You probably saw the photos on Instagram: the face of a celebrity or an influential person is covered in blood splashes. No, this is not Halloween makeup; in fact, this is one of the latest trends in skincare, also known as “vampire face care”.
So what is it and how does it work? Do not let the name fool you. In fact, "this is usually done in full light," says the Vampire Facial Clinic in Boston. Seriously, treatment is a combination of microdermabrasion followed by PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which when applied to the skin stimulate cell metabolism.
A vampire face care is a person who essentially uses your own blood to promote the healthy activities of your skin cells says Vampire Facial Boston. Our blood is made up of red blood cells and serum that contain our white blood cells and platelets.
This helps our skin function optimally, increasing everything from collagen to elastin, and also gives antioxidant and moisturizing properties. Platelet-rich plasma is now commonly used locally as part of an ordinary face, used together with a microneedle to enhance penetration into the skin, and is even introduced into the skin in the same way as skin fillers.
Sounds serious? Well, it’s somehow like that - since the treatment starts with venipuncture (taking blood) to get blood. But, contrary to popular belief, it is relatively painless - except for the first needle injection.
Typically, this process involves an initial blood sample, then a blood pass through a centrifuge to isolate platelets. Then you get a microtigger or microdermabrasion just before your PRP is applied to the face. This may be accompanied with or without a radio frequency. “It sounds dark and mysterious, but in fact, it is central to our evolving understanding of skin physiology and best practices that can help improve skin quality.
Regarding recovery, it can take one or two days of downtime before you are ready to take to the streets. Recipients may need one or two days, depending on how aggressive microdermabrasion was on your skin. You will exit the procedure a little red, almost like sunburn, which means that after the procedure it is recommended to use sunscreen. The use of cosmetics, however, is not recommended.
Are you a candidate?
Those with “premature wrinkles, high levels of sun damage, or someone who wants their skin to be thinner and fresher” are the ideal candidate for this procedure. However, if you have a history of blood diseases, including bleeding disorders or bleeding, you should not seek PRP treatment.
As for the risks, there are not as many of them as you think. In fact, the only risk you are actually exposed to is bruising during venipuncture.
How much is it?
The cost usually varies, but in a dermatologist’s office, the treatment will cost you about $ 1,000, and the price will vary depending on your provider. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimal results, and that treatment should be done no more than once a month.