Vampire Blood Facial
Vampire Blood Facial
A platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, more commonly known as a vampire blood facial, uses your body’s platelets to improve your skin’s elasticity, texture and volume, addressing various skin woes. Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne scarring and sun damage, even out discoloration and return a softness back to your skin with vampire facials.
So how does it work?
The procedure uses the concepts behind microneedling to use your body’s natural healing processes to boost collagen production in the skin. The added benefit is where the facial gets its name. A licensed provider takes a vial of your blood ahead of your treatment and passes that blood through a centrifuge. That process separates the plasma, full of skin-boosting platelets from your red blood cells, allowing your provider to then apply or inject that plasma into your skin.
Once your mind is wrapped around the process, you can consider the results: softer, more supple skin, a boost in elasticity and an overall improvement in the tone, texture and vibrancy of the skin. See the results for yourself and schedule a vampire facial in Orange County.
Benefits of Vampire Facials
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A vampire facial is a cosmetic treatment that uses your body’s platelets to stimulate collagen production and new, healthy cell growth in targeted areas of the skin.
Here’s how it works: A provider draws a sample of your own blood. That blood is then passed through a centrifuge to remove the plasma, rich in platelets responsible for the treatment’s desired effects. While that’s happening, the patient undergoes a traditional microneedling procedure. The final step is then an application of those platelets into targeted areas of the face.
Much like the positive benefits of microneedling, a vampire facial uses your body’s natural tissue healing processes to boost your body’s production of collagen. The added benefit is the injection of platelets from the blood draw you get as part of your treatment. Those platelets add to your skin’s collagen production and promote new growth of healthy skin cells.
The result is brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin and a reduction in all of the things that have kept you from putting your best face forward.
Yes, vampire facials really work. Some patients will see results within a week, but most will see improvements over several months. Your facial will be like the gift that keeps on giving, with steady progress over time toward the rejuvenated skin you came in for.
Ideal candidates are men and women looking for cosmetic treatments to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and an uneven skin tone or texture.
You’ll need to undergo a blood draw so that your provider has something to work with when it’s time for your facial. That’s the most uncomfortable part of the procedure for most. Before your microneedling and platelet injections, your provider will apply a topical numbing cream to your treatment to prevent any major discomfort during that part of the procedure.
You may experience some redness, swelling or bruising after your procedure. This is normal and will go away for most within a few days.
A vampire facial is safe as long as it’s performed by a licensed professional at a facility like the Med Lounge. You can rest assured that any equipment used is sterilized ahead of each use, and any providers working with you are certified to do so. You’re in the right hands with us.
Typical results last anywhere from 6 months to over a year after a vampire facial. Results can vary based on your age and the skin issues you’re looking to address.
Your vampire facial cost will be determined by how many sessions you’ll need for ideal results. Most people need anywhere from 3 to 6 sessions for the results they desire, spaced out about every four weeks or so. Chat with one of our experts at the Med Lounge to get started with a personalized treatment plan for you and your skin needs.
What to Expect With Vampire Facial
- Anyone with a history of blood clotting problems, anemia or any blood diseases is not a good candidate for a vampire facial. Anyone with active skin infections should not be considering a treatment until that infection has completely cleared up. Your provider may be able to develop an alternative treatment for you with your health history in mind.
- Let your doctor know if you have a history of cold sores. You’ll need a prescription to get rid of any active infection or prevent an infection after your treatment.
- Avoid any anti-inflammatories for up to three days ahead of your PRP facial, as you could be putting yourself at risk for an increase in bleeding or bruising.
- Try to avoid too much sun in the two weeks before your treatment. You don’t want to come to your appointment with a sunburn, which would leave your skin more sensitive.
- Avoid any topical treatments — that includes retinoids, exfoliants, topical antibiotics and acids — that may leave your skin more sensitive in the week before your vampire facial.
- Come to your appointment fresh-faced. Your provider will be cleansing your skin before applying a topical numbing agent regardless.
- Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your treatment. Hydrated skin is healthy skin.
- Avoid wearing makeup in the first few days after your treatment. Wash any makeup brushes before using them for the first time after your treatment.
- A light cleanser is fine the day after your PRP facial, but avoid returning to a regular skin routine for at least 48 hours post-treatment if that includes retinol, exfoliants or acne medications.
- Avoid any direct sun exposure or lengthy time in the sun in the first few days after your treatment. Wear an SPF 30 or higher daily when you’re out in the sun after that point.
- Try to avoid intense exercise or exposure to extreme heat, like in saunas or hot tubs, for at least 24 hours after treatment.
- Some redness is expected in the day or two after your treatment. That redness, much like a sunburn, should go away on its own.
- You may experience some bruising where you get your blood is drawn or some minor bruising on your face where you had your microneedling. A cold pack may be used to reduce any bruising or swelling, but make sure to only apply the ice pack in 5-minute intervals.
- Talk to your provider immediately if you’re experiencing more severe side effects like excessive bruising or signs of infection.