Vampires are lucky for managing to look youthful for centuries.
A Vampire Facial® can’t quite promise that, but women who undergo the procedure generally agree that the fresh glow of their skin takes years off their appearance.
And no, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds. Plus in case you’re wondering, this increasingly popular anti-ageing skin treatment is done in the bright light of day, not in the wee hours of the night.
Vampire Facials in Atlanta are sometimes done at spas, but many women feel safer and more comfortable having the procedure performed at a licensed physician’s office in a medical setting. Keep reading to see how Vampire Facials in Forest Park and Alpharetta can help you today!
We’re going to need a bit of your blood (that’s why it’s called ‘vampire’).
Don’t worry, this part is no different than a medical technician drawing blood for a blood test. In this case, though, that blood is ‘spun’ to extract plasma, which contains platelets (nature’s healing mechanisms), as well as key nutrients and growth factors.
That Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is then injected throughout the face, typically with a ‘microneedling device.’ Numbing cream or pain-relief medication are typically used, though some women still report some temporary discomfort.
PRP has been found to be helpful in an increasing variety of medical and cosmetic treatments.
Since the body’s own healing powers are being put to use, PRP injections are often considered a more natural approach than some traditional types of treatment, as part of a growing branch of health care known as Regenerative Medicine.
As the PRP penetrates facial tissue, it can help stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein that tends to be more prevalent in the skin of younger people, which is why they tend to, well, look young. By increasing the volume of the skin tissue, Collagen also promotes a ‘tightening’ of the skin, countering the sagging effect that tends to occur over time.
The improvements in appearance may take a few weeks to be noticeable. Also, in many cases repeated treatments may be recommended by your provider to achieve the results you want.
Combined procedures for combined impact.
For the greatest improvements in appearance, Vampire facials are sometimes combined with microdermabrasion. This is essentially a ‘sanding’ of the skin with a fine abrasive material or spray of fine crystals.
By exfoliating and removing dead skin cells, the surface dullness and unevenness of aging skin can be replaced with a brighter, younger-looking tone and texture. Microdermabrasion also softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as age spots, sun spots, and old acne scars. What’s not to like about that?
Are there risks to a Vampire Facial?
Physicians and researchers agree that PRP injections carry no inherent risks. Any problems found to date have generally been traced to unsterile conditions in non-medical environments or improper procedures performed by insufficiently-trained non-medical personnel.