If you’re hoping to rejuvenate your skin, Leslie Forrester, APRN, and the team at Wrinkle Fairy in Chicago, Oakbrook, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois, have good news. The revolutionary Vampire Facial® can improve your skin and take years off your face.
Don’t worry—there are no fangs involved in this amazing skin therapy. The treatment gets its name from its use of platelets, which are cells found in your blood. Keep reading to learn more about Vampire Facials and whether it could be for you.
How Vampire Facials work
The first part of a Vampire Facial involves special cells called platelets, which are found in your blood and help your blood clot when you’re cut or injured. They also have particles called growth factors, which aid in the healing process and boost cell production.
They work by causing your body to make more stem cells and special proteins called collagen and elastin. After a platelet treatment, as the top layer of your skin naturally sheds, your skin is replaced with skin made from the newer, tighter collagen and elastin fibers, tightening your skin and giving you a more youthful appearance. .
Your Wrinkle Fairy provider simply takes a small amount of your blood and spins it in a special machine to separate the platelets. This creates a concentrated solution of platelets called a platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The second part of a Vampire Facial uses an aesthetic technique called microneedling. During microneedling, your provider uses a specialized tool with very small needles.
The tool is run over your skin to form microchannels in the top layer. These tiny wounds don’t bleed, but they’re enough to turn on your body’s healing response, which involves an increase in collagen production.
When the PRP solution is applied to the microchannels made by the microneedling tool, you have a Vampire Facial. This treatment boosts the effects of microneedling alone, and the PRP solution speeds up your skin turnover, so you see results much faster.
What you can expect from a Vampire Facial
Vampire Facials offer total skin rejuvenation. The increased collagen and elastin production helps take years off your face, and it can help with other skin issues, too. Here are some of the results you can expect after a Vampire Facial:
Other benefits include:
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Fewer lines and wrinkles
- Less sun damage and photoaging
- Improved scars or texture issues
- Fewer pigmentation problems
What’s more? In response to the increase in collagen production triggered by the Vampire Facial, your body keeps making more collagen. This means you’ll enjoy the results of your treatment for a longer period of time.
Boosting results from your Vampire Facial
If you’re hoping for even more dramatic skin rejuvenation, you can add other aesthetic treatments with your Vampire Facial. Your specialist at Wrinkle Fairy analyzes your skin and talks to you about your rejuvenation goals to make personalized recommendations, such as:
- Botox® injections
- Dermal fillers
- Vampire Facelift®
- Laser rejuvenation
- PDO thread lift
Ready to rejuvenate your skin with a Vampire Facial? Contact our team to schedule an appointment at the Illinois Wrinkle Fairy location nearest you.