What is a Vampire Facial?
The vampire facial is a type of beauty treatment procedure. It involves a combination of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) (1) and microneedle stimulation. This procedure aims to rejuvenate the skin of a patient’s face by triggering collagen production using their blood. As a result, the procedure helps enhance their skin tone, texture, and elasticity. Plus, it may help reduce their acne scars, fine lines, and large pores.
How does the platelet-rich plasma treatment work?
If you’re not aware of the human blood, it consists of red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), platelets, and plasma. The platelets in the human blood, in particular, helps boost the process of blood clotting or coagulation (a natural response of the body to prevent excessive blood loss in case of an injury or wound).
In this regard, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) can help heal wounds faster, trigger the collagen production and tissue regeneration as it offers a higher concentration of platelets than normal blood.
A small amount of blood is usually extracted from the patient’s body in a vampire facial treatment and then put in a centrifuge. Then this device is spun at high speed to separate PRP for the treatment purpose.
Once the platelet-rich plasma is ready, a unique device, which is in the form of a pen or derma roller, is used to puncture the skin and administer the PRP concentrate.
Benefits of Vampire Facials
Now, let’s take a look at some of the primary benefits of vampire facials.
Improved collagen production
After 25, the collagen production rate drops significantly, and the skin starts looking unhealthy if a person is not taking good care of it.
Since a vampire facial triggers collagen production, it improves skin quality by reducing folds, wrinkles, and fine lines. The increase of collagen production in the human body after this type of treatment responds to skin cell trauma when the fine needles penetrate the skin’s top layer.
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Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
Most people get a vampire facial to get rid of lines and wrinkles. After the treatment, elastin, collagen, and new skin cells are formed. Elastin tightens your facial skin naturally, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. As the vampire facial plump up the skin’s hollow areas, deeper folds also go away after a few weeks.
Tighter and firmer skin
Since collagen helps plump up the skin, many patients go for a vampire facial treatment to get tighter and firmer skin. This treatment is a non-invasive and effective way to get younger, glowing, and attractive-looking skin!
Better moisture retention, skin tone, and texture
When the skin is thicker and more robust, the deeper layers will offer better protection against foreign irritants. It’s also more receptive and can retain moisture better.
Aside from that, PRP can also help reduce hyperpigmentation (2), stretch marks, scars from an injury, surgical scars, or acne scars. Since vampire facials trigger new cells’ growth, the treatment can help improve the skin tone and texture, which can be observed a few days past the first treatment session.
Non-invasive, painless treatment
Before the treatment session, the skin is cleansed thoroughly to make sure it’s free of make-up, pollutants, pollen, dust, and dirt. The cleansing is thoroughly done to prevent these elements from triggering an adverse reaction to the PRP treatment.
After cleansing the facial skin, a local anesthetic is then applied to the treatment area. However, even though the skin around the mouth, hairline, and eyes is quite delicate, the patient won’t feel any discomfort. So, the treatment is entirely safe for most users.
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Quick treatment sessions and lasting results
The patient’s blood is spun in the centrifuge device for 30-60 minutes before the actual treatment depending on the area’s size that needs to be treated. After that, the natural treatment process usually will not take more than an hour to finish.
When it comes to results, most anti-aging treatments don’t last more than a few weeks before the patient gets ready for another session. By contrast, a vampire facial treatment only needs to be performed a few times every year for sustained results.
In short, vampire facials at reliable companies like Medical Aesthetics Canada that offer state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments are great for the human skin. This treatment undeniably makes the skin look and feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and healthy. A vampire facial offers all the benefits of a conventional facial, but with better results, so it’s not surprising that many people want to try this facial in this day and age.