Glow (Vampire) Facial:

Platelet Rich Plasma + Microneedling

woman with vampire facial

The Glow / Vampire Facial or PRP facial combines two processes, microneedling and platelet rich plasma application (PRP).

 

Microneedling involves the use of a device that contains fine needles which puncture the skin at various depths to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that stimulates new blood supply and new collagen synthesis to fill these microscopic wounds.

PRP application involves extracting a few milliliters of blood from the patient and then spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, the fluid part, from the red and white blood cells. The fluid part is then applied or injected into the skin, during this process the platelets release various regenerative growth factors. Growth factors send messages to the body’s cells and tell them to start the healing process. By concentrating the platelets and placing them directly into aging skin we can encourage the body to heal itself.

This can help with 

  • Tired and dry skin

  • Loose skin

  • Hyper-pigmentation

  • Scarring

  • Signs of skin ageing

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Overall skin texture and tone improvement

References 

  1. Cho JM, Lee YH, Baek RM, Lee SW. Effect of platelet-rich plasma on ultraviolet b-induced skin wrinkles in nude mice. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2011;64:e31-9.

  2. El-Domyati M, Barakat M, Awad S, Medhat W, El-Fakahany H, Farag H. Multiple microneedling sessions for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation: an objective assessment. Int J Dermatol. 2015;54(12):1361-1369.

  3. Kim DH, Je YJ, Kim CD, et al. Can platelet-rich plasma be used for skin rejuvenation? Evaluation of effects of platelet-rich plasma on human dermal fibroblast. Ann Dermatol. 2011;23(4):424-431.