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Vampire Facial (PRP Combined with Microneedling) Preparation and Aftercare

Preparing for a Vampire Facial, also known as PRP combined with microneedling, is essential for achieving the best results. This treatment harnesses the healing power of your own blood to rejuvenate your skin, but certain steps need to be taken before and after the procedure to ensure safety and effectiveness.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the necessary preparation steps and aftercare tips for a Vampire Facial. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular, these tips will help you get the most out of your treatment.

“Proper preparation and aftercare are crucial for maximizing the benefits of a Vampire Facial. Following these guidelines will help you achieve the glowing, youthful skin you desire.”

Treatment Timeline, Preparation, and Aftercare

3 Days Before
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds to minimize skin sensitivity.
  • Discontinue use of retinoids, exfoliating treatments, and any harsh skincare products.
  • Refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications (e.g., ibuprofen, aspirin) unless advised by your physician, as these can increase bruising.
  • Ensure you have gentle skincare products at home, such as a mild cleanser and hydrating moisturizer.
  • Hydrate well by drinking plenty of water.
0 Days Before (Treatment Day)
  • Arrive with a clean face; avoid wearing makeup, lotions, or any skincare products.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, preferably with a button-down top to avoid pulling clothing over your face after treatment.
  • Expect a consultation to review your medical history and confirm the treatment plan.
  • Eat a light meal and stay hydrated to ensure optimal blood draw for PRP.
Immediately Post Treatment
  • Your skin may feel tight, warm, and appear red, similar to a moderate sunburn.
  • Use a mild, non-irritating cleanser. Recommended products include:
    • Vivier HEXAM Gentle Cleanser
    • CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
    • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
    • Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
    • Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
  • Apply a gentle, hydrating moisturizer. Recommended products include:
    • Vivier LEXXEL Moisturizing Cream
    • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
    • Aquaphor Healing Ointment
    • Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream
  • Avoid applying makeup or any other skincare products not recommended by your practitioner.
  • Use a provided ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid sun exposure; apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
1 Day Post Treatment
  • Continue using a mild cleanser and hydrating moisturizer.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
  • Do not engage in strenuous activities, avoid excessive sweating, and refrain from swimming.
  • Avoid using makeup and other skincare products not recommended by your practitioner.
3 Days Post Treatment
  • Continue with gentle skincare routines.
  • Minor redness and swelling are normal; continue using soothing and hydrating products.
  • Avoid exfoliating products and treatments.
  • You can begin to wear makeup if necessary, but ensure it is non-comedogenic and free of irritating ingredients.
7 Days Post Treatment
  • Skin should begin to show improvement. Continue using gentle skincare products.
  • Monitor for any signs of adverse reactions and contact your practitioner if necessary.
  • You may resume your normal skincare routine, excluding any harsh exfoliants or retinoids unless advised otherwise by your practitioner.
14 Days Post Treatment
  • The full effects of the treatment should be visible.
  • Resume all normal activities and skincare routines.
  • Schedule any follow-up appointments if necessary.
3 Months Post Treatment
  • Schedule a maintenance appointment if needed.
  • Follow long-term care recommendations from your practitioner.
  • Continue to monitor the treated area and report any concerns.
  • Maintain a regular skincare regimen to prolong the benefits of the treatment. Use sunscreen daily to protect your skin from UV damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least a week before the treatment. Discontinue any retinol or Vitamin A products three days prior, and refrain from using any harsh exfoliants. Stay hydrated and ensure you’re not taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements.

Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning, and harsh skincare products. Discontinue the use of retinol and Vitamin A products, and avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements.

Immediately after the procedure, you might experience redness and minor swelling, similar to a mild sunburn. These effects typically subside within 24-48 hours.

Avoid direct sun exposure and always wear sunscreen. Do not apply makeup or other skincare products for at least 24 hours. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer, and avoid vigorous activities that might cause sweating.

Avoid direct sun exposure, strenuous activities that cause sweating, and applying makeup or other skincare products for at least 24 hours after the treatment.

Your skin will continue to improve over the next few weeks as collagen production increases, with the full results visible after a month.