With advancement in technology, newer, more rejuvenating skin treatments are taking over the worlds of dermatology and cosmetology. One of the most popular of the lot today, is Vampire Facial – A colloquial term for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
What is Vampire Facial?
Initially used for orthopaedic surgery, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is now endorsed by celebrities the world over. It involves using the patient’s own blood, hence the nickname ‘Vampire’.
In this procedure, your blood is drawn and the platelets are separated from the red and white blood cells. This platelet-rich plasma is then re-injected into your face.
Here’s how it works:
The skin is cleansed and the areas that require treatment are marked
About 2 teaspoons of blood is drawn from your arm
The blood is then subjected to a centrifuge which separates the plasma
This is then injected into strategic areas of the face via a minimally-invasive procedure
You may ask for pain-management treatment like a topical anaesthesia, beforehand
Platelets are little blood cells that promote clotting and as the clot is formed, healing enzymes are released. The therapy encourages production of new collagen, blood vessels and cells, which aids in skin renewal.
Skin problems it targets :
- Sun damage
- Wrinkles & crow’s feet
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines
- Dull and rough skin tone and texture
Wondering what the benefits of vampire facial are? You get visibly refreshed skin – It is natural and lasting, however, not permanent.
How may visits does it take?
For some patients, one sitting works well while others may require a few more, at regular intervals. This is best determined by the doctor himself.
Follow up with self-care – Always use sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and moisturise your face throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated.
Go ahead, feel and look refreshed!