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Our Beauty Series is part of Smooth Synergy’s mission to share our extensive knowledge about non-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation. Whether you would like to know what to expect during treatment, are interested in seeing an actual procedure in action, or are curious about likely results, you can rely on our 16 years of experience in the Medical Spa Industry. It’s our goal during each event to give you the tools you need to make educated choices about your skincare. We know your beauty is personal. And we take your beauty personally.
Over 16 years of experience in the Med Spa industry gives Smooth Synergy a distinct advantage in achieving exceptional skin rejuvenation with PRP.
Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, is the only Certified Vampire PRP Training Instructor in NYC. So choose the doctor who trains the doctors!
Double-spin centrifuge far surpasses low volume draw used by many Med Spas. Extracts the richest factors at up to 5X the platelet concentration for superior results.
Benefits of PRP
- Nonsurgical, safe, no downtime
- Sources healing factors from your own blood
- Smooths fine lines & wrinkles
- Removes excess pigment (hyperpigmentation / age spots)
- Diminishes scarring caused by acne, trauma, surgery or burns
- Repairs skin at the cellular level
- Boosts collagen production
- Restores a healthy, youthful glow
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial makes use of Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) to rejuvenate the skin. During this nonsurgical procedure, the PRP is extracted from your own blood and the protein-rich part of the blood is injected back into the skin. The healing, growth factors in the PRP stimulate a process of skin repair — stem cells grow, collagen is boosted, blood circulation is encouraged. As a result, wrinkles, discoloration or age spots fade. An even skin tone and texture is restored. Skin is more vibrant, radiant and youthful.
Is PRP Evidenced Based Medicine?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment has had wide medical application since it’s introduction in 1970, particularly in the fields of sports and orthopedic medicine. Plasma Rich Protein injections (PRP) are commonly used for tendonitis, knee or shoulder injury, arthritis, as well as nerve damage. Professional athletes often make use of blood injections to heal injury, including: Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and Maria Sharapova.
What is the PRP in the Vampire Facial? How do Plasma Cosmetic Injections Work?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains growth factors that are packed with proteins and healing factors. Just as it can repair the skin from injury, PRP can effectively be used to restore skin on many areas of the body. Specifically PRP works as follows:
- Stem cells respond to micro-injury on the skin by going into repair mode, stimulating growth factors and cells to generate new tissue
- New blood vessels form (or “neovascularization”), which increases the blood flow to the skin
- Cellular turnover increases for skin renewal
- New collagen production combats skin aging
How to Prepare Platelet Rich Plasma: What to Expect from a PRP Injection?
In a nutshell, PRP injection technique includes extracting and then injecting your own blood back into the skin, in order to promote skin regeneration. During the Vampire Facial procedure, our medical injector, Dr. George, injects PRP, which rejuvenates the face and restores your natural beauty and radiance. This treatment also includes Microneedling with one of our medical estheticians. The procedure is actually quite simple and takes anywhere from 60-90 minutes. Here are its specific steps:
- The Vampire Facial starts with a blood draw from your arm. The platelets are extracted from the blood using a superior centrifuge called the Magellan TruPRP to isolate the protein-rich growth factors.
- While the platelets are being extracted, a numbing cream is spread across the face.
- Then, an esthetician will spread the PRP serum over the surface of the skin. A microneedling pen (like a Dermapen) creates multiple entry points for the PRP to penetrate the skin. Our Microneedling device is a hand-held pen, called Rejuvapen, that pierces the skin with 12 tiny needles. It’s a multi-speed, adjustable device that encourages controlled depth, spacing and frequency of punctures and encourages absorption of the PRP deep within the skin. Most clients say Microneedling feels like a slight tingle.
- Next, our Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, will assess your skin to determine the best places to inject the PRP for maximum results.
- Then, Dr. George will inject the PRP into various, predetermined places in the skin.
Are There Other Cosmetic Applications for PRP?
It’s important to note that PRP has application for other areas of the body as well, including PRP for hair loss and stretch marks. The Vampire Facial for the decollete and the neck is also highly effective.
PRP Vampire Facial Side Effects: What’s the Recovery Time After PRP Injection?
PRP recovery time for the face includes some skin tenderness and redness, which usually dissipates within several hours. However, because it’s a nonsurgical alternative to plastic surgery, patients can return to normal activity following treatment. There’s no Vampire Facial downtime; however, minor swelling and bruising can occur temporarily at the injection site. This usually dissipates within several hours.
Does PRP Injection During a Vampire Facial Hurt?
Because of the use of a numbing cream, most people consider Platelet Rich Plasma Facial rejuvenation to be relatively pain-free. However, individual tolerances to pain will determine how painful a PRP injection is. Our trained medical staff pride themselves on providing patients with maximum comfort during treatment.
Is PRP Safe? Are There Vampire Facial Complications or PRP Injection Risks?
Because PRP takes advantage of your own blood, PRP injection complications are rare. There’s no need to worry about allergic reactions or your body rejecting a foreign substance.
PRP Vampire Facial Before and After: What Results Can I Expect?
PRP Vampire Facial results are immediate and include: added volume to the face, a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, a healthy glow to your skin, as well as smoother and more youthful skin. Over the next few months, collagen growth will promote further skin renewal and regeneration.
Benefits of PRP Treatment for Face: How Long Does a PRP Vampire Facial Last?
The length of the PRP results depends on the condition of your skin, as well as your treatment goals. For general skin renewal, the Vampire Facial is effective when performed every three to six months. For acne scarring, hyperpigmentation or to target a specific skin problem, three sessions that are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart are recommended. Our skincare professionals can assess your skincare needs and make individual recommendations about Vampire Facial cost and treatment plan.
How Do I Find an PRP Doctor? Is There a Provider Near Me for the Vampire Facial?
Our Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas is a certified Vampire treatment provider, who received training from the creator of the Vampire treatments, Dr. Charles Runels. Additionally, he is one of a select few, who trains other providers to perform the Vampire treatments.
Why Choose Smooth Synergy for a PRP Vampire Facial Treatment?
Walk in the doors of our Manhattan med spa and start on the path to beautiful, radiant skin. Smooth Synergy NYC provides the complete menu of Vampire treatments, including the Vampire FaceLift and Vampire Facial. We offer experience with many other proven skincare and beauty treatments as well. Call us at 212-397-011 to schedule a consultation with an Expert in Beauty to find out which treatment/s is right for you.
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Our full-service Medical Spa in Manhattan has been a trusted source for skincare, body contouring and beauty solutions for the last 16 years. We offer a comprehensive menu of treatments to provide the perfect synergy of state-of-the-art services, innovative ingredients and masterful techniques, including Ultherapy®, cosmetic injectables and fillers, PRP Therapies including Vampire Facial™ , Vampire Facelift™, Vampire Breastlift™, Vampire Hair Therapy™, laser hair removal, cellulite reduction, The Fanny Facial, ultrasonic cavitation, sexual rejuvenation including O Shot™, P Shot™ and Femilift™, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, eyelash and eyebrow treatments and a variety of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures.