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
- 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.