The vampire facial has been gaining a lot of attention lately, with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian advocating for its many advantages. But does it really work? Despite the hype, there is little evidence to show that it does or doesn't. The process has been around for about 20 years, and it is a non-invasive procedure that can be safely performed by a doctor or dermatologist with the right equipment and certifications. Vampire facials involve injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) under the skin along with a hyaluronic acid filler.
This takes advantage of your body's natural healing process, using plasma extracted from your own blood without the need for synthetic fillers. The procedure also combines microneedles, which use tiny needles to make nearly undetectable punctures in the skin. This stimulates collagen production in the skin and can help increase collagen production, lighten overall skin tone, eliminate minor acne scars, attenuate hyperpigmentation, and tighten skin. The side effects of a vampire facial are usually low, provided it is performed by a doctor or provider experienced with knowledge in PRP treatments.
Electromesotherapy or electroporation is another non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps products penetrate deeper into the skin without the use of needles. It is not as effective as a vampire facial or even an in-office microneedling, but it is much more affordable and accessible. Vampire facials are generally thought to be safe if done with sterilized equipment in a clean environment. Jeff Birchall offers vampire facials at his Dermacare Laser & Skincare clinics to clients looking to rejuvenate their skin through natural means.
As an added bonus, vampire facials are regenerative therapy that uses only the patient's own blood, thus avoiding the risk of allergic reactions present with some synthetic treatments.If you want to talk about whether a vampire facial is right for you, call Dermacare San Diego at 858-943-2443 or Dermacare Carlsbad at 760-472-5088 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carqueville.