A “blood facial” or “vampire facial” is a cosmetic procedure during which a doctor draws a couple vials of blood from your arm, centrifuges the blood to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells, and then adds the platelet-rich plasma back into your face. A vampire facial triggers collagen production. Collagen is the latticework of the face, so a PRP Vampire facial helps tighten, smooth and improve skin tone.
Increased Collagen Production. Around the age of 25, your body’s collagen production rate drops drastically.
Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Tighter, Firmer Skin Improved Moisture Retention
Enhanced Skin Tone and Texture
It Doesn’t Hurt Treatment Is Over Quickly
The technician first spreads plasma on your face and then uses micro needling across your cheeks and forehead to help your face absorb the proteins.
Micro needling is exactly what it sounds like — a procedure that creates a series of tiny, superficial punctures using sterile needles.
Both PRP and micro needling stimulate collagen growth, and are more effective when done together. We attack the problem in two layers: beneath the skin and on top of it.
We offer a free consultation and skin analysis with your initial appointment. Everyone’s skin is different, so our therapist will take great care to tailor your treatment to your needs. You will have a patch test to ensure we can produce the safest, most effective results for your skin type.
Avoid any blood thinners at least a few days before your appointment: aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Omega-3, Ginkgo Biloba, etc. Trust your skin only to the top industry experts to ensure beautiful results.
First, we use a numbing cream on the patient’s face. Then, we draw blood from the patient’s arm and run it through a centrifuge to create PRP. Once the patient’s face is numb, we begin microneedling, which is a technique that involves puncturing the skin with several tiny needles. The needling process is often combined with microdermabrasion to remove dead and dry skin on the surface. After microneedling, PRP is applied to the surface of the face. The PRP absorbs into the tiny pinprick holes that the microneedling has created. Altogether, this process makes up the vampire facial and stimulates collagen growth that will have you looking years younger.
While Vampire Facials are a very effective treatment, unfortunately they cannot do exactly what plastic surgery can. … A Vampire Facial helps with skin complexion, etched in wrinkles and lines, melasma, acne, and acne scarring.
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years! The multipotent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured!
Between – 1 hour – 2 hours
five to seven days of redness or downtime
DURATION OF RESULTS
As part of a healthy lifestyle it is down to your skin type. However, we recommend 6 treatments for the ultimately best results.
You should start to see results within a week. After 1 or 2 months, you should see rejuvenated skin that appears younger and feels softer and more supple. Results may remain from 1 to 2 years following your treatment.
The vampire facials we perform come with several benefits. These plasma facials are known to make patients’ skin look younger by tightening wrinkles and eliminating fine lines. Vampire facials improve the overall texture of the skin as well, while also minimizing acne scars.
Good news— the PRP procedure is virtually painless. Most patients report only feeling an initial needle pinch. Sometimes patients may experience mild pain after the numbing cream has been applied, but the tenderness is usually confined to more sensitive areas like the mouth. It’s important to remember that pain tolerance varies from person to person, and vampire facials may be more uncomfortable for some patients.
Vampire facials may come with side effects, but nothing too significant. Since the PRP treatment is made of the patient’s own blood, there’s little chance for an allergic reaction. Some patients report minor side effects like bruising, swelling, or itching. Usually, these symptoms go away on their own relatively quickly. Make sure to let your medical professional know about any preexisting conditions you may have that could be agitated by the procedure. Our staff in Columbia, MD is always ready to address your concerns.
After a vampire facial, you may start seeing results right away. In most cases, patients notice the most improvement up to three weeks after the PRP treatment. Others may wait up to six months to see the full results of the vampire facial. However, it’s important to remember that although these results can be long-lasting, they aren’t permanent. Many patients elect to schedule multiple treatments to achieve the best outcome.
Almost anyone can be a candidate for a vampire facial. PRP facials are especially helpful for people with wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. They are also effective for those with sun-damaged skin. Most people who are unhappy with imperfections on their facial skin can safely undergo the procedure. However, those with blood disorders or who need blood thinners should refrain from PRP treatment. Always let your medical professional know about your health history before deciding on a vampire facial.
Botox actually works by paralyzing the muscle. This procedure (Vampire Facelift) is to restore volume to the skin.
No. The Vampire Facelift is a simple, nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure that involves a series of injections to the face.
Vampires are big in entertainment and pop culture right now, and the procedure does deal with your blood. In the office, we refer to the procedure as PRP, which is the medical reference to the procedure, which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.
Between 1 hour – 1.5 hours
None you are good to go immediately post treatment.
DURATION OF RESULTS
9 – 15 months