Are you surprised that I've gone and tried yet another controversial skincare treatment? Don't be. This is what I do...
It's called the "Vampire Facial" because some skincare practioners go to the extreme of making your face all bloody, but it really doesn't have to be that way and I'm glad mine was NOT. The real name for this rejuvenating facial treatment is Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy with Microneedling. I went to Youth Corridor for it, and sat down with Dr. Gerald Imber before and after my treatment to understand it better.
WATCH MY VIDEO BELOW TO SEE!
I will admit that my initial interest stemmed from watching Kim Kardashian receive it. She has the most beautiful skin and the best access to skincare trends, so how could I not be intrigued by it? As you can see from my video above, the Vampire Facial I got was very different than hers. It was a lot less dramatic. Still slightly painful but nothing I couldn't handle.
Interestingly enough, (although I'm not sure this is 100% true), Kim regrets getting the procedure. Here's another point of differentiation between my experience and hers. I can't wait to go back for my next one! The results you get from PRP and microneedling are so worth it! You can expect to have brighter, smoother skin afterwards. Your pores will appear smaller, and fine lines and wrinkles are less present. Overall, your skin will be toned and tighter! It's as if you took your face to the gym and made it do all the work, LOL!
Dr. Gerald Imber is a pro in skincare...and not just because he's a doctor. He created the gold standard in face lifts, and is quite popular among people of a certain status level for refreshing their look. He's known as one of the best in New York City. Most importantly though, I felt extremely comfortable at his office and in his hands throughout the PRP injections, which is the toughest (or rather prickliest) part of the procedure.
If you don't want to go ALL IN, there are other options in the PRP arena. You can do microneedling with PRP but not have it injected. Instead, the PRP extracted from your blood is painted onto your face and then the microneedling tool is used to make the micro-woulds on your skin that heal rapidly tightening and rejuvenating your skin.
If you choose to do the PRP injections (like me in my video), the PRP is injected into the skin to encourage collagen growth within the dermis. It's particularly effective in reducing acne scarring, wrinkles, and lip lines. The excess PRP is then painted onto your face followed with microneedling so that the skin is treated both from the inside and outside. This would be the "full platter" option compared to PRP injections alone or microneedling with PRP.
I've included pricing below so you have an idea of cost. Dr. Imber recommends doing 3 treatments a year if you can afford it. I'm in the 1/year category but for me that's perfect!
Pricing on PRP treatments at Youth Corridor:
- Microneedling with PRP: $1250
- Microneedling with PRP injections: $1800
- PRP injections alone: $1400
To give you a break on the price, I've asked Youth Corridor to give my readers 15% of any PRP treatment at their clinic. To get this promo discount, just mention my name or this video (Bianca Jade and/or Mizzfit.com).
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns in the comments. I'm also curious if you've tried it! Thanks for watching my Vampire Facial video and leaving a comment on my Youtube channel as well.
XO, Bianca Jade