The vampire facial is one of the newest trends in the skin care industry, despite its spooky-sounding name. This innovative procedure involves separating platelets in a client's blood and redepositing them back into the skin via microneedling to encourage firmer, more youthful skin. Here's what you should know about using this technique to boost your skin's appearance.
What Is the Process of a Vampire Facial?
The vampire facial begins with having blood drawn from your arm. It is placed in a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). While this occurs, the practitioner applies a topical anesthetic to your skin and waits 30 minutes for it to take effect.
They then perform a microneedling treatment to create small punctures. The tool used for this process has short, thin needles ranging anywhere from 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters in length and is used to stimulate natural collagen in the treatment areas.
The practitioner then applies the PRP to your face. The punctures allow the plasma to be more deeply absorbed below the epidermis for optimal results. Naturally occurring collagen produces results as soon as the body starts to heal, while the PRP encourages healthier skin over time.
What Are the Benefits of a Vampire Facial?
The 30-minute treatment promotes cell turnover, sending fresh collagen and new skin cells to your face for a glowing complexion. Patients experience more youthful skin that is tighter and firmer in texture, with fewer fine lines and signs of aging. The treatment can help erase acne scars and sun damage by making your skin more receptive to moisturizers and prescription treatments. Since vampire facials work with your body's own natural healing process, you can achieve more dramatic results in fewer treatments compared to many other skin care services.
If you're feeling adventurous with your skin care routine, turn to About Face Kailua in Kailua, HI. Lead practitioner Dr. Dale Bartolome has over 30 years' experience in the industry and stays on top of the latest developments to help every patient look and feel their best. Learn more about their microneedling services online and call (808) 343-6341 to schedule an appointment.
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