Skin Treatment

Vampire Facial

Skin Treatment

Vampire Facial

A Vampire Facial is an advanced skin treatment which is great for skin rejuvenation. The treatment is a concentrated mix of plasma from your blood. Plasma is the healing component within our blood that contains healing growth factors that help to improve your complexion and skin texture by stimulating new cell growth, production of new collagen and elastin. This is what gives the skin a healthy youthful appearance. Contrary to popular belief, and images that went viral of Kim Kardashian with blood on her face we do not use the red blood during treatment. Plasma is a clear straw coloured liquid.

The use of plasma has been used for decades in the medical field to treat sports injuries, wound healing and joint surgery. The benefits led to widespread use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. This treatment uses your own blood and is considered a safe treatment option as there is no risk of allergic reaction or complications as there are no synthetic substances used and the reason why it is a great alternative to dermal filler. Especially for patients who are either not candidates for facial filler or prefer a more natural treatment approach.

The healing properties of the blood components can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:

  • Tightening and toning skin
  • Collagen and volume loss
  • Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
  • Acne scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Stimulates new cell growth
  • Improves skin tone, texture and complexion
  • Anti ageing
  • Improves hair loss
  • A natural alternative to dermal fillers
  • Surgical Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Skin laxity / crepiness
  • Suitable for all skin types

There are many aesthetic applications for the use of blood plasma— in our skin fibroblasts are the cells responsible for making key proteins such as collagen and elastin, both of which are important for keeping the skin supple and youthful and deplete year on year from the age of 25.  Fibroblasts also play a key role in the aging process beyond making collagen and elastin, they also interact with other skin cells as well as the overall matrix underneath the skin, creating skin tightening.

Although predominantly used on the face, particularly around the eyes, mouth and nose, the treatment may also be used on the backs of the hands and all over the body; more commonly the décolletage and neck to give a more youthful and radiant appearance. It is a very popular and successful alternative to Tear Trough filler.

Injected just below the surface of the skin, it can help reverse the signs of aging in the skin, including eliminating or improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.

6ml of your plasma is used and injected into the areas of concern. This is done using very small needles and sometimes a cannula. 3 treatments 4 weeks apart are recommended and results last for as long as 2 years.

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At a glance

Expected Results

Rejuvenated skin

Treatment Time

60 minutes

Downtime

Little to none

Longevity

Up to 24 months

FAQs

What is the process?

The doctor will take a sample of blood. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge for a few minutes and spun at high speed to isolate platelets and other healing growth factors and then resuspended into a platelet-rich solution. This provides us with 6mls of plasma to inject into you. The plasma and serum are extracted and then re-injected back into the patients skin. The whole procedure only involves needle injections to the desired areas, requires virtually no healing time and also reduces possible side effects to a minimum.

Does it hurt?

There is some minor discomfort and a tingling sensation may be felt but the treatment is done with a very fine needle to minimise any pain.

What are the side effects?

Plasma injections are autologous, meaning it has come from you, so side effects are very mild because it is unlikely that the body will have an adverse reaction to its own materials. At most, you may expect to experience mild to moderate swelling and/or redness in the area of treatment, which are common side effects.
In addition, because a volume of fluid is administered to the area, some mild swelling can occur and may take a few days to disappear.

How long after treatment before I see a change?

Patients will usually feel the immediate effects of treatment after it is performed and during the next few weeks the collagen will begin to grow and generate more and more healthy cells underneath the skin. That is when the optimum results of the procedure are felt.

Does the procedure need to be repeated?

Yes, a course of 3, 4 weeks apart, is required Depending on the area treated, repeat treatments may be necessary to continue the desired effects. Facial rejuvenation procedures may require 1-3 treatments yearly, depending on the treatment.

Why should I have a Vampire Facial?

It is suitable for patients who prefer a more natural approach to aesthetic treatments. It is also ideal for patients who are not candidates for dermal filler. It is very popular for treating the eye area, in both female and male patients, and offers a wonderful alternative solution to traditional aesthetic injectables.

How does a Vampire Facial differ from other injections or fillers?

A vampire facial stimulates your own collagen to grow for total facial rejuvenation rather than individual area improvement. In contrast, hyaluronic acid fillers work by means of solid material that fill lines and skin folds in the face. These fillers are indicated to soften deeper lines such as the folds around the mouth area or to plump lips. They usually last from 6-18 months; repeated treatments are required to fill the area again.
Vampire facial treatment is more effective for volumising faces, plumping out cheek indentations, softening eye hollows, improve the overall tone, tightness, and texture of the skin, and filling in areas where hyaluronic acid fillers cannot reach or are not safe to use.

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