Microneedling Vampire facial is not your regular microneedling. A vampire facial is a type of skin rejuvenation procedure that is supposed to revitalize your face, smooth wrinkles, and brighten your skin tones.
The procedure involves extracting blood from the body, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet) remain, and then re-injecting it into the face. The result? Younger-looking, supple skin! The blood plasma also contains stem cells that are capable of rejuvenating dormant hair follicles and treating acne scars.
Researchers discovered that when PRP was injected into the skin, it promoted wound healing and helped repair damaged tissue. That’s why doctors have been using it for years to treat injuries and burns.
What happens during a vampire facial?
Before beginning the facial, your aesthetician will consult with you to determine if you have any allergies or skin conditions. Acne and rosacea are examples of such conditions. Doctors recommend that people with herpes and psoriasis wait until their flare-ups have subsided before getting the facial.
During a vampire facial, your face is first cleaned, and then an aesthetician uses a special tool to remove the top layer of dead skin cells from your face. They then apply numbing cream to your face to make you feel more at ease. The blood is drawn using a syringe attached to your arm.
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then separated from the blood by spinning it in a centrifuge. This procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. Once that’s complete, the PRP is applied all over your face using microneedling or microdermabrasion to deliver it deep within your skin’s layers.
Who should not get a vampire facial?
Several studies have found that PRP therapy is safe, but certain people shouldn’t get a vampire facial. Those include:
- People with active skin infections or open wounds
- People with a history of keloid formation (a type of scar)
- People with easy bruising or bleeding tendencies
In addition, Microneedling Vampire Facial may not be the best option for you if you:
- Are pregnant
- Use or recently used Accutane for acne
- Still have active acne resulting in new scarring
- Have certain skin conditions, such as facial eczema or rosacea
- Scar easily
- Have a history of poor wound healing
- Have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months
Your doctor will evaluate your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for microneedling with PRP.
How do you prepare for your appointment?
Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your treatment. This may include:
- Avoiding excessive and unprotected sun exposure or tanning several weeks before your appointment
- Drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment
- Arranging a ride home from your appointment (which, depending on the office’s protocol, may not be entirely necessary)
- Arriving with a bare face (you may cleanse that morning, but you should avoid wearing makeup or moisturizer)
How do I find a provider for this kind of treatment?
Even though this is a minimally invasive treatment, it is critical to find a medically trained professional to perform the procedure and guide you through the process.
It’s a good idea to have a consultation with our team before scheduling your appointment. At this time, inquire about their experience and certifications. A qualified doctor will also have a portfolio of before and after photos of clients they’ve worked on to give you an idea of what to expect.
Microneedling Vampire Facial includes everything from numbing agents to vitamins and growth factors. This assures that your skin is likely to see the best results when treated with the facial, especially when the platelet-rich plasma injection is applied.
And guess what? Ross Bridge Medical Center is a perfect partner. At Ross Bridge Medical Center, we like to be your preventive care partner so you can stay on top of your recommended screenings — and your health. To schedule your Microneedling Vampire Facial, call our office in Hoover, Alabama, or book an appointment online.