A recent article on Allure.com states: You’ve probably seen the photos on Instagram: A celebrity or influencer’s face covered with blood splatter. No, it’s not Halloween makeup — it’s actually one of the latest treatment trends in skin care, also known as a “vampire facial.” Celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and Bar Refaeli, are fans of the facial, which might look quite scary in progress, but boasts big-time results.
Dr. Michael Dobryansky is certified by the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association in Vampire treatments. In this blog, he answers questions about this in-demand method of rejuvenation.
Q. What does the term “Vampire” mean?
A. Vampire refers to autologous blood, which means it is blood taken from the patient to be used for the patient. As plastic surgeons, we do a lot of fat grafting procedures where we take fat from one part of the body and inject it into other parts, such as the breasts, buttock, or even into the face. In Vampire Method ® procedures, this same concept applies. Blood is not a drug, but it contains PRP, platelet-rich plasma, which is an active ingredient inducing the generation of collagen. The new blood formation results in rejuvenation effects that can be used for face, body, and hair.
Q. What do the Vampire Facial® and Vampire Facelift® treatments entail?
A. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is rich in your own platelets and growth factors. Blood is drawn from the arm, then applied with micro-needling to penetrate the skin. The Vampire Facial procedure utilizes PRP to activate multipotent stem cells within the facial skin, triggering the body to repair itself. It can take a few weeks for the platelet growth factors to stimulate your body to rejuvenate the skin to form new collagen. Vampire Facelift is the addition of dermal filler to provide a further “lifting” effect to the face, creating a more youthful appearance.
Q. How does the Vampire Method® help in hair restoration?
A. The PRP treatment aids in increased blood flow to the areas of the scalp which contain hair follicles. The hope is to reverse the shrinking of the follicles before hair loss sets in. This treatment is good for men and women, and can be used in combination with Rogaine or Propecial Therapy for hair loss. If you have had a hair transplant, this procedure can be used to maintain health of grafted hair. 2-3 treatments are recommended.
Q. What is the O-Shot®?
A. The O-Shot, or the Orgasm Shot, is a treatment to improve sexual stimulation and sexual pleasure. PRP injections produce new blood vessel formation, which means increased blood flow. Injections are made in the vaginal area to help with lack of arousal. The treatment does not change desire, it changes the mechanics of arousal by increasing blood flow to the clitoral area and vaginal walls. It improves lubrication, which, enhances the sexual experience.
Q. How long does the O-Shot treatment take?
A. The appointment is about 30-45 minutes in total. During this time, a topical numbing agent is applied while blood is drawn from the arm then prepared via centrifuge which runs for 20 minutes. There are 2 injections, which take 2 minutes or less to complete.
Actual O-Shot patient testimonial:
“I had heard that the O-Shot would enhance the sexual experience, and WOW! It is now so heightened and intensified! The difference is incredible. From the moment I had the procedure, now 2 months out, every orgasm has been amplified.
I was nervous about the injections, but I was pleasantly surprised with how quick and painless the procedure was. I’m so glad I did it.”
Q. How long will it take to experience the results?
A. Everybody is different, however, the effects are quick and most patients should feel results within 2 days. This treatment can easily be combined with vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
Contact us today to book a complimentary Vampire consultation with Dr. Dobryansky.