Some of today’s most famous celebrities rave about the Vampire Facial®, so you may have wondered if a simple facial can really be that powerful. Actually, yes it can — because a Vampire Facial is far from an ordinary facial. During Vampire Facials at Star Laser, Lakshmi Palakurthi, MD, revitalizes your face with your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP). It can help with fine lines, sun damage, and many other common skin complaints. Book your Vampire Facial online or call the Troy, Michigan, practice today.
A Vampire Facial is a combination of microneedling and PRP therapy. In microneedling, Dr. Palakurthi uses a small handheld device, around the size of a pen, to make controlled punctures and deliver the PRP deep into your skin. Dr. Palakurthi adjusts the microneedling depth as needed, with the area around the eyes needing less depth than others.
A Vampire Facial can improve your skin in several ways, including:
A Vampire Facial can use the healing power within your own blood to help you look younger.
Dr. Palakurthi draws a small blood sample from you first. Next, Dr. Palakurthi uses the RegenKit® PRP kit from RegenLab® USA LLC to collect and prepare your sample, and then uses a specialized centrifuge machine to spin it at ultra-high speed. This separates your platelets, and Dr. Palakurthi uses those platelets for your Vampire Facial.
PRP is so powerful because it contains the most efficient healing and growth factors in the human body. These platelets can stimulate new tissue growth, repair damaged tissue, and even encourage your body to make new collagen and elastin for ongoing skin support.
Generally, it takes Dr. Palakurthi around one hour to create your PRP and then use the microneedling device to inject it all over your face. You can return to your regular routine when you're done, no downtime at all.
Many patients experience younger-looking skin, firmer skin, a reduction in lines and wrinkles, and a reduction in skin issues like scarring. However, it's important to understand that a Vampire Facial or any other noninvasive cosmetic procedure can't remove excess skin even though it can help with tightening.
It depends on your situation and your needs. Many patients opt for a refresher facial around 2-4 times a year, but you may be different. Dr. Palakurthi can help you decide the optimal schedule to maintain your beautiful results.
Book your Vampire Facial online or call Star Laser today.