The vampire facelift, also known as the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial, includes drawing blood from you, separating the platelets, and then injecting them into your skin via micro-needling to accelerate the skin healing process which results in radiant and rejuvenated skin. Vampire facelift is a revolutionary treatment for treating acne scars, pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, blotchy skin, and anti-aging treatment for total facial rejuvenation.
Platelet concentration in plasma secretes various growth factors with roles in skin regeneration and induces the synthesis of collagen and other matrix components by stimulating the activation of fibroblasts, resulting in youthful skin.
At a cellular level, the growth factors released by the platelets help in cell regeneration, cell proliferation, and new blood vessel formation thus giving a young-looking skin.
Platelet activation plays a key role in the body's natural healing process by stimulating the dormant stem cells for new skin regeneration.
What is plasma and what are platelets?
Plasma is the liquid portion of blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and what are PRP injections?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the generation of newly rejuvenated skin. It stimulates the fibroblasts resulting in new collagen and elastin synthesis.
PRP injections are prepared by taking one to two tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your face through fine needles or micro-needling by derma pen. It also releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells that your body produces.
How soon can I see the results of PRP?
Within a few weeks of treatment along with an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture, and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months.
Is Vampire Facelift safe?
Vampire facials require extracting a person's blood, separating it in a centrifuge, and injecting the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) back into the face to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. Since it is your own plasma and platelet that is being used in the treatment for new skin regeneration and rejuvenation, chances of an allergic reaction does not arise, provided a professional perform the procedure.