As we get older, we want to keep our skin healthy and looking young. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to prevent wrinkles, uneven skin tones, facial scars, and sun damage. If you are seeking healthier, younger-looking skin, you might want to consider a Vampire Facial.
Have you ever heard of a Vampire Facial? Celebrities and jet-setters alike are popularizing the procedure that creates a youthful, healthy look using microneedling and platelet replacement therapy. Read on to learn the benefits of a Vampire Facial and to see if this procedure is right for you.
A Natural Healing Agent
A Vampire Facial involves using a microneedling technique. Microneedling is based on the concept that when the body experiences an injury or damage, its natural response is to heal it.
During microneedling, thousands of tiny puncture holes are made into the top layer of the skin; these tiny “wounds” prompt the body to heal itself by creating collagen and elastin to replace the damaged skin.
The treatment involves very little pain and most patients do not require pain medication. However, patients can request numbing medication during the procedure if needed.
The Introduction of PRPs
After microneedling, the doctor will coat the face with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to further stimulate collagen growth. PRPs employ the patient’s own blood to stimulate faster and better healing. To get PRP, the doctor extracts the patient’s blood and uses a centrifuge to isolate the PRP from the rest of the blood. The doctor then coats the face with PRP so the punctures absorb it into the skin. The PRP is applied on the skin for a few hours to ensure substantial absorption.
For the first couple of days following the procedure, your skin will be red and tender – similar to a sunburn. Very little recovery time is required, and soon the sandpaper texture of your skin will dissipate. After the procedure, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the sun. Most importantly, the body should be left to heal itself to build new collagen. For the body to do a good job at this, you should be sure to apply sunscreen when going out and use a quality moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and healthy.
The benefits of a Vampire Facial include:
- Treatment of a variety of skin issues. Vampire Facials can treat crow’s feet, dark circles, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven skin tone and texture.
- Fast and painless treatment. The treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete. For some patients, one treatment is enough to see dramatic results. However, for some patients, multiple treatments may be required for better results. After examining your skin and understanding your goals, your doctor will be able to tell you how many treatments you will need for the desired results.
- Minimal complications and low risk. Because Vampire Facials use the patient’s own plasma, there are minimal chances of complications through this treatment. Additionally, the punctures in the skin are tiny and the “injury” incurred is controlled by a professional doctor. This makes this procedure safe.
- Long lasting results. After the procedure, your skin continues to improve for the first 2-3 months as your face gets new collagen and elastin. Results from a Vampire Facial last for 1-2 years.
Don’t be in the dark about new treatments to help you look and feel your best. The friendly staff at Northwest Hair Restoration have a wealth of knowledge on the latest cosmetic treatments – including Vampire Facials – and will work with you to find the right treatment options for your needs. Call 253-572-2949 today to make an appointment.