One of the trendiest skin rejuvenation fads is the vampire facial. Recently, social media influencers and celebrities such as Bar Refaeli and Kim Kardashian have spoken up in support of the facial. However, what is a vampire facial? If you have seen the selfies being posted after the procedure, many of the pictures posted on social media look terrifying.
Vampire Facial Information
The vampire facial combines micro-needling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to achieve awe-inspiring results such as smoother and younger-looking skin. The process of micro-needling uses short, exceptionally fine needles in a pistor eliance device to puncture the skin multiple times. The needles range in size from .5 to 2.5, so leave only tiny pinpricks.
The needles effectively injure the skin, promoting a healing process where the body starts to produce ample collagen and elastin for a smoother and plumper appearance. In addition, the minor injuries caused by the needles let the PRP penetrate deep. The concentrated platelet-rich plasma protein is made using the patient’s blood. It helps to heal and repair the skin rapidly.
Your blood is rich in growth factors that help to boost cellular activity for renewed collagen and greater hydration instantly. The micro-needling process helps the PRP reach deep into the skin’s layers where you need it the most to spur healthy skin cell repair, so your skin starts to look smoother, plumper, vibrant, and younger.
The Process of the Vampire Facial
All vampire facials are performed in the office as LSV. Usually, the first step involves a painless blood draw. Your body is then put into a centrifuge machine which separates the platelets and plasma from the blood’s red cells.
An aesthetic professional will apply a numbing cream to your face, so you don’t feel the process of micro-needling. Once the pistor elance has penetrated your skin many times, the PRP is smoothed across the skin’s surface.
At first, following the procedure, you will notice that your skin is dry, sensitive, and red. Usually, you can see the tiny red dots from the micro-needling, making it look like you have a severe sunburn. However, the imperfections rapidly fade within a day or two as the skin starts to heal and rejuvenate.
Benefits of the Vampire Facial
The benefits of the vampire facial are instant skin rejuvenation. Your skin cells start to regenerate, which improves skin tone and texture. You’ll see fewer wrinkles in younger-looking skin as the healing process takes place. Sufferers of acne scars usually notice less scarring following the treatment and they boast more even skin tone. Pock mark areas of scarring start to plump and smooth.
Who is the Best Candidate for a Vampire Facial?
Anyone who wants a fresher appearance with fewer imperfections such as scars, lines, and wrinkles are an excellent candidate for a vampire facial. However, if you have a history of blood disease, bleeding disorders, or clotting problems, you might want to forego having a vampire skin rejuvenation technique.
If you would like to learn more about the non-surgical and minimally invasive vampire facial, please contact LSV for more information and schedule a consultation.