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What would you say if we told you your blood held the secret to younger, more radiant skin? And that you could harness this power to slow down and even reverse signs of aging with a facial treatment? Because you can with a platelet-rich plasma facial, aka the “Vampire” facial.  

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own natural healing and regenerative properties to reenergize cells and stimulate growth factor production. And PRP injections have long been used in the sports medicine industry to treat joint, ligament and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. And now PRP is being used in more aesthetic procedures like fillers, hair restoration and yes, facials. 

How do vampire facials work? 

There are two key components to platelet-rich plasma and they are both 100% natural and come from your own body: 1) plasma: the liquid part of your blood; 2) platelet: a type of blood cell vital to your body’s healing process and full of growth properties. 

Vampire facials are perfect for both men and women who want to diminish signs of aging or rejuvenate their complexion. We take a small sample of your blood, isolate the PRP, and then massage it into your skin. This increases the supply of nutrient-rich blood directly to the skin, encouraging new collagen and elastin production. 

PRP “vampire” facials at Artemedica  

On the day of your appointment, one of our trained clinicians will draw a small amount of your blood—typically from your arm. This blood is then spun in a centrifuge for about 10 minutes. This separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of your blood. Your specific PRP sample is then topically applied to your skin, followed by a microneedling treatment. Afterwards, we apply a second layer of PRP and massage it into your skin. 

We also add PRP to the following services as an upgrade: 

Recovery and results 

Vampire facials incur very little downtime, like having your blood drawn at the hospital. You may feel some discomfort around the injection site once the local anesthetic wears off. Typically, patients experience some minor redness and swelling. However, this should resolve itself within a few days. We do ask patients avoid direct sunlight and refrain from makeup and irritating skincare products during those first few days. 

Because a vampire facial relies on your body’s natural healing and regeneration, results vary based on your overall health and lifestyle. Some patients see results immediately. Others may require multiple treatments in order to achieve smoother, more elastic skin. For optimal results, your treatment provider will provide a personalized treatment plan based on your unique goals. Most clinicians typically suggest a series of 3-6 treatments spaced out approximately 2-4 weeks apart. 

Vampire Facial at Artemedica: The Secret to Younger-looking Skin 

Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 28 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their cosmetic goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.  

If you are interested in PRP fillers or other injectable fillers, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 or Healdsburg (707) 415-8888 offices for your free consultation. 

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Roderic Wallace Trusts Dr. Victor Lacombe

“Probably one of Dr. Lacombe’s greatest assets is his intuitive understanding of what it takes to create a very natural yet aesthetically pleasing result. In my case, a brow lift opened up my eyes, a subtle lift to the tip of my drooping nose dealt with the negative effects of gravity, a small chin implant balanced a newly sculpted neck and stronger jaw line… yes, a number of procedures done at one time, but oh so worth it in the long run. I can enthusiastically endorse Victor as one of the finest plastic surgeons around.*”

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