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The Vampire Facial combines two highly effective treatments: PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and Microneedling. Using the precision of microneedling, new skin cell formation is stimulated at the surface levels of the skin, while PRP gets to work using the growth factors and stem cells to increase collagen and elastin in the deeper levels.
PRP is Platelet-Rich Plasma, which involves taking a small sample of your own blood and spinning it down to separate the platelet-rich portion. PRP is the plasma-fraction of fresh blood, and contains a high concentration of platelets as well as tissue modifiers (growth factors), which stimulate cell replication, collagen production, and new blood vessel formation.
We use a topical anaesthetic cream prior to treatment, so you will be extremely comfortable throughout the procedure. Some patients describe the sensation as similar to microdermabrasion, but with more of a kick to it.
Downtime after the Vampire Facial is minimal. Typically there is little to no downtime associated with this treatment. Some patients will notice redness and mild swelling, similar to a mild sunburn, for 24-48 hours post treatment.
You will begin to see results with 1-2 treatments, but additional treatments may be needed to improve results. On average we recommend 3-4 treatments for correction of your concern, and then annual maintenance.
You can expect to see improvements with overall skin complexion, softening of fine lines and wrinkles, melasma, hyperpigmentation, acne, and acne scarring.
The Vampire Facial is a suitable treatment for a number of concerns ranging from overall rejuvenation for uneven skin tone and texture, anti-aging, sagging skin, scars and stretch marks, and acne scars, making it a treatment that everyone can benefit from.
At the beginning of your treatment, a small tube of blood is drawn and then put into a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins at a high speed to separate the highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood.
The PRP (aka liquid gold) is then applied topically and microneedling back into your skin, combining the benefits of both treatments to deliver rejuvenated results.