What is a Vampire Facial?

What is a Vampire Facial?

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The vampire facial is one of the most exciting, popular, and innovative trends in the aesthetic industry. Blood is taken from your arm, spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and applied to the skin of the face, after microneedling. This highly effective treatment can be of tremendous benefit to the appearance and health of your skin.

What is microneedling?

When injured, your skin produces elastin and collagen to reform itself. Microneedling uses short, microscopic needles to pierce the skin, creating tiny, skin-deep wounds that cause a little discomfort but stimulate the skin’s healing process.

Why microneedle as part of a vampire facial?

Vampire facials utilise the extraordinary restorative powers of platelet-rich plasma to revitalise your skin. The tiny wounds caused by microneedling allow the plasma to penetrate deeply into the skin of your face, where it can be most effective and give you the best results.

Does microneedling hurt?

Before the process begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the face to minimise discomfort. After the treatment, patients are likely to experience dry, red, and sensitive skin, much like a light sunburn, but this will fade over the course of several days.

How is the facial applied?

Once the microneedling is complete, the platelet-rich plasma is applied topically to your skin by one of our aesthetic professionals. PRP helps damaged tissue to heal and repair and is effective in the treatment of a wide array of skin issues.

How long should I keep the ‘mask’ on?

For the best results, keep the plasma mask on for the rest of the day after treatment.

What are the benefits of a vampire facial?

Vampire facials can provide an array of impressive results. As well as reducing fine lines and signs of ageing, the treatment stimulates the production of skin cells, producing plumper, smoother skin over time. Microneedling with PRP is also effective in the treatment of sun-damaged skin and uneven skin tones, as well as visible acne scars.

Is a vampire facial safe for everyone?

Microneedling with PRP is safe for most people, but caution should be exercised by those with a history of blood disease, including clotting or bleeding disorders.

Ready to book your vampire facial?

Fill out our online contact form today or call us at either our Essex or Rickmansworth clinic on 0203 302 8558 (Essex) or 0203 302 1530 (Rickmansworth).