Blood Facial Also Known as the Vampire Facial
The Blood Facial, also known as the Vampire Facial is a revolutionary new facial treatment to brighten and smooth skin, leaving you looking and feeling fresher and more youthful. The facial involves extracting plasma from the patient’s own blood, and then applying it to the face with the help of a medical micro-needling device.
Watch the video below to see our patient explain the blood facial treatment live.
The facial works by using the body’s own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a substance that naturally occurs in our blood, and applying it to the skin. PRP contains a concentration of platelets (the smallest and most numerous type of blood cells) that is five to ten times richer than untreated blood.
Usually, the primary function of platelets is to help clot blood when you have a cut or small wound, protecting the area from infection while white blood cells repair the injury. Because of this, platelets also contain growth factors that help to stimulate division of other cells, activate multipotent stem cells (cells that can develop into any kind of tissue) and promote the skin’s natural healing process.
Platelets and PRP have been used for over 20 years in the medical industry, to help promote the healing of sports injuries. Thanks to developments in technology, PRP treatments are now available for use on the skin, face, hair, body, and even for intimate treatments.
The Blood facial at Elite Aesthetics in Kent uses PRP in conjunction with skin microneedling to further enhance the effects of PRP. Skin microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin, allowing the PRP to sink into deeply into the layers of the skin. These micro-injuries also trick the skin into thinking there’s an injury and that the healing process should begin, increasing collagen production and the development of new blood vessels and fatty tissue, assisted by the effects of the PRP. After a few days, the effects of the Blood facial are visible, but continue to improve for up to two or three months, and last from one to two years.
We know this all sounds a bit scary, but the Blood facial is actually a very safe treatment. Since the active ingredient, PRP, is from your own body, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction with a Blood facial.
The Blood facial is used to treat ageing skin by smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of pigmentation and age spots. Creating a healthy, beautiful and glowing complexion, the Blood facial is loved by celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and model Bar Refaeli, as well as our clients slightly closer to home, across the Dartford, Bexley, Kings Hill, Gravesend, Maidstone and Sevenoaks area.