The Rise of the Vampire Facial

Plastered all over Instagram are pictures of women like Kim Kardashian with bloody faces. This certainly peeked my interest and I was curious to learn more about what a Vampire Facial actually was. As it turns out, women are using platelet rich plasma (their own blood) in addition to microneedling to trigger the bodies healing mechanism and introduce growth factors at the same time. Microneedling in its very essence is a way to regenerate skin cells for a brighter, firmer and more even complexion. Microneedling has been around for generations and many people swear by it. While it may not appeal to all of us to use needles on our face or blood during the procedure, we all love the idea of having a decrease in fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, scars and an increase in collagen. With a procedure like this one, you can expect some down time while the puncture wounds heal and it may take a week or so to see the results. Like all professional treatments, they are also cumulative and require several visits to the spa which can be costly. So how else can you reap the benefits? There are so many products out there that you can use at home that are designed to exfoliate for a better complexion. While something like the glycolic peel is a wonderful type of exfoliator, Microdermabrasion is unique in its ability to stimulate collagen production.

Generally speaking, proper exfoliation will help you with all of the skin issues that microneedling does. Microdermabrasion is also something that can be done in the comfort of your own home with no downtime. The tools are much more gentle than microneedling, dermaplaning and chemical peels so the risk of damaging your skin and scarring should not be a concern. You can use it as gently or firmly as you like and it has the ability to improve age spots and black heads, improve hyperpigmentation and sun damage, exfoliate off your dead skin cells, lessen the appearance of scars and stretch marks, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin that will stand the test of time!

You can expect to see results right away after using our Skin Renewal Microdermabrasion Cream and with continued use, the benefits will only become greater. Microdermabrasion will give you the immediate result of a smoother and brighter complexion because of its exfoliation. As an added benefit, exfoliating will allow your skincare to penetrate much deeper to maximize the nourishing ingredients. With the turnover of skin cells, you will notice a gradual reduction in brown pigmentation, age spots, fine lines, scars, and enlarged pores. By removing the thickened out layer, your skin will purge impurities like blackheads and whiteheads quickly and easily. When coupled with the increase in collagen from blood flow as well as your bodily regenerative process, pore size can be visibly reduced and have lasting effects.

After any of these treatments, be sure to keep your skin hydrated and use gentle as well chemical free skin care products. To make the most of this treatment, consider adding in an anti-aging serum that also assists in collagen production like our Bio Advanced Anti-Aging Serum. Hydrating, gentle and loaded with peptides, your skin will never look or feel so good! It is also very important that in the few weeks following treatment that you protect your skin with sunscreen. When you perform microdermabrasion at home it is not as intensive as a professional facial but it is always a good idea to use SPF and you will have sluffed away a lot of cells leaving it vulnerable. However, you will not have intense redness, marks, cuts or peeling on your skin afterward. It just leaves a beautiful glow!

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