Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) facial therapy, aka Vampire Facial, is a process in which we use a guest’s own blood cells to generate healthy facial skin cell activity. A guest’s blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge to separate the blood from the plasma, which is rich in platelets containing growth factors. The platelet-rich plasma is then either injected under the guest’s skin or rubbed into the patient’s facial skin after a microneedling or microdermabrasion treatment. Once the PRP is rubbed onto the guest’s face or injected into the guest’s skin, powerful enzymes are released that promote the healing of tissue.
Vampire Facial Pre and Post Procedure Care
Vampire Facial Pre-Procedure Care
Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds to treated areas 2 days prior to treatment (we recommend this indefinitely). Daily sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is always recommended.
Vampire Facial Post-Procedure Care
Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds to treated areas 2 days after treatment (we recommend this indefinitely). Daily sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is always recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions that VIO Med Spa receives about Vampire Facials.
What is a Vampire Facial (Microneedling with PRP)?
Your blood contains platelets, which are packed with proteins called growth factors. These growth factors stimulate the production of new cells, blood vessels, collagen, and other substances needed for healthy skin and wound healing. Platelet-rich plasma, which is easily produced on site, is blood plasma that contains more platelets than regular blood. With this higher concentration of platelets, PRP can be injected into the skin or other places in the body for medical purposes, where it promotes the growth of new tissues and speeds healing. When PRP is used during microneedling treatment, the platelets penetrate the tiny wounds, where they go to work, boosting collagen production and growing fresh skin.
How Does the Procedure Work?
PRP is made from your own blood, which means it’s compatible with your body. It also means the procedure begins by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm. The blood is put into a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets from the plasma. Then the extra platelets are added back to a small amount of your plasma to create the PRP that’s injected directly into your skin during microneedling. This allows the healing platelets to reach the deepest layers of your skin. Once there, they can begin repair and revitalization of the skin from the inside out.
When Will You See Results?
You should expect your skin to be red for a few days, but you can wear makeup the next day to hide the redness. It takes a little time for your skin to produce collagen and to regenerate new tissues, even with PRP. You’ll begin to see a noticeable change within a few weeks, and collagen continues to grow for a little longer, so you’ll see optimal results in about 12 weeks.
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