A before and after comparison of Kim Kardashian's infamous vampire facial, also known as a prp facial. On the left is Kim's face immediately after her facial, where her face is bloody. On the right is a picture of Kim on the red carpet with a clear face and a glowing complexion.
Kim Kardashian’s infamous vampire facial, before and after comparison.
Image courtesy of @kimkardashian Instagram & shutterstock. 

Let’s face it, PRP facial treatments are more popular now than ever (pun intended). Sure, some of us aren’t quite ready for it’s ‘vampire’ effects. Don’t worry, we have less invasive treatments too – like PDO thread lifts, RF microneedling with Morhpeus8, hydrafacials & more. But, for those of us who are all in for the dramatic results, here is the nitty gritty of PRP treatments…

WHAT IS A PRP FACIAL TREATMENT?

PRP facials are a groundbreaking solution for aging or damaged skin & known as platelet-rich plasma skin rejuvenation or PRP facial rejuvenation. It’s basically an anti-aging skin treatment that leaves skin looking younger, smoother, and overall healthier.

How? Our blood is made of plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. These platelets help our blood clot and produce growth factor proteins that are essential for healing. PRP facial rejuvenation uses platelets from your own blood to help heal and renew your skin. Growth factors are essential in our skin to keep it looking plump & full of elastin.

To start this process, a medical professional will draw a small vial of blood from you, and it will be placed in a centrifuge that separates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the blood. This concentrates the platelet count to many times higher than usual, and the result is amazing. From there, it can be used to address skin complaints.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRP FACIALS?

PRP facial rejuvenation offers many benefits, including:

⇒ Increased collagen production
⇒ Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
⇒ Tightening and toning the skin
⇒ Reducing acne damage and scarring
⇒ Lessening dark under-eye circles
⇒ Minimizing crow’s feet
⇒ Reducing sun damage
⇒ Producing healthier skin

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A PRP FACIAL?

One of the best things about PRP facial rejuvenation is that almost any man or woman can be considered a great candidate for the procedure. This process is effective on all skin types and ages.

PRP facial rejuvenation is an excellent treatment option for individuals just starting to explore anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. Additionally, PRP facials are great for people looking to maintain healthy skin or looking to enhance their skin before a big event.

Before you begin the process, we will go over all your questions and concerns to make sure PRP facial rejuvenation is a good fit for you.

How Long Do The Results Of PRP Facial Last?

Because cosmetic treatments are dependent on the overall skin quality of each patient will influence the longevity of your results. At the very least, you should experience results, especially after your first treatment, for around 6 to 12 months.

For the longest-lasting results, then you should work with Dr. Garza and Tracie to create a long-term skin care plan that includes multiple PRP facial treatments. Your lifestyle, age, genetics, and other factors will also play into how good your results are and how long they’ll last.

When you book a consultation at Garza Plastic Surgery, we’ll help you understand specifically what you’ll need to do to maintain your results.

How Often Should I Get Prp Face Treatments?

To get the best results possible, it’s recommended to get PRP injection treatments for at least 3 months in a row. Of course, this may vary depending on how well your skin responds to the platelet-rich plasma injections.

Is PRP Better Than Botox?

It depends on what you want from your aesthetic or cosmetic treatments. Botox works best for preventing fine lines, wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, and other small signs of aging. However, PRP facial rejuvenation treatments work best for patients who are looking for ways to increase collagen production and improve the overall quality of their skin.

Botox injections work well to relax and inhibit the nerves that cause dynamic wrinkles on your face. But PRP injections will help your cells reactivate and restore your skin’s natural layers of collagen, elastin, and more.

Is PRP Better Than Microneedling?

Platelet-rich plasma injections actually work even better when combined with a tried and true technique like micro-needling. However, something we’ve found in our practice is that by combining micro-needling treatments with PRP injections, we can help patients experience amazing results.

Can A Vampire Facial Make You Look Younger?

Yes. Although it might not be as effective as feeding on the souls of the innocent or consuming the blood of seduced victims. But considering it uses your body’s own natural healing abilities, and not necromancy, it does a good job.

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma The Secret To Younger-Looking Skin?

I wouldn’t say that it’s the secret to younger-looking skin, but PRP treatments certainly create noticeable results.

When the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the skin, it stimulates the body’s collagen production. As well as adding natural growth factors to further improve your body’s healing abilities.

Why Is Collagen So Important?

Collagen is a protein that is like a latticework in your skin that provides structure in the different layers of your skin. Additionally, this protein makes up your nails and hair.

When the collagen begins breaking down in your skin, you get more lines and wrinkles. Typically, your collagen production will begin to slow down around the age of 25. After that, you’ll start seeing more fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your skin.

For women, after they go through menopause, their natural collagen production slows down even more.

Is PRP For Skin Treatments Permanent?

Technically, no. But after completing a full treatment plan, and with proper aftercare, you should see results for up to three years.

What Should You Do After a Vampire Facial?

  1. After your facial you should avoid touching your face for at least 6 hours.
  2. Avoid applying makeup on your face until the next day.
  3. Take special care not to irritate your skin by touching it. If you do need to touch your face, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water.
  4. Don’t rub the skin, especially when washing and drying your face.
  5. Use pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen to reduce any discomfort after the treatment. Especially if you notice pain or swelling lasting longer than 24 hours.
  6. You can apply cold compresses wrapped in a clean dry towel to help reduce swelling and discomfort as well.
  7. Plan to sleep on your back with your face slightly elevated for at least two days after your treatment.
  8. You should also avoid using any kind of exfoliating cleansers on your face for about three days or 72 hours.
  9. You should still moisturize your skin as part of your treatment aftercare.
How Do I Maintain My Vampire Facial Results?

Following through with all of your aftercare instructions and maintaining your regular skincare routine will help you see optimal results about three months after the initial treatment. 

After that, you can schedule additional PRP facial treatments, with or without microneedling to keep renewing your results. What’s great about PRP treatments is that since they use your body’s own healing factors, you can schedule repeat treatments as soon as you notice your results fading.

Schedule a Vampire Facial in Nashville

Ready to experience the rejuvenating benefits of a PRP facial? Schedule a consultation at Garza Plastic Surgery in downtown Nashville, TN