This skincare treatment has exploded with popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. The vampire facial is a combination of a microneedle treatment followed by the application of a platelet-rich plasma that’s pulled from the customer’s blood, this plasma contains high levels of growth factors that stimulate cell turnover when applied to the skin. This vampire facial treatment uses your blood to promote healthy skin cell activity on the face. But what are platelets? Basically, they’re growth factors that act as energy boosters for the skin. It increases collagen and elastin production while also introducing new antioxidants and hydrating properties to the skin.
It begins with the drawing of your blood, but that part is painless. At Enriched Med Spa, we never want our clients to be uncomfortable during any of our procedures. After your blood’s been drawn, our team will run it through a centrifuge in order to isolate the platelets necessary for the treatment. Before your facial begins, you’ll receive a microneedling treatment to prepare your skin.
Once your treatment is complete, your skin will need a few days to recover. This will all depend on the aggressiveness of the microneedling treatment. Immediately after your vampire facial, your face will be red, as though you were slightly sunburnt. This means that you should avoid being in direct sunlight and pack the makeup away until you’re fully healed.
The ideal candidates for a treatment like the vampire facial are individuals who experience premature wrinkling, large amounts of sun damage, uneven skin tone or who just want younger looking skin. However, if you’ve had a history of blood diseases, have a blood disorder or consume blood thinners, then avoid seeking out the vampire facial.
What are some of the other benefits you can expect from having a vampire facial? On top of an increase in collagen and elastin production, this platelet-rich plasma will tighten fine lines and open pores, reduce or eliminate wrinkles and scarring, rejuvenate your skin, plump deflated areas of the face like the cheeks and forehead, and correct sun damage. The great thing about vampire facials is that, because the product comes from you, there are no side effects. It’s a safe and discreet treatment that many can benefit from.
At Enriched Med Spa, our expert staff is committed to providing you with the means to obtain the skin you’ve always wanted. Located in Woodbridge, Ontario, our treatment list includes the vampire facial, along with Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, microneedling, laser hair reduction and more. Be sure to call us or go online to schedule an appointment and book your free consultation.