Everything You Should Know About A Vampire Facial

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You may have seen this treatment trending on social media, but don’t let the spooky name scare you. A vampire facial offers tremendous skin benefits and addresses many unwanted skin issues. Could this treatment be right for you?

What Is A Vampire Facial?

The vampire facial gets its name due to the fact that the procedure utilizes PRP (platelet rich plasma) extracted from your blood, in addition to microneedling. PRP is a natural healing agent, containing growth factors that stimulate cell turnover. The powerhouse combination of microneedling followed by PRP yields excellent results, improving skin tone and texture in a variety of ways. You’ll see improvements in:

  • Skin firmness
  • Scarring, including acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation like age spots and melasma
  • Hair loss (when performed on the scalp)

What Is The Procedure Like?

A vampire facial is relatively painless (anesthetic cream is available) and takes about 45-60 minutes. First, you’ll have a blood draw. This blood will be placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelet rich plasma, which will be applied to the face later in the procedure. To prepare the skin, we will perform microneedling on the treatment area, creating tiny punctures that increase absorption and “trick” the body to begin repairs. Then, the PRP is injected into specific places on the face and/or scalp, targeting your problem areas. It may also be applied topically on the surface of the face.

How Is The Recovery?

After the procedure, your skin will be sensitive and you may experience redness and swelling similar to that of a sunburn. Healing takes about 3-5 days, and during that time you should wear sunscreen and avoid strong skin care products like glycolic acids, retinoids, and alpha hydroxy acids. Once you have healed, you’ll notice a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance over the next few weeks. We recommend 6-8 treatment sessions, 4-6 weeks apart for maximum results.

Am I A Good Candidate For This Procedure?

Generally, vampire facials are considered safe for most people. However, there are certain medical or skin conditions that are contraindicated like diabetes, pregnancy, skin infections, eczema, and rosacea. We will talk to you in detail about your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for this type of treatment.

For more information about vampire facials or other skin treatments, feel free to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you might have. You can book a free consultation easily through our website or give us a call at (502) 298-1574.

What Makes Radiesse So Popular In Louisville?


Dermal fillers have been around a long time, but the technology continues to improve year after year. Our clients have been thrilled with the results from Radiesse – one of our most popular treatments. This FDA approved injectable filler has some advantages over other types of dermal fillers, which we will explore here.

What Is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a type of dermal filler used to treat common signs of aging and skin issues like:

  • Nasolabial folds (the crease that runs between the nose and the mouth)
  • Volume loss
  • Lack of jawline or nose definition
  • Acne scarring
  • Surgical scarring

Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite based filler and utilizes tiny bone shaped spheres suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. This nontoxic and hypoallergenic injectable contains components that are naturally found in the body, which means it is well tolerated by most people.

What Are The Benefits?

Clients love Radiesse because of the long-lasting results – often 18 months and beyond. Most other dermal fillers last 6-12 months. While no filler lasts a lifetime, Radiesse offers value that is unmatched. A single syringe treats most of the common skin issues, and you won’t need to keep coming back several times a year. In addition, the unique structure of Radiesse allows it to be molded and used to create contours and definition in the face. In many cases, it is a great alternative to facial implants. Radiesse saves you time and money!

What Is Recovery Like?

After a quick 15 minute treatment, you’ll see immediate results. Your skin will continue to improve over the next week. During that time, you may experience some light swelling, redness, and itching which will subside. Minimize sun exposure and strenuous activity, but otherwise you should be able to return to your normal routine after treatment. Enjoy your rejuvenated appearance for up to two years, in some cases, before needing repeat treatment.

Radiesse has proven to be very effective in tackling many of our clients’ issues with long lasting, natural results. We know that considering dermal filler or any other skin procedure is a serious decision, which is why we always offer free consultations. Our knowledgeable staff will discuss your skincare goals with you and recommend the best treatment plan to achieve the results you desire.