PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and is extracted from a sample of your own blood (hence the Vampire or Dracula part of the name). PRP contains things like growth factors and stem cells which are excellent for promoting skin healing and regeneration, making PRP great for reducing the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles, scars (including acne scars), stretch marks, and more!
The PRP is injected into the face/neck where it can get to work regenerating the skin, but for an even better result, and the full Vampire facial treatment, the PRP injections are combined with microneedling using a SkinPen device (the only FDA approved microneedling device).
This turbo-boosts the Vampire facial, by penetrating PRP into the superficial layers of the skin through micro-channels, stimulating collagen and elastin (Collagen Induction Therapy), helping reduce hyperpigmentation, pores, fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin, scars, and stretch marks.
The Vampire Facial was probably made most famous by Kim Kardashian (see photo); however, using advanced SkinPen microneedling techniques, the procedure is not as painful as the one Kim underwent, and you do not have blood smeared all over your face!!
Skinko E is a special mesotherapy serum containing a mix of hyaluronic acid and anti-ageing complexes, such as anti-oxidants, minerals, amino acids and vitamins. This is an excellent add-on to the PRP of the vampire facial to boost benefits even further! Skinko E can be combined with the full Vampire facial treatment where the SkinPen microneedling is performed.
The results from PRP vampire or dracula therapy facials are seen as early as after 48 hours. However, full collagen stimulation can take 3 months to take effect. If microneedling has been performed with the SkinPen, your skin can look red, as if you were sunburnt, for 24-48 hours after treatment.
The aesthetic results from PRP with microneedling can last around 12 months, depending on a number of factors such as lifestyle, genetics, metabolism, etc. For optimal results, Doctor Alex recommends a course of 3 Vampire facials, each one 4 — 8 weeks apart, per year.
Not particularly. Numbing cream is applied to the whole face to help reduce any pain, although you may still feel a pinprick sensation as the skin is injected.
For the Vampire facial without SkinPen microneedling, recovery is usually within a few hours, although there is a chance you may get a small amount of bleeding/bruising/swelling from the PRP injections, which usually resolves within two weeks.
For the complete Dracula therapy with the SkinPen PRP microneedling, you will look also sunburnt for around 48 hours after the treatment, and may experience a small degree of skin peeling.
As with any injectable treatment there are minor risks, including bruising and swelling. As the PRP is made from your own blood, it is otherwise a very safe treatment with no risk of allergic reaction to the PRP. Rarely, risks includes infection, allergic reaction to the numbing cream or other serums, or failure to acquire a blood sample if venepuncture is too difficult.
Prices start from £295 (special offer, reduced from £495) for the vampire PRP facial without SkinPen microneedling.
For the vampire facial with SkinPen PRP microneedling (the full Dracula therapy), this costs £450 (currently reduced from £695).
If Skinko E serum is added to the SkinPen microneedling, this is an extra £75 (normally £125).
Every treatment is tailored towards your unique face, therefore exact pricing will be discussed at the consultation after a full assessment. Please see the price list for full list of treatments.