What Is A Vampire Facial?
The vampire facial, also known as the vampire facelift or dracula facial, actually has the opposite effect that you might associate with a blood sucking vampire; It doesn’t leave your skin shriveled or dull, rather, it plumps, hydrates, and nourishes our skin using your own blood.
Technically it is a bloody procedure, but it’s not as invasive as it sounds.
Vampire facials get their name because of their unusual and somewhat gory methods.
During a vampire facial, a sample of your own blood is drawn from your arm.
Then, the vial is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the red blood cells.
Once the blood is separated, the doctor performs a procedure similar to microdermabrasion in which tiny needles penetrate the skin.
Finally, the platelet-rich plasma (and a hyaluronic acid filler if you are going for a face lift) is applied and absorbed back into your face.
The suggested benefits of a vampire facial are:
Faded or diminished acne scars
Does It Work?
Platelet-rich plasma has been used for over 50 years!
It started as a method to help patients recover from open-heart surgery, but soon became a popular restorative procedure in sports medicine and now, as an anti-aging method.
The efficacy of vampire facials comes down to plasma.
Plasma is rich in protein and helps to carry nutrients, protein, and hormones to the rest of the body.
This is thought to help stimulate collagen production and elastin in the skin, resulting in firm, youthful skin.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is also a natural way to stimulate healing in the body.
It can also be applied at the hairline to also help improve hair growth.
Aside from encouraging youthful glowing skin and thick glossy hair, it can also be used to help heal sports injuries, damaged muscles, arthritis, and more.