There is a new trend in facial rejuvenation called the vampire facial. While the name may be intimidating, the procedure is beneficial for many different skin types.
What is a vampire facial?
The vampire facial is a technique performed in the office of Ryan Chastant, M.D., using micro-needling pen called “Rejuvapen” with nine micro-needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin while topically applying platelet rich plasma (PRP).
What is Micro-Needling?
The micro-needling technique starts the skin’s natural repair process, producing collagen and elastin. The micro-channels created with the micro-needling technique allows for optimal absorption of PRP enhancing its effect in the deepest layers of your skin for optimum wound healing.
What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a concentration of platelets in your blood, which are crucial to wound healing. It releases growth factors into the skin to accelerate your body’s repair process.
“Using your own body’s ability to heal itself is where the magic in the whole procedure is,” says Dr. Chastant.
Who benefits from a vampire facial?
The vampire facial is ideal for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. It also makes your skin smoother, brightens your skin tone and makes your skin all around clearer.
What does it feel like?
When you hear the word micro-needles you instantly think “Ouch!” However, the vampire facial starts out like any other facial. First, there is a cleansing and toning treatment. Then the aesthetician massages your face with a topical numbing ointment.
Once the ointment has set in, the micro-needling procedure begins. While the microneedling-pen makes a buzzing noise, it feels similar to using a skin cleansing brush. It is a steady massage across your skin.
How long does the procedure last?
From the time you enter the office to the time you leave is approximately 90 minutes.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Directly after the procedure your skin will have a red and flushed look, similar to a minor sunburn. The red color lasts approximately 24 hours. Most patients will also experience a minor burning sensation, similar to how you would feel with a minor sunburn.
Dr. Chastant provides you with skin soothing masks and products that will leave your skin glowing. In less than a week later, your skin feels smoother and has an enhanced glow.
When will I see the results?
It is recommended you have three to four treatments to receive optimum results. Please consult with Dr. Chastant and his team regarding your unique treatment plan.
Before and After Images
To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chastant, call (337) 234-6193.