aNu offers Vampire Facial treatments, a unique skin rejuvenation treatment that combines microneedling with PRP therapy, for patients who are interested in reducing the visible signs of age and improving the overall quality of their skin. This treatment works to improve the quality of your skin at a cellular level for a radiant, younger-looking complexion.
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous treatment, which means it is derived from the patient’s own body, that consists of high levels of platelets that help regenerate and repair damaged tissues and cellular structures. When used for aesthetic purposes, PRP can help increase collagen and improve the overall quality and health of the skin.
What is a Vampire Facial?
This skin rejuvenation treatment combines microneedling and PRP therapy for enhanced renewal of your skin. The microchannels created by the microneedling treatments allow for better penetration and absorption of the PRP, which enhances the results of both treatments. Our Vampire Facial treatments can help restore a brighter, younger-looking appearance and reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and other skin imperfections.
Conditions that a Vampire Facial can be used to treat include:
- Dark circles in the under eye area
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- “Crepey” skin in the eye, neck, and/or décolleté areas
What can I expect during a treatment session?
Vampire Facial treatment sessions can last anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour. First, we apply numbing cream to the face and we will draw a small amount of the patient’s blood and place it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and create PRP. The PRP is then applied to the face and treated with microneedling, which allows the PRP to deeply penetrate the skin and maximized the effects of both treatments. There is little to no downtime associated with this minimally-invasive treatment and most of our patients are able to resume their normal routines immediately following a treatment session.
When will I see results?
You may begin to see an improvement in the tone of your skin within a few days of your Vampire Facial. The most visible results of this skin rejuvenation treatment usually develop within two to three months of your treatment session and can last for up to two years. Multiple treatment sessions may be required in order to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Results may vary.
Am I a candidate?
PRP therapy is an autologous treatment, which means it should be safe and effective for most patients. Prior to your Vampire Facial, we will review your skin type, skin concerns, and general health and determine if this is the right aesthetic treatment for you.