The vampire facial, or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), involves extracting a couple of dessert spoons of a patient’s blood from their arm and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma – the fluid part – from the red and white blood cells.
The concentrated plasma, which is rich in platelets – the part of the blood rich with growth factors – is then injected into the face. Some practitioners combine it with dermal fillers to further plump up problem areas, such as under the eye.
Downtime: 2-3 days of redness
Pain: None(Aesthetic numbing cream)
Procedure time: 1HR