Written by skincare specialist Bernice Crause
Vampires are known for their immortality and flawless skin, providing the perfect reason to consider the Dr Vampire treatment.
The Vampire Facial is the nickname for PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma. Our blood consists of red blood cells to carry oxygen, white blood cells to fight infections and lastly platelets that assist with blood clotting and help the body heal itself from injury.
Kim Kardashian West brought global attention to the Vampire facial when she had it done in 2013. So, credit, where credit is due, as Kim’s global ubiquity contributed to the Vampire facial treatment taking the medical aesthetic world by storm, while the combination of nature and science ensured the revolutionary technique will remain the first choice in skin rejuvenation.
When a Vampire facial treatment is performed, a small amount of blood is drawn, usually from the arm. It is then placed in a special centrifuge to isolate natural growth factors found in our platelets. When we put the platelet-rich plasma back into and onto the skin, we get various improvements in the skin.
This is all good and well, but why would one choose this treatment over any other rejuvenating medical procedure:
Simply, the Vampire Facial is for anyone, young and old, searching for healthy, rejuvenated and youthful-looking skin without the burden of harsh chemicals.
Growth Factors stimulate cellular tissue which regenerates and accelerates healing processes. Looking at normal blood’s characteristics, it contains only 6% platelets. However, in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), there is a concentration of 94% platelets, which translates into the powerful growth factor cocktail used in the Vampire Facial.
At Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we offer a state-of-the-art combination with our Dr Vampire lift. When one of our Aesthetic Doctors inject the platelet-rich plasma with Hyaluronic Acid into the skin, it spurs the production of collagen and the creation of new skin cells, rich in growth factors, to regenerate and heal itself. This results in younger, firmer and more supple skin.
We further use the platelet-poor plasma in a micro-needling technique which improves overall all skin tone and complexion.
We always advise our patients to start their skincare journey with a Dr Vampire treatment as this will stimulate all cellular activity to promote optimal skin health and provides an excellent base for further treatment. Whether you are struggling with skin redness, sensitivity or inflammation, this treatment will calm, support and strengthen your skin.
Looking at Melasma or hormonal pigmentation, normal treatments like lasers, deep peels, and deep needling cannot be done as they may result in too much inflammation. The Dr Vampire Facial is the one safe option that could provide you the same benefits and more without the downtime and inflammatory response.
Overall, the Dr Vampire could offer you up to 4 times better results in future treatments, while also strengthening the skin after trauma from deep CO2 lasers. The Dr Vampire can further improve lines
and wrinkles, firm and tighten the skin, facilitate in tissue repair and improve skin texture with limited downtime.
“Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grow up”