What is a Vampire Facial?
The vampire facial uses a trademarked procedure that uses Hyaluronic (HA) Fillers such as Juvederm with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), a naturally occurring substance found in the human body. PRP once separated from our blood, is plasma that is enriched with platelets to introduce different forms of cell signaling protein molecules. This combination stimulates activity in the area that it is introduced to, triggering healing of bone and soft tissue. This results in a rise in cell turn over and an increase in collagen production.
PRP is made by taking a sample of a person’s blood and placing it in a centrifuge machine. The machine spins the blood sample at a high speed so as to separate the plasma from the blood. An activation process then takes place which “activate” the growth factors.
The therapy requires the extraction of the patients own PRP from their body; with this it is then injected into the desired area to promote collagen and overall healing response from the body.
Are Vampire Facials safe?
At Beauty and Curves the procedure is performed by certified Doctors only. Research reveals that it is a quick and fairly painless procedure which boosts the creation of new blood cells and collagen, and promises the best and safest skin rejuvenation known to woman. There is very little downtime after the procedure. There is no bruising, and just a little puffiness which will be gone within a couple of days
What can patients expect?
Numbing cream is applied to the face, neck and decolletage to numb the pain. Whilst waiting for the topical anesthetic to kick in, two vials of blood is taken from the clients arm using a needle and syringe. Only the platelets are re-injected back into the face, neck and decolletage via syringe and microneedling and the rest is thrown away. This whole process has to happen quickly because the platelets need to be back inside the body within ten minutes, otherwise they coagulate and turn to jelly. The holes made by the microneedling process also starts to close after 15 minutes. Within two months you will see a big difference in your face, especially around your eyes. Your skin will be fresher and plumper, and there will be fewer lines, especially on the neck and around the eyes.