What Exactly is a Vampire Facial?

August 24, 2021 Tags:

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Have you ever scrolled through Instagram to see a photo of your favorite celebrity or influencer’s face seemingly covered in blood? They’re not practicing for their Halloween makeup looks and what you’re seeing isn’t as scary as it looks. Commonly known as the “vampire facial,” this is actually a skin-care treatment, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

PRP facials are essentially a mask made of a component from your very own blood that is spread all over your face to rejuvenate your complexion. The expert providers at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery start by safely drawing your blood in a sterile environment, then spinning it through the Genius PRP centrifuge system to isolate platelet-rich plasma. When blood circulates through the centrifuge, it separates into three distinct layers: plasma on top, platelets and blood cells in the middle, and red blood cells at the bottom. PRP derives from the center part, also known as the serum portion.

Your own body produces this incredible serum that contains a high concentration of growth factors to use in a variety of ways. Some of the most popular ways to use PRP treatments are skin and hair rejuvenation or scar and stretch mark remedies. PRP can even be used as an injectable, similar to dermal fillers, or can combine with microneedling for an incredibly effective and technologically advanced treatment that will leave your skin glowing like Edward Cullen in Twilight.

The best part is that these treatments are virtually painless and require no downtime but leave you with beautiful, invigorated skin. Contact our experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today to get started on your renewed look with a vampire facial.

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