The Vampire Facial is a relatively painless, minimal-downtime cosmetic treatment that uses medical microneedling to create tiny channels of micro-injuries in the skin that allow for the penetration and absorption of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) applied topically.
PRP is a concentrated source of platelets, growth factors, cytokines and other healing factors found naturally in your own body, and stimulates and controls healthy regenerative processes, including collagen and soft tissue remodeling, and improves overall health and appearance of the skin. PRP has been used successfully for years in surgical and non-surgical procedures to promote improved healing times and optimal results from various procedures. During the Vampire Facial, the PRP (painlessly obtained through a small blood draw) is topically applied and drives the amazing results of this procedure.
We use a superior system for medical micro-needling that maximizes the depth and strength of treatment, and empowers our practitioners to safely treat individual skin types and concerns. We also use an FDA-approved sterile system to obtain the PRP.
Just like many other cosmetic procedures, the Vampire Facial is not a highly regulated treatment and thus patients must be educated when choosing a provider. Some practices may use low-quality, ineffective micro-needling devices or employ practitioners who are not properly trained. There is not a concrete protocol for medical micro-needling; therefore, the patient experience and results are fully dependent on the knowledge, skill and experience of the provider. This is a complex procedure that must be performed at a Vampire®-certified center by a trained provider who understands its use and how to tailor the treatment to each patient’s concerns (mild to severe) and skin type (Caucasian, African American, Asian, Middle Eastern, etc.).
Dr Chandra has been personally trained by the creator of the Vampire procedures, Dr. Charles Runels, MD.
- Fine lines
- Skin texture
- Pore size and acne
- Acne scar modulation
- Tone and complexion (i.e., color and clarity)
- Surgical and traumatic scar modulation
- Stretch marks improvement
People of all ages can benefit from Vampire Facial®
Men and women in this category may have the above conditions, or simply seek to maintain their healthy, beautiful skin. This procedure has many preventative benefits, and can be done in a series or as a standalone treatment to address individual concerns. The Vampire Facial is also a highly effective treatment for teenage acne and acne scarring.
Men and women in this category who have begun to experience visible signs of aging or are concerned with one or more of the above issues can benefit greatly from this procedure without the downtime of more aggressive laser procedures like ablative laser resurfacing or deep chemical peels.
Men and women in this category who may believe they are too old to benefit from the procedure can see incredible results through a series of Vampire Facials, depending on the concern. For more severe concerns, other procedures may be recommended in conjunction with the Vampire Facial and sometimes referral to plastic surgery.
After a thorough consultation with Dr. Chandra and his staff to determine if you are a good candidate, the Vampire Facial is administered as a three-step process:
A medical-grade numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to ensure the procedure is painless.
A small amount of blood is drawn painlessly and spun in a professional centrifuge to separate the PRP from the remaining red blood cells.
The PRP is applied topically and introduced to the skin through the tiny channels created during the microneedling process, and reapplied to saturate the skin after the treatment. For more severe conditions like scars and stretch marks, PRP may also be injected deeper into the skin to thoroughly treat the concern. Entire procedure is done at the same sitting.
Our patients report no pain or discomfort during or after the procedure, and typically experience mild redness for up to 24 hours or less. Patients’ skin usually normalizes the following day.
Immediately following the treatment, patients will experience an incredible glow and improved texture of their skin. Results will continue to improve over the next several weeks, with reduction of pore size, decrease in acne, smoothening of skin and the beginnings of collagen stimulation. For other special concerns, such as lines, scars or stretch marks, results peak at 6-12 months and can be maintained thereafter. Depending on your concern, more treatments may be recommended to achieve desired results.
The Vampire Facial uses medical micro-needling with topically applied PRP to treat concerns more visible on the surface of the skin. The Vampire Facelift uses dermal fillers and injected PRP throughout the face placed strategically based on the concerns to lift and volumize the face.
We can also combine both Vampire FaceLift® and Vampire Facial® in the same visit.
Absolutely! The Vampire Facial is a safe and effective procedure when performed at Anara Medspa under Dr. Chandra’s supervision. It can only be offered at a practice that has been educated, trained and certified by Dr. Runels, the creator of the Vampire procedures. PRP specifically has been described in over 20,000 published studies as a safe and effective treatment with no reported inherent complications. There are more than 9000 citations on PubMed about PRP in Medicine