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Put aging on hold with Vampire facial treatment
If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment that can erase the years from your face and result in younger, healthier-looking skin, the vampire facial treatment can be a great choice for you. The Vampire Facial is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment that rejuvenates your skin to give you a fresher, younger look. The facial combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to accelerate your skin’s natural healing powers to improve tone and texture, restore blood flow, and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The Vampire Facial can also diminish the appearance of acne and chickenpox scars.
What is Vampire facial good for?
What is a vampire facial?
The vampire facial is essentially a beauty treatment procedure that combines platelet rich plasma (PRP) with microneedle stimulation (needles are actually fairly similar to acupuncture needles and the devices used, are not nearly as scary).
It is aimed at rejuvenating the skin by inducing collagen production which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture, and tone as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and large pores.
A vampire facial is a combination of microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling uses short, fine needles to puncture the skin. These needles range in size from .5 to 2.5 millimeters. The needles feel like tiny pinpricks and only go skin-deep.
The pricks are used to “injure” the skin, prompting your skin to heal itself by producing elastin and collagen, and allowing the PRP to penetrate deeper. Once the microneedling is completed, PRP is applied to your skin topically.
What is PRP?
What is the process of vampire facial?
We all have platelets in our blood. PRP is a 3-step procedure that involves having your blood:
- Drawn from your arm
- Placed into a machine that separates the platelets from the rest of your blood
- Re-injected into you (only the part of your blood that contains a high concentration of platelets).
PRP is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein produced from blood. PRP has a large concentration of growth factors, helping tissue to heal and repair, and treat all types of skin issues.
The first step for a vampire facial is the initial blood draw, which is relatively painless. Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells.
Before the microneedling portion of the treatment begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the face to manage any discomfort of the needling.
Once the numbing cream is active and the microneedling has been completed, the PRP is rubbed on the skin. The PRP should remain on the skin for the rest of the day to maximize results. Patients will notice dry, red, sensitive skin, much like a light sunburn for the first few days after treatment.
Vampire facial benefits
Advantages of the vampire facial treatment
Vampire facial treatment improves the quality of the skin, and maintains its firmness, elasticity, and healthy color. The procedure normalizes metabolic processes and microcirculation in tissues. Increases the activity of the synthesis of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, and accelerates healing and tissue repair. It is used for the prevention and reduction of scars.
The vampire facial benefits are wide-ranging, addressing the needs of many without the necessity of undergoing painful surgery:
- Rough or uneven texture
- Fine Lines around your mouth and/or eyes
- Acne Scars
- Lines on the neck or chest
- Stretch marks
The obvious advantage of PRP therapy over other injection methods is that the patient is injected with his own resource, so it does not cause rejection and allergic reactions.
The procedure can be performed at any time of the year. It will be relevant both in summer to prevent photo-aging and dehydration of the skin, and in winter to strengthen the skin’s protective layer.
Before and after
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Two days before the PRP-therapy procedure, you should not eat fatty, spicy, fried foods. It is recommended to reduce physical activity and drink about two liters of water daily. It is not recommended to eat or smoke three hours before the session.
After the PRP-therapy procedure, decorative cosmetics should not be applied on to the treated area. And for an average of three days, it is recommended not to visit the sauna, swimming pool, sunbathe, or massage.
How long do vampire facial results last?
After your skin heals, you can expect to have a nice, dewy glow for a few weeks, but know that your results will just get better with time. Collagen stimulation, the tightening, and remodeling of your collagen happen over the course of six months to a year after a procedure like this.
Vampire facelifts and vampire facials can be easy to confuse, and they’re similar treatments. A vampire facelift combines a filler with PRP, and because of the instant plumping and smoothing effects of fillers, you’ll see some results immediately.
Vampire facials, on the other hand, combine microneedling, which uses tiny needles to make almost undetectable pricks in the skin. This will deliver the effects of PRP more deeply into the skin itself.
A vampire facelift is a great option for anyone who wants to firm or contour sagging skin, and vampire facials can help improve the skin’s texture or reduce the look of acne scars
Who is not a candidate for PRP treatment?
Not only rejuvenation
People who may not benefit from PRP include adults with:
- A personal history of active cancer
- Blood-related conditions, such as severe anemia or leukemia
- An infection in the treatment area
- Active smoker
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Botox and Dermal Fillers: Which Is Right For You?
Botox and Dermal fillers are currently some of the most popular products in the beauty industry for anti-aging. While Botox is the most popular nonsurgical aesthetic treatment, dermal fillers are quickly intruding on that spot. This, in fact, makes it harder to decide which facial treatment to choose for your skin. Know the difference before you make your decision.
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name of a specific botulinum neurotoxin. There are four FDA-approved neurotoxins available in the U.S.: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeauveau. Botox is a neurotoxin in the form of a purified protein that relaxes the face’s wrinkle-causing muscles.
Botulinum toxin is best used in areas of facial expression such as the frown lines, crow’s feet, and ‘11s’ between the eyebrows. Botox injections relax facial muscles, giving you a more youthful appearance. Botox can also be used to stop excessive sweating, a condition called Hyperhydrosis.
Botox is mainly used to treat dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles occur naturally around the eyes and mouth, and between the eyebrows. These wrinkles become more noticeable with age. Botox injections relax the muscles near these wrinkles. Not allowing muscles to move reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Botox is not used for fine lines caused by the breakdown of collagen. The aesthetician will inject the muscles that contribute to the specific wrinkles that you want to be treated. The injection process itself takes only a few minutes with noticeable results within two weeks.
What are Derma fillers?
Unlike Botox, dermal fillers contain ingredients that replenish volume in areas of skin thinned by aging. Such places are often found in the oral cavity, cheeks and lips. Derma fillers contain Hyaluronic acid that fills folds and creases and replenishes lost volume. They can also contour the face. Hyaluronic acid injections can help increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These injections can make skin appear firmer. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Volbella and Juvederm are the most common.
Derma fillers are designed to be injected under the surface of the skin to smooth it and give it the necessary fullness and volume. While both Botox and fillers are commonly used together, they work differently and are used on different lines.
Hyaluronic acid fillers come in a variety of thicknesses. The aesthetician will choose the right one for a particular skin. The right derma filler effects will last 5-24 months.
Most common substances used in derma fillers:
- Calcium hydroxyapatite – promotes the process of producing your own collagen;
- Hyaluronic acid – serves to restore and maintain youth, moisturizes and makes the skin smooth;
- Polyalkylimide – transparent gel compatible with the body;
- Poly-L-lactic acid – stimulates the production of more collagen in the skin;
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA) – semi-permanent fillers, in the form of tiny synthetic beads that are injected under the skin to give structure to deep wrinkles.
Botox vs Dermal fillers. Which one is right for you?
The use and effectiveness of both treatments depend on what your concerns are. Botox – blocks the muscles in order to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and folds caused by various facial expressions.
Dermal fillers fill and increase the volume of areas that have lost their smoothness (wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips and cheeks). Fillers can also be used to smooth out scars. In other words, lines of expression need botulinum toxin, while lines at rest need filler.
Derma fillers and Botox are different products and are designed for different purposes. At the same time, they can be combined in one treatment. For example, you can apply filler to correct smile lines around the mouth, and Botox to correct lines between the eyes.
Botox results last 6-9 months. Derma fillers’ effects can last from 6 to 24 months.
When you’re ready to reduce the effects of time, let the practitioners evaluate your skin and help you select the best treatment for your skin.