Vampire Facials® might be the newest trend in skincare after Kim Kardashian shared a post-procedure photo on social media, but the real reason for its popularity may be its advanced science and proven results.
Now, for the first time, the Vampire Facial procedure is available at Aesthetics Medical Spa in Missoula, Montana. The non-invasive cosmetic procedure has a much shorter recovery time than ablative laser treatments and uses the body’s own healing powers in order to create firmer, younger, and more vibrant skin.
The Science of Using Platelet-Rich Plasma
The big difference between Vampire Facials and other modern-day non-invasive facial is the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is extracted from blood and contains growth factors that help cells regenerate and heal. When PRP is used in conjunction with the cosmetic skin procedures of microneedling, the skin heals faster than in other instances and also boosts the production of collagen, a structural protein that makes skin firmer, fuller, and with fewer wrinkles.
Why Are They Called Vampire Facials?
It’s catchy, isn’t it? The reason we call this procedure a vampire facial is because a small amount of the patient’s blood is extracted at the beginning of the appointment and then processed to extract the PRP. The PRP is then applied to the skin to promote collagen growth and healing.
What It’s Like To Get A Vampire Facial
A vampire facial is much like any non-surgical facial involving laser light therapy or microneedling. Here are the steps:
- A medical professional extracts a vial of blood from you and then processes it to extract the PRP.
- The PRP is smoothed across your skin.
- Our experienced doctor performs the non-surgical facial procedure, microneedling. Microneedling uses thousands of tiny needle pokes to stimulate the skin to heal and produce collagen. At the same time, it allows the PRP under your top layer of skin.
- The PRP is again, applied to your skin, also encouraging cell regeneration and healing.
Most of the swelling from the procedure will go down in just a few hours, while the remainder will disappear in 2-3 days. With proper care, the results are long term. Because PRP is all natural and derived from patient blood, side effects are minimal.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Vampire Facials?
Vampire Facials are ideal for patients who are generally healthy and wish to improve the appearance of their skin. They are an excellent choice for both men and women who are not seeking an invasive cosmetic procedure, but want to get the most out of their procedure.
Meet Your Doctor: Lisa Pacheco
Dr. Lisa Pacheco has been using PRP for years to treat patients who are struggling to heal. For example, she has used PRP for prolotherapy, in which she strengthen and heals ligaments and tendons through non-surgical injections.
“It’s amazing science. As we age and our tissues degenerate, we can help our own tissue regenerate itself,” said Dr. Pacheco. “Regeneration of tissue is truly the medicine of the future.”
Dr. Pacheco is also very experienced in the microneedling procedure that is used in conjunction with PRP therapy.
Schedule Your Vampire Facial Consultation Today
The Vampire Facial is an exciting new option for men and women who want to improve the appearance of their skin–and it may be the right choice for you and your needs and goals. A consultation can help you understand your options as well as whether you are a good candidate for a PRP treatment.
Whether you are ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pacheco, or whether you’d like to ask a few question and learn about the procedure, we invite you to call our offices today or schedule a meeting online.