Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy “Vampire Facial”
Until recently, effectively treating the signs of aging often required invasive surgical procedures and downtime. Thanks to innovations in plasma therapy, patients desiring a more youthful appearance can enjoy a safe, non-invasive facial treatment that takes years off the appearance. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), also known as the “Vampire Facial,” can dramatically improve the appearance of aging skin and restore a more natural, youthful glow.
Dr. David Ghozland, a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery and anti-aging innovations, is proud to offer this state-of-the-art therapy for those looking into the removal of skin imperfections on one’s face. Patients who want to look as young as they feel will greatly benefit from Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
How does PRP Work?
Platelet transfusions have long been used as part of reconstructive surgery, but the Vampire Facial is a breakthrough in cosmetic treatment options. Using your own blood, a technique that has been used in regenerative medicine for a long time can provide dramatic improvements in the skin’s appearance, sometimes even better than those offered by dermal fillers and other non-surgical anti-aging treatments. This is a time-honored technique that greatly aids in the removal of dark circles under the eyes, fine lines around the mouth, and sun damage.
How is the “Vampire Facial” Performed?
Dr. Ghozland and his team will begin your procedure by taking a blood sample from your arm. This blood sample will then be filtered through a special machine that is used to separate the platelets from the blood; this is what is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Microneedling will be performed on the face using a microneedling pen which in itself helps to cause remodeling of collagen and elastin. The PRP serum is then applied to the face after microneedling as a mask which allows the Platelets to enter deeper into the dermis. These platelets help improve blood flow to the face in addition to having growth factors and anti inflammatory properties. This allows for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the face.
What Results Can I Expect From PRP?
Dr. Ghozland uses PRP in the Vampire Facial treatment to ease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crepey skin and minimize the appearance of sagging skin around the eyes or face. The result? A refreshed, natural-looking glow that takes years off your appearance!
Benefits of Vampire Facial
Since this non-invasive treatment only takes a total of 30 minutes, you can literally schedule it during your lunch break. In addition, there are no side effects or allergic reactions and patients report minimal pain.
Is There Any Downtime With PRP?
The advantage of the PRP Vampire Facial is that there is no downtime required, meaning you won’t need to take a day off from work or other obligations From start to finish, your procedure should take about 30 minutes. Most patients undergo a series of three treatments for optimal results.
Am I a good candidate for a Vampire Facial?
PRP is good for skin that has been damaged by the sun or smoking; skin that shows a lack of elasticity due to aging; and skin that has a dry, rough or wrinkled texture. Anyone who wants to look younger and feel more confident is a great candidate for a Vampire Facial using PRP therapy. Dr. Ghozland uses the Vampire Facial to treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Dark circles around the eyes
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Poor skin texture
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Crepey skin in the eye, neck and décolletage areas
What Can I Expect After my Vampire Facial?
Look forward to seeing years taken off your face after this treatment. Crow’s feet, dark circles, acne scars? Those should all disappear when your Vampire Facial is complete.
Although you will see improvements after one treatment, three treatments are recommended for optimal results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Vampire Facial?
Anyone interested in improving the appearance and feel of their skin is a great candidate for this treatment. Thanks to its healing properties the Vampire Facial will help you look younger and get rid of an array of skin imperfections that make you look older. Patients with skin damage from the sun, smoking or aging are particularly good candidates for PRP. In addition, skin that has lost its elasticity or is especially dry will respond well to this procedure.
Is the Vampire Facial Procedure Right for You?
Dr. Ghozland is a trusted and experienced physician who has helped hundreds of patients just like you feel better about their appearance using non-surgical treatments and interventions like PRP therapy. To schedule a free consultation, or to learn more about his services, call Dr. Ghozland’s Santa Monica office at (310) 393-9359