Vampire Facial®- Skincare Treatment that Promotes Cell Renewal
What is the Vampire Facial®?
The entire Vampire Facial process is performed at Face Doctors and takes about an hour. Results take around 2-3 weeks to see and a series of up to 3 treatments is recommended 4 weeks apart. With the Vampire Facial, your skin should still improve with time following your treatment programme.
During this Vampire PRP treatment, a small collection of blood, about 20mls, is taken and processed to give us the PRP required for your treatment. This is done by placing your blood in a centrifuge for 8 minutes separating the plasma and platelets from your red blood cells.
The concentrated source of autologous platelets within the plasma contain numerous growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration and remodelling. After application of a topical anaesthetic the PRP is then injected into your skin, much like having other cosmetic injections.
Areas of Use
PRP Health & Safety Information
Is PRP Safe?
PRP is 100% your own cells (autologous) and therefore there is no risk of allergy, or rejection. PRP is inherently safe. PRP is suitable for all skin tones and can be used in pregnant and breast feeding patients.
How long does PRP last?
After 3 treatments, a repeat treatment should be done within 2 years. This is because once tissue is regenerated and remodeled with this effect being long lasting, we unfortunately continue to age, and with time the problem areas begin to reappear.
Other Things You Should Know
- Not suitable for advanced signs of aging, therefore a patient with this profile may require a combination of treatments.
- Note results may vary for individual patients.
How To Prepare For Vampire facial®
Best results are obtained in those individuals who
- Do not smoke
- Avoid excess alcohol and drugs
- Avoid aspirin and antiinflammatories such as nurofen and voltaren 2 weeks before and 6 weeks after treatment
- Avoid Omega 3, Vit E supplements, Ginko Baloba for the same amount of time as aspirin and antiinflammatories
Vampire Facial® Side Effects
- Minimal swelling bruising and redness for 12-24hrs.
- Possible bruise at puncture site, visible for a few days.
- No allergic reaction as PRP uses your own blood.
Who Cannot Have PRP
- Smokers as the tar from cigerettes in particular inhibits growth factor production.
- Drug and heavy alcohol users
- Platelet or Clotting disorders (Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome, ITP)
- Acute or Chronic Infections
- Severe systemic disease e.g malignancy, chronic liver pathology
- On anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy eg. aspirin, warfarin, dipyridamole, clopidogril