Vampire Facials Questions and Answers
Vampire Facial is a micro needling procedure using your own platelet rich plasma to rejuvenate the skin. Visit Seacoast Rejuvenation Center for more information. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 101 Shattuck Way Suite #1 Newington, NH 03801.
While a vampire facial is not as gruesome as it may sound, it does involve your blood, but most importantly, no one else’s blood. If you have ever donated blood, a vampire facial is no more invasive than that! The process of a vampire facial is clean, straightforward, and painless and can help with numerous skin issues or conditions. To provide you with more information about vampire facials, we have answered some common questions about this cosmetic treatment below!
What does a vampire facial do?
A vampire facial combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to rejuvenate the skin on your face by stimulating various growth factors and increasing collagen and elastin production in the treatment area. Growth factors are naturally occurring substances in your body, such as hormones or proteins, that help with cell proliferation and wound healing. Collagen and elastin are fibrous proteins essential to the structural integrity of every connective tissue in our body and are also instrumental in wound healing.
With the microneedling portion of a vampire facial, a dermatologist or medical aesthetician will roll a handheld device with hair-thin needles over the skin in the treatment area to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate a healing response and initiate the flow of increased collagen and elastin production to the treatment area. Moreover, microneedling also allows the PRP to absorb deeper into the skin for boosted benefits.
PRP therapy involves the use of the platelet and plasma portions of a patient’s blood to boost the healing and skin rejuvenation process. PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors that can help with numerous kinds of tissue repair and skin issues.
To obtain the PRP, a doctor, nurse, or medical professional will draw a vial of blood from the patient’s arm and place the sample in a centrifuge. The centrifuge then separates the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood, while platelets are colorless cell fragments from bone marrow that help with healing and contain various growth factors. Once the PRP mixture is obtained, it is injected or massaged back into the treatment area.
What are the benefits of vampire facials?
Vampire facials can provide patients with numerous benefits! Besides increased collagen and elastin production in the treatment area, some other benefits of vampire facials are as follows:
- Can help with sun-damaged skin, pigmentation problems, and acne or burn scars
- Enhances skin tone and texture
- Improves moisture retention
- Quick treatment with minimal discomfort, zero downtime, and lasting results
- Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
- Suitable for the face, neck, and décolletage
- Tightens skin
Is a vampire facial permanent?
While vampire facials do not provide permanent results, their results do last for a significant amount of time. Most patients begin to see results within one-week, gradual improvements for one to two months, and then peak results that can last anywhere from one to two years.
Who can perform vampire facials?
According to the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant must conduct the initial consultation for a vampire facial. Moreover, the PRP blood draw and microneedling must be performed by a trained medical professional. However, basic application of the PRP without needles can be completed by a properly trained and educated med spa professional.
Seacoast Rejuvenation Center is proud to provide vampire facials to our great patients in Newington, NH, and the surrounding areas! For more information about vampire facials or an appointment, please feel free to call us or schedule an appointment through our website. You can find Seacoast Rejuvenation Center at 101 Shattuck Way, Suite #1, in Newington, New Hampshire. We serve clients from Newington NH, Portsmouth NH, Durham NH, Newmarket NH, Stratham NH, Dover NH, and Rye NH.