What Can I Expect during a Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial® is commonly referred to as a PRP or platelet-rich plasma treatment. The procedure involves the extraction of an extremely small amount of blood from the individual. This blood is then quickly spun in a centrifuge machine to separate the plasma from the white and red blood cells. Once the plasma has been concentrated, the growth factors are injected into the face. This enables the medical professional to increase the volume in specific areas of the face.
The basic treatment incorporating PRP has been used for nearly two decades to increase the healing of burned skin and wounds and to help athletes recover from injuries faster. The only component required for a Vampire Facial® is the blood of the individual. This means there is no chance of the individual rejecting the platelets. A platelet is a very small cell of blood. Platelets repair damage to cells and blood vessels and help stop bleeding.
The procedure begins with a simple blood draw, which is quick and comfortable. Once the platelets have been separated in the centrifuge, the PRP is strategically injected into key areas of the face. Although numerous procedures use serums containing vitamin A or C, this does not have the same benefits as PRP.
The reason pharmaceutical products and cosmetic procedures are unable to offer the same benefits is simple. Platelet-rich plasma is able to create healthy new skin and tissue by using the cells of the body. Some medical professionals provide a growth factor serum for the individual to use at home. The serum is applied to the face to increase the healing and hydration benefits of the Vampire Facial®.
The Benefits of the Vampire Facial®
The Vampire Facial® provides numerous benefits including decreasing the appearance of stretch marks, scars and wrinkles, tightening open pores, rejuvenating the area beneath the eyes, and adding volume to plump different areas of the face. The treatment also stimulates the production of collagen. This generally results in the reduction of scars, decreasing the appearance of pores and fine lines and helping correct damage caused by the sun.
The collagen stimulation and rejuvenation and renewal of the skin usually lasts for several months after the treatment. The results appear extremely natural, generally lasting for as long as a year. It is important to note a local anesthetic is applied prior to the injections. This means the procedure should be painless.
In most cases, only one treatment is necessary for younger individuals. The treatment requires approximately 30 minutes. A maintenance treatment once per year is recommended. If you are interested in having a Vampire Facial®, you can learn more from the educated staff at SliMedica in San Antonio, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!