Vampire Facial vs Blood Facial vs PRP Facial
Vampire Facial vs Blood Facial vs PRP Facial…what’s the difference???
Lately, the Vampire Facial has been in the news again receiving more attention than ever!
Many people still have questions about it and ask what exactly it is, and what conditions it treats.
The Vampire Facial as well as the following mentioned procedures all utilize platelet rich plasma or PRP placed on to the skin, which is then driven into the dermis with a microneedleling device or roller. This allows the platelet rich plasma to penetrate the skin. The tiny needles trick your body into thinking there’s been an injury, therefore producing new collagen. The result is firmer, tighter, glowing skin.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and is a component of your own blood. It contains platelets including both stem cells and growth factors. PRP is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood and then processed it in a centrifuge to separate these vital growth factors. Because the PRP is “spun out” from the blood, the concentration of the growth factors and stem cells is much higher than what is found in regular blood.
If you think of when you have a scab on your knee from a fall, there is yellow gooey stuff around that scab. That is your PRP and is responsible for healing that wound!
There are also variations of the procedure called the Blood Facial or PRP Facial.
What’s the difference?
Basically, they are all the same thing, but the Vampire Facial is trademarked to be done in a specific way by licensed healthcare providers only.
This ensures that when providers are trained, they are using the materials in a safe and correct manner.
Using FDA approved kits and devices are an important component ensuring your patient’s safety. I use Eclipse PRP and Skinpen.
Candidates for these procedures are patients with acne scars, large pores, fine lines, milia, crepey skin, and anyone who wants a fresh glow to their skin. It improves color, texture, and tone. It does not take the place of dermal fillers. Both male and female patients ages anywhere from 21 and up enjoy this procedure! Down time is around 24 hours, and results can last up to six months. It can be repeated once per month.