Get a vampire facial and thank us later. It’s not horrific; in fact, you’ll barely even feel it.
Customers often use “vampire facial” colloquially in reference to platelet-rich plasma therapy. If you want your skin to look the best it’s ever looked in years, you’ll want to discuss this non-invasive facial treatment with your clinician.
PRP therapy can help reduce wrinkles, plump up your sagging skin, and improve your overall complexion, amongst other benefits.
Keep reading to learn more about how plasma therapy works and how it can make your skin look younger.
PRP Therapy Certified by Dermatologists
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, PRP is safe for your skin.
Platelet therapy re-applies the platelets and plasma from your blood to your epidermis, stimulating collagen production. This is often done with a micro-needling procedure, which will also serve to enhance your skin’s firmness.
Platelets stimulate new collagen formation and have been used in various medical and surgical fields, like the orthopedic procedure to heal injured joints. Even a single administration of PRP can accelerate collagen production through several growth factors and molecular binding between the platelets and collagen lattices.
It’s safe to say if you’re looking for all-purpose facial skin rejuvenation, this is the treatment to consider.
PRP can improve:
- Appearance of wrinkles
- Plumping sagging skin
- Deep creases in skin
- Acne scars by stimulating collagen production
How PRP Is Administered
To begin, a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician will draw a small vial of blood from your arm.
They will then centrifuge the blood to separate and concentrate the platelets in your blood plasma.
You then have a couple of options.
Your clinician can inject botox-like fillers (akin to Juvaderm) to restore fullness to your face and reduce wrinkles, along with the PRP facial therapy. We could refer to this one as a “vampire facelift.”
You also have the option of spreading the plasma across your entire face (hence the name vampire facial) followed by a micro-needling procedure to enhance absorption and cell turnover.
Your clinician can help you determine which procedure appears ideal for your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following are some frequently asked questions about the PRP treatment process. You may want to consult with your doctor whether you might benefit from this therapy.
Will I Feel Pain?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is non-invasive, and you should feel minimal pain, if any.
Prepare a list of questions to ask your clinician, so you have a good idea of the procedure. Many patients report feeling apprehensive before the first treatment and more comfortable during the following treatments.
How Long Until I See Results?
This will depend on the type of treatment you’re looking for.
If you want to stimulate hair growth, it can take several weeks and re-treats. But if you are looking to boost your facial skin, you’ll see results much sooner.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Optimal Skin Health
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a clinically verified treatment for improving the look and health of your skin and hair growth.
It is non-invasive, sterile, and relatively gentle on your skin. Following procedures like micro-needling, your skin may need a brief window to recover and heal, but the process should be painless.
If you are interested in what PRP therapy could do for you, request a consultation with one of our clinicians today.