Does your skin look dull, dry or sun damaged? Does your face look older than your years? Do you, or have you ever smoked? Do you feel like you have lost volume and skin tone? If you answered yes to any of the above then you absolutely need to consider a Vampire Facial!
Medical micro-needling with platelet rich plasma (PRP), AKA the Vampire Facial, is widely reported as the anti-ageing tool of the moment. Countless celebrities (most famously Kim Kardashian) have jumped on the bandwagon. The treatment was even provided as a gift in this year’s Academy Awards goodie bags. But does the Vampire Facial actually deliver results? In a word, YES! So what is it?
In the world of fantasy, Vampires are known for their eternal youth – and this is where medical micro-needling with PRP gets its nick-name. No, you don’t need to feed on life essence in the dead of the night, but your blood does contain potent growth factors that can be used to reverse the visible signs of ageing.
The Vampire Facial harnesses the natural regenerative powers of your blood. The treatment is therefore science based - and this is why it works! Our blood is made up of red and white blood cells as well as plasma. Plasma, or as we call it in the industry, liquid gold, is the star of the show when it comes to skin rejuvenation. The micro-needling pen creates injury to your skin via thousands of microscopic needles. Infusing plasma during micro-needling enables the PRP to penetrate the dermis and stimulate the healing cells responsible for the production of collagen.
The Vampire Facial encourages cellular regeneration and new tissue growth – a process that slows dramatically as we age. The result is fuller, tighter, younger-looking skin. Improvement in the skin is seen with each treatment, but a series of treatments about a month apart is recommended for optimal results. The greatest benefit is seen at around 2-3 months post treatment. Individuals report fully refreshed skin that looks and feels more youthful.
The Vampire Facial boasts many benefits both cosmetically and financially as it is an extremely cost effective way to give your skin a lift. While injectables (anti-wrinkle injections and/or dermal fillers) will always play an integral role in aesthetic medicine, the Vampire Facial is of particular benefit to those who are dubious about the injectable route. Medical micro-needling with PRP is completely safe and a great alternative because it uses your own blood. There are no artificial products being introduced which means we can generally achieve a more long-term result.
The Vampire Facial is Good for:
*Uneven Skin Tone
*Sun Damaged Skin
*Orange Peel Skin
*Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Kelly George is a Registered Cosmetic Nurse and the Director of Kelly George Aesthetics.If you would like more information please phone 6761 2612 or go to www.kellygeorgeaesthetics.com
Published in New England Magazine