A vampire facial may sound appalling but before you cast your judgment on the facial rejuvenation procedure, did you know that the queen of selfies Kim Kardashian routinely treats herself to the treatment?
First of all, there are no vampires involved in a vampire facial. Generally, a vampire facial involves two major processes: micro-needling and a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment. A patient’s blood sample is obtained and quickly spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other components of the blood. The yellow plasma contains potent growth factors that will be re-injected into the dermal layers of the skin through micro-needling.
The pen used in micro-needling will create microscopic channels in the skin for the plasma to easily penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. Once the plasma has penetrated into the skin, the potent growth factors help stimulate cellular regeneration and consequently soften the appearance of fine lines, fill in volume-deficient areas, and lightened darkened spots. No wonder the Queen K looks consistently flawless.
Unlike other injectables, the vampire facial has minimal to zero risk of allergic reactions because one’s own blood is used. A series of 3 to 4 treatments may be done a month apart from each other. Results can be immediately noticed within 10 days to 3 weeks of the treatment and can last for roughly 12 to 18 months.
The PRP and micro needling combination treatment can also be used to improve the appearance of the neck, jawline, chest and decolletage, skin around the eyes, and the back of the hands and arms. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth.
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