It may sound like a Halloween party game, but the Vampire Facial®, also known as the platelet rich plasma (PRP) facial, is a revolutionary treatment that rejuvenates your skin to give you a more youthful appearance. Ehsan Ali, MD at Beverly Hills Primary Doctor offers this popular cosmetic treatment at his Beverly Hills, California primary care practice. If you want to know more about the Vampire Facial, call the office or book an appointment online.
PRP is a blood product Dr. Ali creates from a sample of your own blood. It contains a concentrated source of platelets and growth factors that speed up healing and stimulate your body’s production of collagen, a protein that makes your skin strong and pliable.
To make the PRP for your Vampire Facial, Dr. Ali draws a sample of blood from your arm. He then places a small amount of the blood in a centrifuge, which separates the solid platelets and growth factors from the liquid portion of your blood.
Dr. Ali then adds the platelet-concentrated blood back to your blood sample for treatment.
The Vampire Facial (also called PRP Facials) is a popular, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment Dr. Ali uses to rejuvenate your skin. After he’s created your PRP, Dr. Ali uses a microneedling tool to poke tiny holes in your skin. The microneedling slightly injures the skin to stimulate natural healing.
After microneedling, Dr. Ali applies the PRP to your face to maximize the healing and rejuvenation with the platelets and growth factors.
You may notice a significant improvement in the look and feel of your skin immediately following treatment. However, it may take two to three months for you to see the full benefits of the Vampire Facial.
Yes, the Vampire Facial minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face. It also improves the tone and texture of your skin for more even coloring and a youthful look.
Combining PRP with microneedling also reduces the appearance of acne scars by assisting in the regeneration of new skin to replace the scar tissue.
Dr. Ali recommends you protect your skin from the sun by using sunblock daily and covering up with a hat or sunglasses as needed. With good care, results of the Vampire Facial can last a year or longer.
If you’re ready for your Vampire Facial, call the office or book an appointment using the online booking agent.