If you’re unhappy with the tone and texture of your facial skin, Dr. Paul Tortland and Dr. Jeffrey LaVallee at New England Stem Cell Institute can restore your youthful look and improve your appearance with the Vampire Facial®, a revolutionary aesthetic treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and micro-needling to speed up cell replacement and renewal.
The Vampire® Facial is an innovative aesthetic treatment that uses your body’s own natural healing powers to revitalize and rejuvenate your look. The facial combines micro-needling with PRP.
Micro-needling is often called collagen induction therapy. Collagen is the protein in your skin that gives it strength, support, and elasticity. By creating microscopic tears in the surface of your skin, micro-needling stimulates your body’s repair process, which includes the creation of new, healthier skin.
PRP is a blood product the team at New England Stem Cell Institutes creates using a sample of your own blood. It contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells. When applied to your skin, the healing properties in the PRP accelerate the regenerative process started by the micro-needling.
The team at the New England Stem Cell Institute uses the Vampire Facial to improve many common beauty problems, such as:
The Vampire Facial® can also lessen the appearance of acne and other facial scars.
The team at New England Stem Cell Institute will perform your Vampire Facial® right in the office. We first draw a sample of blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to create the PRP. To decrease your discomfort, the team applies a numbing cream to your face.
The team then applies a hyaluronic acid gel to the skin and uses micro-needling to drive the gel into the skin. The hyaluronic acid helps build and support collagen fibers in and under the skin. Next, the PRP is applied, and again micro-needling is used to help the growth factors get into the skin to begin the rejuvenation process.
You might notice some skin redness after your facial, but these side effects should disappear quickly. To protect your skin as it heals, the team at the New England Stem Cell Institute recommends you apply sunblock daily.
Typically, 3 treatments are given, each spaced about 6 weeks apart. You should start to notice an improvement in the look and tone of your skin within 1-2 months, and the results could last as long as 2 years.
The Vampire Facial® is a trademarked name and procedure invented by Dr. Charles Runels. Only providers formally trained by Dr. Runels or by one of his certified trainers can perform the actual Vampire Facial®. Dr. Tortland is a certified Vampire Facial® provider.