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What Are Vampire Facials (PRP Injections)?

Woman laying on a procedure bed, getting a vampire facial (PRP injections)

Though they sound scary, a vampire facial is an excellent way to refresh your look. Want to know how you can benefit from one? Find out here:

Many of us are constantly looking for ways to rejuvenate our skin and make ourselves look younger. One popular treatment is the vampire facial, a new procedure that is a blood-based way to get a glowy look. Of course, some folks are confused by the naming convention, otherwise referred to as a vampire facelift. What really happens during this procedure, and is it right for you? Let’s explore this PRP injection therapy in more detail to help you decide whether it’s the ideal option for your needs.

Table of Contents

What is a Vampire Facial?

What Does a Vampire Facial Do?

Can a Vampire Facial Make You Look Younger?

How Do PRP Injections Work?

What to Expect With a Vampire Facial

Who Can Benefit from a Vampire Facelift?

How Can Beautifi Help?

What is a Vampire Facial?

Have you seen any influencers or celebrities in the spa with a face full of blood? If you have, don’t worry, as it’s not a Halloween outfit or something worse! This is a vampire facial, which was actually popularized by celebrities posting the procedure on Instagram as many were shocked by the look of the blood. However, this facial is not scary at all for patients, and it can leave you looking refreshed. 

This type of facial has been very sought after in areas like South Korea, as beauty fans want a new way to get a youthful glow that doesn’t involve standard dermal fillers. A common rumor states that PRP injections are safer than fillers, but this needs more research to back it up.

What Does a Vampire Facial Do?

A Vampire Facial is essentially a facemask that’s made from your own blood. Sounds a little gory, right? In actuality, using your own blood is a great way to refresh your complexion. Only your blood is used (not anyone else’s) as the procedure relies on platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This procedure is painless, so don’t let the blood fool you; it can actually be a very relaxing experience!

While a Vampire Facial is great for your face, PRP injections are also used to treat hair loss. The platelet-rich plasma has been proven to be an effective treatment for alopecia and it’s very popular among men.

Can a Vampire Facial Make You Look Younger?

One of the main reasons why many clients rush to get this treatment is to help prevent the signs of aging. Vampire Facelifts can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and even sun damage. As PRP is inserted back into your skin, the cell production and turnover are increased. This also increases elastin and collagen, resulting in a smoother and fuller look. If you start having regular or semi-regular Vampire Facials, you can expect a more youthful facial appearance in relatively little time.

How Do PRP Injections Work?

While PRP injections can leave you looking refreshed and revitalized, how do they achieve this look? Well, when you undergo a PRP-based treatment, your blood is inserted into a centrifuge. This will separate the sample into three different layers including the red blood cells, the platelets, and other blood cells, and finally, the plasma. The PRP injections are then created from the blood cells and platelets. This is often referred to as a serum portion. 

Your blood platelets contain alpha granules. These pockets contain very high levels of growth factors and are ideal for healing wounds and improving the volume, texture, and elasticity of the skin. This platelet-rich plasma is re-introduced to the skin to stimulate cell turnover and to increase the production of elastin and collagen. It’s inserted in a non-invasive procedure, allowing you to achieve a fuller complexion without any pain or recovery required. On average, patients experience healed skin in two to three days. In a week’s time, nearly all patients are completely healed. 

What to Expect With a Vampire Facial

When you opt for a Vampire Facial, the process starts with drawing your blood. This needs to be done first, ensuring your sample can then be placed into the centrifuge to be separated. This will happen prior to each session, but the next steps may differ from dermatologist to dermatologist. For example, one may choose to inject your PRP back into your face like a filler, which will directly stimulate collagen production. 

On the other hand, some might combine your PRP injections with alternative treatments. Vampire Facials go hand in hand with micro-needling, resurfacing lasers, and even microdermabrasion. Any of these treatments help to prep your skin for the PRP to be applied to it. This is another great method to stimulate any collagen, reduce wrinkles, or even heal skin wounds. 

Who Can Benefit from a Vampire Facelift?

Almost anyone can technically be a candidate for a Vampire Facial, especially those who want a youthful or refreshed complexion. In addition, anyone that has sun damage, wrinkles, or fine lines is a great candidate t as the PRP injections minimize the appearance of these aging signs.

That being said, there are some potential candidates that should avoid Vampire Facelifts. If you have a family history of any blood diseases and/or bleeding or clotting disorders, you might have to opt-out of the treatment. If you’re unsure whether this affects you, consult with a dermatologist or medical provider before booking the treatment.

Though Vampire Facials are almost entirely beneficial, there are a few potential side effects. The risks of these are very low and your dermatologist will explain these in your initial consultation. The main side effect that disappears quickly is minor bruising and swelling on the injection sites.

How Can Beautifi Help?

Are you ready for your first Vampire Facial? If you want to achieve younger and plumper skin without undergoing invasive treatment, this popular procedure might be right for you. Always ensure you research any cosmetic treatment thoroughly before a consultation and discuss it with an experienced, reputable dermatologist or other medical professionals.

Fast forward to 2022, and Vampire facials have become a go-to treatment for evening out skin tone, reducing wrinkles, shrinking pores, and rejuvenating dull skin. Beautifi is happy to help you become your best and most confident self via these and other skin care solutions. We’re here to provide flexible financing for plastic surgery and elective procedures that aren’t yet covered by your healthcare plans. Contact us today to learn more or fill out an application!