The Vampire Facial is a non-surgical procedure designed to improve the texture, elasticity, volume, and tone of your facial skin. It can be an effective way to improve severe wrinkles and folds.
Recently made popular by Kim Kardashian, this unique facial provides excellent results. Unlike other facial rejuvenation methods that make use of toxins, the Vampire Facial uses two naturally occurring ingredients. The first is hyaluronic acid which is a chemical normally found within the skin. This is injected as dermal filler which produces immediate plumpness to smooth out deep wrinkles and folds.
The second ingredient of the Vampire Facial lends the treatment its unconventional name. Platelet rich plasma collected from your own blood are also injected into the skin where they begin to replenish your stores of collagen. This additional step extends the results of the Vampire Facelift up to 18 to 24 months and if needed, patients can get touch-ups of the dermal fillers in between.
A Vampire Facial involves two different injections. The first is a fresh supply of hyaluronic acid in the form of a dermal filler that immediately smoothes away wrinkles. The next injection is filled with platelet rich plasma cells that are separated from the patient's own blood. Over time, these cells stimulate the natural growth of collagen in your skin, creating a long-lasting youthful appearance.
Treatments are usually completed in under an hour. Because most of what's being injected comes from your own body, Vampire Facials pose a minimal risk and low side effects. Patients may experience some redness, discomfort, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and lumps, but these symptoms usually go away within a couple of days. Your consultant may advise you to avoid excessive sunlight and exercise for a few days after the treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial applications is obtained by using a centrifuge to separate plasma that is rich in growth factors from patients' own whole blood. After drawing your blood, (less than that normally taken for routine blood tests), the blood is placed in a vile and spun in a high speed centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The process concentrates the platelet-rich plasma – often called ‘liquid gold’.
First, your skin is assessed and prepared for treatment. Then, anesthetic cream is placed on the face about 20 to 25 minutes before the procedure. Next, blood plasma that has gone through the PRP process is applied topically on the skin or injected in target areas. The actual procedure takes about 20 minutes to a half hour.
The treatment is suitable for individuals hoping for gradual but noticeable improvement in their skin skin's fullness, texture, and tone. PRP for facial rejuvenation is an ideal treatment for patients seeking little to no downtime after treatment. The Vampire Facial is used for: