What is a Vampire Facial?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that’s primarily used to minimize the signs of aging. During your session, one of our Aestheticians will use a special roller with micro needles to prick the skin and stimulate new collagen production, also known as collagen therapy. Your own Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be used after the microneedling to boost the effectiveness of the facial treatment.
Why would I get a Vampire Facial?
This procedure can be used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP injections may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster.
While normal microneedling is used to treat stretch marks and scars on other areas of the body, PRP is designed for the face only.
Are there side effects?
The most common side effects are bruising and inflammation. They typically appear immediately after the procedure and clear within four to five days. You’ll want to avoid sun exposure and harsh skin treatments during this time. Since PRP contains your own blood, so there’s little chance of cross-contamination or infection.
What does my recovery look like?
Recovery for this procedure is relatively minimal. You can go back to school or work the next day if you wish.
There may still be some redness and other signs of minor irritation, but you’ll want to avoid applying too many products to your skin. Simply cleanse and moisturize your skin twice a day. Follow with a lightweight foundation or powder, as desired, to minimize redness. Your doctor may also recommend or provide products to help your skin recover.
You’ll want to avoid alcohol-based products and exfoliants during the recovery stage. Sun exposure may also slow down your results.
Until your skin has completely healed, avoid rigorous activities that might cause excessive sweating and heat production. Examples include running, playing tennis, and heavy workouts. Sweating may cause additional irritation and rigorous activities may increase the risk of swelling or bruising. This usually should be avoided for at least 72 hours after your treatment.