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Everything you should know about Vampire Facial

Published on: September 20, 2022

The world of beauty is ever-changing. A beauty hack that is not worthy today may suddenly be the centre of attention tomorrow. Surgery has taken over the beauty and fashion world for a while now. Thanks to the Kardashians, who are the forerunners of beauty, they pave the way for innovations daily.


Vampire facial, also known as blood facial or vampire facelift, is another crazy beauty trend the Kardashians have dropped for all beauty enthusiasts. Not to worry, the process isn’t as bad as the name sounds. This article shall explain what Vampire facial means and the Pros and cons of getting this facial treatment done.

What is a vampire facial?

Vampire facial is an advanced skincare procedure that harnesses the power of your skin to heal itself. The process involves using tiny, fine needles to withdraw a small amount of blood from your skin and use it to improve the skin’s health. It is made possible by drawing blood from a patient’s body, after which a centrifuge would be used to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. After this, micro-needling takes place, and they rub platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the skin to stimulate elastin fibres and collagen that promote cell turnover, which will, in turn, do wonders on the facial skin.

Vampire Facial Benefits

Vampire facelift benefits

Going through this series of thousands of tiny pinpricks has numerous benefits. To convince you of that, you should know that getting a vampire facelift benefits your skin.


  1. Increase in collagen production 

The body’s collagen production rate and quality drops at some point in our lives(specifically around your 30s). The low quality and production rate visibly affect skin health. When ignored, it falls, leaving the skin with fine lines and wrinkles. 

Going through the process of a vampire facial can help increase collagen production and enhance the quality of your skin. 

  1. Tighter and Firmer skin.

The production of collagen is essential to get firm and tight skin. As you age, the facial skin tends to sag and thin out; especially on the face, lips and cheeks. 

A Vampire facial is an excellent option to contour the cheek or plump your lips. It saves you the stress of going through an invasive medical procedure.

  1. Enhanced skin texture and tone 

Vampire facials eliminate old skin cells and promote the emergence of vibrant ones. This PRP facial is likely the perfect option for someone dealing with hyper, stretch marks, acne scars, surgical scars, or any other type of visible scars.

  1. Improved moisture retention 

A strong skin barrier is needed to unclog your pores and help lock in moisture when you apply moisturising products. Vampire facial treatment helps unclog pores and reduce their appearance, allowing your face to absorb your prescribed products for healthier skin.

  1. Reduced wrinkles and fine lines

Wrinkles and fine lines are part of the most common skin issues that accompany ageing. The cellular turnover process in PRP Vampire facial helps eliminate old skin cells and produce new skin cells, elastin and collagen. 

  1. Less painful

Another benefit of vampire facials is that the process is not as painful as other facelift surgery. When going through a vampire facial, your skin care professional sanitises your face correctly and then applies an anaesthetic to the treatment area. However, the sensitivity of some places around your face would allow you to feel the treatment, but not in any form of discomfort while it is ongoing.

You can ask your doctor for pain relief drugs for after-treatment pain.

  1. Rapid healing rate

Many anti-ageing treatments come with downtime, such as redness and skin peeling, which may be present for a more extended period. Including platelet-rich plasma(PRP) in your facial treatment, your micro-injuries heal as fast as they are inflicted(usually within 3-4 days).

  1. Lasting results 

Vampire facial is an anti-ageing treatment that retains your youthful look for a more extended period. You do not need to go through it as often as other anti-ageing treatments. 

You only need to redo your vampire facials every year or two.

Also, PRP vampire facials take about half the treatment sessions as other micro-needling treatments. Be sure about your vampire facial before and after picture to show the clear difference. 

Vampire facial results 

The results of a vampire facial vary according to factors such as skin sensitivity, genes, and lifestyle.

You may experience pain, bruising and swelling after your vampire facial treatment. However, the downtime is minimal. After 2-3 days of healing the ‘wound’ caused by the whole process, you start to notice visible results. The result, however, is more visible after six months and can last you for roughly a year before you may need to do another.

You should note that a stronger, more aggressive vampire facial treatment takes more time to heal.


Vampire facial side effects 

As much as a vampire facial is safe, some minimal side effects may occur. You should be aware of these side effects before proceeding with the treatment. These side effects include;

  • It might cause Infection

A patient may be at risk of infection if the procedures of vampire facials are not followed thoroughly with good infection control practices, proper equipment, or the supervision of a medical professional.

It would help if you were sure of who and where you intend to go 

through your vampire facials.

  • Inflammation 

You are most likely to get inflammation and bruises during the whole process. You should follow a proper aftercare regimen to treat the inflammation and bruises after your vampire facial procedure.

  • Itching

A tingling sensation during the healing period should be expected.

  • Redness

Anticipate a bit of redness that will get better within days

  • Swelling 

Skin sensitivity may cause swelling, so talk to your doctor about your skin concerns before proceeding. 

Difference between vampire facial and vampire facelift 

Vampire facelifts and vampire facials are both non-invasive cosmetic procedures that use platelet-rich plasma(PRP). However, they provide different results.


A Vampire facial is performed with a micro-needling device to improve overall skin tone and texture and enhance skin health. In contrast, a vampire facelift is performed by injecting dermal fillers like hyaluronic acid with a primary focus on areas of the face that need a boost.

Also, vampire facelift results are faster than those of vampire facials because a vampire facelift uses dermal fillers that can provide same-day results. In contrast, the collagen-building process of a vampire facial needs a gradual approach to show.


Does vampire facial work?

Yes, vampire facials effectively improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin. You can check some before and after pictures to see.

However, be sure to meet a professional before getting one.

How long does a vampire facial last?

Compared with other injectable cosmetic skin treatments, vampire facial results last longer. You should, however, repeat the process after a year to 18 months when you stop seeing its effects.

Is vampire facial painful?

Although Kim Kardashian, who spearheaded this process, mentioned on her website that it is the most painful treatment she has ever had, you should understand that we have different pain tolerance levels.

You should also embrace the saying “no pain, no gain” and unlock another level of your skin vibrancy.

What’s the difference between Vampire facial and PRP?

Vampire facial is a non-invasive skin care treatment that uses micro-needling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Beauty enthusiasts use the two phrases interchangeably or as “PRP vampire facial.”

How do I prepare for a vampire facial?

Go to your vampire facial appointment with a clean, makeup and product-free face. Protect your face from tanning or sun exposure a few weeks before your appointment.

What should I do after a vampire facial?

It would help if you kept things as simple as possible after going through the process of vampire social. Keep away from exfoliants and talk to your health professional about the types of products you can apply.

Are there side effects from a vampire facial?

Vampire facials have some mild side effects that disappear within days. These side effects include itching, redness, and inflammation. In cases where the procedure is done with contaminated instruments, patients may contract infections.

Can I do a vampire facial at home?

Vampire facial treatment should be done by trained personnel. It would help to leave it with the Pros and not try doing it yourself.

Final words 

A Vampire facial is one of the practical and safe ways to rejuvenate the skin and address noticeable signs of ageing. It is an excellent facial treatment option for wrinkles, scars, or sun damage. This process gives gradual results from the third to fourth day after doing it. However, you need additional sessions after a year to 18 months of doing it.

You should also consult your doctor if a vampire facial suits your skin. 


Here at London skincare clinic, we offer one of the best vampire facial treatments in the UK. Our first step is a consultation to be sure a vampire facial is ideal for your skin. Once we confirm you are the right candidate, expect a world-class Vampire facelift from our experienced specialist aesthetic doctors. We do not only administer quality treatment, we take utmost care to avoid the side effects of Vampire facial and to ensure the result lasts longer.



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