One of the newest procedures in aesthetics is a 2-part process, composed of two regenerative therapies; TruDOSE platelet-rich therapy and microneedling. called the vampire facial.
A vampire facial is a combination of microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Microneedling uses short, fine needles to puncture the skin. These needles range in size from .5 to 2.5 millimeters. Rest assured, the needles feel like tiny pinpricks and only go skin-deep.
These pricks are used to “injure” the skin, prompting your skin to heal itself by producing elastin and collagen, and allowing the PRP to penetrate deeper. PRP is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein produced from the patient’s own blood. Once the microneedling is completed, PRP is applied to your skin topically.
PRP has a large concentration of growth factors, helping tissue to heal and repair, treating all types of skin issues.
HOW IS A VAMPIRE FACIAL TREATMENT DONE?
A medical practitioner takes a little sample of your blood and rotates it in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from the blood and create an exact, therapeutic dose.
A numbing agent is applied to the face, to keep you comfortable during the procedure. The TruDOSE platelet-rich dose is topically applied to the skin and a microneedling device is used to create millions of tiny punctures to the skin. The needles feel like tiny pinpricks and only go skin-deep.
The microneedling device, containing single-use, sterile needle cartridges, is moved across the skin in a stamp-like motion. The device’s needles are adjusted to your skin type and treatment and go just deep enough to cause pinprick bleeding. This then triggers the production of collagen and drives the TruDOSE platelet-rich dose under the skin’s surface, which creates a process called the “healing cascade”.
When the skin is injured our body starts an automatic series of events, called the “cascade of healing,” in order to repair the injured tissues. The TruDOSE platelet-rich dosage remains on the face for 12 -24 hours, while the microwounds heal. Patients will notice dry, red, sensitive skin, much like a light sunburn, for the first few days after the treatment.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES A VAMPIRE FACIAL HAVE?
The Vampire Facial rejuvenates your skin by flooding it with nutrients, allowing your skin to renew itself from the inside out.
The microneedling creates millions of tiny pinpricks or “microwounds” in your skin, triggering a healing response that stimulates your skin’s natural collagen and elastin production. It also makes it easier for your skin to absorb the PRP, which further boosts cell renewal.
Blood vessels are like the roads to transport healing resources to the site of an injury. Platelets are directly responsible for the task of healing through a process called angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels). The TruDOSE treatment can help restore damaged skin, boost the healing process for wounds and injuries and serve as an anti-aging solution.
The platelet-rich TruDOSE component of a vampire facial also has a large concentration of growth factors, which helps tissue heal and repair, and may treat several types of skin issues. A vampire facial can:
• Correct hyperpigmentation
• Tighten laxs skin
• Minimize fine lines and pores
• Reduce scars
DOES TRUDOSE THERAPY HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
As TruDOSE therapy is based on a sample of the patients’ own blood, with no added materials or foreign agents, the treatment is extremely safe. Before the process is begun, your face will be thoroughly cleaned and the treatment itself is administered in a clinical setting.
The entire vampire facial treatment takes about 30-60 minutes. Your skin may be red and tender afterward, but this should subside within a few hours to days.
You will start noticing more radiant, tighter, younger-looking skin within a few weeks after your treatment. These results can last up to two years.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VAMPIRE FACIALS WITH TRUDOSE VS. OTHER PRPS?
All platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is not the same. Platelets contain a high concentration of growth factors and immune modulators, which have been shown to improve wound healing, improve hair growth, and possibly rejuvenate skin and other areas of the body. As each person’s platelet concentration is different, TruDOSE platelet-rich therapy differentiates from other PRP treatment options, by producing an exact therapeutic dose, based on each patient’s unique platelet-count.
This ensures a highly concentrated dosage enabling the treatment to reach an optimum effect for each patient. TruDOSE therapy should work for you. A successful outcome is reliant on several variables and we base our approach to your condition on a personal consultation.
Why Should You Choose Our Vampire Facial Treatment?
Our patient approach is based on the belief that treating any treatment requires an individualized consultation and a complete treatment plan for each patient.
Because we recognize that no two patients are alike, we never recommend a one-size-fits-all approach. Our skilled team pays great attention to three factors: a personalized approach in the medical facility, a thorough examination of each patient’s medical history with diagnostic tests, and a determination of the best possible treatment approach for each patient.
We offer high-end regenerative therapy options at the Regenerative Institute of Wellesley that can help you get your life back. If a vampire facial interests you, reach out to our office today.