The Solution to Aging Skin
Imagine your skin has started to show signs of aging. The first thing you do is start to stress about it and find ways to diminish the appearance of these signs. Well, stress only worsens the signs of aging. The first step is to keep calm and find a way to reverse the process. If you have heard of Kim Kardashian, then you will surely know that the best solution to changing the process of skin aging is the PRP therapy. The ground-breaking anti-aging treatment was made famous by Kim Kardashian and nicknamed “vampire facial.”
What is a Vampire Facial?
What is PRP?
A Vampire Facial is just a fancy nickname given to PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. It is essentially a regenerative therapy to repair the damaged or injured tissues on your face and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment is a minimally invasive technique that uses your own blood to treat the damaged tissues by initiating the regenerative process and in turn, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage.
To understand how the vampire facial works, it is vital to understand what PRP is. Your blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma, and each has a responsibility in keeping us healthy. While the white blood cells protect you against infectious diseases and foreign invaders, the red blood cells remove carbon dioxide and carry oxygen around, and the plasma carries blood cells and nutrients throughout our body. The platelets are rich in growth factors, increase blood flow and cytokines, which in turn, stimulate tissue recovery.
How is PRP Extracted?
PRP for the vampire facial is extracted from the patient’s blood to inject it into the skin. Several vials of blood are drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge processes the blood and extracts the plasma with platelets. When the centrifuge spins rapidly, the heaviest particles in the blood, red blood cells fall to the bottom of the vial. The red blood cells are followed by platelet-rich plasma, which also comprises of white blood cells. The top layer is the platelet-poor plasma, which is removed before the vail is placed in the centrifuge again. The rapid spinning of the centrifuge separates the white blood cells and platelet-rich plasma, which is then extracted using a syringe.
The Vampire Facial Treatment
At Vilate Med Spa, your vampire facial treatment will start with a consultation with your healthcare provider, who will determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.
You are an ideal candidate if:
- You are not a smoker or consume alcohol and drugs regularly
- You have not had any facial treatments done regularly
- You do not have aby bleeding problem or use blood thinners
- You do not have any infection, cyst, acne, or any other issue in the treatment area.
- You are in general good health and have realistic expectations from the treatment.
Your past and present medical conditions, medications, and allergies are also considered to determine if you are an ideal candidate. A blood test and skin biopsy may be prescribed to further clarify that you are suitable. A treatment plan is made and your blood is drawn to separate the PRP.
During the treatment, the treatment area is cleaned using an antiseptic, and a topical anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area. The PRP solution is applied to the area, and a micro-needling pen is slowly glided across to let the PRP penetrate into the dermis level of your skin. Micro-needling causes micro-injuries that stimulate collagen production and promote healing.
After the treatment, the area will be red and bruised for a few days. You may also experience swelling and a little pain, which will recede in a couple of days. To know more about the vampire facial, give us a call, and book an appointment with our experienced healthcare providers.