What You Should Know About Vampire Facials?

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With Halloween just around the corner, celebrities with red face paint have taken over social media, showcasing their vampire facials. Have you believed that the new Halloween makeup sensation is vampire facials? The vampire facial is a revitalising aesthetic procedure to address skin problems. The term “vampire facial” refers to both the treatment’s resemblance to the use of blood for rejuvenation and the way in which it makes your skin as perfect as a vampire’s (Hint: Edward Cullen).

Let’s break down all that you need to know about vampire facials. 

What Are Vampire Facials?

The vampire facial rejuvenates the skin from the inside out by stimulating the body’s natural healing and growth processes. In contrast to standard beauty facials, which work on the skin’s surface by exfoliating dead skin cells and polishing the skin’s surface by removing surface impurities, this procedure works from beneath the skin.

Vampire facials combine two popular skin rejuvenating treatments, micro-needling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, that renders your face red mid-treatment. Unlike the treatments where inert materials are injected into the skin to make it look plumper and younger, these treatments mandate the use of an individual’s blood.  

How Are Vampire Facials Performed?

Vampire facials are non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures that can revitalise your skin. An onlooker may assume that the process is complicated, yet it is quite straightforward to follow. First, micro-needling with a derma roller is carried and then the plasma infusion treatment is done. 

The derma roller resembles a lint roller but contains heaps of tiny needle-like projections that produce micro-injuries on the skin’s surface and subsequently promote collagen formation. Drawing blood, treating it to maximise its renewing properties, and finally injecting blood into your face and neck’s skin are the three fundamental processes of the plasma injection technique.

Have you ever given blood for laboratory tests? You most certainly have. The process of applying a tourniquet and drawing just enough blood to fill a test tube is the same whether drawing blood for samples or vampire facials. The next step is placing the blood test tube on a machine called a centrifuge, which uses centrifugation to separate blood into layers.

For the next stage, which involves injecting the extracted plasma into the skin of the neck and face, the separated plasma is the desired component. Numerous growth elements in the retrieved platelet-rich plasma promote healing and give the skin a rejuvenated appearance.

Are Vampire Facials Beneficial?

Kim Kardashian’s mid-treatment selfie posts nine years ago, which caused a spike in interest in these aesthetic facials, were the catalyst for vampire facials’ initial rise to fame. It is reasonable to assume that the popularity of vampire facials has not declined and is increasing with each passing year due to the positive results they produce.

Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of vampire facials. 

Restores Youthful Appearance

Collagen is a protein that is an essential structural component of numerous human structures, especially the skin. It maintains the skin’s barrier functions, suppleness, and moisture, keeping it healthy, plump, and youthful. However, as people get older, especially after 25, their bodies produce less collagen and less collagen of high quality. Skin drooping, wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and markings are more common as a result, along with more obvious symptoms of stress, sun exposure, and environmental deterioration.

Vampire facials work wonders in restoring the youthful glow and appearance of the skin by stimulating natural collagen production and boosting the skin with a supply of growth factors. As a result, it keeps signs of ageing from appearing on the skin and keeps it healthy, hydrated and firm. It also maintains a smooth skin texture and improves complexion.

Quick Process Yet Lasting Results

Vampire facials typically run between thirty to sixty minutes but deliver noticeable benefits. The vampire facial usually requires three sessions to see improvements, but it can repair a significant amount of previous skin damage and preserve the results for up to two years. Getting regular vampire facials is a healthy activity, but the effects last even if you cannot attend regularly.

Pain-Free Process

Even though a numbing cream is applied topically to make the procedure pain-free, vampire facials only inflict little discomfort because endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, are also released during the first phase.

Minimal Time and Preparation Involved

If you’re concerned that you’ll have to visit your doctor’s office frequently before the start of treatment, either for preparation or otherwise, your worries are completely baseless. Despite what it might appear, there is no pre-preparation phase, prior preparation time, or excess time required for the vampire facial procedure. On the day of the treatment, everything is done during your scheduled appointment time.

Are There Any Downsides of Vampire Facials?

The transient swelling, redness, scarring, and itching that can sometimes occur following a vampire facial treatment are the main drawbacks, but these side effects usually go away within a few days as the body’s natural healing process kicks in. Choosing an accredited specialist for your treatment rather than falling prey to those with subpar clinical abilities and increasing your risk of infection, scarring, and prolonged recovery is the key to minimising side effects, minimising downtime, and hastening recovery.

Are You A Suitable Candidate For Vampire Facial?

Vampire facials, also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), have certain distinctive characteristics, including the fact that they are effective on individuals of all ages and skin types.

With constant therapy and adherence to the recommended precautions, a vampire facial can address all issues, including sun-damaged skin, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. However, you might not be a good candidate for a vampire facial if you have blood-borne diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B or C, bleeding or clotting abnormalities, cardiovascular conditions, or cancers like skin and blood cancer.

It is always a good idea to speak with your dermatologist and primary care physician to discuss your concerns and determine whether a vampire facial might suit you. WeCure has a team of internationally accredited professionals to manage all of your problems.

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