With stress, blue-light from screens, and time all working against you, it can be a challenge to keep your skin looking its best. These factors (among others) can wear on a person’s natural collagen and elastin, thinning and loosening facial skin. Enter the Vampire Facial®: an advanced skin treatment for men and women that utilizes the patient’s own blood for a naturally restored look.
Many celebrities have had their famous faces enhanced with the Vampire Facial® treatment, including reality star Kim Kardashian and Israeli model Bar Refaeli. The procedure goes beyond creams and chemicals, providing deep rejuvenation made possible through advanced scientific techniques and the magic of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein that can be derived from a person’s blood. In a medical context, PRP is used to treat torn tendons, muscle injuries, and certain joint problems. For cosmetic use, PRP is considered ‘liquid gold’ because of the intense restorative effects it can create. The Vampire Facial® is sometimes referred to as a PRP treatment or PRP facial because of the essential role this substance plays in the procedure.
Vampire Facial® Benefits
A PRP Vampire Facial® in Hinsdale can address many common skin concerns that a person may have, including:
- Erasing fine lines
- Reducing wrinkles
- Fading scars, including acne scars
- Improvement of hyper-pigmentation
- Softer, smoother, more youthful skin
- Improving the skin’s tone and texture
- Elimination of uneven skin tone and sun damage
What to Expect During Your Facial
Step 1. At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Morgan’s phlebotomist will draw a small amount of blood from your arm. The sample will then be spun in a centrifuge at our office while you wait and relax.
Step 2. Once the PRP has been extracted, Dr. Morgan and team will prepare your skin using gentle microneedling techniques. Microneedling during a Vampire Facial® allows the liquid gold to deeply penetrate the skin for maximum results.
Step 3. Finally, the PRP extracted using the centrifuge will be applied and given time to sink in. The entire process takes between 30 minutes and an hour.
For added beauty results, you can also upgrade to the Vampire Facelift®. Dr. Morgan would complete all the same steps as the Vampire Facial®, with an additional injection from the Juvederm® collection of fillers to complete the youthful look.
Recovery Time & Results
Some patients experience a slight redness after the procedure, but this fades within a few days at most. Over the next few days patients report glowing, smoother skin, with ongoing and progressing results over the weeks that follow. The full results are typically viewed near the three-month mark. Depending on many factors, including your age and lifestyle, the results can last anywhere from six months to a year.
While some patients use the procedure just once a year and report amazing results, others choose to undergo the full series of 2 to 3 treatments spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart. Patients with certain skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles or severe acne scars, may choose to revisit our office 6 to 8 times in a year, with each session spaced about 6 weeks apart. Speak with Dr. Morgan to find out the plan that is right for you and your situation.
Get a Vampire Facelift® or Vampire Facial® in Hinsdale
If you’re ready to explore your options for intensive skin rejuvenation, we want to help. Vampire Facials® are one of several non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments that we provide for both men and women. Reach out today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morgan where we can discuss what treatments will help you achieve your short and long-term beauty goals.