Chances are you’ve already heard rumors of the popular Vampire Facial. But do you know about the many benefits of this treatment or that it can be performed on more than just your face? At Beautique Beautiful in Knoxville, TN, we’re proud to offer this treatment along with many other top-quality services to keep you looking and feeling your best.
What Is a Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial is more than a beauty fad. Harnessing the natural power of your body’s own platelet-rich plasma (or PRP), the treatment can rejuvenate your skin from the inside-out, leaving you with an undeniable glow. Patients who try this popular facial report that their skin is smoother, brighter, and more luminous.
How Does It Work?
In order to harvest the necessary PRP from your blood, your nurse draws a small amount of blood from your arm. This process is identical to a routine blood test or blood donation, and most patients report little discomfort. Once the blood is drawn, the vial is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. This PRP, which is produced by your own body, has its own reparative power. When isolated and injected back into your body, the highly concentrated PRP begins restoring the target treatment area.
This treatment helps firm and tighten skin and give it an all-natural glow from the PRP’s restorative work. Once the PRP is separated from the rest of your blood, it is applied to the clean surface of your skin. Next, the SkinPen microneedling device is used to create micro-wounds in the skin and deliver the PRP beneath the top layer, where it will heal and transform your skin from the inside-out. Meanwhile, the punctures from the microneedle stimulate extra collagen production, which helps your skin become firmer and minimizes the appearance of scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines.
After the microneedling is complete, your nurse will apply the remaining PRP to the surface of your skin to be absorbed. This step is where the Vampire Facial got its name, although the final result is nowhere near as scary as the facial may appear! On the contrary, your skin will heal and become softer and more luminous over the next several weeks. Collagen production continues for approximately 2-3 months after treatment, and although most patients find that maintenance treatments are helpful to maintain their ideal image, the overall benefits of the treatment can last up to a year.
Where Can It Be Used?
While it gained its fame as a Vampire Facial, this treatment is safe and effective to use on almost any part of the body. Even better, since the treatment uses your own blood, there is zero chance of any negative allergic reaction, making it ideal for almost every patient.
The face is the most popular treatment area. This facial helps restore a softer, more youthful appearance. Signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines, along with acne scarring and skin conditions, are diminished over time as the PRP and collagen rebuilds the skin’s structure and promotes healing. After treatment, you should notice a mini-facelift effect thanks to your skin’s rejuvenation.
While you may notice signs of aging on your face more frequently, your neck and chest are also prone to show these signs. Loose or wrinkled skin can make you appear older or heavier than you are. With a Vampire Facial treatment on the neck or chest, you can watch minor wrinkles disappear thanks to the power of PRP and the boost of collagen stimulated by the treatment.
Hair loss can affect men and women, but with this PRP treatment, you can see your hair regrow fuller and thicker than ever. The PRP is injected into your scalp, where it helps promote cell healing and new hair growth with each treatment.
If you want rounder, fuller breasts, a PRP treatment can help! When combined with another treatment, such as breast filler or implants, PRP treatment can help rejuvenate the breast skin, treating stretch marks, scarring, and inverted nipples in a kind of breast lift.
After your treatment, you should avoid any additional treatments or products which may irritate your skin. About one to two weeks after treatment, you should notice that your skin is becoming tighter and that fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scarring, and other issues are beginning to fade. This process will continue for approximately three months as collagen rebuilds your skin and PRP promotes healing on a cellular level.
For patients who are seeking to fade scarring, address signs of aging, or combat hair loss, an appropriate treatment plan can be recommended to ensure that you reach your goals. Most patients find that one treatment every two to four months keeps their skin soft and smooth.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you’re considering this facial, we can help you determine whether this treatment is right for you. However, most patients with mild to moderate skin and aging concerns find success with this treatment thanks to its use of natural PRP and its noninvasive nature, which allows you to return to your normal life with zero downtime. If you’re looking for a mini facelift without the surgery, this might be the perfect option for you!
Try It for Yourself!
If you’re ready to learn more about the Vampire Facial, contact Beautique Beautiful in Knoxville, TN to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to helping you achieve your beauty goals!