If you are one of those people who are always updated about the latest advancements in the skin care industry, then you must have already heard of the treatment they call the vampire facial. Just from its name, we can say that this is quite an intriguing treatment.
So for sure, you would want to know more about this treatment. Well, we are here to help you out! We have done our research about this very controversial treatment and here are some of the things that we have found out about it:
1. What Is Vampire Facial (And Why Is It Called As Such)?
This facial treatment is done with the use of your own blood, earning its name—Vampire Facial. After drawing about 2 teaspoons of blood from your arm, it undergoes a centrifugal process that separates the red and white blood cells from the platelet. After that, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into different areas of the face using a minimally invasive method.
This method was actually used for decades already for orthopedic functions with the aim of speeding up the healing process of burnt skin and wounds. It is also known to aid athletes in recovering from injury. But in 2010, Dr. Charles Runels decided to trademark the facial procedure called Vampire Facelift, and since then, it has become a popular facial treatment for A-listers like Kim Kardashian.
2. How Does It Work?
Maybe you are curious as to how this method works. Well, the treatment uses platelet in promoting a clearer, firmer and healthier-looking skin, hence the name platelet-rich plasma therapy. Platelets are blood cells that promote clotting. During the clotting process, healing enzymes are released which stimulate the production of blood vessels and collagen, making skin look younger and healthier.
So after the treatment, you will have noticeably refreshed and rejuvenated skin that looks natural. But please bear in mind that the effects are long lasting—they are not permanent.
3. What Skin Conditions Does It Target?
Because of the healing and renewing effects of this facial therapy, it can be able to address various signs of aging like crow’s feet, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, stretch marks, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, rough skin texture and dull skin tone.
4. How Many Sessions Will It Take?
The answer to this will depend on how your skin will respond to the treatment. For some, they can see their desired effects after just one session while some would need a few sessions done at regular intervals.
But the recommended dosage of skin care experts is three sessions done at four weeks apart. After that, you will need to undergo the procedure once a year to maintain the look of your skin.
Aside from the maintenance sessions, it is also a must that you practice proper skin care to prolong the effects of the health and glow of your skin.
Now that you know everything about it—what do you think about this treatment? Is it gross or brilliant? Well, why don’t you try it so you can see for yourself if it works!
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