Within the last few years PRP facial procedures, specifically the vampire facelift and facial,have become all the craze. The use of PRP in aesthetic medicine has become commonplace, because of its anti-aging and skin rejuvenation benefits. However, most people don’t know exactly what’s involved in the procedures or how they work. So what exactly is the difference between a vampire facelift and a facial. Facial Rejuvenation using ‘vampire’ procedures Both the vampire facelift and vampire facial involve the use of a patient’s own blood torejuvenate the face. The procedures are done using PRP (platelet-rich-plasma), to fill in unwanted lines and wrinkles, and also to volumize the face. PRP is naturally derived from the blood. How the Vampire Facelift works The Vampire Facelift rejuvenates and tightens the face using PRP. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient, and it is then passed through a centrifuge for processing. This is done in order to separate the plasma, which is rich in platelets and growth factors, from the rest of the blood. The PRP is injected into the facial wrinkles and lines using a tiny needle. The growth factors in the PRP encourage cell regeneration, and also activate the wound healing process that encourages the body to build new collagen and elastin. The Vampire facelift improves the tone and texture of the skin, and rejuvenatesthe entire face. How the Vampire Facial works The Vampire Facial is a facial rejuvenation procedure that gives you glowing skin. As is the case with the facelift, blood is extracted from the patient and then put through the centrifugation process, in order to isolate the PRP. After this a microneedling device that is equipped with tiny needles, is used to make microscopic channels throughout the skin. The PRP is then applied, and the micro-needling process helps to drive the PRPdeeper into the skin, so that the growth factors are absorbed more efficiently. The PRP then simulates the production of collagen. This along with the cell regeneration processleaves the skin glowing, healthy, and more youthful. The results from the vampire facial are almost immediate, and the recovery ranges from 1-3 days, but improvements will continue for 2-4 months. It usually requires a series of treatments to achieve the best outcome. What is the difference between a Vampire facelift and a Vampire facial? The procedures differ in the manner in which they deliver PRP to the skin. With the vampire facial PRP is delivered to the skin with the help of a microneedling device. Microneedling is a time-tested skin rejuvenation procedure that is used for facial rejuvenation. It involves the use of a device that has tiny needles that make micro-injury points in the skin. These injury points stimulate the skin’s natural healing, prompting an increase in collagen, which helps to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and also plumps the skin. The vampire facelift is done without micro-needling, as the PRP is injected directly into specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks and eye area. Dermal fillers are often used in combination with a vampire facelift for maximum effect. Which procedure is right for you? The vampire facelift and facial are both effective facial rejuvenation procedures, but the right one for you will depend on your specific aesthetic goals. The vampire facial is suited for individuals who need to rejuvenate their skin, and reduce the signs of aging. The vampire facelift is ideal for patients with damaged skin, who wish to restore its health and beauty. If you are considering having the vampire facelift or vampire facial done, be sure to choose a provider that is properly trained and certified. This will ensure that you get the best results possible, and receive optimal care. If you are looking for a minimally invasive way to revitalize your skin and reduce the signs of aging, a vampire facelift or vampire facial may be just what you need.