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If you’re looking for a way to improve the appearance of your skin, you may have tried a countless number of creams, face washes, and other treatments. But have you ever considered a vampire facial?
This procedure has been growing in popularity in recent years. But what is a vampire facial, and what are the benefits it can provide? In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of the vampire facial.
A vampire facial is a cosmetic treatment involving micro-needling to deliver platelet-rich plasma directly into the skin, using it to rejuvenate it.
The simple way to explain it is that the treatment uses plasma to create a facial mask that is then injected back into your face.
Dr. Charles Runels first created the vampire facial in 2005, and the procedure has become very popular in South Korea, with it currently popping up around North America. It has even been featured on reality television shows such as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
At first, it can sound like a scary procedure — but it is almost completely painless, and the benefits can be impressive. The vampire facial is often used to improve the appearance of the skin, including reducing wrinkles and improving complexion.
The procedure begins with the aesthetician using micro-needling to deliver platelet-rich plasma directly to the patient’s skin.
Platelets are often associated with clotting blood, but they are also crucial for healing. They contain several growth factors that can help improve the appearance of the skin.
Once the platelet-rich plasma has been injected back into the patient’s face, it will begin stimulating collagen production and promoting healing in the skin by tricking the patient’s brain into thinking it needs to produce more collagen.
The vampire facial is performed as an outpatient procedure, and it does not require any downtime. The entire facial takes roughly 1-2 hours to complete.
You may experience some redness and swelling after the treatment, but this should dissipate within a few days.
There are several benefits associated with vampire facials.
Some of these benefits include:
In addition, many patients report feeling an overall sense of well-being after having the vampire facial.
This includes helping reduce anxiety and depression and improving sleep quality.
There is no special dietary preparation that is needed for a vampire facial. However, you should avoid taking any blood thinners or aspirin for at least two weeks before the treatment. Be sure to always consult with your prescribing provider regarding blood thinners.
You should also avoid sun exposure for at least a week before the procedure. Too much sun can give you sunburn, making the Vampire Facial feel much more painful on your skin.
It’s recommended that you arrive for the facial without any makeup, skin creams, or other face products applied to your face to keep any of it from getting into the open microneedle holes. We also recommend drinking lots of water leading up to your procedure to keep your skin hydrated.
While everyone’s skin will respond differently to the vampire facial, most patients will see immediate results after just one treatment!
In order to maintain and see the peak results of the vampire facial, three treatments are recommended, and you will continue to see the benefits of the procedure for up to 1 to 2 years.
There are always risks associated with any cosmetic procedure — but the vampire facial is considered a very safe treatment.
As the vampire facial uses your own plasma, there is no risk of contracting any diseases. Similarly, there is also no risk of an allergic reaction.
The only real side effect that has been reported is mild bruising and redness — but this usually goes away within a few days.
With our expert providers, Aviva Infusions is here to make sure that you are comfortable and informed every step of the way.
As a fully licensed provider of vampire procedures, Aviva adds a step that can only be done when recognized as an official provider: using Altar.
The patented ingredient in Altar, SBD-4, works synergistically to enhance all the steps’ effects and help supply blood flow to the fragile new growth of healthy cells.
Aviva has helped hundreds of patients through their first vampire facial, and they continue to come back for the benefits of the very natural result it provides.
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We hope this helped answer some of your burning questions about vampire facials. Visit our other blogs to get more in-depth information on the other cosmetic procedures we provide.