If you want a non-surgical way to improve your skin but aren’t sure which treatment is right for you, we want to introduce you to a popular and effective treatment known as the Vampire Facial. At Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, we offer this skin-perfecting facial that patients love because it delivers natural and dramatic results. This facial is the perfect option if you need to take your skincare to the next level and combat aging and other skin imperfections.
What Is the Downtime for a Vampire Facial?
One of the benefits of a Vampire Facial is that you won’t have to plan around downtime. It is non-invasive, so while you will have to follow some post-treatment directives to ensure that your skin can heal post-treatment, you won’t have to go into hiding or take any time off of work. Although post-treatment results vary among patients, you can expect full healing within a week of your treatment.
This treatment doesn’t require significant downtime. Still, your provider will give you some detailed instructions on how to care for your skin after your treatment is complete. Following these directives for a few days after your treatment will ensure that you achieve the best results so that your skin can recover quickly and you can enjoy youthful-looking skin as soon as possible.
What You Should Avoid Post-Treatment
Avoid Specific Skincare Products
After your treatment is complete, you will need to avoid some specific products that could irritate your skin, specifically those with potent anti-aging ingredients or acids. Your skincare expert will provide you with a detailed list of instructions on what products you should use and what products you should avoid following your appointment.
Avoid the Sun
You must avoid excess sun exposure after your appointment since your post-treatment skin will be more sensitive to the sun. If you can’t avoid the sun, it’s important that you use high-quality sunscreen and wear a hat or protective clothing that covers your treatment area to keep it from extreme sun exposure. This will prevent irritation, sunburn, and skin damage.
Avoid Touching Your Skin
It’s important that you avoid touching your skin once your treatment is over. You may still have some of the PRP serum on your skin when you leave, and you will want to let as much PRP as possible absorb into the deeper layers so that you can achieve the best possible results.
Avoid Rubbing Your Skin
When you finally wash your face after your treatment, it’s important that you don’t rub your skin while drying it. Instead, pat it gently to dry the area to avoid irritating the treated skin.
Avoid Aggressive Skin Care Treatments
After your treatment is over, you should avoid aggressive skincare treatments that could irritate your skin. Your provider will give you more details about when you can resume your normal skincare routine, including scheduling other anti-aging in-office treatments.
What Is the Vampire Facial?
A Vampire Facial is a treatment that combines the benefits of micro-needling with PRP therapy. Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy treatment that uses a needling device to create tiny injuries in your skin. The reason that this facial is different from typical microneedling treatments is that it utilizes PRP during the treatment.
PRP will be applied to the skin after the microneedling portion of the treatment so that the skin can absorb the healing and regenerative properties in your blood. This treatment takes standard microneedling to the next level so that you can not only increase collagen production in your treatment area but also rejuvenate your entire complexion.
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is a healing substance derived from your blood. It contains isolated growth factors, that when applied to and absorbed by the skin, can rejuvenate the treatment area and deliver some incredible results.
PRP isn’t a serum that you can buy at the store but instead is derived from your blood. To obtain the PRP, we must perform a standard blood draw and then follow a specific process to prepare the PRP and isolate it from the rest of your blood.
The Importance of Isolating the PRP
A standard blood draw is required to obtain a sample of your blood to initiate this process. Once we have the blood sample, we will place it in a specialized device called a centrifuge. Once activated, this device will spin the blood sample for a few minutes. Then, the PRP will rise to the surface, and we will prepare it so that it can be applied as a serum to your skin once the microneedling portion of the treatment is complete.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It’s a treatment that uses a medical-grade, sterile device packed with tiny needles of different lengths to perforate the skin’s surface. It creates controlled micro-injuries in the skin’s surface, and the body responds to the treatment as if it’s been injured by enacting a healing response that results in increased collagen and elastin production.
At Beautique Medical Anti-aging, we use the SkinPen to perform our microneedling treatments. This effective, powerful device will create the necessary micro-channels into which the PRP can readily be absorbed by the body to heal and perfect the skin.
What Areas Can This Treatment Improve?
Treating the Face, Neck, and Chest
The Vampire Facial isn’t just a treatment for your face, although that is one of the most common treatment areas. Instead, patients use this treatment to improve the different areas of the body, including the scalp, neck, chest, and breasts.
While the face is often the number one area of the body that shows signs of aging, it’s not the only one. The neck and chest can also begin to develop lines and wrinkles or skin laxity. This treatment can help treat those lines and wrinkles in the most natural way.
Treating and Improving the Breasts and Scalp
Additionally, it can also improve the appearance of the skin on the breasts to make them look fuller and rejuvenated. Patients also scheduled this treatment to help address hair loss. When PRP reaches into the deeper layers of the skin on the scalp, it can promote hair growth and heal damaged or dormant hair follicles. Whether you want to treat one or multiple areas, our skincare experts can design a treatment plan that’s right for you.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Most patients begin to see the most noticeable improvements in their skin within one to two weeks of their initial treatment. It takes time for your body to increase collagen production, but when it does, you will see some incredible results.
You’ll notice tighter, firmer skin, and you’ll also notice your lines and wrinkles begin to fade. Additionally, if you schedule this treatment to target acne scars or other types of skin scars, you’ll see an improvement in those scars as well.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients schedule treatments every two to four months to address their concerns and help maintain a youthful and glowing complexion. Patients who want to target more complex concerns like acne scars may need an additional series of treatments to achieve their desired results. Our skincare experts can determine the best treatment plan for you based on your aesthetic goals and skincare needs.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for the Vampire Facial are patients who have mild to moderate skin imperfections. Those who are looking for a natural way to target the signs of aging and other skin imperfections can schedule this treatment to see noticeably visible results. This treatment is non-invasive and completely natural and relies on the body to improve the skin.
If you live a busy life and don’t have time for downtime, a lengthy recovery, or can’t take time off of work to accommodate a skincare treatment, this is facial is the perfect option. An initial consultation with a skincare expert will help determine whether this skin care treatment is right for you.
Improve Your Skin the Natural Way
The Vampire Facial isn’t a fad. It’s a treatment that has and continues to improve the skin of men and women who want to take a natural approach to the aging process and their skin concerns. If you want to combat skin imperfections and rejuvenate your complexion, we can help. Contact us today at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, to learn more.