At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we know that sometimes you need just a little something extra to help improve your skin. If you’re looking for a treatment that can help brighten your skin and rejuvenate your entire appearance, we have just the thing. We offer the Vampire Facial, an effective skincare treatment that combines microneedling with PRP therapy to help you combat aging, skin conditions, and imperfections and achieve an otherworldly glow.
What Does a Vampire Facial Do?
The Vampire Facial may sound intimidating, but it’s actually just the opposite. It’s a simple yet effective skincare facial that combines the benefits of microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy, with PRP. It helps restore youth to the skin by increasing collagen and elastin production in the dermis and speeding cell regeneration.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin production below the skin’s surface by creating tiny injuries and microchannels across the skin. The body responds to these injuries by cleansing the skin, increasing cellular turnover rate, and increasing collagen and elastin production.
The skin gets tighter, more youthful, and firmer. You’ll look and feel more rejuvenated, and you’ll see some of your most problematic skin conditions improve with each additional treatment.
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It is derived from your blood and contains many different regenerative and healing properties. When isolated and applied to the skin topically during a microneedling treatment, it can reach deep into those microchannels in the deeper layers and help accelerate the healing and restoration processes.
To obtain the PRP, we will first perform a standard blood draw. Once we have a sample of your blood, we will place it in a device called a centrifuge. This device will spin the blood at a rapid rate for several minutes to separate it from the rest of the plasma.
Once this process is complete, we will apply the PRP to your skin after performing the microneedling session of the facial. All of those healing properties will absorb into the skin to begin a healing process that will deliver noticeable results.
How Does It Work?
Before beginning this treatment, we will apply a topical numbing solution to your skin to help avoid any discomfort. Then, we will use the Derma Pen microneedling device to create tiny channels across the surface of your skin. Then, we will apply your PRP to the skin so that it can reach down into the deeper layers of the dermis.
Once those platelets reach deep into your skin, they will address damaged tissue, increase circulation, and help your skin stem cells create new healthy tissue. This treatment will strengthen the existing structure of your skin, rebuild collagen in the deeper lays to lift and plump the skin and add volume to the area.
Treating the Face
Microneedling can be performed on different areas of the body to improve the skin. Still, the Vampire Facial is different from microneedling because it uses PRP as well, and PRP is only applied to the face, not other body areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Difference Between Topical PRP and PRP Injections?
There are two ways to administer PRP. It can be injected directly into the skin, and it can be applied topically after microneedling. When PRP is applied topically, it will reach into the deep channels created across the entire surface of the face and absorb deep into the skin.
This method is an effective way to enhance the results of the facial because it delivers uniform results. PRP injections can only address isolated areas of the face and only target specific areas, so they don’t result in widespread results.
What Skin Conditions Can It Treat?
The Vampire Facial can target different areas of the face and help improve many different skin conditions. It can help rejuvenate your entire complexion and give you firmer skin. It helps your body produce more collagen and elastin in the deeper layers to help you look more like your younger self again.
This facial can address different pigmentation issues and improve acne scars, and even chicken pocks scars. It will reduce and improve stretch marks, and if you suffer from fine lines and wrinkles as a result of the aging process, this treatment can help smooth those lines and restore youth to the area.
Is There Any Downtime?
After undergoing this treatment, you can expect three to five days of downtime. For the first one to three days, your skin may look slightly red, but by days three to five, you will look more like yourself again. You may experience some minor peeling, but you can resume all your normal activities and won’t have to take any time off of work.
How Long Does the Facial Take?
This facial takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You will be able to schedule your appointment at a time that works best for you, and it won’t take up your entire day. Once your treatment is over, you’ll be on your way to a more beautiful complexion.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Results typically last for 18 months to two years. This facial helps stimulate collagen and elastin and production and promotes cell renewal. It also helps generate new cell growth. It may take several weeks to a few months to completely see the effects of your treatment, but you will notice improvements.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We typically schedule three Vampire Facial treatments with four weeks between each to help you achieve the most visible and dramatic results. We typically recommend that patients schedule a maintenance appointment every six to twelve months after completing the recommended number of sessions to help further enhance the body’s ability to produce more collagen and regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.
Is There a Way To Enhance Results?
When you undergo microneedling treatments, the Derma Pen will create tiny channels in your skin. After your treatment is over, any and every product that you apply topically to your skin will absorb that much better. For that reason, it’s important that you use medical-grade skincare to help enhance your results.
Doing so will help you get the most out of your treatments so that you can achieve the healthiest skin possible. Our experts can make product recommendations after your treatment so that you can improve your skin with the most effective daily skincare routine.
Am I a Candidate?
Those who want to improve their skin texture and restore youth to their face with a natural and minimally invasive treatment make good candidates for the Vampire Facial. The facial can help soften fine lines and wrinkles, acne and surgical scars, and stretch marks. It can help address pigmentation issues and other skin concerns in quick and minimally invasive treatments.
Determining if This Facial Is Right for You
An initial consultation at our office can help determine if this facial is right for you. We will evaluate your skin in person and ensure that this treatment is a safe and effective option that will help meet your aesthetic goals.
Some patients will not qualify for treatment due to safety reasons, including those with active acne or active skin infections. Performing microneedling on skin with active acne will spread the bacteria to other parts of the face and the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in an adverse reaction.
Experience the Vampire Facial for Yourself
This facial truly can deliver some amazing results. If you want to improve your complexion and take your skincare to the next level, we can help. Once you experience the Vampire Facial and the power of PRP therapy, you’ll have a new appreciation for your body and your skin. Contact us today at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about this facial and determine if it’s right for you.