Primary Care & Aesthetic Medicine

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Vampire Facial Procedure


Similar to the Vampire Facelift, but without the use of fillers, The Vampire Facial®, your own blood is extracted from your arm, as if you were donating, and then for ten minutes, this blood is put through a centrifugal system to separate the platelets and fibrin from the red blood cells.

While this happens, you have freezing gels applied to your face to limit any pain or discomfort during the procedure, and then the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is applied to your face to the areas that you want treated. The Vampire Facial is a unique experience that begins with micro-needling and involves the application of PRP topically and allows absorption into the skin.

Vampire Facial Procedure

  • Micro-needling is performed to stimulate collagen growth and allow the PRP to penetrate further into the skin layers
  • Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm
  • Blood is centrifuged in the office
  • PRP is applied topically to the face

You would be a prime candidate if you’re in your early 30s, which is when you would see the treatment’s effects best. Some key areas that would be pretty usual would be the forehead, bags or other signs of tiredness and ageing around the eyes, lines around the mouth, and pretty much anything that you’re concerned about.

In terms of pain, the best way to describe it is “mildly uncomfortable”. That said, it’s a lot easier than going for a full facelift (not to mention much cheaper), and it only takes a few minutes. Once it’s done, you’ll have a small bit of swelling but that tends to go down within an hour, and will be completely gone within the same day.

The plasma remains alive in the treated area for seven days, but the activity of the stem cells in the plasma continues working for about three months, when you head back and have a check up to see how everything’s going. However, you can expect that the effects of the treatment will last for between 12-18 months or longer! With minimal discomfort and some redness for a couple of days, the patient can continue most lifestyle activities.

This quick office procedure has replaced more ablative laser therapies that have significant down time and discomfort.

To schedule an appointment with Alexander Tirado, PA-C, please call at (305) 944-1122.