You may have seen the famous photograph posted by Kim Kardashian West following her vampire facial, or seen the string of celebrities since then who have shared similar images – if so, there’s no doubt it will have piqued your interest to find out more about this treatment! For some people, this may be quite extreme for them to have done, so instead, they opt for something like a facial peel in Denver or with our practice, to give them another option that might suit their skin better. However, those that want vampire facials need to read on to learn more.
The proper name for a vampire facial is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP Therapy, and it works by using the body’s own healing process to reverse or slow down the signs of aging. The effects may be similar to those achieved by anti-aging products (such as Gundry MD Polyphenol Dark Spot Diminisher) commonly used in areas without advanced skin clinics.
How does it work?
The treatment works by first drawing a small amount of your own blood (just like a blood test), which is why it is often referred to as a vampire facial. We then use special equipment to separate the platelet rich plasma that we then inject back into your skin using a very fine needle and multiple injections. Before we inject the PRP, we apply a topical anaesthetic to the area to be treated to ensure the skin is numb, so you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort.
PRP Therapy is very effective for treating the fine lines around the eyes, as well as wrinkles in other areas of the face. It is also good for reducing the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, eye bags, etc.
The effects of PRP Therapy are visible three to four weeks after treatment, with improvements to your complexion continuing to show gradually over the next few months. It can be carried out as a single treatment, although people often choose to have top ups every few months to maintain results. Depending on your own unique skin concerns, PRP Therapy may work well in conjunction with a wider treatment plan including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.
Here at Face Matters we like to keep ourselves at the cutting edge of skincare therapies and are proud to be able to offer our patients the very best and widest range of treatments available. If you’d like to discuss your skincare concerns, just get in touch on 01244 343 363.