PRP Vampire Facial Vancouver – Microneedling with PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
- PRP Vampire Facial Vancouver – Microneedling with PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
- What is the Vampire Facial Vancouver, Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma?
- What is the difference between a Vampire Facial and a Vampire Facelift?
- What are the benefits of Vampire Facial (microneedling with PRP)?
- How much does it cost for a PRP Vampire treatment in Vancouver?
- What is the best type of PRP for a Vampire Facial?
- Do you see results after one Vampire Facial?
- Is the Vampire Facial Painful?
- Is the Vampire Facial Safe?
- What are the risks and side effects of a PRP Facial?
- How long to recover from a Vampire Facial?
- How long do results last from a Vampire Facial?
- How often should you get a Vampire Facial?
- How does the Vampire Facial in Vancouver compare to other facial rejuvenation treatments?
- How to prepare for a Vampire Facial?
- Post-treatment instructions after a Vampire Facial?
- Why choose PRP Medical Aesthetics for your Vampire Facial?
- Request a consultation at PRP Medical Aesthetics Skin Care Centre
What is the Vampire Facial Vancouver, Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma?
For over 5 years now, the PRP Vampire Facial has been our most popular procedure. Patients are extremely happy with the powerful rejuventating effects of this procedure which uses natural growth factors from cells in your own blood. It’s amazing for overall rejuvenation, acne scars, and more. Patients often combine the Vampire Facial with PRP under eye treatments.
The combination of PRP and microneedling is referred to as a Vampire Facial. The Vampire Facial treatment was first popularized by Kim Kardashian in 2013. PRP is specially prepared using a sample of the patient’s own blood, which is spun in a centrifuge. Concentrated plasma contains growth factors in blood platelets known as PRP. Platelets can rejuvenate skin naturally, including skin quality, texture, and tone.1,2
PRP is often used to help treat acne scars and sun damage, but can also help with rosacea, melasma, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and overall skin quality.3–5 It has become one of the most sought after PRP treatments for collagen stimulation, cellular regeneration, and skin rejuvenation.6 The Vampire Facial enjoys almost 90% Worth It rating at Realself.com.
What is the difference between a Vampire Facial and a Vampire Facelift?
The difference between a Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift is the facelift adds dermal filler injections, so there is more lifting and volumizing added to the overall effect with the Vampire Facelift. Using dermal filler costs more – the total cost will depend on the amount of filler used. PRP Microneedling is always included with the Vampire Facial, but not always with the facelift.
What are the benefits of Vampire Facial (microneedling with PRP)?
PRP therapy is the main component of the treatment. It is very safe skin rejuvenation method for all skin types with no risk of allergic reaction. PRP stimulates tissue regeneration and microneedling treatments promotes skin regeneration through the production of collagen and elastin. Within the first few days, patients report smoother, softer skin with an improvment in wrinkles on the face and décolleté.
Even weeks after the treatment, there continues to be gradual improvement in skin quality, texture and tone. The improvement is very natural way to rejuvenate your skin. PRP and microneedling are very effective in treating all manner of acne scarring and pitting. They have even shown to help with mild rosacea.7
How much does it cost for a PRP Vampire treatment in Vancouver?
The price for a Vampire Facial treatment Vancouver ranges from around $600 to over $1500. The quality and concentration of PRP varies widely, along with the type of microneedling therapy used.
What is the best type of PRP for a Vampire Facial?
Concentrated PRP is the most important component of a Vampire facial.8 It’s important that the optimal platelet concentration is used so that enough growth factors are available for wound healing and tissue regeneration. At the beginning of the procedure, when blood is first taken, it’s important to start with enough so that the sample can be processed properly to obtain a high concentration of platelets, but also a low concentration of red blood cells and white blood cells (known as leukocyte poor PRP).
Do you see results after one Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial is a treatment effective in treating a variety of skin concerns, and almost all of our patients are very happy even after only one treatment. However, we usually recommend a series of three in order to see optimal results.
Is the Vampire Facial Painful?
Although the Vampire Facial involves therapy with microneedling, topical numbing cream is used for the treatment area, so the procedure is very comfortable with almost no pain at all. In fact, some of our patients tend to fall asleep during the micro-needling as the vibration is very soothing.
Is the Vampire Facial Safe?
If you are thinking about getting the Vampire Facial, you should choose your provider carefully, making sure that they are well trained and using very safe equipment and technique, otherwise you could risk cross-contamination or even scarring. PRP is a form of autologous blood therapy. Since blood plasma is used, the Vampire Facial should only be performed by under a doctor’s supervision at a medi spa or doctor’s office.
What are the risks and side effects of a PRP Facial?
Since the Vampire Facial involves microneedling, it’s possible to have a bruise after the procedure, but this is more likely when injections are made, such as during a Vampire Facelift procedure.
How long to recover from a Vampire Facial?
It may take 2-3 days on average to recover after a Vampire Facial. There is usually a few days where the skin may be slightly flushed, and feel a bit tight and dry, almost like a very mild sunburn. This is mainly due to having many tiny punctures in the skin from the microneedling. There may be some light flaking over a few days of recovery. Downtime from a Vampire Facial usually consistsfew days.
How long do results last from a Vampire Facial?
Although the treatment may take less than an hour, the results can last for a year or longer, especially after a series of treatments as the new collagen builds within the skin structure. and beautiful, guided by the body’s own regenerative ability, without surgical intervention.
How often should you get a Vampire Facial?
Depending on how quickly your skin ages, and your overall health, you may want to consider getting a Vampire Facial 1-2 times a year. Who is a good candidate for microneedling with PRP facial?
How does the Vampire Facial in Vancouver compare to other facial rejuvenation treatments?
The Vampire Facial is probably the most powerful type of non-surgical facial treatment, especially when combined with excellent quality and concentration PRP and high quality microneedling (e.g. the SkinPen Precision). The amount of improvement is often better than much more expensive procedures, including laser procedures costing much more. The downtime from a Vampire Facial is also much easier compared to a laser procedure.
How to prepare for a Vampire Facial?
- Prior to treatment, avoid alcohol and smoking up to 5 days before and after the procedure as they can have a negative affect on platelet function and blood flow
- Avoid over the counter medication, (eg. advil, ibuprofen), and supplements (eg garlic, ginseng, ginger, green tea, fish oil, Vitamin E) as these may interfere with platelets.
- Be well rested and stay hydrated on the day of treatment.
- Avoid fatty meals up to 6 hours prior to the procedure.
- Important: Do not stop any medication which has been prescribed by your doctor.
- Please do not wear any makeup or sunscreen on the day of treatment.
- On the treatment day, keep your skin is clean and dry. A light moisturizer is okay if you usually use it.
Post-treatment instructions after a Vampire Facial?
After treatment, the doctor may recommend a special recovery cream to help with healing and optimizing results. It’s very important to protect recently treated skin from the sun as it is more sensitive to UV radiation, which can lead to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (PIH). Try not to touch the treated areas, but it will be okay to wash with lukewarm water and or a mild cleanser after several hours (at least 4-6 hours preferably).
Why choose PRP Medical Aesthetics for your Vampire Facial?
At PRP Medical Aesthetics, we give you personal attention, taking the time to learn what your concerns are and make expert recommendations to help you look and feel your best. We start with a non-rushed consultation with our doctor, (who specializes in PRP), and and use only high quality PRP with Health Canada approved medical equipment for all our procedures.
Request a consultation at PRP Medical Aesthetics Skin Care Centre
If you’re interested in finding out more information about the Vampire Facial, please contact us today. Feel free to send us a message or book a free consultation online today.
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