What is A Vampire Facial?
The Vampire®️ Facial is a revolutionary new facial treatment to brighten and smooth skin, leaving you looking and feeling fresher and more youthful. A Vampire®️ 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.
The Vampire®️ facial works by using the bodies 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 Vampire®️ 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 Vampire®️ 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 Vampire®️ 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 Vampire®️ facial.
What Can It Treat?
The Vampire®️ 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 Vampire®️ 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.
The Vampire®️ facial boosts collagen production, lifting and tightening skin, making it perfect for the treatment of fine lines and drooping skin, often brought on by ageing, stress or the menopause. It can also be used to treat mild scarring.
At Elite Aesthetics, our Vampire facial procedures are carried out by our highly-qualified aesthetician Charlotte Thomas. All of our treatments at Elite Aesthetics require a full consultation to ensure your safety, comfort and happiness when you come for a treatment with us.
During a Vampire®️ facial, Charlotte will take a small blood sample and put it into a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the PRP, concentrating the PRP for a more effective treatment.
A numbing cream is applied to the face, and using a Derma FNS device the PRP is administered during your microneedling treatment. This ensures that the PRP is distributed deeply into the dermis where it can be most effective.
Why Choose Elite Aesthetics?
Despite generally being a very safe treatment, we always recommend that you go to a fully qualified practitioner like Charlotte for your Vampire®️ facial treatment.
Charlotte Thomas has been with Elite Aesthetics since 2013, and came to us with several years of experience from some of London’s most prestigious clinics. Having worked alongside a large team of aesthetics practitioners in Harley Street and Mayfair, Charlotte now works closely with Dr. Shirin to give her patients treatments that are safe, beautiful and tailored exactly to them. Charlotte is highly regarded by her peers in the aesthetics industry and her ever-growing client base, and has also been acclaimed as Beauty Therapist of the Year by the Kent Health and Beauty Awards.
Passionate about non-surgical aesthetics, Charlotte performs a variety of treatments at Elite Aesthetics. Her area of expertise is in skin rejuvenation and microneedling procedures.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are deeply passionate about safe, ethical aesthetic practice, and always carry out a full consultation before any procedure. By doing this, we are able to offer you the best possible care, tailored to you personally, and also give our highly-qualified staff the opportunity to get to know you, the results you want and your expectations from treatment, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands and will get the right treatment and results for you.
Our practice is led by Dr. Shirin Lakhani, our founder and medical director, who is a highly qualified and experienced doctor, and has worked in medicine since 1999. Dr. Shirin is an advocate for safer, more ethical practice across the aesthetics industry, and this is apparent in everything we do at Elite Aesthetics. Dr. Shirin and the staff at Elite Aesthetics treat all our aesthetic patients with the same level of care and attention as medical patients. Dr. Shirin is fully registered with the GMC (GMC number 4634863), and is held to their standards of Good Medical Practice. The clinic is also CQC and Save Face accredited, meaning we are independently assessed and recognised by a variety of national healthcare bodies as a safe and ethical aesthetics clinic.
During your consultation, Charlotte will talk through your options to understand what you want from your treatment with us, and to offer her expert opinion on what is right for you, as well as any alternatives to Vampire®️ facial treatments she feels may be appropriate. As part of our commitment to ethical practice, we believe it is important to never overtreat any of our patients, and if our staff believe that a Vampire®️ facial isn’t the right treatment for you, then we will work with you to find a more effective treatment plan.
Our extensive consultation process also gives you the chance to get to know Charlotte and the staff at Elite Aesthetics, have a look round our purpose-built clinic in Greenhithe, Kent, and make sure you feel happy and comfortable with us.
So, if you’re interested in the Vampire facial and are in Dartford, Bexley, Greenhithe, Chislehurst, Gravesend, Maidstone, Sevenoaks West Malling or the surrounding areas, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics and the services we offer, contact the clinic today to arrange your consultation, and let us make you feel fresher, brighter and happier in your own skin.