In the 1900s, a popular dermatology procedure was known for its unusual procedure. It was called Autohemotherapy (Autologous Blood Therapy), a procedure where a person extracts blood and then reinfuses the blood components back to where it was taken. This procedure was later abandoned due to lack of support and backing from the advancing science and conventional dermatologists.
For some reason, in the 2000s, the resurgence of interest came about after a group of students led a study about the Autohemotherapy. Hence, the colloquial term “Vampire Facial” and has been popular thanks to Kim Kardashian West and her Instagram post.
The vampire facial is a combination treatment procedure of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with collagen induction therapy (CIT) or the micro-needle stimulation. This involves the continuous puncturing of the skin with tiny needles.
How does it work:
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is derived from patient’s own blood. Our blood consists of solid components, namely, red cell, white cell, and platelet found in blood plasma.Blood plasma is a yellowish liquid that carries protein to our body. These blood components will then be separated through the use of an FDA-approved lab device called centrifuge. The centrifuge on high speed will result to the separation of platelet-rich plasma from the regular red blood that we see. It will then retain the golden liquid plasma, which will be used for the procedure.
Platelets contribute to hemostasis (the process of stopping the bleeding of the wound or infected area of our body). This formation of platelet plug (primary hemostasis) activates the coagulation cascade, also known as clotting, producing a gel-like substance to cover the open wound which then jumpstarts the healing process. The platelet cell membrane has receptors to collagen. There is an 8-fold growth factor increase platelets to our plasma, and the PRP has the highest concentration of human platelet beneficial for facial rejuvenation. The rejuvenation focuses on repairing sun-damaged skin, fine lines, scars, and wrinkles.
The micro-needling (collagen induction therapy) is a procedure that uses ultra-fine needle (usually in the form of a derma roller) to deliver dozens of tiny pricks about three millimeters deep into the skin. The needle puncture is so small that one would not be able to notice it, even with a closer look. The effect causes the skin to look flushed, which will later subside. The device also shoots radiofrequency administered by concentrated PRP to stimulate the skin in creating new collagen that helps repair tissue.
To make you feel comfortable, you will be given a numbing cream agent before the start of the procedure. Micro-needling is extremely safe. However, some mild side effects can be expected, including mild redness, swelling around the treated site, and the face might also feel warm.
Three sessions are recommended for optimal results. Each session is about 20 – 30 minutes long.
The difference between Vampire Facelift and Vampire Facial.
Both are said to focus on achieving the young-looking skin we always wanted. However, there can be a difference in the substance used and how the procedure is performed.
Vampire Facelift involves injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane. This injection activates multipotent stem cells, which tricks the cell through sending signals that there is some damage to the skin that needs to be corrected. The natural growth hormone will naturally produce at this time and will bring healing components to the treatment site, which includes collagen and elastin for a glowing complexion. The entire procedure will take 60 minutes to be completed. The result will last six months up to two years for some patients depending on the patients’ age, health history, and the extent of damage to their skin as well as the skincare regimen they have after the procedure.
The Vampire Face procedure differs in so that the PRP is not injected into the skin. The natural stimulation of the skin is provided through a device called derma pen, allowing pricking and deliver the PRP directly to the surface of the skin. This application stimulates collagen production to improve skin tone. The result will take place in a few weeks, but your optimal result will be in three months and is also dependent on how you well you take care of your skin after this treatment.
Overall benefits of Vampire Facial
Vampire Treatment is safe, primarily that what will be injected is derived from the patient’s body rather than another external component.
The treatment focus on rejuvenation. It softens the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. It is also effective in refining skin texture by reducing the apparent size of pores. It will also reduce or delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin achieve that natural glow.
During recovery, you will be asked to put straw-colored PRP serum and blood mad organic mask. Leave it on for 24 hours before cleaning to allow the serum to seep into the skin thoroughly. This process speeds up the healing of different skin conditions. Use a mild facial wash to wash off the serum on your face.
Have the Best Results
Taking time to understand each aesthetic procedure is something we owe to ourselves. It is essential to know the pros and cons of each treatment so you can make informed decisions that match your needs. The first thing to be considered when looking for the best cosmetic procedure is the overall result that the treatment and the clinic can provide you. It is also highly recommended that consultation is done before any treatment. For Vampire facial Treatment in Erie, PA, Glow Laser and Beauty Center will be your best choice. They provide comprehensive consultation and will help you come up with a customized treatment that will suit your aesthetic needs. They are equipped with state-of-art machines, and you will be guided by experienced dermatologists and practitioners to ensure safety and successful procedures. Schedule a consultation or treatment with them today and be advised on the best options among the array of services they offer. Online booking. and consultation is available by visiting their website or by calling them at 833-GLOW-888.