Nothing Scary About a Vampire Facial
As terrifying as it may sound, the Vampire Facial, also known as the Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP Facial, is one of the most impressive, virtually painless, non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures going. Many skincare professionals and dermatologists consider PRP to be safer than injectables, with longer lasting results, because it uses your own cells to rejuvenate your complexion by stimulating cell turnover to produce a plumper, tighter, and smoother complexion.
PRP can be used anywhere on the body, from facials, to breast and butt lifts, as well as the scalp for hair loss treatment for bald (alopecia) or thinning hair for men and women.
So How Does the PRP Work, Exactly?
First, a medically-trained skincare professional will draw blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma-rich serum (platelets) from your blood. These platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, stimulate cell turnover and tissue regeneration. When collagen production is stimulated, your face appears brighter, wrinkles are smoothed out, hollowed cheeks appear fuller, pore size and acne scars are reduced. The results of PRP are not dramatic or instant like dermal fillers, but gradual over time and appear natural.
Who Can Benefit From PRP?
Men and women with premature wrinkles, high levels of sun damage, bald or thinning hair or anyone who desires a fresher, more even-toned complexion are ideal candidates for the Vampire Facial.
For optimal results, PRP can be combined with another treatment such as Radio Frequency or RF Microneedling, or with a resurfacing laser like Fraxel. These procedures prep your skin for your PRP to be spread all over, further stimulating collagen production and accelerating wound healing and tissue regeneration. Two to three PRP sessions are recommended, two to four weeks apart.
Who is NOT a Candidate for PRP?
Anyone with a history of blood diseases such as Anemia, Hemophilia, Leukemia, Sickle Cell, etc., including clotting disorders should avoid PRP treatments.
How Long Does PRP Last?
PRP can last up to two years.
What are the Risks?
Risk factor is minimal, at most, some minor bruising while getting your blood drawn, and / or minor bruising on your face from the injections of microneedling. You may be red like a sunburn but this should subside in a day or two.
Let’s Talk About Cost?
The price of PRP depends on how many sessions you purchase, and if you bundle with another service such as RF Microneedling or with a Laser Treatment. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact the Aesthetic Sanctuary at 704-727-7220 or visit www.theaestheticsanctuary.com.