About the Procedure
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.
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.
- Acne scars
- Chicken Pox scars
- Fine lines
- Sun damaged skin
- Brown discolorations