Have you heard about the latest beauty trend that is sweeping the globe? It’s called the “vampire facial,” and it’s supposed to make your skin look younger, smoother, and brighter. But what is a vampire facial treatment, and how does it work? In this article, we’ll answer all the questions you might have about this new beauty treatment.
What is a Vampire Facial Treatment?
A vampire facial treatment, also called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves taking a small amount of your blood, processing it, and then injecting it back into your skin. The goal of this treatment is to make new collagen, elastin, and blood vessels grow. This can help make fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars less noticeable. People also think that the treatment makes the skin look younger and brighter.
How Does the Vampire Facial Treatment Work?
The vampire face treatment has a few steps, which we’ll describe below:
Step 1: Blood Draw
The first step in getting a vampire face is to get a small amount of blood from your arm. The blood is then put into a machine called a centrifuge, which separates the plasma from the red blood cells.
Step 2: Making use of plasma
After the blood is separated, the plasma is treated to concentrate the platelets. Platelets contain growth factors that are needed for tissue repair.
Step 3: Injection
The concentrated plasma is then injected back into your skin. This is done with a method called microneedling, which involves making tiny holes in the skin with a device with many fine needles. This lets the plasma get deeper into the skin, which helps cells grow and makes collagen.+
What You Should Do Before and After Treatment
Before PRP Vampire Facial Treatment:
Certain steps must be taken before the PRP therapy treatment to make sure that the procedure goes well. Products with Retin-A shouldn’t be used 12 hours before treatment. Autoimmune therapies should not be done without first talking to a doctor. Also, it’s important to stay out of the sun for 24 hours before treatment and make sure your skin is clean and free of makeup or other products. If acne shows up before the treatment, your doctor or nurse will decide if it’s safe to go ahead.
It’s important to take good care of your skin right away after PRP therapy to make sure it heals properly. It’s important to stay out of the sun, and you should wait at least six hours before putting on sunscreen or makeup. If you tend to get cold sores, you might get one, and your doctor can give you medicine to prevent it. A few hours after your treatment, wash your face with lukewarm water and gently massage it to get rid of any leftover serum or dried blood. Your skin may feel tight and dry for one to three days, and for the next ten to fourteen days, you shouldn’t use toners with alcohol. Also, you should stay out of the direct sun for at least ten days.
This is how long it will take to get better after PRP therapy:
- Day 1: The skin looks red, and the redness will get worse as the treatment gets stronger.
- Day 2: The skin is still red or pink, like a sunburn, and there may be more swelling.
- From day 3 to day 5, the skin turns pink or goes back to normal, and the swelling goes down.
Aftercare Instructions for PRP Therapy and Other Microneedling Treatments:
After Your Treatment:
- Keep your hands off the area for at least 6 hours.
- Up to two weeks after treatment, the area may feel firm, but it will soften over time. If you see lumps or unevenness, you should call The PRP Clinic.
- You shouldn’t scrub, exfoliate, or massage the treated area roughly for 72 hours.
- You might feel itchy and dry in the area that has been treated. You can treat these symptoms with Vaseline® or another moisturizing cream.
- Mild pain and swelling may last for up to three days. Over-the-counter painkillers can help ease the pain, but don’t take aspirin because it thins the blood and can lead to other problems.
- Putting an ice pack on for 5 minutes at a time can help reduce pain, swelling, and bruising. Put a thin towel or something similar between the ice pack and your skin.
- We suggest that you sleep on your back with your head raised for 24 to 48 hours to reduce swelling and bruising.
- It’s normal to get bruises, and they’ll go away in a few days. You can cover up any bruises with makeup, but you should wait at least 24 hours after treatment before putting it on.
Before your next therapy session:
- Avoid alcohol 24-48 hours before treatment, eat a healthy snack before your appointment to avoid feeling dizzy during the procedure, and stay away from caffeine.
- Bring a clean, makeup-free face to your appointment.
- This treatment has not been tested on women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding. It is up to you to let our staff know about your health and reschedule your appointment if necessary.
- Tell your doctor or therapist about any health problems or medications you are taking. If you have plans right after your treatment that might get in the way of your healing, you should reschedule.
What are the Benefits of a Vampire Facial Treatment?
Getting a “vampire face” treatment has many advantages, such as:
- Better skin texture: The treatment can help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, making your skin smoother and more even.
- Increased Production of Collagen: The growth factors in the plasma stimulate the production of collagen, which is important for keeping the skin flexible and firm.
- Brighter Skin: The treatment can help make your skin look younger and healthier.
- Safe and doesn’t require surgery: Unlike traditional facelifts, which require surgery and anesthesia, a vampire facial treatment can be done in a clinic or medical spa and is safe and doesn’t require surgery.
- Minimal Downtime: Some redness and swelling may happen after a vampire facial treatment, but there isn’t much downtime, and most people can go back to their normal activities right away.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?
A vampire facial treatment has some risks and possible side effects, just like any other beauty procedure. Some of these are:
- Pain or Discomfort: The microneedling device can make the procedure a little uncomfortable, but most people can handle it.
- Redness and Swelling: After the treatment, there may be some redness and swelling, but this usually goes away in a few hours to a few days.
- Bruising: There is a small chance that the injection site will bruise, but this rarely happens.
- Infection: Any time an injection is given, there is a chance of getting an infection, but this risk is kept to a minimum by using sterile techniques and tools.
To reduce the risk of problems, it’s important to choose a practitioner with a good reputation and a lot of experience to do your vampire face treatment.
Is a Vampire Facial Treatment Right for You?
If you want to improve the look of your skin without going under the knife, a vampire facial treatment may be a good choice for you. But it’s important to keep in mind that the treatment might not work for everyone. You might not be a good candidate for a vampire facial if:
- Have an open wound or the herpes simplex virus
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have a history of blood problems or take medicines that thin the blood
- Have keloid scars in the past
- Have a low number of platelets
If you want to know if a vampire facial treatment is right for you, you should talk to a professional.
How Many Treatments are Required?
How many treatments you need will depend on your skin problems and your goals. Some people may get the results they want after just one treatment, while others may need more than one treatment. It’s important to have realistic goals and talk to your practitioner about them.
What is the Cost of a Vampire Facial Treatment?
The cost of a vampire facial will depend on a number of things, such as where the clinic is, how experienced the practitioner is, and how many treatments are needed. A vampire facial can cost anywhere from GBP 300 to GBP 800 per treatment, on average.
A vampire facial treatment is a safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can help make your skin look better. By encouraging collagen production and cell growth, the treatment can help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, giving you smoother, firmer, and brighter skin. Even though there are some risks and possible side effects, these can be kept to a minimum by choosing a practitioner with a good reputation and a lot of experience. If you’re interested in getting a “vampire face,” you should talk to a professional to find out if it’s right for you.