Don’t let the name scare you – vampire facials provide you with great results and younger-looking skin. The treatment is essentially a combination of micro-needling and platelet-rich plasma, which is derived from your own blood through portions that contain these specific platelets. These platelets are then applied to your skin and because they contain such high levels of growth factors, help stimulate cell turnover.
In short, vampire facials use your blood to promote the healthy activity of your skin cells, resulting in a boost of energy for your skin. The treatment increases collagen and elastin, promotes antioxidant and hydrating properties and helps your skin to function optimally in every aspect. Results include the rejuvenation of the skin as well as the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars, which is why many bride-to-be’s schedules this particular facial before their wedding day. It’s a great way of helping you look and feel your best on your big day and ensure that your skin will be glowing all day long.
The process itself is quite painless, despite the name. The treatment begins by drawing your blood and once that is done, the blood is then put through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets and before these platelet-rich plasmas are placed on your face, you will receive micro-needling to help improve the quality of your skin.
Another reason this facial is popular for brides is because of the quick recovery time, which can be as little as a day or two. Of course, each patient is unique, so it depends on how well you respond to the treatment but most recipients need just one or two days before they can resume their everyday activities. You will see redness after the treatment, which is why sunscreen is highly recommended and you should avoid wearing makeup for at least a few days until your skin has fully recovered.
If you have a wedding coming up and want to try this type of facial, it’s best to book an appointment well in advance so that you’re ready for your special day. Doing it too close to the wedding is not recommended because you want to give yourself extra time for recovery. If you feel that you have premature wrinkles or wish to have fresh skin that is young and glowing, a vampire facial is perfect for you. Remember that this treatment makes use of your own blood, which is essentially being recycled, so it is perfectly safe and you don’t have anything to worry about.