What You Need To Know About The Highly-Popular Vampire Facial

The Vampire Facial has been the most popular and highly-talked about facial within the last few years ever since Kim Kardashian snapped a picture of herself during the procedure and shared it on her social channels. The concept is enticing, the results are mesmerizing but still many are both intrigued and intimidated by what the facial itself entails. We sat down with Dr. Aanand Geria who answered the top 5 frequently asked questions regarding the highly-popular Vampire Facial.

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Photo courtesy of instagram.com, Kim Kardashian West

What qualifies a patient for this facial treatment?

The vampire facial is for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and even out complexion with minimal downtime.  

What disqualifies a patient for this facial treatment?

People with active eczema, psoriasis, cystic acne, or cold sores should avoid this treatment until their conditions are under control

What is the procedure like?

First numbing cream is applied for 30 minutes. While you’re numbing, your blood will be taken and spun down in centrifuge which creates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). After it’s wiped off, we begin by applying a lubricant to the skin which can be hyaluronic acid serum or PRP. Then the micro needling pen is applied to the skin in a gliding fashion until pinpoint bleeding is achieved. After the treatment is finished, the blood is wiped off and a layer of PRP is applied to the skin before the patient leaves which will be washed off later that night.

How does a patient maintain results following the treatment?

The initial series is done monthly for 3 to 4 months and then once a year for maintenance. Patients should also be on a high-quality skincare regimen as well including sunscreen, antioxidant serum, retinol, and moisturizer. 

How frequently can a patient get this facial? 

Monthly is ideal for most people but you can repeat as early as 2 weeks if you like.