Vampire facial

New skin care generation

Vampire Facial therapy, also known as The Vampire Facelift, harnesses the body’s own healing powers to stimulate new tissue growth, giving your skin a healthy, more youthful appearance. Vampire Facial improves skin texture and tone and regenerates collagen, helping reduce wrinkles and lines, tackle blemishes, improve scarring and restore a healthy, youthful glow.

Vampire Facial is obtained with a safe blood draw and special centrifugation with a phase separator device that separates the different components concentrating the platelets in a layer called a Buffy coat. Properly separating the Buffy coat elements from the rest of the blood is not an easy task. That is why separation method plays a fundamental role in the actual concentration of the platelets.

We can treat the following conditions:

  • Facial deep and fine wrinkles
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Eyes bags and dark circles
  • Loose and saggy skin
  • Scars
  • Acne marks
  • Hair loss
  • Crepey hand skin
  • Stretch marks

Results vary by the individual but on average 80% of results are visible in 2 -3 weeks. Full results will take 6 -8 weeks on average with the exception for Hair loss PRP Treatment which will take 4-6 months.

Vampire Facial Results will last on average of one year. After that they will slowly decrease, that is why we recommend at least one treatment per year and for best performance even 2 to 4 treatments per year.

Treatment Overview: Vampire Facial therapy is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and infusing it into desired area.

Procedure (What to expect):
1. A healthcare professional will draw a sample of your blood with a needle. The amount of the sample depends on where the Vampire Facial will be injected.
2. The blood is placed into a centrifuge. This machine spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 15 minutes.
3. A technologist takes the separated plasma and prepares it for injection into the affected area.
4. Doctor/Aesthetic Practitioners will often use imaging, such as ultrasound, to pinpoint some specific areas for injection, such as the tendon. Your Doctor/Aesthetic Practitioner will then inject the Vampire Facial into the affected area.

Nature and Scope of the Treatment
Vampire Facial contains essential proteins that stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet-rich plasma, results will vary between individuals. Some patients may require multiple sessions to obtain desired outcomes.

Platelet-rich plasma, also known as autologous conditioned plasma, is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells.

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.

Vampire Facial injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue.

It is considered that injecting Vampire Facial into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections, researchers think the body’s tissues may heal faster.

Contraindications: You should not have Vampire Facial treatment done if you have any of the following conditions:
• An impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases, HIV, HTV, or immunosuppressive medications
• Skin conditions and diseases including: Facial cancer, existing or uncured. This includes SCC, BCC and melanoma, systemic cancer, and chemotherapy.
• Steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), communicable diseases, blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin)
• A history of medication over the past 2 months that could affect the skin, i.e., Accutane
• Pacemakers, a history of a severe heart disorder, arrhythmias
• Pregnant or lactating
• Blood thinning medications or blood clotting disorders
• Any active skin disease or disorder around the treatment site; acne, eczema, psoriasis
• A history of keloids or abnormal wound healing
• Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within 3 months
* Your practitioner will inform you in detail of additional Contraindications

Prior to Treatment, Inform Your Provider of the Following:

• If you have a history of facial and/or nasal herpes or fever blisters to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
• If you have a history of any significant allergy or skin sensitivity
• If you have any implants that could be metal
• If you are taking broad beta-blockers such as Inderal (Propranolol), please inform your provider as this medication may need to be changed to a select beta-blocker in advance of the treatment.
• If you have recently had a facial peel or surgery
• Recent use of self-tanning lotions, tanning booths, or prolonged sun exposure 24 hours prior to treatment
• All current medications and supplements including blood thinning, Accutane and use of Retin-A products
• If you have had Hormone replacement therapy
• If you have a history of Keloid scarring, if you are pregnant or lactating

3 DAYS BEFORE Treatment:
• Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, or other “anti-aging”, “acne”, and “bleaching” products. Also AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
• Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher.

Day of Treatment

• Please arrive to the office with a “clean face”. Do not wear makeup. No lotions, makeup or other topical products should be applied on the day of the procedure.
• If the area to be treated requires shaving due to hair involvement, please shave the area the evening prior to your visit, to avoid any trauma or rash from shaving.
• A topical anesthetic cream will be applied for about 45 minutes prior to your procedure.

7 DAYS BEFORE Treatment:

• Avoid chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, Laser treatments, or threading
• Discontinue blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids, and multivitamins, a minimum of 7 days (preferably 14 days) prior to treatment. It is fine to continue iron and vitamin D.
• If you are taking any blood thinners, please let your provider know immediately, as they may represent a contraindication to this treatment. These medications include Plavix, Coumadin and Heparin.
• Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications. We want inflammation to occur – as this is one mechanism by which Vampire Facial works.
• You may use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed prior to the treatment.
• Prescription medications (including heart and blood pressure medication) should be taken as prescribed right up to, and including, the day of and the day after your treatments.
• Avoid excessive sun or heat exposure.

Immediately Following Treatment:

• You may expect a certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment.
• You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
• You will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This typically diminishes within the same day or within 24 hours.
• If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products if directed by the doctor/aesthetic practitioner. Cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if necessary.
• Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.
• Light scabs may form in the treated area and remain for 24 to 48 hours.
• Do not pick or scratch treated skin but instead keep it moisturized.
• Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 24 hours following your treatment.
• Make sure you only use clean linens and towels during the healing process.

• Avoid pets and small children having contact with treated skin for the first 12 – 24 hours.
• During the healing phase, be sure to disinfect your cell phone or landline phone with alcohol wipes before use. Try to avoid your treated skin’s contact with the phone by choosing a hands-free option.

After Treatment Care:
• Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days).
• Use a gentle cleanser (i.e. Avene Clean-Ac Cleanser) and tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours.
• Use a gentle moisturizer as needed.
• Avoid excessive sun exposure, including tanning booths, and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher.
• Avoid warm environments (i.e., hot tubs, jacuzzi, steam rooms, hot yoga, saunas, etc.) for 3 days post treatment.
• By day two or three, your skin may feel a bit dry. This is normal and will resolve on its own.
• You may return to your skin care products and makeup when your skin is not irritated, typically 4 -5 days after treatment.
• You will begin to see improvements in the overall texture and tone shortly after your treatment, but the overall effects take up to 3 months, for optimal improvement.
• New collagen formation takes 4-6 weeks to develop; please be patient.
• It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart for maximum benefit.

Contact the Office Immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur:

• Drainage – looks like pus
• Fever or Severe pain

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