Vampire Facial (PRP) Treatment in Tarzana, CA
Welcome to Raw Beauty Aesthetics in Tarzana, CA, where we offer the ultimate in revitalizing beauty treatments. Our expert staff and state-of-the-art facilities specialize in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, also known as the Vampire Facial, which uses the power of your own blood to revitalize your skin.
How Does the Vampire Facial Work?
Our Vampire Facial, or PRP Therapy, is a skin rejuvenation treatment that employs your platelet-rich plasma. Platelets, those tiny powerhouses in your bloodstream, are extracted from a small blood sample and then artfully injected into your facial areas to stimulate the natural healing process.
When activated, platelets release enzymes that promote healing and encourage tissue regeneration. Think of it as nature’s way of calling stem cells to the rescue, helping to repair and rejuvenate your skin.
The Vampire Facial utilizes the innovative Rejuvapen microneedling device to create microchannels in key areas of your face. These channels serve as pathways for the platelet-rich plasma, enabling it to work magic by enhancing collagen production and creating new skin cells rich in growth factors.
The result? Younger, firmer, and more supple skin without a lengthy recovery period.
What to Expect During Your Vampire Facial
When you visit us at Raw Beauty Aesthetics in Tarzana, CA, you’ll receive a detailed consultation with our experienced clinician. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your medical history and goals for the Vampire Facial. Your treatment can often occur on the same day as your consultation.
Here’s what to anticipate during your Vampire Facial journey:
Your treatment area will be carefully cleaned and prepared for the procedure.
We’ll gently draw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm, typically about two teaspoons.
Separating Plasma from Blood
The blood is spun in a centrifuge for approximately 10 minutes, separating the platelet-rich plasma, which rises to the top and can be easily extracted.
If necessary or upon request, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Our expert clinician will use the Rejuvapen for a microneedling treatment and then apply the platelet-rich plasma to the treatment area. These microchannels in your skin layers facilitate the healing process.
Most patients experience the best results after a series of 3 treatments spaced one month apart, though some may find a single treatment sufficient.
Patience Is Key
Platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors that stimulate the skin’s release of stem cells, just like it would for wound healing. Creating new collagen and blood vessels takes about 30 days, so give your skin the time it needs to rejuvenate.
How Long Does the Vampire Facial Take?
A typical PRP treatment lasts between 30 minutes and an hour, although the duration can vary depending on the number of treatment areas you wish to address.
Who Should Consider a Vampire Facial?
Most individuals can benefit from PRP therapy because it harnesses cells from your body. The Vampire Facial can effectively treat a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Dark under-eye circles
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Crepey skin in neck, chest, and eye areas
- Coarse skin texture
- Dull or gray skin tone
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Large pores
Please note that the Vampire Facial is not recommended for those with blood-related disorders, anemia, or certain cancers of the blood or bone. If you’re taking blood thinners or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, follow your physician’s guidance regarding these medications before and after treatment.
Recovery and Results
One of the remarkable advantages of the Vampire Facial is the minimal recovery time required. Some redness and soreness, similar to a mild sunburn, may occur immediately after treatment. Some patients may also experience bruising. The redness typically subsides within a day, and any residual swelling and rough skin texture usually improve within a few days.
You should begin to see visible results within a week, with skin that appears rejuvenated, softer, and more supple after 1 to 2 months. Depending on your skin and individual factors, these results may last anywhere from 1 to 2 years.
Caring for Your Skin Post-Treatment
After your Vampire Facial, keeping your skin hydrated and protected from sun damage is essential. A daily skincare routine with a quality moisturizer and sunblock with SPF 30 or higher is recommended.
Microneedling and PRP Therapy Guidelines
Here are some important guidelines to follow:
24 Before PRP Therapy Treatment
- Avoid Retin-A products and consult your physician about autoimmune therapies.
- Avoid sunburn or prolonged sun exposure.
- Ensure your skin is clean and free of makeup or other products.
- If acne develops before your treatment, your clinician will assess whether it’s safe to proceed.
Immediately After PRP Therapy Treatment
- Avoid sun exposure.
- Wait at least 6 hours before applying sunscreen.
- Wait at least 6 hours before applying makeup.
- If you’re prone to cold sores, you may experience a breakout.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water a few hours after treatment using a gentle massaging motion to remove any remaining serum or dried blood.
- Your skin may feel tight and dry for the next 1 to 3 days.
You can return to your regular skincare routine after 2 to 3 days or when comfortable.
For 10 to 14 days, avoid toners containing alcohol and take precautions to prevent direct sun exposure.
PRP Therapy Recovery Timeline
Skin may appear red; the more aggressive the treatment, the more pronounced the redness.
Red or pink skin remains, similar to a sunburn. Swelling may increase on this day.
Days 3 to 5:
Skin becomes pinkish or returns to normal, and swelling subsides.
Aftercare Instructions for PRP Therapy
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind after getting PRP therapy:
- Avoid touching the treated area for at least 6 hours.
- Don’t worry if the treated area feels firm for up to 2 weeks – this is normal, and it will gradually soften, resulting in supple, younger-looking skin. However, if you notice any lumps or unevenness, contact Raw Beauty Aesthetics.
- For the first 72 hours, try not to scrub, exfoliate, or massage the treated area aggressively.
- You may experience itching and dryness – but no need to worry! Use Vaseline or another moisturizer to alleviate these symptoms.
- Mild discomfort and swelling may occur for up to 72 hours, but over-the-counter pain medications (except aspirin) can help manage these symptoms. Additionally, you can use an ice pack in 5-minute intervals (with a thin cloth between the ice pack and your skin) to reduce discomfort, bruising, and swelling.
- For the first 24 to 48 hours, sleeping on your back with your head slightly elevated can help reduce swelling and bruising.
- If you experience bruising, don’t worry – it can be concealed with makeup after 6 hours.
Book Your Vampire Facial
We understand that your skin reflects your overall health and well-being at Raw Beauty Aesthetics. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your skin rejuvenation goals with our Vampire Facial (PRP) treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns, we are always here to guide you and provide the support you need. Your journey to vibrant, youthful skin starts with us.
So don’t wait any longer. Schedule your consultation and start your journey to radiant, revitalized skin. Let’s make your dream of timeless beauty a reality!