A Gory-Looking Facial with Gorgeous Results!
The Vampire Facial has had a lot of buzz surrounding it, but many people don’t know why it’s become so popular. Read on to learn about what a Vampire Facial is, and why it is so beneficial for your skin!
What is a Vampire Facial?
A Vampire Facial is a Microneedling treatment with the addition of Platelet-Rich Plasma. Microneedling is a treatment that uses fine needles to make tiny, controlled micro-wounds in the surface of the skin. This triggers the skin’s healing process to generate new cells for a fresher complexion.
The PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is taken from your own blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma. This plasma is then added to the surface of the skin during the Microneedling to offer even more benefits than the Microneedling on its own. PRP is the best growth factor you can put into your skin and this protein-rich substance is able to get into the skin’s layer even better after those tiny holes in the skin have been made. This helps to generate more collagen and aid in cell turnover.
What Makes the Vampire Facial so Special?
While a Vampire Facial may seem like something out of a horror movie, it’s really quite the opposite. Harnessing the natural growth factors from your own blood helps to stimulate collagen production to give your skin an angelic glow!
Together, Microneedling and PRP offer an excellent anti-aging treatment that will tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. This combination treatment is a collagen induction therapy, and will help to reduce pore size while promoting your own collagen production in the dermal layer of the skin. PRP is such a valuable source of nutrition for our skin that it can be used in other ways as well, including as an injectable to the tear trough area, for hair restoration and more!
The addition of PRP to Microneedling is the way to go to get the most out of your treatment. Microneedling + PRP is the equivalent to a beautiful, lush green garden with the Microneedling similar to aerating the lawn and the PRP like a fertilizer for that lawn. Together, they provide a comprehensive treatment to significantly improve the tone and texture of skin and combat aging. The Microneedling creates these little holes in the surface of the skin where the PRP growth factor can be dropped into so it’s absorbed even deeper into the skin.
What is the Recovery Like for a Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial is an excellent treatment for just about anybody – although it involves needles, it’s non-invasive and extremely tolerable. Most patients describe it to feel like small pin pricks. The recovery time is quick, with about 2-3 days where you might experience a bit of redness and swelling. It’s important to avoid touching your face, wearing makeup, or exercising for about 48 hours after the treatment. Since there are open wounds in the face, you will want to keep them as clean and protected as possible, just using gentle skincare that will be provided to you in a post-kit following your treatment.
When booking this treatment, it is imperative to go to a reputable Medical Spa with strict sanitary procedures and high-quality equipment. At Blume Skin & Body we use the SkinStylus Pen which is FDA-cleared for Microneedling. We love the SkinStylus because each needle has a sanitary filter. We also use the ProGen PRP which has the purest, most concentrated form of plasma, ensuring that you get the most out of your blood draw.
Keep an eye on Blume Skin & Body’s Summer Specials on the Vampire Facial. If you’re interested in improving your skin texture and tone with the Vampire Facial, contact us today to book an appointment or consultation!