Vampire Facial® in Nashville, TN
At New Life Physicians, located in Brentwood, the residents of Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding areas of Tennessee, rely on the experience and expertise of regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Morgan Moor to perform the Vampire Facial®.
What is PRP Therapy for the Vampire Facial® Treatment?
Are you interested in reversing sun damage, diminishing the appearance of crow’s feet and deep wrinkles or erasing stretch marks and acne scars? Luckily, there is now a non-surgical procedure that safely treats all of these issues and restores youthful volume and radiance to the face. The Vampire Facial®, also called platelet-rich plasma (PRP), uses your body’s own natural healing capabilities to create smoother, more radiant skin. PRP is available as both injectable filler and a topical serum and represents the most advanced method of regenerative skin treatment currently available.
How the Vampire Facial® Works
The Vampire Facial® is minimally invasive and consists of injections directly into the face. These injections are administered using small-gauge needles similar to those used to administer dermal fillers or Botox®.
Prior to your treatment, you must meet with our aesthetician for a consultation during which you can discuss your expectations and goals. She will also take your complete medical history and evaluate whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. The Vampire Facial® procedure is as follows:
- Preparing for treatment: Our aesthetician will clean the areas of your face to be treated.
- Determining injection location: Dr. Moor will mark the specific areas of your face that will benefit most from the treatment by using a pencil mark that easily wipes away.
- Drawing blood: Our nursing staff will draw blood from your arm, much like any routine blood extraction.
- Isolating PRP: To create the PRP, your blood is placed in a centrifuge where it spins at high speeds, causing the plasma to separate from the rest of the blood constituents. The plasma is then “activated” by adding calcium chloride to it, allowing it to release its growth factors. Once the activated plasma is injected into your face, your body will naturally increase its production of collagen and begin various healing processes.
- Topical anesthetic: Our aesthetician will provide a topical anesthetic cream on the treatment areas to help keep you fully comfortable during the procedure.
- The injection process: Dr. Moor will carefully and precisely inject the activated PRP into the marked areas of your face.
- Repeat the procedure: Optimal results are typically achieved in three treatment sessions separated by one-month intervals. However, in some patients, just one treatment may be sufficient to restore youthful radiance and volume.
- Wait: The growth factors in your plasma will naturally prompt your skin to release new stem cells, as your skin is being deceived into thinking that an injury has taken place, and it must heal itself by producing healthy new skin cells. This trick prompts your skin to produce a fresh supply of collagen and new cells and blood vessels. Results will appear naturally and gradually over the next weeks or months, and you will soon see a transformation in your facial appearance.
How Long Does A PRP Treatment Take?
The PRP treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour, but this may vary depending on how many areas are being treated.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For The Vampire Facial®?
PRP therapy is autologous, meaning that it is derived from your own body, and making it safe for almost anyone who is in generally good health. The Vampire Facial®, in particular, can resolve the following issues:
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Crow’s feet
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Wrinkles, creases and fine lines
- Crepe-like skin on the neck and chest or around the eyes
- Rough, dull, ashy or uneven skin texture or tone
PRP treatment may not be suitable for people who have certain conditions of the blood, such as bone cancers, blood cancers or anemia. People who are on prescription blood thinners or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should stop taking these before their treatment and for several days following the procedure as instructed by our aesthetician.
Recovery after PRP Therapy
Very little time is needed for recovery following a Vampire Facial®. Some patients experience mild soreness, bruising, and redness immediately following the procedure, which may look and feel similar to a sunburn. By the next day, the redness will become less noticeable, and some patients may notice minor swelling and roughness of the skin. By the third day most swelling naturally disappears, but the roughness may remain for up to seven days.
While you may notice these issues, these symptoms will not usually require recovery or downtime. You will be free to return to your regular activities immediately after your appointment, and the initial redness may be easily concealed with a fine layer of makeup.
Results Of PRP Therapy: What Can I Expect?
Results typically begin to appear within a few days after treatment, however, the biggest improvement is visible after two to three months, and patients report vibrant new skin that looks and feels younger, smoother and more radiant. Depending on the individual, results usually last for one to two years.
Caring For Your Rejuvenated Skin
Following your PRP treatment, you must keep your skin properly hydrated and protected from the sun. Your skin care routine should include a quality moisturizer and several applications daily of a sunblock with SPF 30 or higher.
How Is the Vampire Facial® Different From Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, contain a dose of hyaluronic acid gel that fills in wrinkles and lines. Over a period of six to 12 months, your body gradually absorbs the gel,and additional injections may be required every six to 12 months to maintain results. Conversely, PRP prompts your body to naturally produce new cells, tissue, and collagen, naturally and gradually improving skin volume, texture, and tone. PRP therapy may also be used on areas of the face where dermal fillers are not advised. Unlike dermal fillers, PRP doesn’t treat wrinkles and lines individually but works to enhance the overall condition of the facial area, improving skin at the cellular level.
How Much Does a Vampire Facial® Cost in Nashville?
As an elective procedure, a Vampire Facial® is generally not covered by insurance. At New Life Physicians, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, as well as convenient financing options.
If you live in Nashville, Franklin or the surrounding areas of Tennessee, and are interested in a Vampire Facial®, contact Dr. Morgan Moor at New Life Physicians in Brentwood.