What is a Vampire Facial?

A concentrated cellular matrix is made from your own blood.  A simple blood draw is done in the office and this matrix concentrate is made.  This concentrate is platelet rich plasma (PRP), which is full of amazing growth factors to enhance and stimulate healing.  These growth factors are then injected into the patient’s face. Injections are made into strategic areas to encourage skin healing and renewal through new collagen production and fresh skin cells full of human growth factors.  This increase in collagen and growth factors creates a more youthful, plumper, and firmer appearing skin, which is naturally refreshed with very little downtime.

How the Vampire Facial works:

The Vampire Facial is a minimally-invasive treatment made up of tiny skin injections into targeted areas of the face.  The injections are very small and similar to those used in Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments.

How long does a PRP treatment take?

An appointment for a PRP treatment will take about 30-60 minutes, though treatment time varies depending on the number of areas you are wanting to treat.

Who is the ideal candidate for the Vampire Facial?  In theory, we ALL are good candidates for this treatment if we want to improve the quality and appearance of our skin.  Specifically, the Vampire Facial can be used to treat:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Fine lines around the mouth
  • Dull, rough, or grey skin tone and texture
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne scarring
  • Crepey skin in the eye, neck and décolletage areas

Recovery after PRP therapy

The Vampire Facial requires little recovery time.  There may be redness and some tenderness on the 1-3 days that appears much like a sunburn. Occasionally some bruising may occur.  The initial redness will subside on the second day, and some patients then notice some swelling and a sandpaper texture to the skin the day after treatment.  By the third day, the swelling should diminish.  The sandpaper texture to the skin may persist for up to a week.

Though you may notice these changes, you will not likely have any significant downtime as a result of these symptoms.  You can go back to your regular daily activities after your appointment and, with a light make-up application, no one will be the wiser about your procedure.

Results of PRP Therapy: What can I expect?

Within a few days patients begin to see noticeable results. Within 2 to 3 months, when the greatest benefit is seen, individuals report fully refreshed skin that looks and feels more youthful.  These results can last between 1 to 2 years afterwards depending on the individual.

Caring for your rejuvenated skin

After your PRP therapy, skin hydration and sun protection are paramount.  A daily skin care regime that includes a good quality moisturizer and complete sunblock for the first 14 days following the treatment, then common sense use of sunscreen.

How is the Vampire Facial different from dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are made from a substance that mimics what is naturally found under the skin and are like a gel that fills in lines and folds on the face.  The body absorbs the product within 6 to 12 months and repeat treatments can be done if so desired.

PRP stimulates the body to create its own new collagen and tissue to create youthful volume and improve tone and texture.  It can often be used in areas where dermal fillers are not safe.  PRP treatment does not target individual lines and wrinkles but rather improves the overall quality of an area.

Is the Vampire Facial right for you?

While the Vampire Facial has been a media darling, its popularity is not just hype.  Early clinical data and positive patient reports indicate a strong future for PRP therapy.  As with any cosmetic dermatologic treatment, a thorough consultation with an experienced physician who can answer all of your questions and give you information about this treatment and your other medical options is a must.


If you want to learn more please call our office at 503 691-2000
Visit out our website: www.huebetssc.com, or email us: ma@huebertssc.com,
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