Dracula and Edward Cullen may be spooky, but for many of us they can’t compare to the fear of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and premature wrinkles. Fortunately, science has found a way to help mere mortals like us achieve the eternal youth typically reserved for vampires. The secret to Vampire Facial® is blood, of course, but it doesn’t require biting anyone’s neck! Vampire Facials refer to a type of plasma rich platelet (PRP) therapy, which uses elements of your own blood to rejuvenate your skin.
PRP therapy is a lot less scary than anything you’ll read in an Anne Rice novel. It involves drawing a small amount of blood, then using a centrifuge to separate the blood into three layers; red blood cells at the bottom, platelets in the middle and plasma at the top. The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which means reversing signs of aging and rebuilding collagen. Once the components are separated, your clinician creates platelet-rich plasma serum. In addition to rejuvenating the skin, PRP therapy has been shown to reverse hair loss and aid in the recovery of musculoskeletal injuries.
To apply the serum to your skin, your clinician will first perform a microneedling or microdermabrasion procedure to ensure that the PRP serum is absorbed. Microneedling involves tiny pricks to the skin that may cause some initial redness, but are typically painless. Within a week, your old reflection will have disappeared from the mirror, replaced by a newly youthful countenance.
Because it involves the use of your own platelets, PRP therapy offers a more holistic alternative to cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers. PRP therapy harnesses your body’s own healing powers to give the most natural looking results. If you’re looking for a safe, scientifically proven method to achieve a healthier complexion, book your Vampire Facial at Angelic Medispa today.
By Angelic Medi Spa
September 30, 2021