What is a “Vampire Facial”?

The PRP facial or ‘vampire facial’ is a technique many celebrities have had performed, making the catchy named procedure popular. Kim Kardashian popularized the treatment by posting pictures from her procedure on social media.

Platelet-Rich Plasma, as the name suggests,involves harnessing the healing mechanism in a person’s blood to trigger the natural process in the skin. This is a quick and easy way to get the body to repair the damage and restore it back to its original state. A sample of the patient’s blood is taken and then spun at high speeds in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma rich with platelets. This is then micro needled and injected back into the body to promote healing. Plasma can also be used for hair restoration, joint mobility and for healing chronic wounds.

The demand for PRP-related procedures has increased tremendously in the last few years. It is not only popular in the United States but is so all over the world.

PRP facial is done after numbing with a topical cream for about 30 minutes and is not painful. The complete effect is only visible after a month and lasts up to 12 weeks. However, the cellular rejuvenation experienced after the PRP facial is unparalleled as collagen production is stimulated.

Generally, best results are achieved with an initial series of treatments with yearly follow up.

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