Vampire Facial: an Innovative Rejuvenation Treatment
One of the most popular treatments used by celebrities and skin care patients throughout the country is the vampire facial. More formally known as a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial, the process behind this procedure is advanced and effective. The skin care specialists at Back to 30® uphold the highest standards of safety during treatment to ensure the best possible outcome for your care.
Through the innovative use of PRP, our practitioners can minimize signs of aging in a single, one-hour procedure. This service is offered at each of our locations throughout Upstate South Carolina, including our offices in Greenville and Boiling Springs.
What is a Vampire Facelift?
During the procedure, a member of our team will draw a small amount of blood from your arm. After centrifuging the sample to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood, we can apply the platelet sample to the surface of your skin. The nickname comes both from the rejuvenating quality of the treatment and its use of blood.
Benefits of the Vampire Facelift
In addition to its minimal invasiveness, a vampire facelift offers patients:
- Minimal Downtime: Although you may experience redness and swelling after the procedure, these effects usually fade within the next day or two.
- Minimal Discomfort: Most patients notice negligible sensation during the procedure. Unlike a facelift, a vampire facial does not require incisions or stitches.
- Minimal Risks: As the procedure uses natural substances found in your own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
- Fast Results: The effects of your procedure will be visible over the next two weeks as new skin growth occurs.
Because the platelets in our blood contain growth factors, this procedure encourages collagen growth, cellular growth, and skin rejuvenation. A study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that the use of PRP was particularly effective for skin rejuvenation.
Am I a Candidate?
A vampire facial is a great alternative to a facelift because it can help you address similar areas of concern without surgery. We often recommend the procedure for patients hoping to address:
- Frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Lines between the brows
- Jowls or sagging cheeks
- Unevenly toned or textured skin
A vampire facial is effective on its own or in conjunction with other skin care services, such as Botox or IPL.
What Can I Expect at My Appointment?
To minimize any discomfort, we will begin the visit by applying a numbing cream to your face. One of our skin care specialists will then draw blood from your arm. Depending on the current condition of your skin and the extent of the areas we are treating, we will typically remove no more than 10 teaspoons of blood.
After separating the platelets from the other fluids in a centrifuge, the yellow-colored platelets are topically applied to your skin. Rather than reinjecting the platelets, we perform a minimally invasive topical application. Using microneedling to access your skin where the treatment will be most effective, we will then reapply the yellow platelets to the entire surface of your face.
Combining With Other Treatments
A vampire facial is effective on its own or in conjunction with other skin care services, such as Botox or IPL. During your consultation, we can recommend which treatments are right for you and design a personalized treatment plan.
Refresh Your look
Boasting several convenient locations, a skilled team of skin care professionals, and state-of-the-art tools, the staff at Back to 30 are ready to assist you in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Skin care consultations are complimentary at all of our locations. Schedule yours today by contacting us online or calling our offices at (843) 362-2140.
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