“People generally remember the phrase ‘Vampire Facial®’ because it’s a trademarked term used all the time,” explains Dr. Todd Schlifstein of Fountain Med Spa. Kim Kardashian’s Instagram photo of her face in 2013 while using this trending facial has made the procedure even more popular, and Bar Refaeli, a world-famous model, swears by the treatment. Since its popularity exploded, celebrities, bloggers, and those who want to look glowing have undergone the Vampire Facial®, and they cite that their fresh and radiant skin is because of this procedure.
The Vampire Facial® is not something out of a Dracula movie. It is an awesome beauty treatment that utilizes your blood to rejuvenate the skin while removing fine lines, acne scars, and signs of aging.
The Vampire Facial® in Erie, PA, is a PRP facial or a platelet-rich plasma procedure. The healing platelets found within the blood give the same benefits as a facelift when used correctly. There is no surgery and the recovery time is almost immediate. Using the body to heal itself has tremendous benefits again states Dr. Schlifstein. Your skin can be rejuvenated by slathering or injecting your platelets directly into your skin.
Remember high school biology courses? According to Dr. Marlene Williams of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, “Platelets are the cells that circulate within our blood and bind together when they recognize damaged blood vessels.” When microdermabrasion or skin injections are used on your face, the platelets come to the wound site and bind together to create clots and stop the bleeding. These platelets encourage the growth of new tissues. New tissue growth is what gives the Vampire Facial® in Erie, PA, and spas all over the country their success.
Blood is a liquid that holds microscopic elements like white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. PRP or protein-rich platelets come from the serum part of the blood. Blood taken from your arm is spun in a centrifuge and PRP has separated away from the red and white blood cells.
Platelets play an important part in clotting blood, and they contain proteins known as growth factors. These growth factors support healing and recovery processes. The concentration of growth factors in these protein-rich platelets provide a diverse array of growth factors that work independently or with other proteins and cells to improve the healing process. Platelets stimulate cell turnover and collagen production because of these high growth factors
PRP can either be applied topically after microdermabrasion or injected into the face using micro-needling techniques. Micro-needling involves puncturing the skin many times with super tiny needles. Micro-needling allows the growth factors and nutrients to get deeper into the layers of your skin.
The procedure begins with venipuncture or a blood draw, usually from your arm, to obtain your blood. The Vampire Facial® in Erie, PA procedure is relatively painless, and all you should feel is the first needle pinch; almost like having a blood test in your doctor’s office. A few tubes of blood are extracted, and the plasma rich blood is spun through a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma and the red and white blood cells.
Next, the Vampire Facial® in Erie, PA, uses a combination of microdermabrasion and micro-needling followed by an application of plasma-rich platelets.
You can see and feel the effects of the Vampire Facial® in Erie, PA, within days after your treatment. PRP continues working through your skin, and you should see spectacular results within the next couple of months. The results of the Vampire Facial® often last a year, and some women have experienced even longer results.
Vampire procedures in the aesthetics world are used for more than just facials. PRP has been proven to be very effective when used for anti-aging skin treatments, facial wrinkles and blemishes, neck wrinkles, hand wrinkles and weathering, lip-plumping, breast lifting, and hair restoration.
PRP has been used in the medical world to heal ailments that range from nerve injuries to bone repair and regeneration. Athletes who have experienced traumatic injuries have used PRP therapies to rejuvenate damaged body parts like Achilles tendonitis, and correct acute and chronic muscle conditions caused by overuse. PRP therapy uses injections of platelets to accelerate the healing of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints. Using PRP is natural; you are using your healing system to improve musculoskeletal issues. So why not use PRP to naturally rejuvenate your face and restore collagen?
Vampire Facial®s in Erie, PA, and other related PRP procedures have very little risk. You may have a little bruising at the place of the venipuncture or a bit of discomfort from injections or micro-needling.
It’s reassuring to know it is your body’s blood being recycled, and here is little or no rejection. Contact Glow Laser and Beauty in Erie, PA for a consult on the Vampire Facial® and other Vampire treatments. You may not come out looking like Kim Kardashian, but you will look and feel younger and have that natural glow that is so appealing.