The vampire facial is a cosmetic proceedure that uses the patients own blood. The treatment starts with a blood draw. Your blood is then spun in a centrifuge, to seperate the platelet rich plasma from the blood. The platelet rich plasma is then injected back into the paitent.
The term vampire facial was first made popular when Kim Kardashian under went the treatment back in 2013, with social media literally exploding.
Your blood is not all cells but is predominantly made of a fluid called plasma in which your red and white blood cells are suspended. Also floating in the plasma are cells called platelets and their role is to clot the blood to stop bleeding In addition, platelets have proteins called growth factors that are responsible for the healing and regeneration.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) comes from the spinning of the blood in a centrifuge. This creates different layers of blood within the test tube, white cells, red cells and plasma. The plasma component contains high levels of platelets, which is know as platelet rich plasma.
Platelet Rich plasma (PRP) has increased concentration of growth factors in platelet-rich plasma may stimulate or speed up the healing process, shortening healing time for injuries, decreasing pain and even encouraging hair growth.
Step 1: your face will be covered in numbing cream, so that the treatment is painless.
Step 2: you will give blood just like you would in hospital from a vein in your arm.
Step 3: You can relax whilst the blood is spun in the centrifuge.
Step 4 :The platelet rich plasma is injected into your face, primarily around the eyes and skin folds
Step 5: The rest of your face will then be receive a Skin Pen micro needling treatment so that is can absorb the remaining PRP .
Most patients have a bright red face for the next 12 hours. After that there should be minimum signs that you have had the treatment.
The total cost including the Skin Pen Treatment for the vampire facial is £350. You will also receive a Skin Pen skin recovery skin to take home and use after the treatment.