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FAQ: Do vampire facials work?

Vampire facial

As Halloween looms, now might be the time to consider the Vampire Facial. You may have seen scary pics online – Kim Kardashian, anyone? – of patients with a bloody face post treatment, but is the vampire facial as painful as it looks and is it worth investing in?

Kim first posted pictures of her post-PRP treatment back in 2013 and this super-charged skin rejuvenation therapy remains highly sought after.

What does a Vampire Facial do?

The Vampire Facial is known medically as platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP for short. It has been used for many years to speed up healing in joint and soft tissue injuries, to alleviate arthritis-related pain and to boost post-surgery recovery. More recently, it has been adopted by the aesthetic world to treat a wide range of concerns:

  • General skin rejuvenation
  • Minimise fine line and wrinkles
  • Tighten skin
  • Brighten skin tone
  • Reduce pore size
  • Fade hyperpigmentation
  • Reduce scarring
  • Treat hair loss

The first step is to take a sample of your blood which is placed into a centrifuge. This machine will spin the blood at a very high speed to separate out the platelets from the red blood cells. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the skin in a series of injections using tiny needles.

There are many advantages to PRP over injectables and other anti-ageing treatments. PRP is derived from your own body so there is no risk of allergic reaction, although there may be some bruising, bleeding, and the risk of infection at the PRP injection site. The whole procedure is carried out by Dr Claudia using an aseptic technique so there is no contamination and the risk of infection is very low.

It works by releasing high levels of growth factors and stimulating collagen and elastin production, so you get a subtle, all-over rejuvenation rather than just targeting one area.

Even though you may look very red-faced immediately afterwards, most patients do not report any pain during the procedure as a topical numbing cream is applied beforehand. Your skin may feel slightly tender and tight as it is healing, and you should avoid any sun exposure.

How much is a Vampire Facial?

Our Vampire Facial usually costs £300, but we are currently running a special offer of £250 a session. The offer extends until 30th November. So, if you want to look hot for Halloween and beyond, call 0115 772 2363 to take advantage of our offer.