Vampire Facial® is an advanced skincare treatment method that harnesses your body’s own natural power to heal itself.
You’ve probably seen the photos on Instagram over the past couple of years of celebrities or beauty content creators’ faces seemingly slathered in blood.
What could be mistaken for Halloween makeup is actually a skin-care treatment often referred to as a “vampire facial. Basically, a mask made out of a component of your very own blood — not anyone else’s — is spread all over your face to rejuvenate your complexion. As terrifying as this technique may seem, it actually boasts impressive, virtually painless results that will have your skin glowing.
How a Vampire Facial® is done
When the platelets in the plasma are concentrated, magic happens. First, blood is drawn from you. To achieve concentrated levels of platelets in plasma, all four components of your blood are separated by density. Then, the platelets are injected into the plasma, excluding the red and white blood cells. Platelet-rich plasma is then applied to your skin and gets absorbed.
Your platelets can be injected directly into your skin like fillers to stimulate collagen production and achieve rejuvenation.
Alternately, we can combine your Vampire Facial® with other ones, like Microneedling (occasionally with radiofrequency) & microdermabrasion.
These procedures prep your skin for your PRP to be spread all over it. These pairings further stimulate collagen production, reduces fine lines, and accelerates wound healing.
Understanding the PRP used in Vampire Facial®
When blood is placed into a centrifuge, it separates into three distinct layers: plasma on top, platelets and blood cells in the middle, and red blood cells at the bottom. PRP is derived from the center part, also known as the serum portion.
The platelets, in particular, contain pockets called alpha granules, which secrete high levels of growth factors — more than 20, if you want to talk specifics. They’ve been shown to be effective for wound healing, as well as improving skin elasticity, volume, and texture.
When platelet-rich plasma during the Vampire Facial® is reintroduced to skin on its own through a non-invasive procedure, cell turnover is stimulated, and in turn, collagen and elastin production is ramped up for a plumper, tighter, and smoother complexion.
Vampire Facial® treatment beneficiaries:
Those with premature wrinkles, high levels of sun damage, or anyone who desires a fresher, more even-toned complexion are ideal candidates for the Vampire Facial.
What Vampire Facial® treats:
- Acne & scars
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Uneven skin tone
Benefits of a Vampire Facial®
- Reduced wrinkles
- Plump skin
- Faded or diminished acne scars
- Brightened skin
If this sounds a little fringe to you, you might be surprised to learn that even the biggest celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Bar Refaeli and British actor Rupert Everett have all undergone the “dracula treatment”.
- It doesn’t hurt
- It’s quick
- Gives lasting results
- No downtime is required.
Avoid Vampire Facials® if:
- You have a history of blood diseases, including clotting or bleeding disorders
- If you are pregnant.
Vampire Facial® safety
Vampire facials are generally safe if done with sterilized equipment in a clean environment.
Anyone with premature wrinkles or hyperpigmentation who wants to even their skin tone is an ideal candidate for the procedure.
However, as with most cosmetic procedures, unsterilized equipment increases the risk of infection and disease.
With that said, vampire facials are a non-invasive procedure that can safely be done by our certified Lead Specialist the correct equipment.
Vampire Facial® Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will the effects of the vampire facial be seen quickly?
The beneficial effects of the vampire facial on the face will be visible in a few days and continue to improve further over the next few weeks.
2. Will the effects of the vampire facial be permanent?
The beneficial effects of the vampire facial on the skin will last up to a year or so. Further treatments will be necessary to maintain the youthful look and improved skin appearance.
3. Can vampire treatment be used in other parts of the body?
Vampire or platelet-rich plasma treatment has been used to improve wound healing and collagen growth in sports injuries and has been used by sports celebrities such as Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods.