The vampire facial is a procedure that has recently gained popularity. The name ‘vampire facial’ in actuality has nothing to do with vampires; the name is derived from the use of the patient’s blood to restore a youthful look. As science continues to advance, facials are becoming more effective and safer than ever before.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, popularly referred to as a vampire facial, is a type of cosmetic treatment offered at LifeGaines that involves micro-needling on the face before applying platelet-rich plasma into the skin.
The platelet-rich plasma is retrieved from your blood, and when applied to your skin, the platelets encourage collagen and elastin production, increasing your skin’s hydration level.
How Blood Is a Healing Factor in Vampire Facials
The human blood contains plasma and other particles – red blood, white blood cells, and platelets. The platelets are what helps in the blood clotting process; the clotting process is the body’s way of protecting itself from blood loss after a wound or injury.
Among medical aesthetics, platelet-rich plasma is known for its healing ability, collagen production, and stimulating tissue regeneration. The vampire facial uses a person’s blood to supercharge healing to achieve youthful-looking skin.
A small amount of blood is taken from the vein in the arm, the blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun at the highest speed to enable the separation of the platelet-rich plasma from other blood components.
Microneedling is then performed on the face to make unnoticeable punctures in the skin before the concentrated platelet-rich plasma is administered to the treatment sites. The PRP concentrate is not red like you might expect. After extraction, the platelet-rich plasma is a light golden liquid serum.
Benefits of Vampire Facials
Increase Collagen Production
The rate at which the body produces collagen drops around the age of 25, the production continues to decline significantly the more a person ages unless something is done about it. Moreso, the quality of the collagen produced decreases, giving room for visibly unhealthy skin.
The vampire facial stimulates the collagen production in your face by causing trauma to the skin cell. As soon as the skin is penetrated via micro-needling, existing collagen begins to heal the skin. While this is happening, your body begins to produce new, stronger, and healthier collagen.
Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The vampire facial helps recycle old skin cells, giving room for new skin cells, collagen, and elastin formation. Wrinkles and fine lines are partly eliminated as your facial skin tightens naturally in response to the injury induced by the micro-needling treatment procedure.
Tighter Firmer Skin
Collagen production is essential to achieve tight and firm skin. As you age, the skin on your face begins to thin out, causing it to sag. Parts of your face, like your lips and cheeks, might become gaunt and noticeably thin.
Collagen helps to make your skin plump. Some people utilize a vampire facial to plump their lips, while others use it to plump their cheeks.
Regardless of the skin insecurity, you are dealing with, be sure to ask a medical professional if a vampire facial can help you attain your aesthetic goals.
The vampire facial is a non-surgical aesthetic solution to aging that requires no downtime and boasts smoother-looking skin and long-lasting results. Your skin will experience an increase in the natural production of collagen and elastin over time, meaning that your skin will only get better with time.
To find out if the vampire facial is right for you, call LifeGaines today to make an appointment.