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The Vampire Facial: The Premier Facial in Lake Oswego, OR

With 59% of Americans aiming to fight the effects of aging, 56% say that it’s a constant uphill battle. Looking to take the exhaustion out of anti-aging without the price and hassle of surgery? Meet your golden ticket, the Vampire Facial (AKA microneedling with PRP).  

This facial alternative is quick and effective. You may be wondering where the name “vampire” comes from; the short answer: we harness the transformative powers of your own blood for this treatment!

You may have seen Kim Kardashian’s old Instagram post of her getting a PRP facial with her face doused in blood, but it’s not as scary as it looks. In reality, it’s safe and has minimal downtime. Here’s everything you need to know about microneedling with PRP in Lake Oswego, OR from the anti-aging experts at Clear Choice Dermatology. 

What is a Vampire Facial?

PRP microneedling facials are medical rather than cosmetic procedures. Your medical team first takes a small amount of your blood. Then, they spin it in a centrifuge to extract protein-rich plasma. Next, they extract platelets and concentrate the sample, creating what is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). It’s the high amount of growth factors in PRP that help your body heal.

Finally, your provider will spread plasma on your face, followed by microneedling across your cheeks and forehead to help your face absorb the proteins. 

Microneedling is exactly what it sounds like — a procedure that creates a series of tiny, superficial punctures using sterile needles. “Both PRP and microneedling stimulate collagen growth and are complementary when done together,” explains certified aesthetician Arin Cothren, CME. 

Benefits of a Vampire Facial

Over the years, it’s only natural for your skin to grow tired. As your dermis produces less collagen, your glow may begin to fade and you can experience lackluster skin accompanied by wrinkles. A Vampire Facial can help fix this in record time.

If you feel your youthful complexion is beginning to fade, surgery isn’t the only option! “Vampire” services have made a breakthrough in the anti-aging world, offering amazing. Despite the quirky name, these results speak for themselves.

A vampire facial can be useful for those who have scars, wrinkles or sun damage. By reintroducing PRP back into the skin, cell turnover is encouraged, which leads to an increase of collagen and elastin production. Your skin will look smoother, tighter and fuller.

Does a Vampire Facial hurt?

Despite the intimidating name, patients report a minimal level of discomfort during a Vampire Facial! Our providers will apply topical numbing cream to your skin prior to your appointment. 

Streamlining your recovery from a Vampire Facial

After your PRP facial in Lake Oswego, OR, recovery won’t last more than 72 hours! We strongly advise that you avoid direct sun exposure and exercise for at least a week so your skin has time to properly heal without having to battle external forces. 

You may experience slight redness, sensitivity, bruising and flaking within the first 48 hours, but our providers can walk you through a specialized skincare regimen to gently soothe your skin with our collection of medical-grade skincare products. However, keep in mind that for at least 5 hours immediately following your appointment you should avoid washing your face. 

Visit Clear Choice Dermatology for the top Vampire Facial in Portland Area

It’s time to maximize your confident glow! Reclaiming your youthful features and looking as young as you feel is now more simple than ever. Want to learn more about how we use PRP for microneedling in Lake Oswego, OR? Contact us today to discuss how we can best help you maintain your youth.

Our experienced aesthetic team is passionate about offering the premier aesthetic experience to the greater Lake Oswego community to men and women of all ages! Our office focuses on patient education, so never hesitate to ask questions.

To begin your aesthetic journey, schedule your free in-office consultation today! Here, our experts will take the time to get to know you and your goals, so we can create a customized treatment plan.

Thursday December 15, 2022