The Vampire Facial® is a procedure which combines platelet rich plasma(PRP) with the use of sterile micro needle dermal stimulation.
About the Procedure
There is a difference between the Vampire Facial® and The Vampire Facelift®. The Vampire Facial® does not include any injections with a syringe. The PRP (platelet rich plasma) is spread over the skin and the fine needles of the microneedle device create “entry pores” to the top layers of the skin.
First, Dr. Kress draws blood from the patient’s arm in the same way as with any blood test. Next, a centrifuge and special method is used to isolate platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the blood. The PRP contains growth factors that develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue in your body. Dr. Kress then uses a micro-needling device to create multiple micro-punctures –both driving the isolated growth factors into the skin & creating a stimulus for tightening and rejuvenation of the collagen of the face. Then Dr. Kress paints the growth factors onto the micro-punctures so that the growth factors soak into the tissue for further stimulation of tightening and skin rejuvenation.
You will leave the serum on your face for at least four hours after the treatment.
The entire visit takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
Typically, the skin can appear pink for about 1-2 days however, makeup can be worn the next day. You’ll emerge from treatment a bit red, almost like a sunburn, which means post-procedure sunscreen is highly recommended. Recipients may need one or two days, depending on how aggressive the microdermabrasion was on your skin.
Cigarette smoke interferes with the body’s growth factors and with tissue healing and regeneration. If you do smoke, The Vampire Facial® will not produce the same results as it would in a non-smoker. Smokers may be better off with hyaluronic acid filler application such as Restylane or Juvederm rather than using platelet-rich fibrin matrix.
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years! The Vampire Facial treatment is customized to the needs of the client. The Vampire Facial treatment can be used to improve the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Chicken Pox scars
- Fine lines
- Sun damaged skin
- Brown discolorations
Vampire Facial® FAQs
How long does the Vampire Facial® last?
Since skin renewal and rejuvenation is using the body’s own active regeneration components, facial skin renewal is continual for about 3 months after the procedure. The overall effects of the Vampire Facial® can last for over a year.
Do I need more than one treatment?
Desired results may be achieved in just one visit, but one treatment per month for 3 months is ideal followed by 1 per year for maintenance.
Is Microneedling with PRP the same thing as a Vampire Facial®?
Both Micro-needling and the Vampire Facial® can be perceived the same however Vampire Facelift® and Facial® are considered trademarks. Both the Vampire Facial® and Vampire Facelift® involve special techniques and procedures that require special licensing and training from the Cellular Medicine Association. Micro-needling can be done with or without using one’s own PRP and Vampire Facial® always uses one’s own PRP.