What can I expect from my PRP vampire facial in Boston?
A PRP vampire facial is a minimally invasive way of rejuvenating your tired looking skin and restoring its youthful glow. It is a combination of a microneedling treatment, followed by the application of PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma.
PRP is derived from your own red blood cells and is rich in platelets, growth factors and stem cells. These help to reduce inflammation, stimulate cell turnover, increase the production of collagen and elastin and regenerate damaged tissue and blood vessels. To put it simply, your body’s own natural healing properties are used to restore and replenish your skin cells.
At the start of your PRP vampire facial, your doctor will draw a vial of blood. He or she will then spin this down in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets from your red blood cells. Your doctor will then perform a microneedling treatment using a handheld device with tiny needles to create microscopic holes across your facial skin. Finally, the PRP solution is applied over your face.
As the microscopic injuries created by microneedling also stimulate your body’s natural healing response, combining this with PRP therapy increases the effects of both treatments.
You can ask your doctor to apply a numbing solution to your facial skin before your treatment to ensure that you experience minimal discomfort.
Am I a good candidate for a PRP vampire facial?
So, who are the best candidates for receiving PRP injections for skin rejuvenation? A vampire facial is safe and effective on all skin types and skin colors. If you are looking to reduce your visible signs of aging and even out your skin tone then you are an ideal candidate for this treatment. Also, patients with high levels of facial sun damage or premature fine lines and wrinkles will benefit greatly from a PRP vampire facial.
Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have open wounds or cuts on the skin, or have a history of poor wound healing should seek further medical advice before treatment. Patients with blood clotting or bleeding conditions should not undergo PRP therapy.
It is really important to make an appointment for an initial consultation with your chosen doctor. During this consultation, your doctor will discuss your individual medical history with you and determine whether a PRP vampire facial is suitable for you.
What should I expect after my PRP vampire facial?
One of the real advantages of having a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, such as a PRP vampire facial, is that it requires minimal downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities quickly. You may experience some slight inflammation, or redness of the facial skin for a couple of days after your treatment. This should clear up quickly on its own or you can apply a vitamin-rich hyaluronic acid to the skin to speed up healing. Many patients describe a feeling of mild sunburn for a couple of days after their treatment.
Your skin will be more sensitive after your PRP vampire facial, so your doctor will advise you to avoid sun exposure for about a month after your treatment. It is important to then apply a good quality, broad spectrum sunblock of at least SPF 30. You will also be advised to avoid wearing make up for a few days after your procedure, while your skin heals.
A reputable doctor at a top medical spa in Boston, such as Evolution MedSpa, will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan, with plenty of tips and advice for you.
What are the benefits of a vampire facial?
A PRP vampire facial has lots of benefits, including:
- As PRP is derived from your body’s own cells, then there is no risk of an allergic reaction which may occur when using synthetic chemicals
- A vampire facial is gentle on the skin and promotes the healthy regeneration of skin cells
- After treatment, your skin is better able to absorb skincare products, avoiding wastage and increasing their efficacy
- A vampire facial can reduce inflammation and help to treat fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone and improving skin texture
- A PRP vampire facial can also be used to minimise the appearance of scars
- The procedure has a quick recovery time and requires no anaesthesia
Are there any side effects with a PRP vampire facial?
As PRP therapy uses platelets and growth factors produced by your blood cells to stimulate your body’s own healing mechanisms, a vampire facial has minimal side effects. This also means that there is little chance of an infection of cross-contamination.
The side effects that you do experience will typically be mild and short-lived. Common side effects in the first few days after your treatment include bruising, inflammation and redness. These will usually clear up 4-6 days after your vampire facial. It is important to avoid touching or picking at your face while it heals.
Very rarely, a PRP vampire facial can lead to more serious side effects, such as infection and scarring.
Patients who have a history of cold sores may experience an outbreak after their treatment. Make sure that you discuss this with your doctor prior to your treatment.
Schedule your initial consultation for a PRP vampire facial at a top Medspa in Boston today
Make sure that you choose the very best board certified doctors to carry out your PRP vampire facial in Boston. At Evolution MedSpa Boston your treatment will be performed by one of our Harvard trained and highly skilled doctors, Dr. Eric Cappiello and Dr. Mariam Cappiello. Drs. Cappiello have extensive experience in performing PRP therapy and will be happy to help you on your journey to a more youthful glow!
Contact Evolution MedSpa Boston today to schedule a consultation and discover the benefits of a PRP vampire facial!