Have you heard of the vampire facial?
While it may seem like something out of a bad thriller movie, it’s actually a thrillingly great treatment for the face.
A vampire treatment, otherwise known as PRP therapy for the face, is an anti-aging skin treatment that works by concentrating the healing power and regeneration of skin through activation of platelets.
The results of PRP treatment for the face includes improved skin texture and tone, reduced appearance of dark circles under the eyes, reduced appearance of fine lines and healthy, glowing skin.
We know these results are wanted by almost everyone when they look in the mirror. So, what are you waiting for?
In this blog post, we will explain 5 different reasons why you need to try PRP treatment offered by Dr. Chelsea Gronick in Kelowna.
The vampire facial is safe
When we say PRP, we are referring to platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are cells in the blood that help tissues heal and grow healthy new cells. PRP injections for the face promotes the body’s own collagen to grow and regenerate new tissue. When this happens, it results in smoothing and tightening the skin.
A vampire facial is safe on all skin types. There are no allergic reactions because your body will not reject your own blood.
We start with a simple blood draw to extract out the RPR. Using a PRP micropen, we introduce these growth factors deeper into the dermal layer of the skin. This is where stem cells will get activated to grow new tissues, resulting in younger skin.
PRP injections are natural
In a world full of unnatural procedures, the vampire facial/PRP skin treatment is 100% natural. Like we mentioned above, we simply use your body’s own anti-aging growth factors to increase collagen production.
Some fillers can have the effect of looking uneven or unnatural. But with PRP injections, it doesn’t look overdone and the effects are long-lasting.
No surgery, botox or fillers required for beautiful, young looking skin.
The vampire facial treatment is an easy procedure
There’s nothing to be nervous about when coming into the office to see me for your first vampire facial treatment. Lay back and relax in our clean and modern rooms while I work my magic.
One microneedle therapy treatment will take years off your face in less than an hour. We use the Eclipse Micropen, which is FDA approved. The treatment is most commonly done on the face but can be done on many different parts of the body including scalp, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
When you receive the microneedling part of the PRP treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin. A needle-tip containing 12 teeny tiny micro-needles is then attached to the Eclipse Micropen.
Then, a combination of hyaluronic acid and your PRP injections are applied to your skin. In one motion, the pen will be gently pressed against your skin while gliding in one direction.
Once the treatment area has been fully covered, the PRP treatment is finished.
Cleansing, numbing and the blood draw are done at the start of the procedure and then the microneedling takes 15-30 minutes.
Micro needle therapy doesn’t hurt
With the use of anesthesia, microneedle therapy is essentially painless. We would compare the feeling of treatment to light sandpaper being moved across the skin, or even a simple, deep exfoliation.
The speed of the PRP injection micropen reduces the discomfort in even the most sensitive areas.
It requires zero downtime
This speaks for itself. There are some treatments that will have a long recovery period with bruising sometimes happening, but with the vampire facial, there is next to no downtime. This means you can carry on with your regular routine, right away, as soon as you leave the office.
You may notice a redness to the face and a tightening of the skin right after your PRP injections and that can last up to 48 hours.
I recommend quality skincare products to help speed up the healing process and to provide moisture to the skin’s surface.
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Many patients notice an immediate glow once they have a vampire facial by me. Additional texture and changes to the skin develop over the following days with results continuing to improve up to 6 months after the PRP treatment.
To explore whether working together is right for you, you can schedule an initial consultation with me. I will go over the vampire facial with you and the other benefits of microneedling.
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Dr Chelsea Gronick
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