benefits of a PRP Facial include:
- Increased collagen and elastin production
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Strengthens loose and thinning skin
- Improve appearance of scarring from acne or damage
- Fuller, more lifted skin
- Improved skin texture and tone
In addition, PRP is completely natural as it uses a person’s own blood to perform the procedure. Most clients see results within a few days, citing general tightening of the skin as well as a glowing and fullness to the face. Many say their skin has an overall healthier look. Best results are seen after multiple treatments and can last several months.
How Often Can I get a PRP Facial?
You can do a PRP facial treatment as often as every two weeks. If you are addressing issues such as scarring, skin damage, or problem areas, having 4-6 PRP treatments at two-week intervals can result in major improvements.
For general skin improvement and health, you can do a PRP facial on the same schedule as your normal facial routine. This can be every month, every six weeks, or every quarter. Because results last several months, many clients like to do this treatment a few times a year as part of their anti-aging routine.
Interested in Getting a Vampire Facial in South Florida?
If you’re looking to get a Vampire (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Facial Treatment in the South Florida or Miami area, call us today! We’re here to help answer any questions you may have and get you on the path to glowing skin.