You read about the Vampire Facial Plus? Well I was lucky enough to be invited to try this revolutionary skin treatment in the safe hands of the lovely Summer Wang – the PRP pro at The Face Place. Summer gave me an in-depth consultation prior to the procedure and I was warned that I would have some swelling and redness immediately after treatment, lasting up to two or three days which I could easily cover with mineral foundation.
I was downright excited to say the least.
Treatment day arrived and as always, Summer was a delight and made me feel very comfortable. Numbing cream was applied to my whole face to make the PRP injections and the eDermaStamp painless. I waited half an hour for this to take effect, then Summer removed the numbing cream around my eyes and injected the PRP which I could barely feel. The rest of the numbing cream was removed and a mixture of PRP and hyaluronic acid applied to my face and stamped in. Call me sadistic, but I thoroughly enjoyed this process. It didn’t hurt and in fact, the tingling ‘massage’ of the dermastamp was wonderful for releasing tension in my jawline. Lastly, a hydrating mask was applied for half an hour, followed by a layer of nourishing balm to soothe and heal the skin.
When I left, my face felt warm and looks red and a little swollen – particularly around my eyes. My boyfriend picked me up (you 100% want to go straight home after this!) and I declared, ‘I LOVE IT.’ He looked at my face curiously and agreed I was swollen but wasn’t too perturbed, however I kept sunnies on for a while.
The healing stages varied in intensity and to my delight, my skin was completely healed in by the fifth day. The swelling around my eyes diminished after just five hours however I was a little red for a couple of days. By the third day the dryness kicked in on my chin and upper lip. I got a minor breakout across my chin, nose and cheeks. This peaked at day four, when I thought I looked pretty gross, but I was assured by others that nobody would notice except my critical, extreme close up mirror examination. I applied moisturising creams and balms like a zealot.
And then day six arrived and with it, came the best complexion I have had in years. My face looked flawless and radiant. Surface smoothness that I haven’t known in years with poreless nose and virtually no blackheads. My skin tone was even and luminous. My makeup smoothed on like silk – not that I needed any. Suddenly I was proud to wear my own skin like I was carrying a Chanel bag. I couldn’t look in the mirror without thinking how great my skin looked.
If the results of this treatment take several months to fully kick in and are cumulative, then sign me up, because this is, hands down, the best I have felt about my skin in a very long time.
Remember, your results with this are going to be dependant on the quality of your blood. If you love your boozing, cigarettes and drugs, followed by the come-down cure of fatty foods, the results are not going to be the same because your blood will not be healthy. I asked Summer if she could tell what the condition of my plasma was like and she described it as crystal clear and very thin. Pretty chuffed with that. Unhealthy blood is apparently cloudy and thick. Ewwwww. Anyway, if you care about your skin you’re probably not playing up like a 70s rock star anyway!
This facial is recommended for preventative ageing or to deliver a youthful boost and it’s all natural – what’s not to love about that!