Vampire Facial Overview
A vampire facial might sound strange, but don’t let its name scare you away. This revolutionary treatment uses the most advanced technologies that fight aging and diminish scars and flaws while restoring a glowing, fresh, younger looking face — with little to no discomfort or downtime. The vampire facial can reduce or minimize acne scars, dullness, discolorations, wrinkles, and uneven texture. The face is left looking smoother, tighter, more youthful, and more radiant.
The treatment is minimally invasive, and many patients see significant improvement after just one session. But, like all facial procedures, it should only be performed by an expert in facial aesthetics who knows how to properly perform this advanced treatment to fit your skin type and individual needs. A vampire facial is different from other treatments because it combines two proven, powerful technologies to deliver results you can’t get from standard facial treatments or creams. The secret is the power of your body’s own natural healing processes that stimulate natural collagen and elastin production within the skin, making it look and act younger.
The Vampire Facial Process
Before you schedule anything, it’s important to come see Dr. Siegel for a consultation. There are many different types of facial skin rejuvenation, and depending on your concerns, he will help you determine which procedure (or combination of procedures) is best for you.
Microneedling involves making tiny, repetitive punctures in the skin, so it’s important to stop certain facial creams and treatments several days before your procedure. Dr. Siegel will also give you specific instructions for your own treatment after your consultation.
The vampire facial combines dermal micro needling with a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, which is an amazing ingredient found naturally in your body’s own blood. Dr. Siegel uses the highly effective Dermapen®, the original micro needling pen that has the most advanced and safest tip for remarkable results. The amazing effects of derma micro needling are paired with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to give you an amazingly healthy, rejuvenated appearance for your entire face.
For the best results, Dr. Siegel recommends avoiding makeup, sunscreen, or other items on the skin for 12-14 hours after your treatment. This will help it heal more quickly, and give you maximum results. Depending on your individual concerns, Dr. Siegel may have more specific instructions for you to follow after your procedure.
What happens during a vampire facial?
Dr. Siegel takes a teaspoon of the patient’s own blood from the arm and processes it in a special machine that separates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP contains special growth factors that work to rejuvenate the skin and encourage it to produce more collagen and elastin. This gives skin a firmer, smoother, and supple look and feel. Then, the skin is numbed and derma micro needling is used in conjunction with an application of the PRP on the face. While the Dermapen stimulates the skin’s natural healing process with tiny injuries, it also enables the PRP to deeply penetrate the skin. The PRP’s growth factors nourish the skin’s cells with the body’s own natural healing mechanisms.
What should I expect after a vampire facial?
Some patients experience minor swelling and redness that subsides quickly. Most patients report little to no discomfort and no downtime needed. Results may be visible within a few days, will full results appearing within 4 weeks. The vampire facial results can last several months, and we’re confident you’ll be thrilled with your own “before and after” transformation! What you’ll see is a dramatic boost in youthfulness and correction of skin concerns, while making you look fresh and glowing. The vampire facial has the ability to reduce or eliminate the appearance of acne scars, imperfections, dull color, rough texture, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Is micro needling safe?
When done by an experienced facial plastic surgeon, the Dermapen is extremely safe and offers numerous benefits. The Dermapen uses disposable tips, so there’s no need to worry about getting a clean, sterile treatment with each patient. And, the gentle yet effective action of the tiny needles offers just enough to stimulate the skin’s repair process without unnecessary pain or damage.