In the simplest terms, this dramatically-named procedure uses material from your own body in an attempt to aid cell renewal and promote anti-aging. Blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge to separate it from platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP. This plasma contains cells that are supposed to encourage the growth of collagen and skin tissue and can be applied topically or reintroduced into your face using a needling technique. It’s a fairly short process, only lasting a half-hour.
How does it work?
The PRP is it regenerative technology that deploys aspects of your own biochemistry. When activated with a small quantity of calcium it becomes Platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM). The 8 growth factors that are released from the platelets will instinctively know how to repair and strengthen the specific tissues where they reside. Isolating the magic from your blood, the practitioner draws your blood from your arm (just like getting a blood test done). Then, using a centrifuge, the physician isolates platelets from that blood (PRP) all within about 10 minutes in the office! Only the extracted PRP and growth factors will be used.
How soon after the Vampire Facial can results be noticed?
You’ll see results immediately, but it’s really about long-term effects. This facial allegedly helps activate cell turnover, so you’ll remain fresh-faced and glowing for weeks. New skin cells mean you’ll be closer to the skin of your youth.
The Device used: Dermapen
Dermapen facial (Micro-needling) is meant to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers, which makes your skin smoother and all around clearer. “The Dermapen drives the isolated growth factors into the skin & creating stimulus for tightening and rejuvenation of the collagen of the face. The absorption of the serum is increased 100 fold,”.
Then practitioner paints the growth factors onto the micro-punctures so that the growth factors soak into the tissue for further stimulation of tightening and skin rejuvenation. The skin tightens, and glows with color, and scaring softens for beautiful, younger-looking skin.