The treatment is a combination of a microdermabrasion, followed by the application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma). The PRP is derived from the serum portion of the blood, which contains platelets. The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, stimulates cell turnover.
In laymen’s terms: It’s a facial that essentially uses, “your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells.
Typically, the process includes the initial blood draw, then running the blood through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. Then microneedling or microdermabrasion is performed just before the PRPs are slathered across your face. This can be accompanied with or without radio frequency, too.
The word “facial” for this procedure is slightly deceiving. A Vampire Facial isn’t a really a facial at all. It’s a medical procedure, as opposed to a cosmetic one. It is not performed by an esthetician and is only administered by medical professionals.
Vampire Facials require very specific medical equipment; the main equipment needed to perform the Vampire Facial (PRP) procedure are phlebotomy kits in order to draw blood and a centrifuge to spin the blood in order to separate out the cellular components of the blood plasma. After the blood is spun, the platelets are separated and then re-injected back into the face.
Most often pain medications are prescribed for any discomfort.