When it comes to strange skincare regimens, this one might just top the list. Vampire facials are one of the more eye-popping trends in skincare, not just because of its spooky name, but due to the fact it actually works!
While the procedure may appear a little unorthodox, even some of the biggest celebrities swear by its skincare benefits, including Kourtney Kardashian. Below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the vampire facial including what it is, how it works, how much it costs, and where you can try out the new trend.
Essentially, a vampire facial involves micro-needling with PRP benefits. During a vampire facial, your doctor or specialist will use a needle to take a sample of your blood. Then, the blood is run through a machine that separates the platelets creating protein-rich plasma (PRP). PRP has better regeneration benefits than full blood, which allows skin cells to repair and grow. After the PRPs are separated, your doctor will perform micro-needling to open tiny areas in the skin right before your PHPs (platelets) are slathered back onto the face.
What are the benefits of a vampire facial?
Vampire facials can help smooth lines and wrinkles, diminish acne scarring, minimize pores, alleviating sun damage, or adding color back to the face that has become dull. This is all done by both stimulating the growth of collagen and adding the benefits of PRP, which contains proteins that help with repair and regeneration. Final results can usually be seen within a week of the treatment.
Who is a good candidate for a vampire facial?
Most skin types can benefit from a vampire facial; however, people with blood disorders or on blood thinners should avoid this procedure. Vampire facials are best for people who do not have a low tolerance for pain or will be uncomfortable with the thought or sight of the blood. Vampire facials can benefit anyone who has experienced aging, dullness, spotting, or acne scarring.
Do vampire facials hurt?
The micro-needling portion of the treatment can be uncomfortable, but you can ask your doctor or specialist can apply a numbing cream to help with the sting or discomfort. You may also experience a little pinch during the blood extraction, but it should only last a moment.
How much does a vampire facial cost?
Depending on where you receive your vampire facial, the average cost of a vampire facial is about $900-$1,500.
We assure you after getting a vampire facial you will glistening from head to toe! If you are interested in seeing what all the fuss is about when it comes to vampire facials, call Academic Alliance in Dermatology today to book your consultation.