Vampire Facial is a cosmetic procedure which uses the patient’s own blood for skin rejuvenation. It is also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. This treatment has gained immense popularity nationwide in recent years. A popularized version of the treatment has been given the name vampire facial due to the fact that an extracted portion of the patient’s own blood is used for the treatment.
The goal of this treatment is to provide the desired facial rejuvenation effects. The intents and possibe impacts of the procedure may vary from one patient to the other and generally include:
Reducing Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The Vampire Facial is effective for dealing with wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
Tightening Your Skin: As the Platelet Rich Plasma penetrates the skin, it can help to create a natural tightening effect in the targeted area.
Improving Sun Damage: Subtly reduce age spots and other areas of sun-damaged skin.
Reducing Acne Scars: Improve your skin’s appearance by reducing the appearance of acne scars.
Correcting Skin Pigmentation Issues: If you have an issue with skin discoloration, the Vampire Facial can help.
Enhancing Skin Volume and Texture: The Platelet Rich Plasma in the Vampire Facial can also help to add volume to the skin for a more plump, and more youthful-looking complexion.
Strengthening Your Skin: Platelet Rich Plasma mediates skin healing and cell generation. It helps make your skin healthier by repairing and strengthening naturally.
Generally speaking, anyone looking for a non-invasive way to improve the health, texture and look of their skin are prime candidates for this skin rejuvenation option. Possible applications of this therapy may include:
Reversing the signs of aging, such as wrinkles
Reducing scarring in the face or body
Fading sun and age spots
Boost skin health, structure, and strength
However, some people will be better suited for this procedure than the others, The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a Vampire Facial is to consult with a certified Dermatologist who is well versed in the latest skin care treatments. At Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, we have Dr. Faizan Kalekhan who is not only an experienced Dermatologist but also certified aesthetician. He can assess your individual needs during your initial consultation and determine if the Vampire Facial will be an effective treatment option for you depending on your specific concerns, expectations, and skin type.
The vampire facial can provide a wide range of skin benefits if done correctly. Thanks to its ability to boost collagen production, enhance skin volume and texture, reduce wrinkles, and improve the overall look and feel of the skin, this treatment option can offer impressive results. Some of the common benefits of the Vampire Facial include:
Quick Recovery Time: Unlike many other aesthetic treatments that can come with a long, drawn-out recovery period — such as a facelift — the Vampire Facial requires only a few days of rest before you can return to your normal activities.
Minimal Discomfort: As the procedure is conducted with anecdotal numbing, it will be virtually pain-free. The only way you’ll feel anything is when the professional performs the injections and microneedling treatment, but this will be a mild discomfort.
No Downtime: You don’t need to worry about taking time off work after the Vampire Facial. As the results occur naturally, you should be able to avoid any blurred lines that are associated with plastic surgery.
Noticeable Results: You can expect to see an improvement in your skin immediately due to the increased overall hydration; however, the full effects of the Vampire Facial will take place a week or two after your treatment session.
The Vampire Facial treatment is a three-step procedure that begins with a blood draw from the patient. This blood is then put into a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins around quickly and separates the components of the blood - the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Following this, a professional will make tiny injections using a microneedling tool and a syringe filled with 2-3 milliliters of the PRP serum that was prepared earlier in the centrifuge.
The next step includes applying the PRP serum directly to the surface of the skin using the microneedling tool. It creates small channels in the top layer of the skin which makes it easier for the PRP serum to penetrate through the skin’s surface and get absorbed within the deeper layers. This, in turn, boosts the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin, giving it a much more youthful appearance. Finally, the professional injects the remaining PRP serum into the face and any other area of the body that requires enhancement. Afterwards, a thick layer of product is applied to the injected area in order to help the skin absorb the PRP serum for faster and better results.
The Vampire Facial procedure involves using components of the patient’s own blood, combined with other ingredients typically used in skin treatments, to create a revitalizing PRP serum. The components used in a Vampire Facial may include:
The patient’s own blood, extracted from the arm.
Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body and commonly used in dermal fillers. In the Vampire Facial, the hyaluronic acid increases the ability of the skin to retain moisture.
Antioxidants, which are found in many skincare products. In the Vampire Facial treatment, they help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
Oligopeptides, which are small fragments of proteins that stimulate the production of new cells. This helps to rejuvenate the skin naturally.
Yes, the Vampire Facial is considered to be a safe and effective treatment for skin rejuvenation. This op-tion is a great way to improve the look and feel of the skin without undergoing any kind of surgery. Since the treatment only uses the patient’s own blood, pain and discomfort are minimized. Also, because the PRP serum is being applied to the skin from within, so there is no risk of any allergic reaction. All these facts make the Vampire Facial a safe and effective way to achieve the desired facial rejuvenation results. Furthermore, thanks to its non-invasive nature, the Vampire Facial can be repeated several times with no down time in order to maintain and boost its effects.
Although the Vampire Facial procedure is a non-invasive process, the entire treatment is usually done under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Additionally, anesthetic creams or injections can be used to provide additional comfort.
The treatment usually lasts around 45 minutes, during which time you’ll feel a minor level of pain. You won’t be able to leave until the numbing agents have worn off, but there shouldn’t be any residual pain afterward. After the procedure, you can expect to feel a stinging sensation on the treated area, which will usually go away in a few days.
Since the Vampire Facial procedure only uses the patient’s own blood, there is very little risk of any side effects. In rare cases, there may be slight bruising, swelling, or redness on the treated area; however, these effects are usually minor and go away within a few days following the treatment. Also, because the procedure does not involve any kind of invasive surgery, there is very little risk of scarring, infection, or reaction to any of the products used. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there may be certain risks associated with the procedure.
In most cases, one Vampire Facial session is enough to rejuvenate the look and feel of the skin. However, depending on the individual case, Dr. Faizan Kalekhan may recommend a series of Vampire Facial sessions in order to obtain the desired results. Generally, 3-4 sessions with a gap of about 6 weeks are enough to provide noticeable results. It’s also important to note that Vitamin C, retinol, and other light treatments are often used in conjunction with the Vampire Facial to enhance the overall results. Additionally, the treated skins should also be kept hydrated and free of harsh chemicals in order to maintain the results achieved from the procedure.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin, then the Vampire Facial could be a great option for you. To schedule a consultation with an experienced Dermatologist at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, please contact us today. During this consultation, expert doctor, Dr. Faizan Kalekhan will assess your individual needs and determine if the Vampire Facial is the best course of action for your desired results. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Our highly knowledgeable staff and Dr. Faizan Kalekhan will be more than happy to help you in your skin rejuvenation journey. Get in touch with us to learn more about the Vampire Facial procedure and its potential to help restore your look.