Book NowAre you wondering what Vampire Facials are?
Vampire facials, also known as Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Facials, are a popular skincare treatment at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics that involves using a patient's own blood to rejuvenate their skin. While the name may sound intimidating (and yes maybe a bit silly), the procedure is relatively simple and has gained popularity among celebrities and beauty enthusiasts alike. At Morpheus, we believe that knowledge is power and we invite to learn more about what vampire facials are, how they work, and what benefits they offer for your skin.
What is a Vampire Facial?
A vampire facial, also known as Microneedling with PRP Facial, is a cosmetic treatment that involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient's arm and processing it to extract the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then injected into the patient's face using microneedling techniques or injected directly into specific areas. The PRP contains growth factors that stimulate collagen production and promote cell regeneration, resulting in smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. An yes, we offer this treatment at both of our Bay Area locations.
How does a Vampire Facial work?
It works by using the patient's own blood to extract platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is then injected into the face using microneedling techniques or injected directly into specific areas. The PRP contains growth factors that stimulate collagen production and promote cell regeneration, resulting in smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. The process is minimally invasive and has little to minimal downtime, making it a popular choice for those looking to improve their skin's appearance.
What are the benefits of a Vampire Facial?
The benefits of a vampire facial include improved skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and a more even skin tone. The growth factors in the PRP also help to stimulate the production of new collagen, which can improve the overall health and elasticity of the skin. Additionally, because the treatment uses the patient's own blood, there is little risk of allergic reactions or other adverse effects. Overall, a vampire facial can be a great option for those looking to rejuvenate their skin without undergoing more invasive procedures.
What to expect during and after a Vampire Facial.
During your vampire facial, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm and processed to extract the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This is done by our Licensed and Certified Staff who have years of experience providing this service. PRP will then be applied to your face using a microneedling device, which creates tiny punctures in the skin to allow the PRP to penetrate deeper. The procedure may cause some discomfort, but numbing cream can be applied beforehand to minimize any pain. After the treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling, but this should subside within a few days. It is important to avoid sun exposure and harsh skincare products for a few days after the treatment to allow your skin to heal properly.
Are there any risks or side effects of a Vampire Facial?
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with a vampire facial. These can include infection, scarring, and allergic reactions. By coming to Morpheus for this treatment, you can rest assured that we will explain the aftercare instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications. Additionally, individuals with certain medical conditions or taking certain medications may not be suitable candidates for the procedure but, again, your Morpheus aesthetician will have this discussion with you.
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Larkspur (Marin County) MedSpa: (415) 924-1330
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