What is the Vampire Facial?
The teams at JEM Medspa in Elmhurst and Orland Park, IL are happy to offer our Chicago community the popular Vampire Facial. This treatment helps rejuvenate the complexion by encouraging the production of collagen with SkinPen® microneedling and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). Using a specialized handpiece that has small needles, we gently glide the microneedling device over the complexion to create micro-injuries on the face, neck, or torso. This process helps the skin increase collagen, which smooths and tightens the complexion. Vampire Facials also use your PRP to deeply nourish the skin. By applying your nutrient-rich PRP, it helps the skin heal and encourages the growth of new skin cells. When combining both of these powerful skin rejuvenation procedures, patients can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and other skin problems. Please call JEM Medspa to schedule an appointment, and let us help you achieve your skin care goals.
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"I have nothing but utterly exceptional things to say about my visits with Jem Med Spa in Elmhurst! My injector, Nicole is truly an artist. She studies your face and tells you exactly what you need to achieve a refreshed, yet VERY a natural look! She is incredibly kind in listening to what my goals are and her execution is always beyond exquisite. I was absolutely terrified of getting fillers, as it was my first time, but Nicole has such a caring bedside manner in a way that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends for years. I always appreciate how patient she is in answering all my questions, too! My aesthetician, Emily, is always fantastic. She is the absolute best. I struggle with rosacea and hormonal breakouts, which I know can be challenging to treat, but she always has a solution to help me achieve my best looking skin. Emily has customized a whole treatment plan for my skin going into fall so I can reach my skincare goals. I’ve gone through a couple of BBL laser treatments with her. She is always incredibly attentive in checking in with how I’m feeling each session so that I can maintain optimal comfort. I always look forward to my appointments at Jem MedSpa because of how AMAZING I feel when I leave. It’s all thanks to the quality providers who work here."- K.M. / Google / Aug 28, 2021
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Men and women who want to improve the appearance and texture of their skin are good candidates for the Vampire Facial. For patients with dry skin, saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, this treatment could help improve the overall health and look of your complexion. Vampire Facials may also help men and women combat the effects of sun damage, which can cause a variety of skin conditions, such as brown spots or rough-textured skin. Unfortunately, a Vampire Facial is not a good treatment option for everyone. Certain conditions that can prevent you from undergoing a Vampire Facial include:
- Utilizing Accutane for acne
- Being pregnant
- Having active acne, eczema, or rosacea
Our Vampire Facial Technique
In one of our private treatment rooms, we will start the procedure by drawing about four tablespoons of blood from your arm for the PRP therapy. Next, we will place the small vial in a centrifuge machine so it separates the viable cells, platelets, and growth factors from the rest of your blood. During this process, we will start the microneedling part of your treatment. Using innovative microneedling technology, the specialized device has tiny needles, which create micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries do not damage the skin; instead, they encourage the production of collagen. Once we have completed your microneedling, we place the PRP serum on your complexion and allow it to soak into the skin. After the PRP has completely absorbed, we will cleanse your skin.
What to Expect
Following your Vampire Facial, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, and inflammation. For three days, our team suggests avoiding a few things, such as applying makeup, swimming in pools, and using abrasive skin care products. Strong chemicals, bacteria, or exfoliants can impact your delicate skin and may cause negative side effects. If you plan on being outdoors, we highly recommend avoiding excess sun exposure, using sunscreen, and wearing protective clothing. Because the skin needs time to heal and increase collagen production, optimal results are usually visible after the first couple of weeks.
Vampire Facial® FAQ
How many Vampire Facials should I get?
At first, you might want to have multiple treatments scheduled every couple of weeks. Based on the starting condition of your complexion and your specific concerns, your technician will develop a Vampire Facial plan to rejuvenate the health of your skin. Between treatments, you can get a facial or other skin treatment to exfoliate old skin and nourish new skin layers.
How often should I receive Vampire Facials?
Following the initial series, you should schedule maintenance sessions 2 – 4 times every year. How often you need treatments will be based on the health of your skin and goals, so we will help decide on your unique Vampire Facial treatment plan. Your aesthetician will make suggestions on how frequently you should get treatments to keep your complexion strong and healthy.
Should I get Vampire Facial or injectable wrinkle treatments?
A Vampire Facial delivers long-term rejuvenation. Injectable wrinkles treatments provide faster improvements. Based on your concerns, you may prefer microneedling with PRP by itself, or you could combine it with an injectable treatment, like BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, or Restylane®. In your initial consultation, a member of our team will develop your treatment plan to match your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
Vampire Facials can help patients who want to improve the look and feel of their complexion. Combining the power of SkinPen® microneedling and PRP therapy, we can help rejuvenate your skin. For brighter, softer, and younger-looking skin, the Vampire Facial is an excellent treatment option that can enhance your beauty. Please schedule a consultation at JEM Medspa in Orland Park or Elmhurst, IL to receive additional information about this innovative and natural treatment.
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