PRP + Vampire Facial
Are you bothered by pesky signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, acne scars, or stretch marks? If so, the vampire facial is a great, natural treatment option! It utilizes the renewing properties of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) combined with microneedling for a refreshed, glowing complexion. These treatments are sometimes called vampire facials because of the red appearance of platelets on the skin. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses a person’s blood platelets to stimulate collagen production. PRP can be used to trigger natural growth factors that your body uses to heal tissues. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is often considered next-generation PRP and uses different harvesting techniques to prioritize extracting the fibrin and concentrating its effects. Plus, there is no downtime required, making it a convenient and effective solution for those of all activity levels.
Healthy individuals who are looking to rejuvenate their complexion can often benefit from this treatment. However, there are some who should not undergo this procedure, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a severe skin condition, or have a blood clotting condition. If you are interested in learning more about if a vampire facial can benefit you, contact VitaLab today to schedule a consultation appointment.
To begin the treatment process, a small amount of your blood will be drawn from your arm. Then your blood will be placed into a machine called a centrifuge, which will spin to separate the protein-rich- plasma from the rest of the elements of the blood. Platelets are then extracted using different methods whether PRP or PRF is desired. Then the sample is concentrated, and the resulting fluid is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).
Next, the PRP/PRF will be spread onto your face, and microneedling will be performed to help your face absorb the proteins. To execute microneedling, a special pen-like tool with many small needles on the end will be moved across the skin, creating micro-wounds. These micro-wounds create channels for the PRP/PRF to enter and stimulate the body’s natural healing response, kick-starting the creation of collagen as well. Overall, this combined procedure encourages cell turnover for tighter, smoother, fuller skin.
After your vampire facial, you will experience temporary redness and sensitivity in the treatment areas, similar to a sunburn. This will resolve over the next few days. Most people will be able to notice an improvement in their skin after 2-3 days and fully heal after one week. A series of 3-6 treatment sessions may be recommended for the best results. It is important to follow Dr. Oberg’s specific aftercare instructions, including using a daily moisturizer with SPF to keep the skin protected.
If you are ready to achieve rejuvenated, youthful-looking skin with this minimally invasive treatment, contact VitaLab today to schedule your vampire facial consultation. We understand that no two people have the same aesthetic goals, which is why we always take the time to speak with you and create a personalized medspa treatment plan to make your goals a reality.
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