PRP (platelet-rich plasma) vampire facial is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected back into the skin to promote collagen production, improve dull skin tone and texture, enhance skin elasticity, and reduce wrinkles.
PRP Vampire Facial
Why IS PRP vampire facial EFFECTIVE?
PRP vampire facial using Platelet-Enriched Plasma (PRP) has become one of the more popular cosmetic procedures in aesthetic medicine. The treatment is called PRP. PRP is a safe, cost-effective, and effective treatment for facial rejuvenation, which includes wrinkles, scars, sun damage, age spots, and dark circles under the eyes.
Reversing the sign of aging and getting regenerative effects is possible using platelets and growth factors from your blood. Post-treatment effects show tighter, more radiant skin.
During a PRP treatment, the platelets and growth factors in your blood are centrifuged using a centrifuge machine, separating the red blood cells from the platelets. Using a micro-needling device, the platelet portion of the blood is extracted and applied to your skin using a micro-needling device. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
According to Dr. Kristina Goldenberg of Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, “Micro-needling stimulates collagen production and breaks up acne scarring. It also helps the epidermis refresh and recycle itself, promoting shedding and stimulating new, healthier keratinocytes to grow.”
What is a PRP Vampire Facial?
Dr. Barbara Sturm, a German aesthetics doctor, is known as the inventor of the “Vampire Facial” that celebrities like Kim Kardashian are so fond of. The term was coined and trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels, a plastic surgeon.
Using your blood stimulates a response that tricks the skin into thinking it has been damaged and helps tissue regeneration, leading to increased collagen production in facial skin. A vampire facial is a nonsurgical PRP procedure done on the face. It is not a facial but a medical practice, as opposed to a cosmetic one.
Vampire Facials require specific medical equipment, as Dr. Sal Nadkarni explained. “The main equipment needed to perform the Vampire Facial (PRP) procedure are phlebotomy kits to draw blood and a centrifuge to spin the blood to separate the cellular components of the blood plasma.” After the blood is spun, the platelets are separated and re-injected back into the face.
Some clinics use a PRP facial exclusively in the sensitive under-eye area to avoid the clumping that injectable fillers often create. A recent study noted that “PRP injections in the lower-eyelid region are a safe, efficient, virtually pain-free, simple, and rapid treatment option for an area with otherwise limited treatment alternatives.”
Our Skin Rejuvenation Clinic uses a microneedling treatment to administer the PRP on the entire face and neck area if requested. The micro-needling device creates tiny holes to allow diffusion of the platelets into the skin.
If a more youthful look is your desire, and you prefer a non-surgical procedure, then the PRP skin rejuvenation procedure is ideal. The procedure will allow facial rejuvenation to happen, stimulate collagen production, and improve the elasticity of the facial skin. The procedure is safe, has little downtime, and causes no pain.
BENEFITS OF PRP VAMPIRE FACIAL
Uses Your Own Blood
Because PRP Vampire Facial works by injecting regenerative plasma from platelets derived from your blood into your skin, there is no risk of allergic or adverse reactions.
Unlike a surgical facelift, PRP Vampire Facial is a non-invasive procedure. There is no downtime or long recovery after the procedure. The procedure is relatively pain free, just the blood drawing and injection, usually with a micro-needling device.
Effective Scar Therapy
PRP Vampire Facial is effective for scars, acne scars, sun damage, and fine lines. Cell turnover is encouraged by putting platelet-rich plasma back into your skin, which increases collagen and elastin production.
Our PRP Vampire Facial is very affordable. Individual treatments start at $597. With a package of 6, the price comes down to only $399 per treatment.
PRP Better Than Dermal Fillers?
Once injected, dermal fillers gradually lose effectiveness as your body absorbs them. PRP therapy, on the other hand, starts to gain efficacy by creating new collagen and cells
You should start to see results within a week. After 1-2 months of increased collagen production, you should see skin that appears toner and firmer. Results may remain from 1 to 2 years following your treatment.
Who Is Suitable For PRP Vampire Facial?
Men and women who want to improve their dull skin tone, improve their skin texture, increase collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and enhance skin elasticity.
How Does PRP Vampire Facial work?
During a PRP treatment the platelets and growth factors in your blood are centrifuged using a centrifuge machine, separating the red blood cells from the platelets. Using a micro needling device, the platelet portion of the blood us extracted and applied into your skin using a micro needling device. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
According to Dr. Kristina Goldenberg, of Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, “Micro needling stimulates collagen production and breaks up acne scarring. It also helps the epidermis to refresh and recycle itself, promoting shedding and stimulation of new, healthier keratinocytes to grow.”
PRP VS BOTOX
Unlike Botox that see results right away, PRP takes a bit of time to see results. Fillers like Botox immediately plump the skin by blocking nerve signals to your facial muscle, and reducing facial muscle activity and removing reducing wrinkles, but the results are artificial, and results wear off in about 6 months.
With PRP, your skin is healing and improving with each treatment, and healing cycle takes a bit of time. You should see visible improvements in your skin after 2-4 weeks from your first treatment, and your skin will continue to improve with consecutive treatments. Over time, you should see 10–15% more volume in your face, and the benefits can last a few years.
PRP Vampire Facial Q&A
What is a PRP vampire facial?
A vampire facial is a microneedling treatment with the addition of PRP. PRP treatments are often used to support wound healing in trauma and joining injury, but they can also enhance hair restoration and skin rejuvenation.
Does PRP facial work?
The PRP facial can benefit people experiencing wrinkles, sun damage, or scars. By placing PRP back into the skin, cell proliferation is encouraged. This leads to an increase in elastin and collagen production. As a result, the skin will look tighter, fuller, smoother, and more radiant.
Is PRP facial the same as vampire facial?
Yes, because PRP helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen, skin is left smoother, fuller, and rejuvenated. This is why PRP is often referred to as the “vampire facelift” – because the patient’s blood is the basis for the treatment.
How long does a vampire facial last?
The effects of your vampire facelift will last for 6-12 months, depending on your lifestyle, age, and the number of PRP tubes used during your treatment. Preventative treatments last longer, so it’s never too early to take great care of your skin.
Is PRP worth the money?
Although it is not as effective as hair transplants, and you can save a bit of money trying less invasive treatments like Rogaine and Propecia, PRP can still help reverse the devastating effects of premature hair loss. This goes for both, whether it’s male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness.
Is PRP facial better than Botox?
In addition to being safer and producing more natural results, PRP effects can last longer than Botox. On average, a series of PRP treatments can provide a refreshed and more youthful appearance for up to 18 months, while Botox results in only last 3-4 months.
Does PRP facial tighten skin?
Microneedling with PRP is one of the most effective beauty treatments to hit the market. But does it tighten facial skin? The answer is yes! This cutting-edge procedure at Forma Plastic Surgery can do wonders for deep wrinkles and loose skin that become more noticeable with age.
How often should you get PRP facial?
Knowing this, most patients receive a Vampire Facial every few weeks for their initial treatments. Maintenance sessions can be scheduled 2 – 4 times per year. You can still get other procedures to make your results even more dramatic.