Skin is the body’s largest organ. It’s also the organ that can experience the most wear and tear. Over the years, biological factors and the stress of everyday life can result in tired-looking skin and rough skin texture along with signs of aging such as wrinkles. Moreover, changes in the body can lead to acne, and sun exposure can damage the skin, both of which can lead to scarring on the skin. All of these factors combined can cause many people to feel self-conscious about their skin’s appearance. Thankfully, they don’t have to be.
Many people have discovered the power of a revolutionary procedure called Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) — which is often referred to as the vampire facial. Don’t worry! While the treatment is unique, there’s nothing scary about it. It’s a natural solution to rejuvenating your skin. This article breaks down everything you need to know about vampire facial rejuvenation.
What is PRP?
PRP is a type of facial that uses your own blood’s natural healing properties to rejuvenate skin. When blood is placed in a centrifuge, it separates into three layers: plasma, platelets and blood cells, and red blood cells. The second layer of platelets and blood are referred to as the serum portion and that’s what is used in a vampire facial. The serum is injected into the skin stimulating your body’s collagen production and cell regeneration. This reverses the appearance of acne scars and sun damage and promotes skin elasticity. Ultimately, a vampire facial is a great choice for those who want younger-looking and smooth skin.
How does PRP process work?
If you think that a vampire facial may be right for you, you may be wondering how the procedure starts. You have to begin by having your blood drawn. Then, a technician will place your blood within a centrifuge. Then, you and your provider will decide the best way to apply your facial.
You have a few options for how PRP is delivered. One way is to have the serum injected under the skin similar to a filler. This is a great option if you’re looking to boost collagen production, which will improve the skin’s texture. Another option is to receive a combined treatment with microdermabrasion or microneedling. These types of procedures prep the skin to really accept the plasma which can make the procedure even more effective.
Once you’ve determined the best course of action for you with your practitioner, the only thing left is to receive the vampire facial!
What is the vampire facial recovery time?
After you receive a PRP treatment, you’ll need to give your skin some time for recovery. If you opted for a combined treatment with microdermabrasion, it may take a couple of days until your skin returns to normal. It’s imperative that you wear sunscreen after receiving the treatment and may need to avoid makeup for a day or two to prevent irritating your skin.
After recovery, you’ll notice brighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin! Most clients have visible results after only one treatment. Multiple treatments can lead to even better results.
Who should get a vampire facial?
Anyone who has acne scars, sun damage, or premature signs of aging can benefit from a vampire facial. Because the procedure uses your body’s natural healing ability, it’s a great choice for anyone looking to improve skin texture. However, if you suffer from any blood diseases, which include clotting or bleeding disorders, you should not choose to use PRP.
PRP can also be used to reverse skin damage on other areas of the body — it’s even been used to get rid of stretch marks. After talking to a Liquivida's practitioner, you can determine if this is the best course of action to meet your skin care goals.
How can someone maximize the effects of a vampire facial?
It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin and a vampire facial is just one of the many procedures that can help get you the beautiful skin that you are looking for. You may choose to get glutathione injections to brighten the skin or opt for IV therapy which would streamline important micronutrients for your skin directly to the blood stream. The best part of IV therapy is that it uses natural nutrients to help your body heal itself — just like vampire facials.
Most importantly, every day habits can really help your skin look and feel its best. It’s important to use sun screen every day to prevent sun damage. A proper skincare routine that includes a cleanser, moisturizer, and spot treatment can help prevent acne from occurring.
How can I begin my new skin care journey?
Whether you’re interested in vampire facial rejuvenation or other skin care procedures, you want to make sure you are using a trusted practitioner.
Book a consultation with our practitioners to develop a skin treatment plan that works for your specific needs.
Not everyone’s skin care needs are the same, but with the right provider, you can find the perfect plan to reach your skin care goals naturally. Contact Liquivida today to find a location and treatment that may work for you.