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Vampire Facial Treatment (PRP)

From £225.00

Frequently Asked Questions

The Vampire facial boosts collagen production, lifting and tightening skin, making it perfect for the treatment of fine lines and drooping skin, often brought on by ageing, stress or the menopause. It can also be used to treat mild scarring.
Blood Facial is another name for the Vampire Facial, which uses your own blood to regenerate your skin.
A Vampire Facial is £450, which includes the treatment and finishing products after the treatment.
The Vampire Facial is a revolutionary new facial treatment to brighten and smooth skin, leaving you looking and feeling fresher and more youthful. A Vampire Facial involves extracting plasma from the patient's own blood, and then applying it to the face with the help of a medical micro-needling device.

The Vampire facial works by using the bodies own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a substance that naturally occurs in our blood, and applying it to the skin. PRP contains a concentration of platelets (the smallest and most numerous type of blood cells) that is five to ten times richer than untreated blood.

Usually, the primary function of platelets is to help clot blood when you have a cut or small wound, protecting the area from infection while white blood cells repair the injury. Because of this, platelets also contain growth factors that help to stimulate division of other cells, activate multipotent stem cells (cells that can develop into any kind of tissue) and promote the skin's natural healing process.

Platelets and PRP have been used for over 20 years in the medical industry, to help promote the healing of sports injuries. Thanks to developments in technology, PRP treatments are now available for use on the skin, face, hair, body, and even for intimate treatments.

The Vampire facial at Hamilton Clinic Aesthetics uses PRP in conjunction with skin microneedling to further enhance the effects of PRP. Skin microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin, allowing the PRP to sink into deeply into the layers of the skin. These micro-injuries also trick the skin into thinking there's an injury and that the healing process should begin, increasing collagen production and the development of new blood vessels and fatty tissue, assisted by the effects of the PRP. After a few days, the effects of the Vampire facial are visible, but continue to improve for up to two or three months, and last from one to two years.

We know this all sounds a bit scary, but the Vampire facial is actually a very safe treatment. Since the active ingredient, PRP, is from your own body, there's no risk of an allergic reaction with a Vampire facial.

The Vampire facial is used to treat ageing skin by smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of pigmentation and age spots. Creating a healthy, beautiful and glowing complexion, the Vampire facial is loved by celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and model Bar Refaeli, as well as our clients slightly closer to home.
When we inject the platelets into the face, it tricks the body into thinking that there has been an injury, bringing growth factors to aid new collagen formation and thus tightening your skin.

"Even though it wasn't for me, I know it has so many benefits for your skin," Kim said.

"Kourtney is a huge fan and I know a lot of other people that love it, too."
While Vampire Facials are a very effective treatment, unfortunately they cannot do exactly what plastic surgery can. A Vampire Facial helps with skin complexion, etched in wrinkles and lines, melasma, acne, and acne scarring.
The downtime for vampire facials varies from person to person, but patients typically notice a significant improvement after the first two or three days. Most patients will have fully healed after one week.
Not really, provided a numbing cream or if required a nerve block is applied. We can also reduce the depth of the needling to minimise any pain. Most find the treatment comfortable.
The treatment triggers collagen production. Collagen is the ‘latticework of the face, so a PRP facial helps tighten, smooth and improve skin tone.
It is dependent upon each individual and the goals you wish to achieve. Patients do experience an improvement in skin complexion and texture immediately after treatment.
To Maximize Your Results:

For a minimum of 5 hours after the PRP has been applied to your skin, do NOT do anything that would wash off the blood such as : wash your skin, expose the treated area/s to direct high heat, or engage in physical activities that will get you wet or cause you to sweat (sun exposure, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, very hot shower, hot yoga, swimming).
There has been a lot of research suggesting how PRP works on damaged skin and wrinkles. A September 2017 study in the Aesthetic surgery journal (1) found that after an injection of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma, see video below), doctors observed an increase of reticular dermis thickness (the lower of the two layers of the dermis (skin)). This thickening of the skin was caused by deposition of elastic fibers (the stuff of skin elasticity) and collagen, with a fibrotic aspect (skin regeneration).

The researchers concluded: "PRP injection could lead to trophic (bringing blood) alteration of the skin and the precocious (premature) aging process."
Do not apply any kind of makeup. When you do apply any skin products, remember to wash the brushes carefully to remove any possible infection-causing pathogens.
Yes, the treatment can help with pigmentation.

In the Vampire Facial, platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used anywhere on the body to reduce pigment, reduce stretchmarks, treat wrinkles and lighten scarring. Used on thousands of patients worldwide, the Vampire Facial has been shown to be both safe and effective.
The difference between microneedling and vampire facial:

Microneedling is a quick collagen inducting treatment which uses micro needles to penetrate the skin.

Vampire Facial is an extract of your own blood that contains platelets. When PRP is placed back into the skin using microneedling, it initiates a localised growth cell response.
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Yes, a vampire facial can be done on the neck to help with pigmentation and collagen building. However, if it's loose skin around the neck, then we would recommend a thread lift.
Unfortunately, we do not treat women whilst they are pregnant.
The Vampire Facial is also great for addressing an array of skin concerns, such as fine lines, uneven texture, acne/acne scars, age-related skin dullness and even stretch marks.
To do a Vampire Facial you must have attended and passed the official Vampire Facial training course. The training covers the techniques in detail to ensure the best results are achieved. In particular, a high quality centrifuge is required to separate the PRP from your blood.
Ideally you should avoid exercise after the facial as any sweat would interfere with the absorption of the PRP from your blood.
A Vampire Facelift combines both the Vampire Facial with Dermal Fillers to give a lift to your face, whilst at the same time rejuvenating your skin.
Acne scars can be reduced by a Vampire Facial, however, this would be mostly attributed to the microneedling that is part of this treatment.
A Vampire for Hair restoration can be done with promising results. Please ensure you visit a registered practitioner as listed in the official online register.
This treatment will not improve dark circles around the eyes as the treatment avoids this sensitive area of skin. We have other treatments such as Tear Trough Fillers which will have much better results for you.
This treatment will not improve under eyes as the treatment avoids this sensitive area of skin. We have other treatments such as Tear Trough Fillers which will have much better results for you.
It is recommended to wait 2 weeks between a Vampire facial and a botox treatment
Tighter, Firmer Skin

Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Improved Moisture Retention

Enhanced Skin Tone and Texture
Vampire facial – PRP is applied to the skin through microneedling. This treatment is ideal for overall skin rejuvenation, including improvement to scarring, fine lines and brown spots. This option is more superficial than the facelift.

Vampire facelift – PRP is combined with a dermal filler and injected into the skin. This treatment is ideal for patients hoping to improve volume loss and add youthful height and curves to their cheeks. The filler adds lift and volume, and the platelet rich plasma helps build collagen scaffolding over time to support new volume.
Vampire Facial and PRP are in fact the same treatment, with the exception that a Vampire Facial has a strict protocol to follow, which then provides the best results. For example, the quality of the centrifuge and the additives to encourage stem cell growth are key to obtaining the optimum results.
Chemical peels and the Vampire Facial will improve the appearance of your skin. Chemical peels generally work best on superficial imperfections, while microneedling in the Vampire Facial penetrates deeper to improve more troublesome issues.

Microneedling will reach deeper under the skin to promote healing of scarred areas. Once the microneedling treatments are complete, a chemical peel can rejuvenate your skin further, leaving you with clearer, younger-looking skin.
Vampire Lift Facial facial is the same as a Vampire Facial, which rejuvenates your face using your own bodies stem cells.