Our goal at Hinsdale Vein and Laser is to enhance your natural facial features for a more youthful and natural appearance. PRP facial treatments reintroduce concentrated plasma to your skin to kickstart healing and fresh cell growth.
The Vampire Facial® and Vampire Facelift® are treatment options for patients interested in the rejuvenating properties of platelet rich plasma. Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about which treatment might be ideal for your own skin.
Benefits of PRP Facials & PRP Facelifts
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Stimulate new tissue growth in the face
- Create youthful volume in the cheeks and combat volume loss
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve sun damage
- Reduce crepey or sagging skin
- Improve dark circles under the eyes
Vampire Facial vs. Vampire Facelift
Your blood consists mainly of liquid plasma, with smaller amounts of solid components like red cells, white cells and platelets. Platelets help to clot blood, and also contain important healing proteins. Dr. Alkadri creates platelet rich plasma by drawing a small amount of a patient’s blood, and then spinning it in a centrifuge to separate platelets from the other components. This concentrated plasma can then be used in a variety of treatments to encourage healing and stimulate cell growth.
- Vampire facial – PRP is applied to the skin through microneedling. This treatment is ideal for overall skin rejuvenation, including improvement to scarring, fine lines and brown spots. This option is more superficial than the facelift.
- Vampire facelift – PRP is combined with a dermal filler and injected into the skin. This treatment is ideal for patients hoping to improve volume loss and add youthful height and curves to their cheeks. The filler adds lift and volume, and the platelet rich plasma helps build collagen scaffolding over time to support new volume.
Schedule a complimentary consultation so that Dr. Alkadri may evaluate your skin and recommend the ideal treatment option.
Vampire Facial Treatment Process
- You complete an initial consultation so that Dr. Alkadri can discuss your goals and determine the best treatment options, and what to expect from the PRP facial.
- A small amount of blood is drawn from your vein.
- That blood is placed in a centrifuge, where it spins so that the platelets are separated from the red blood cells.
- The face is topically numbed with an anesthetic cream to help you feel comfortable during application.
- Using a microneedling pen, Dr. Alkadri creates tiny channels in the skin and activating collagen production.
- PRP is applied across the face so that it may enter those channels and be needled back into the skin.
- You will experience some redness for 2-3 days following and should be sure to wear sunblock and protect the skin as it heals.
- You will begin seeing improvements shortly after the procedure, with the full results taking hold within several months and lasting up to 1-2 years.
- Other non-invasive treatments like cosmetic injections help increase the length and intensity of results, with additional PRP facials also intensifying improvements. Talk to Dr. Alkadri about the treatment regimen that might be best for you.
Vampire Facelift Treatment Process
Some treatment steps are similar to the Vampire Facial, but the incorporation of dermal fillers branches the procedure off in a different direction.
- After completing your consultation and drawing blood, Dr. Alkadri injects dermal fillers to create the desired facial shape.
- Dr. Alkadri injects the prepared platelet rich plasma into specific areas of the face to active stem cells present in the skin. These multipotent stem cells then trigger new tissue growth in the treatment area. This leads to an ongoing boost in volume and skin rejuvenation.
- Procedure results continue to take hold for 2-3 months following, and last for 1-2 years depending on your skin, your lifestyle and other anti-aging treatments you may incorporate.
Common PRP Facial & PRP Facelift Questions
What are platelets?
Platelets are tiny cells in your blood, which are responsible for stopping bleeding by forming blood clots. They help heal blood vessels when damage occurs.
How are platelets harvested for PRP treatments?
Your PRP is derived from your own blood, during your appointment. A small amount of blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge. During this process, the platelet rich plasma separates from the red blood cells. This PRP is then applied to your face or other treatment areas to rejuvenate the skin.
Can platelet rich plasma be used on the face alone?
PRP is appropriate for a wide range of areas of the face and body. Platelet rich plasma can be used to accomplish hair restoration, improve urinary incontinence and other conditions, rejuvenate sex organs, improve psoriasis, and also improve joint pain and accomplish other forms of chronic pain relief.
- The face, including the cheeks, chin, and smile lines
- Acne scars and some other types of scar tissue
- Female and male genitals
- Areas presenting hair loss
Have more questions?
We’ll answer all questions you have during your complimentary cosmetic consultation. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Alkadri today to take the first step.