The bloodless vampire facial is a minimally invasive facial treatment that uses a combination of skin rejuvenation techniques for silky smooth skin. Unlike the traditional vampire facial, the bloodless vampire facial doesn’t require a blood draw because it uses non-invasive alternatives to platelet-rich plasma. Sorry, Dracula. If you’re looking for a way to improve the texture and health of your skin but don’t do well with blood, this facial is for you.
At Self Care LA, we offer the latest in innovative med spa services. Under the expert direction of Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, our two locations make looking your best in Southern California a convenient and relaxing treat. Schedule a personal consultation today to get started on a dewy, refreshed complexion. Call (310) 856-9583 to reach our offices in West Hollywood or on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.
If you have the image of Kim Kardashian’s blood-soaked face burned into your brain, you’re not alone (and we’re sorry). The infamous vampire facial went viral after her graphic Instagram post. And while there are plenty of benefits associated with platelet-rich plasma, there’s really no need to travel to Transylvania for glowing healthy skin. The bloodless vampire facial combines three effective facial treatments into one for maximum results: microdermabrasion, microneedling, and soothing nutrient-rich serum. Each step of this facial is designed to eliminate dead skin cells and purify, stimulate healing and rejuvenation, and allow the powerful medical-grade serum to penetrate deep into the skin.
If you know how nice and smooth your skin feels after exfoliating, think of microdermabrasion as a way to take that to the next level – literally. This skin treatment uses microcrystals to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells from the face. A handheld device propels a polishing cloud of these tiny particles onto the skin, where they abrade away the dull, dead cells. The microdermabrasion device simultaneously vacuums them away with the skin debris, revealing a fresh, refined layer of new skin.
Apart from the benefits of exfoliation, this treatment is also thought to stimulate dermal collagen and elastic fiber production: and we could all use some more of that! Collagen and elastin are what keeps our skin firm and supple. At the same time, the light level of irritation that this treatment stimulates an inflammatory response in the dermis and epidermis that causes the skin to go into healing mode, and produce new healthy skin cells. (1)
After the microdermabrasion has removed a layer of excess dead skin cells, additional treatment will have better access to the deeper layers of your skin, which is exactly what microneedling is all about. Microneedling is also known as microchanneling because it creates tiny pathways through the outer layer of the skin. Penetrating the skin barrier in this way has several benefits. As with microdermabrasion, the body registers these punctures as tiny injuries and initiates its natural healing process. It releases growth factors to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. As the skin heals, it rebuilds itself to be stronger and more resilient than before, and has a firmer, smoother, more youthful appearance.
Microneedling further eliminates any remaining scaly, dead skin cells and purifies the skin by sebum residues. (2) This treatment uses a specialized tool with tiny sterile needles to make an even pattern of minuscule punctures through the outer layer of the skin. Self Care LA uses the Bella SkinPen for our microneedling treatments. This premiere device allows our aesthetician to precisely adjust the length of the needles to treat different areas of the face effectively. These punctures are extremely small and any discomfort is avoided with an application of a topical numbing cream before the procedure begins. Microneedling has been proven to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, discoloration, acne scars, and other skin conditions.
The other advantage of having these tiny pathways through the skin is that they allow skincare products to better absorb into the deep layers of the skin, which is where they do the most good.
In the case of the traditional vampire facial, this allowed the PRP to penetrate the skin. However, with the bloodless vampire facial, you’ll have a medical-grade regenerative serum applied to your skin. This specialized serum is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and contains plant-based stem cells for all the regenerative benefits of the original vampire facial – without the blood! Get ready to glow!
The bloodless vampire facial combines all the best features of today’s skincare services. There are no harsh chemicals, no long recovery period, and no blood. The combination of microdermabrasion and microneedling ensures that your skin will be smoother than ever. And, the benefits continue long after you leave our offices. In the following days and weeks, your body is hard at work regenerating collagen and elastin for firmer, younger-looking skin.
The bloodless vampire facial is a minimally invasive way to treat the following skin conditions:
- Sun damage
- Creases, lines, and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Dark spots
- Uneven skin tone
If you’re ready to start enjoying all the benefits of this innovative breakthrough in skin rejuvenation, schedule a consultation at Self Care LA today (or tonight, if you happen to be a vampire). We offer concierge medicine services to bring beauty and wellness to you, whenever and wherever is convenient for you.
How Do I Know If a Bloodless Vampire Facial Is Right for Me?
Candidates for a bloodless vampire facial want to improve the tone and texture of their skin. This treatment is ideal for those who want the benefits of the original vampire facial, but are a little too squeamish. This facial is safe for all skin types, unlike many other treatments which aren’t safe for darker skin tones. While it can’t be performed if you have an active infection or other flare-ups, it’s ideal for those who are struggling with scarring from previous bouts of acne. A bloodless vampire facial will help to break down existing scar tissue and stimulate the skin to “fill in” pitted acne scars. During your personal consultation, we’ll examine your skin to determine whether this will be a beneficial treatment for you. To learn more about what goes on at SelfCare LA and all the latest in med spa trends, follow our blog!
There’s not much you need to do to get ready for a bloodless vampire facial. Be sure to baby your skin and avoid excessive sun exposure or tanning before your appointment. As always, drink plenty of water so that you’re properly hydrated and your skin is in good condition. Come see us with a clean face! We’ll have to remove any makeup or moisturizer anyway.
After thoroughly cleansing your skin, one of our friendly team members will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your face and eliminate any discomfort that the microneedling may cause. This will need to set for about 30 minutes before it takes full effect. The microdermabrasion treatment will polish and purify your skin, putting it in a prime position to receive all of the benefits of the microneedling treatment. Our technician will guide the Bella SkinPen over the surface of your skin to create an even coverage of tiny entry points and stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration. Once this is complete, a soothing layer of serum will be generously lavished on your face, where it will be absorbed deep into the skin. After this nourishing stage of the facial is complete, we’ll cleanse your skin, and apply a good layer of sunscreen. Then you’ll be ready to leave the office and continue your day!
After Your Facial
Patients love this facial because there’s no downtime after the procedure. You may notice drier skin in the days following your facial, but this can be managed with good moisturizer and other aftercare products. Our team will give you specific skincare instructions to ensure optimal results.
Once your skin has stabilized, you’ll notice smaller pores, silky skin, and a dreamy even skin tone. And besides the immediate improvements, you’ll still have a lot to look forward to! Because the bloodless vampire facial stimulates growth factors, your skin will become firmer and smoother as it regenerates. After four to six weeks you will begin to see skin with a more even tone and texture, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and a luminous glow. You may need multiple treatments to obtain more dramatic results, but with a proper regimen, you’ll be able to enjoy long-lasting and significant skin improvement. Make sure that you maintain your rejuvenated skin with a healthy lifestyle and a good moisturizer and sunscreen.
How Much Does a Bloodless Vampire Facial in West Hollywood Cost?
SelfCare LA offers financing options with Care Credit and Greensky to make your goals attainable. We’re also a member of the Brilliant Distinctions program, so you can save money while you make the most of your wellness and beauty regimen. And, don’t forget to keep an eye on our specials for exclusive savings!
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