A vampire facial is another name for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This procedure has gathered a lot of attention from the media because of its popularity with celebrities and movie stars such as Kim Kardashian West and its dramatic nickname. It might sound gruesome and mysterious, but it helps our skin to function optimally.
This treatment has the unique ability to refresh your skin and erase wrinkles. These facial treatments increase the production of collagen and elastin and have immense hydrating and antioxidant properties. A vampire facial is effectively a regenerative therapy that uses a combination of microneedling (or another facial treatment) and the application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma). This treatment promotes your body’s natural healing process and results in younger-looking, brighter, and smoother skin.
The treatment uses the patient’s own blood. We draw blood from your arm and then spin it in a machine to remove the platelets. The PRP comes from the serum portion of your blood, which contains platelets. Platelets are tiny blood cells which play an important part in helping the body to stop bleeding and in repairing damaged cells and blood vessels. Platelets have high levels of growth factors which, when applied to your skin, promote cell turnover.
Plasma is extracted from your blood and then used on the skin in order to rejuvenate the face. This facial treatment typically requires maintenance treatments after a year or so. Our skin care specialist will decide when you need to come for these visits.
Are You a Suitable Candidate?
Anyone with high levels of solar damage to their skin, premature wrinkles, or anyone who is looking for an even tone and a fresh, youthful appearance to their skin is best-suited for the procedure. However, if you have a history of blood diseases and blood disorders such as clotting, you should not get a PRP treatment.
Safe and Simple
This facial treatment is safe as your body’s own blood is being recycled. It is a safe procedure with negligible side effects.
The treatment is helpful in treating discoloration, fine lines, skin texture and large pores. Some other benefits include:
o Improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles
o Rejuvenates the area under the eye
o Tightens open pores
o Gives volume to any area
To achieve beautiful, supple and glowing skin, make an appointment at Medical Aesthetics of New England in Acton or Fitchburg and learn more about a vampire facial. Contact us today to book your consultation!