The Vampire Facial
Celebrities like Kim K and Bar Rafaeli are among the ghouls boasting about an anti-aging skin treatment called the Vampire Facial (also known as the Platelet-rich Plasma Facial or PRP Facial). And, truly, who wouldn’t want the timeless skin of a vampire (without the garlic and bite marks, of course)?
How the Vampire Facial Works
For us mere mortals, a skin treatment that takes advantage of the healing power of own blood might make us a bit squeamish, at first blush. But the treatment is backed by some sound science that reveals why PRP injections have the power to combat aging. Smooth Synergy Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas explains why, “The platelets in our blood are rich in proteins and growth factors. Just as they can heal wounds, they can effectively be used to rejuvenate skin.” Liakeas says, “A PRP Facial can promote cell growth and can repair skin at the cellular level, giving patients the potential for a more youthful appearance.”
What to Expect from PRP Treatment
The Vampire Facial starts with a blood draw from your arm. The platelets are extracted and injected into the skin through microneedling, which most clients describe as feeling like tiny pricks in the skin. These micro-injuries coupled with the healing power of growth factors, stem cells and proteins stimulate the body’s repair mechanism, aiding in cell turnover and skin regeneration. For millennia, vampires have known that blood is liquid gold. It turns out they were right!
Vampire Facial Benefits
PRP injections can stimulate collagen growth, reduce wrinkles and return a healthy glow to the face. Its results are often likened to a facelift and, since the Vampire Facial is minimally-invasive, there’s the added benefit of little to no downtime following a PRP Facial.
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