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The ‘ Vampire Facial’ is one of the most talked about non surgical procedures in 2021 and though it sounds ominous, it is actually an amazing antiaging treatment that is quickly gaining popularity.

The Vampire Facial harnesses the body’s natural substances found in your own blood to reduce the signs of ageing whilst also in some cases, help with acne scarring too.

It can help tighten and brighten your skin.

Normally a course of 3-4 treatments are recommended a month apart to achieve the best results. The microneedling allows for the body to stimulate collagen too which can take up to 3 months to see the final results.

So how does it work?

During a vampire facial, a sample of your own blood is drawn from your arm.

The vial is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the red blood cells

Once the blood is separated, the platelet rich plasma with all the nutrients in is injected into the skin using a microneedling device.

Before treatment, numbing cream is applied to the skin to minimise any discomfort

If you are going for a Vampire Facelift, a Hyaluronic filler is also injected in the same appointment.

The suggested benefits of a vampire facial are:

  • Reduced wrinkles
  • Plump skin
  • Faded or diminished acne scars
  • Brightened skin
  • Reduce open pores
  • Rejuvenate under the eye area

As it your own blood that is used, there are no risks to this treatment. Some people experience redness and swelling post treatment but this resolves without any intervention within 24-48 hours.

This treatment is more than an antiaging treatment  as it works on healing and regenerating skin cells which in turn can give you a fresher and more vibrant appearance. Dull, lacklustre skin can be brightened, wrinkles smoothed, large pores reduced and skin tone and texture improved.

If this sounds a little macabre or fringe to you, you might be surprised to learn that even the biggest celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Bar Refaeli and British actor Rupert Everett have all undergone the “dracula treatment”.

Platelet-rich plasma has been used for over 50 years!

Vampire Facial FAQ’s

Does it hurt?

Face: Minimal pain, if needed topical anaesthetic cream can be used which will numb the face.

How many treatments and how often is this therapy needed?

While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 3-4 sessions. Each set of treatments are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have. Your practitioner will determine your treatment protocol according to your skin  condition.

What results can I expect from PRP treatments?

Improvement of skin texture and tone is noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes up to three months. Results will vary from person to person – during the consultation, the practitioner will examine your area of concern and taking into account your medical history and expected results for your case will be discussed thoroughly.

Are there possible side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation?

Mild / Moderate swelling and redness for 12-48 hours. Mild bruising may also occur. How long the side effects last will vary from person to person – in some cases, side may take longer to subside.

How long do results last?

Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 24 months after a completing a course of 4 treatments. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.

Please Note: results from the treatment will vary from person to person.

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