The Vampire Facial and Vampire Face Lift are performed using platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendon, ligament and joint damage, heal diabetic ulcers, and help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to two years, depending on the individual. While it creates a longer-lasting effect in the skin, it does take time to work. For women looking for an immediate effect, Cosmetic PRP can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers for quick volume correction. Fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can accelerate and sustain the benefits of Cosmetic PRP.
Cosmetic wants and needs are unique to every woman and should be addressed individually. Often, women are looking for a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance without looking frozen or over-plumped, without aggressive surgery, chemicals or toxins. This can be done with the right combination of proper diet and lifestyle, skincare products and carefully chosen cosmetic procedures.
Prior to the cosmetic PRP procedure, a consultation is done to assess cosmetic needs and determine the best combination of treatments to achieve the desired result. A simple blood collection is done and processed immediately in a special centrifuge. This concentrates and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. After numbing the area being treated, the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin using a micro-needling device. Proper after-care and follow-up are done as a part of all treatments.
During the Vampire Face Lift™ procedure, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the face, usually following where facial fillers have been injected. Facial fillers create volume while the PRP stimulates blood flow and the growth of new cells, vessels, collagen, and fibroblasts in the skin, making it more healthy and glowing. PRP can also be injected by itself, without the need for facial fillers in some individuals.
The Vampire Facial™ is combined with SkinPen™ Microneedling. PRP is applied directly after the treatment, promoting quicker healing while getting deep into the skin without injecting it. Platelet Rich Plasma comes from your own blood and contains several different growth factors and cytokines that stimulate healing. Once PRP is injected or applied after a Vampire Facial™, it repairs and regenerates the tissue. Some of the growth factors and other cytokines present in PRP include:
Benefits of PRP can last 1-2 years.