The modern-day cosmetic industry benefits from revolutionary treatments and techniques that have reshaped the way people achieve their skin rejuvenation goals. One such treatment is Vampire Facial. This treatment mainly combines microneedling and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) application to instigate natural anti-aging and rejuvenation processes in the skin. This treatment is most popular among individuals worried about their premature aged appearance on the face.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Vampire Facial?
- 2 Who is a good candidate for vampire facial?
- 3 What does a vampire facial do for your face?
- 4 How do I prepare for a vampire facial?
- 5 How does vampire facial treatment work?
- 6 What should you not do after a vampire facial?
- 7 Vampire Facial Treatment Side Effects
- 8 Vampire Facial FAQs
- 9 Consult Our Surgeons
What is Vampire Facial?
A vampire facial utilizes the benefits of microneedling and PRP to give your skin a youthful appearance. The PRP used in this treatment is derived from your blood using a centrifuge.
The treatment practically starts with microneedling to create tiny punctures in your facial skin. The two main objectives of this step are to stimulate collagen production through those punctures and create small channels to help with PRP absorption.
Microneedling is immediately followed by PRP application. PRP contains a large number of platelets and growth factors that reach the depth of the skin and promote tissue recovery and healing. This application complements the collagen and elastin production initiated by microneedling.
An advanced form of vampire facial treatment is a vampire facelift, which involves injecting a mixture of PRP and hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers into a certain skin depth. During this procedure, a dermatologist uses meso-needles to deliver the solution under the skin.
Who is a good candidate for vampire facial?
Aside from a few exemptions, Vampire Facial is safe for most individuals. Generally, you are a good candidate for this treatment if you have:
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Physical trauma on the face
Your doctor may not recommend this treatment if you have a clotting condition that requires blood thinners. People with other blood-related health issues are also advised to consult their GPs before getting this treatment.
Moreover, the vampire facial may not be a treatment of choice for excessively aged skin or more profound cosmetic issues. It is a non-surgical treatment that won’t deliver the results of a facelift.
What does a vampire facial do for your face?
PRP is known to promote healing by stimulating collagen production. Microneedling also does the same by puncturing the skin using tiny needles and creating small-sized injuries that induce a healing response. When combined during vampire facial treatment, both microneedling and PRP speed up collagen production. This helps reduce scars, overcome sun damage, and treat wrinkles and fine lines. As a result, you get firm, youthful facial skin with reduced sagginess.
How do I prepare for a vampire facial?
Your dermatologist will want to make sure that you are not on blood thinners when getting vampire facial treatment. This is because blood thinners can interfere with the healing response this treatment aims to instigate. Therefore, your provider may recommend you stop taking these thinners at least a few weeks before treatment. You may also need to avoid taking NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and Advil.
How does vampire facial treatment work?
Vampire Facial is a simple treatment that starts with your dermatologist extracting blood from your vein. This blood is put into a vial which is then loaded into a centrifuge. The rotation of the vial inside this device separates PRP from other blood cells.
The dermatologist uses a specialized device called Dermapen to perform microneedling on your facial skin during or after centrifugation. This device has multiple tiny needles on its tip. When moving this tip across the skin, your practitioner turns the Dermapen on, prompting those needles to move back and forth to make punctures in the skin. The depth of action of these needles is configurable between 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters.
The tiny perforations created by Dermapen’s needles induce micro-inflammation that triggers a healing response among skin tissues and cells. This response is characterized by enhanced collagen and elastin production. Once the Dermapen’s job is finished, the dermatologist applies PRP from your blood onto your facial skin. The PRP seeps into the pinpricks, supplying growth factors and platelets deeper into the skin to aid collagen production and tissue recovery. This helps achieve facial rejuvenation goals faster.
A vampire facial usually takes a week to show initial results. More noticeable results start to pour in after one to two months.
What should you not do after a vampire facial?
A few things or factors can interfere with the healing that must continue after a vampire facial. So, avoiding those things is imperative to treatment success.
Here is what you need to do to ensure a smoother recovery after a vampire facial treatment.
- Stay away from direct exposure to sunlight for at least three days.
- Do not use tanning beds.
- Avoid wearing makeup until complete recovery.
- Do not rub your face for at least six hours after the treatment.
- You may wash your face with plain water, but cleansers are a big NO.
- After washing your face, pat the skin dry instead of rubbing it.
Vampire Facial Treatment Side Effects
The most common side effects of vampire facial treatment include:
All these side effects vanish in four to six days after treatment.
The good thing about Vampire Facial is that it uses PRP from your own blood. Hence, there is little to no risk of cross-contamination or infection.
You may have an outbreak of cold sores after the treatment if you have a history of this infection. In such a scenario, be sure to speak to your practitioner before getting this treatment.
Vampire Facial FAQs
How long does a vampire facial last?
The results of a vampire facial may last one to two years. You can go for follow-up treatments to retain those results.
How long is a vampire facial procedure?
A vampire facial procedure takes 45 minutes to an hour.
How often should I get a vampire facial?
Depending on your requirements, you may initially need a vampire facial treatment every few weeks. Maintenance sessions must be scheduled 2-4 times per year to prevent treatment results from fading away.
Consult Our Surgeons
Do you want to regain the rejuvenated facial appearance of a firmer and plumper skin surface? A Vampire Facial may be a viable choice. At Euromed Clinic Dubai, we provide Vampire Facial from the hands of our board-certified dermatologists, who benefit from their extensive experience. For more information or to book a consultation, please fill out the form below.