Beyond cosmetic procedures that treat age-related issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, there are procedures that help reduce and treat acne and acne scarring. Acne goes deeper than most facial related problems. A majority of cosmetic procedures are intended to promote healthy new skin from the first signs of aging, but acne is not only an external difficulty. Those who suffer with it also have a great deal of internal, emotional trauma. There is a heaviness of low self-esteem and self- confidence, in addition to a social anxiety that may bring attention to the condition.
Treating acne can, in itself, be hard to address because of the many different things that can cause it, such as diet and fluctuating hormones. Even as acne clears and heals, it leaves behind scars and hyperpigmentation that are also hard to address with just topical creams, and this is why PRP, specifically, the Vampire Facial is beneficial for treating acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and was first seen as a treatment for pain, arthritis, and other injuries in the body. The procedure used platelets from the patient’s own blood and reinjected them into the site where there was damaged tissue. PRP is drawn from your own blood and contains at least seven growth factors to heal tissue. It works beautifully by inducing localized inflammation, triggering collagen and other regenerative properties.
What is a Vampire Facial?
A Vampire Facial is actually a form of PRP that was developed to treat age-related skin issues, as well as hyperpigmentation and scarring. A Vampire Facial begins with drawing a vial of your blood and then separating it in a centrifuge to yield the platelets. Following the blood draw, the Vampire Facial will begin. Before the procedure begins the practitioner will apply a face-numbing cream to help aid in the discomfort — it’s not a painful procedure but the cream will address uneasiness. The PRP is then applied both before and after the microneedling. The microneedle wand resembles a hair brush, with tiny, microscopic needles within it. The microneedle is applied to your face and penetrates between .5 millimeters to 2 millimeters deep, or just below the skin’s surface. Throughout the microneedling part, more PRP is introduced to the tiny abrasions to promote wound and tissue healing. A Vampire Facial will not only address hyperpigmentation, but it will also benefit tissue that has deep, pock-like scarring as it smooths and balances the texture of your skin.
PRP recovery time
Because PRP is from your body, there are little to no side effects and the recovery time is quite minimal. You will experience redness directly after the procedure, but it fades quick enough to return to work later in the afternoon or the next day.
The best part of a Vampire Facial is you’ll continue to see results over time and well after a month, as your tissue continues to heal and regenerate.
Optimum results will depend on how much hyperpigmentation and acne scarring you have, but most people see results with the first treatment.
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If you suffer from acne scarring and hyperpigmentation and don’t know where to start, consider a PRP Vampire Facial and start healing your skin today!
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