What is PRP or Vampire Facial and its benefits?
This non-invasive cosmetic procedure involves injecting the patient’s own blood back into the face. While the first line of action to fight fine lines and other signs of aging is professional skin care products or potent serums and boosters, some aging processes can’t be improved to the level we’d like with topical products alone. Now, women (including, reportedly, Kim Kardashian) are taking a page from True Blood and using their own blood to turn back the clock on aging skin. Multiple names may be used for treatments including PRP, Vampire Facial typically includes microneedling with application of Platelet-Rich Plasma. This procedure begins with drawing the blood from the patient and then using a centrifuge to extract the (PRP). The patient then undergoes a microneedling treatment. The PRP is then applied to the skin during the treatment for deeper penetration and optimal results.
The PRP treatment is a gradual process, so don’t worry if you don’t see any immediate results – it can take four weeks for results to become apparent, with improvements seen around the six to 12 week mark. Most people report looking more refreshed and youthful, with a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture. Overall, the results can last 12+ months
What is the Vampire Facelift?
The Vampire Facelift involves two procedures: The first phase involves the use of Selphyl (also called PRP or “liquid gold,”), which is considered the “vampire” part of the procedure.“Selphyl is not a filler – it’s a truly regenerative treatment that involves harvesting the body’s own wound healing and regenerative growth factors to improve skin texture, as well as age-related changes like fine lines and laxity. Although Selphyl can be used as a treatment on its own, many will opt for the full Vampire Facelift experience with the second phase of fillers added, which also means more immediate results.