How to Care for Your “Bloody” Vampire Facial
Taking care of your skin is always important, but did you know that it is even more important to take care of your skin following a Vampire facial? This platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure can bring about wonderful results – but only if you follow the aftercare instructions correctly. If you are going to take the time to get this microneedling and PRP treatment done, be sure that you continue to take care of yourself after.
After Your Vampire Facial
After you make an appointment for your procedure, your doctor will spend a little bit of time explaining how it works and what to expect afterward (including caring for your skin). The procedure itself will be described in great detail: the PRP and microneedling are combined into one treatment that gives you better results than just microneedling alone. It is done by taking small needles and puncturing tiny holes into the skin, which are then injected with the platelet-rich plasma that is collected from your blood.
After the procedure, you should expect your skin to appear a little bloody and red in appearance. It is also quite normal to feel some tingling, a little bit of pain and numbness, swelling, and tenderness. This can be reduced with some ice, which is usually provided to you after your treatment.
Caring For Your Vampire Facial
After your Vampire facial, there are a few things that you should do to make sure your recovery is smooth:
- Be sure to avoid touching your face for at least six hours after treatment.
- Rinse face with water the day after your facial, but steer clear of cleansers. Also, avoid exfoliation for two weeks.
- Do not rub the skin after rinsing – pat it dry gently.
- Avoid any anti-inflammatory medications unless you speak with your doctor. Take Tylenol if you feel pain.
- Keep your head elevated while you sleep, and sleep on your back. Doing this for at least two nights following your procedure can promote healing.
- Use ice packs as needed for pain and to decrease swelling.
- Stay away from makeup until healed, and remember to keep your makeup brushes clean when you do use makeup again in a few days.
- Avoid swimming or other exercises that cause you to sweat for at least three days.
- Keep out of the sun for 72 hours, and wear sunscreen after that when you are exposed to the sun’s rays.
- Avoid tanning beds.
Keeping these tips in mind can help you get the most out of your Vampire facial while promoting healing and great results.
If you would like to learn more about Vampire facials, PRP treatments, or microneedling, or to schedule an appointment, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!