Vampire facial safe, effective
Sponsored Content - Mar 12, 2019 - Think Local

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Have you heard of the vampire facial?

While it may seem like something out of a bad thriller movie, it’s actually a thrillingly great treatment for the face.

A vampire treatment, otherwise known as PRP therapy for the face, is an anti-aging skin treatment that works by concentrating the healing power and regeneration of skin through activation of platelets.

The results of PRP treatment for the face include improved skin texture and tone, reduced appearance of dark circles under the eyes, reduced appearance of fine lines and healthy, glowing skin.

We know these results are wanted by almost everyone when they look in the mirror. So what are you waiting for?

Kelowna’s Dr. Chelsea Gronick offers PRP treatment, and there are five reasons why it would be worth your time.

1. The vampire facial is safe

When we say PRP, we are referring to platelet-rich plasma, which we often refer to as “nature’s anti-aging and healing miracle.” Platelets are cells in the blood that help tissues heal and grow healthy new cells. PRP injections for the face promote the body’s own collagen to grow and regenerate new tissue. When this happens, it results in smoothing and tightening of the skin. Other ways to use the healing potential of your own PRP include injections to the scalp with PRP for hair loss and to joints, ligaments and tendons that are injured or damaged.

A vampire facial is safe on all skin types. There are no allergic reactions because your body will not reject your own blood.

It starts with a simple blood draw to extract out the PRP. Using a PRP MicroPen, these growth factors are introduced deeper into the dermal layer of the skin. This is where stem cells will get activated to grow new tissues, resulting in younger skin.

2. PRP injections are natural

In a world full of unnatural procedures, the vampire facial/PRP skin treatment is 100 per cent natural. As mentioned above, the technology simply uses your body’s own anti-aging growth factors to increase collagen production.

Some fillers can have the effect of looking uneven or unnatural. But with PRP injections, it doesn’t look overdone and the effects are long-lasting.

No surgery, botox or fillers are required for beautiful, young-looking skin.

3. The vampire facial treatment is an easy procedure

There’s nothing to be nervous about when coming into the office to see Dr. Gronick for your first vampire facial treatment. Lay back and relax in the clean and modern rooms while she works her magic.

One micro-needle therapy treatment will take years off your face in less than an hour. Dr. Gronick uses the Eclipse MicroPen, which is FDA approved. The treatment is most commonly done on the face but can be done on many different parts of the body including scalp, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

When you receive the micro-needling part of the PRP treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your skin. A sterile needle tip containing 12 micro-needles is then attached to the Eclipse MicroPen. Then a combination of hyaluronic acid and your PRP are applied to your skin. In one motion, the pen will be gently pressed against your skin while gliding in one direction.

Once the treatment area has been fully covered, the PRP treatment is finished.

Cleansing, numbing and the blood draw are done at the start of the procedure, and then the micro-needling takes 15 to 30 minutes.

4. Micro-needle therapy doesn’t hurt

With the use of anesthesia, micro-needle therapy is essentially painless. People compare the feeling of the treatment to light sandpaper being moved across the skin or even a simple, deep exfoliation.

The speed of the PRP injection MicroPen reduces the discomfort in even the most sensitive areas.

5. It requires zero downtime

This speaks for itself. There are some treatments that will have a long recovery period with bruising sometimes happening, but with the vampire facial there is next to no downtime. This means you can carry on with your regular routine, right away, as soon as you leave the office.

You may notice a redness to the face and a tightening of the skin right after your PRP injections, and that can last up to 48 hours.

Quality skin care products are recommended to help speed up the healing process and to provide moisture to the skin’s surface.

Many patients notice an immediate glow once they have a vampire facial at Dr. Gronick’s office. Additional texture and changes to the skin develop over the following days, with results continuing to improve up to six months after the PRP treatment.

You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Gronick, who will go over the vampire facial with you and the other benefits of micro-needling by easily booking your treatment online or by phoning the office at 778-478-0048 and speaking with her patient care co-ordinators.

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Okanagan Edge.

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