If you’re looking for brighter, healthier, and younger-looking skin, a Vampire FacialⓇ from professional dermatologists may be the solution. The expert team at Loucas Dermatology in New York City offers the latest anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatments, including the Vampire Facial, at their office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. To find out if the Vampire Facial is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.
You may have heard of the Vampire Facial after Kim Kardashian’s famous post-treatment selfie. This innovative treatment uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood to restore a youthful appearance to your skin.
The process involves collecting a small vial of blood from your arm. Then, your doctor at Loucas Dermatology processes this blood in a centrifuge to separate concentrated PRP. Before they apply the PRP, your doctor uses a specialized microneedling instrument to create tiny, controlled micro-wounds on your skin.
Microneedling stimulates your body’s natural healing process, which promotes collagen production and tightens your skin. Then, your doctor applies the PRP over the micro-wounds on your face, allowing your skin to soak up the growth factors and healing properties the PRP contains.
PRP therapy has been used by orthopedic surgeons for years to help athletes recover from injuries. Platelets play a crucial role in your immune system, and delivering concentrated amounts to a certain area promotes rapid development of healthy, new cells.
The Vampire Facial rejuvenates your skin by flooding it with nutrients, allowing your skin to renew itself from the inside out. Since PRP comes from your own body, there’s little to no risk of adverse reactions or negative side effects.
In addition to skin rejuvenation, PRP is a popular treatment for:
First, the team at Loucas Dermatology evaluates your skin and discusses your specific concerns to determine whether a Vampire Facial is right for you. Based on your needs, they may recommend combining the Vampire Facial with another treatment, such as JuvédermⓇ facial fillers.
Then, they thoroughly cleanse your face and collect a blood sample for processing. It takes about 10 minutes to isolate the PRP. They use a specialized microneedling pen to prepare your face and then apply the PRP on top of the micro-wounds.
The entire Vampire Facial treatment takes 30-60 minutes. Your skin may be red and tender afterward, but this should subside within a few hours to days.
You start to notice more radiant, tighter, younger-looking skin within a few weeks after your Vampire Facial. These results last up to two years.
To find out if a Vampire Facial is right for you, call Loucas Dermatology or book an appointment online today.