Made famous by Kim Kardashian, the Vampire Facial® combines platelet rich plasma therapy with microneedling to reverse the affects of aging, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and even repair scarring from acne or sun damage.
What is The Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial is an innovative aesthetic procedure that combines platelet rich plasma with micro-needling performed on a patient’s face.
Blood is taken from the patient’s arm and then it is fed into a centrifuge that separates the PRP. A numbing cream such as lidocaine is then applied to prevent the patient from experiencing too much discomfort and then micro-needling or microdermabrasion is used to treat the face.
PRP stimulates the production of new collagen, stem cells, and overall improves the texture, color, and vibrancy of skin. The growth factors in PRP then activate multipotent stem cells already in the skin (tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue should generated).
Why Should I Get a Vampire Facial?
As the years pass, natural collagen production within the skin slows, leading to sagging, lax skin, and loss of volume. PRP injections stimulate collagen production deep within the skin structure to restore skin quality in a natural way. PRP injection therapy can work wonders in an all-natural approach.
When injected into the facial skin, PRP stimulates natural skin regeneration becoming visible over the weeks and months ahead. To trigger your skin produce higher volumes of firming collagen, PRP facial rejuvenation treatments can produce a remarkable improvement.
What are the Benefits of a Vampire Facial?
• Smooths fine lines, wrinkles, and folds
• Reduces hollowness and thinning of the skin under the eyes
• Angiogenesis- increasing circulation which is great for brightening undereye circles
• Regenerates skin from within
• Reduces redness and acne scars
• Enhances and evens out skin tone
• Increases hydration
• Increases collagen, elastin and fibroblast production
How Do I Prepare for My Vampire Facial?
Arrive to your appointment with no makeup on.
Please eat a normal breakfast or lunch the day of your Vampire Facial
Drink a bottle of water (500 mL) at least 2 hours before your session.
AVOID alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood increasing the risk of bruising).
AVOID anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications ideally for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
Post-Treatment Care & Expectations
It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment. If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed.
You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.
To avoid bruising continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 2 days after your procedure if okayed by your medical doctor. Avoid alcohol and blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids and least 24 hours after your treatment
Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment.
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Dr. Masud Baksh, M.D., Medical Director of Vital Health & Aesthetics has been certified and licensed to perform The Vampire Facial® by the Cellular Medicine Association. To learn more about this distinctive qualification please see our blog post, Vital Health & Aesthetics Achieves Certification by the Cellular Medicine Association.