No, this isn’t a facial treatment performed by Dr. Dracula. But if Dracula were to try it out, he would have way healthier skin. So, what is the Vampire Facial, and does it really involve human blood? Continue reading for some insight into a few things you need to know about the Vampire Facial.
What is the Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) — which is extracted from the patient’s blood — to stimulate cellular turnover and promote healthy skin cell activity in the face. PRP is chock full of “growth factors,” which are a vital aspect of the body’s natural cell regeneration process. The procedure can reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, and restore a youthful glow to your face. Believe it or not, the procedure is completely pain-free!
What Happens During a Vampire Facial?
Long story short: PRP is extracted from your blood and then applied to your face. This is essentially like a microneedling procedure, except for the fact that PRP isn’t applied during traditional microneedling procedures. The step-by-step process is executed as follows:
- A doctor draws blood from the patient before the procedure commences
- PRP is separated in a centrifuge and extracted from the blood sample
- Patient undergoes a thorough microneedling treatment
- PRP taken from blood sample is applied to the desired area (typically, the face)
- Patient undergoes a second round of microneedling after PRP is applied
And that’s all there is to it! To some, this may sound horrifying. But you can rest assured that this is a pain-free process that will help you achieve beautiful skin! Who said beauty is pain?
What Happens After a Vampire Facial?
You can expect to deal with a bit of redness and sensitivity immediately following the procedure, but it should subside within 24 hours. You are not going to have a bloody face, no downtime is necessary, and you can resume your regular skin care regimen in as little as two days. Within four days, your skin should return to normal. You should notice that your skin feels tighter shortly after the procedure, and as the weeks go by, you will notice gradual improvement of your complexion.
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