With so many new facials, injections, hair removal, and other beauty trends popping up on the market it can be hard to keep track of what’s what. It can be even more perplexing when these new treatments arrive with fun or funky names. A vampire facial may like having a doctor slather your face in minced garlic, but, don’t worry, that’s not what it’s about. You won’t be leaving the office smelling like you could repel a vampire. You may have seen the vampire facial mentioned on Instagram accounts of famous names like Bar Refaeli and Kim Kardashian. They’re usually shocking photos of the recipient’a face covered in bloody specks (if you’re squeamish about blood, it may not be something you want to google). Andon Aesthetics offers vampire facial in Burbank. It can assist you with getting rid of wrinkles, large pores, and scars by generating growth to replace them.
The vampire facial uses a combination of microdermabrasion and application of platelet-rich plasma. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that renews your overall skin texture and tone. It can improve the look of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, age spots, sun damage, melasma and many other skin related issues and conditions. The platelet-rich plasma used in the vampire facial is derived from the serum of the blood (which contains the platelets). Those platelets contain growth factors which can stimulate cells to turnover. If that all sounds too scientific, simpler terms, the blood, and plasma used in a vampire facial promote your skin cells to have healthier activity using your own blood. Our blood has serum and red blood cells that contain white cells and platelets.
The platelets in your blood work as growth factors that boost your skin’s functionality. It can work on improving your elastin, collagen and be a key player in bringing hydrating elements and antioxidants to your skin. You’ll see platelet-rich plasma is now being used in topical applications in facials as well as being injected in a similar way as fillers. If this all sounds complicated and painful, it isn’t really. There’s just the initial needle pinch where the blood used in your procedure is draw. That blood is then run through a centrifuge which isolates the platelets. From there your face will be given microdermabrasion or micro needling so that the platelets can better penetrate your skin. Once a micro procedure is done the PRPs are spread on your face.
When it comes to recovery it can take about a day or two. This all depends on how aggressive the micro needling or dermabrasion has been on your skin. You should expect to finish the procedure will facial redness akin to sunburn (sunscreen is recommended post-facial). Candidates for a vampire facial are those with high sun damage, premature wrinkles as well as anyone that seeks to have a more even skin tone or fresh-faced appearance. It is a risk however for those that have blood disease issues which include clotting. The procedure itself doesn’t have much risk apart for some facial bruising. If you are interested in scheduling a vampire facial with Adon Aesthetics you can easily schedule an appointment on our website.