Vampire Facial® Treatment in Fredericksburg, VA
What's a Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial is a simple, innovative, youth-boosting procedure which utilizes growth factors from your blood to revitalize your facial appearance. These growth factors, known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), are concentrated from your blood in a centrifuge in the comfort of your healthcare provider's office. Once isolated, these growth factors are injected into problematic areas on your face to elicit a healing response, creating a more youthful appearance through the production of collagen, blood vessel growth, and fatty tissue. When combined with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, the procedure is referred to as a Vampire Facelift<sup>®</sup>.
If you are looking for fresher, younger facial skin, schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare practitioner in Fredericksburg who specializes in the vampire facial treatment. Call (540) 356-3353 or contact Dr. Anne Truong online.
Vampire Facial Benefits
The vampire facial results in dramatically rejuvenated skin, helping to correct many skin complications which plague your face. In particular, the vampire facial benefits people with:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of volume or smoothness
- Skin discoloration
How Does PRP Work to Rejuvenate Facial Skin?
Platelet-rich plasma—rich with growth factors—is renowned for its ability to clot blood and accelerate the healing of injuries. PRP treatments first emerged into the public eye in the 1980s when they were used to speed soft-tissue healing after heart surgery. Since then, PRP has gained popularity for accelerating the healing of injuries, burns, and wounds—especially injuries sustained by famous athletes like Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal.
Unfortunately, most facial skin problems and aging effects are not active injuries. In order for a person to experience the healing potential of PRP through a vampire blood facial, micro-injuries are necessary. These micro-injuries, created by a micro needling device, deliver the PRP into the skin and stimulate elastin and collagen production to the area. It is this production that imparts a fresh, revitalized appearance.
What to Expect from a Vampire Facial
A vampire facial is a simple, in-office procedure that takes roughly 30 minutes. To begin, your healthcare provider will draw a small amount of blood from your arm (about 2 tablespoons). Using a centrifuge, plasma is isolated, creating your own special formulation of platelet-rich plasma, rich in growth factors.
Next, a micro needling device will inflict micro-injuries, triggering your body's healing response to the area. Your healthcare provider will "paint" the micro-needled areas with your PRP so that it may be absorbed into the skin to work its blood-clotting magic and accelerate repair and healing.
You may experience minimal discomfort from the extraction of blood—nothing more than when your doctor takes a routine blood sample. There may also be minimal pain during the micro-needling injection process, but local anesthetics can be used to relieve pain. Fortunately, you can resume normal activity immediately following the procedure.
Vampire facial aftercare recommendations usually include no work restrictions but may involve minimizing sun exposure with use of sun-protection creams. Various restorative creams may be recommended by your healthcare professional.
Vampire Side Effects & Results
While the vampire facial is a safe procedure, there are potential side effects that can occur. The most frequently experienced vampire facial side effects include:
- Slight pain
- Minimal facial swelling
- Facial redness
- Minor risk of infection (primarily in immune-compromised individuals)
Most practitioners of the vampire facial recommend three sessions in three months and then once-a-year maintenance sessions. Many patients see vampire facial results within a couple of days of receiving treatment; however, results may vary. Many patients experience the effects of PRP therapy for up to 1 year.
Using PRP for a vampire facial is a completely natural, effective means to repair your damaged or aging facial skin, reduce wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. Request more information about platelet-rich plasma and the vampire facial procedure today. Call (540) 356-3353 or contact Dr. Anne Truong online.
Truong Rehabilitation Center
Address10340 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm