5 Vampire Facial (PRP) Myths That Need Debunking in 2024

Vampire Facial (commonly referred to as PRP treatment) has become a popular anti-ageing treatment. It best treats conditions such as acne, dark circles and other skin issues. The treatment is growing in popularity, but there are some myths still circulating about vampire facials that we want to debunk here at The Aesthetics Doctor.

Myth 1: Vampire Facials requires Cosmetic Surgery

The term “Vampire Facial” might bring to mind images of invasive procedures, but rest assured, Vampire Facial is far from cosmetic surgery. It falls under the category of non-surgical procedures and utilises minimally invasive techniques to achieve its rejuvenating effects.

Unlike cosmetic surgery, which more often relies on synthetic fillers or increased incisions to achieve desired results, vampire facial treatment uses your own body’s healing potential reducing potential implications that would be more present in cosmetic surgery.

Myth 2: Vampire Facials are dangerous

While Vampire Facials may be relatively new and gained more popularity, this does not mean it raise the red flag of being a dangerous and no-red zone approach to rejuvenating your skin.

The PRP that is used is drawn from your blood, this can minimise any allergies as you’re injecting your blood back into your body. The safe absorption of the Plasma deters any further risks to yourself due to the natural process of the treatment.

Myth 3: The recovery period for a vampire facial is long 

The downtime for Vampire Facials is very minimal; at The Aesthetics Doctor we recommend that you schedule at least a week of recovery in your timetable. This is more precautionary but generally avoiding strenuous activities that could affect the timeline of your recovery is crucial. 

For direct aftercare, avoid applying any skin products for at least a few days, while the recovery period is not long – this largely depends on appropriate aftercare. If applying anything to your face promotes irritation, stop repetitive use for at least a few days as you’re recovering and the PRP absorbs. Dr Ahmed mentions that gentle cleansers and moisturisers can be used as you recover.

Myth 4: Vampire Facials are a painful treatment

Vampire Facials aren’t typically considered a painful treatment. They do involve microneedling, which involves tiny and delicate insertions with a very small needle, and most practitioners use numbing cream to take any edge off.

Myth 5: Vampire Facials are only exclusive to celebrities

You may have seen news stories of celebrities getting vampire facials- quite notably, Kim Kardashian. So is this treatment only exclusive to celebrities? Is this some secret treatment that’s been hidden? Well, no! Vampire Facials are now becoming the trend and are a good alternative for skin treatment – so it’s expected that many are seeking this alternative for a revitalised look. Vampire Facials are not just exclusive to celebrities, at The Aesthetics Doctor we offer vampire facials (or PRP treatment) to anyone, no matter your status! 

We have clinics available in London, Leeds and Cheshire. Book a skincare consultation that is completely bespoke to you and your needs and we look forward to delivering the skincare treatment that you deserve.