Are you tired of seeing that old man or woman in the mirror every morning? Are you unhappy with the tone or texture of your facial skin? If so, the New England Stem Cell Institute can help you achieve a more youthful and healthy appearance using the Vampire Facial, a revolutionary treatment that combines PRP and micro-needling to help your facial skin naturally renew itself.
The Vampire Facial gets its name thanks to a substance called PRP, or platelet-rich plasma. It’s made using a patient’s own blood, and when applied to damaged tissue, it’s been shown to promote the body’s healing powers to revitalize and rejuvenate it. It is combined with micro-needling, which is sometimes called collagen induction therapy. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its strength, support, and elasticity. As we age, it naturally diminishes, creating wrinkled, older-looking skin.
For this procedure, micro-needling is used to create microscopic tears on the surface of the skin, which stimulates the body to naturally create new collagen. This process is then accelerated even more thanks to the PRP, with the end result being skin that looks smoother, years younger, and perfectly natural.
The Vampire Facial can be used to take care of common problems such as:
When you come in for your Vampire Facial, the first thing we’ll do is take a small sample of your blood, which we’ll use to create PRP in our lab. We’ll then apply a numbing cream to your face so you’ll feel practically nothing throughout the entire process.
Once the cream has taken effect, our team will apply a hyaluronic acid gel to the skin and use micro-needling to drive that gel into the skin, which will help build and support new collagen fibers. By the time this is done, your PRP will be ready, so it will be applied, and then more micro-needling will help get it into the skin.
Afterward, your face might appear a little more red than normal, but this should go away quickly. To help your skin heal as fast as possible, we recommend you limit your sun exposure and make sure to use sunblock whenever you go outside.
In most cases, we recommend that a patient undergo at least three treatments that are spaced about six weeks apart. Most patients begin to notice an improvement in the overall tone and texture of their skin within one to two months. Once the process is complete, the results have been shown to last for two years or more.
The Vampire Facial is actually a trademarked procedure invented by Dr. Charles Runels, and only people formally trained by him or one of his certified trainers can offer or perform the treatment. Our own Dr. Tortland is a certified Vampire Facial provider.