Aging is a natural part of life, but who says you can't keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible? Advancements in cosmetic medicine have made achieving a glowing, rejuvenated look easier than ever.
The vampire facial, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is an innovative procedure that takes advantage of your body’s natural healing capabilities to restore vitality to your skin.
There’s no better place to experience this rejuvenating procedure than at Optimum Endocrine Care in Calumet Heights, Chicago, and Munster, Indiana. Dr. Nidal Hasan and our team are committed to offering the best of these innovative treatments.
This article explains a vampire facial and what to expect from the procedure.
What is a vampire facial?
This innovative treatment combines microdermabrasion or microneedling with PRP therapy. During the process, a small amount of your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma, which is rich in growth factors.
This plasma is then re-applied to your face, jump-starting your body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes. The result is refreshed, revitalized skin that looks and feels years younger.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Your vampire facial at Optimum Endocrine Care will typically take about an hour, depending on the extent of the treatment area.
The procedure begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Hasan. He’ll discuss your skin care goals, medical history, and any concerns you might have.
Your face is then thoroughly cleaned to remove any oils, makeup, and dirt, ensuring a clean surface for the procedure.
A small amount of your blood is drawn, typically from your arm, and spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma.
Next, we use a device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries on your skin’s surface. This process stimulates your skin’s natural healing processes and allows for deeper penetration of the PRP.
We then apply the PRP onto your face, usually with a syringe, or spread it topically onto your skin.
What should I expect after the procedure?
After your Vampire Facial, it’s normal to experience some redness, similar to a mild sunburn, as well as possible swelling or bruising at the needle sites. These symptoms should dissipate within a few days.
Dr. Hasan will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your skin after the treatment. This typically includes avoiding sun exposure, using a gentle cleanser, and not wearing makeup for 24-48 hours.
Most people can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure, but taking the rest of the day off might be best to let your skin rest and rejuvenate.
You’ll start noticing improvements to your skin within a week, with full results visible after a few weeks to months as your skin continues to produce new collagen and elastin.
While results from a single vampire facial can be impressive, more dramatic and longer-lasting results are typically achieved with a series of treatments, usually spaced about a month apart.
A vampire facial is a groundbreaking treatment that harnesses your body’s natural healing power to revitalize your skin. At Optimum Endocrine Care, Dr. Hasan and our professional team are highly experienced in performing this innovative treatment.
Now that you know what to expect during and after a vampire facial, the next step is to schedule your appointment online or call 219-732-2231.