Content with credentials. This article has been reviewed by Doctor Isabella Sillar.
While many clinics offer the vampire facial in Melbourne, few can boast the same level of professionalism and effectiveness as Elucell. Located in Richmond, our experienced and qualified medical professionals provide vampire facial services as well as other procedures involving PRP (platelet rich plasma) or PRF (platelet rich fibrin). Contact Elucell to book your Vampire Facial here.
First of all, what is a vampire facial?
Vampire facial is a more evocative and colloquial way to refer to a process that has many names, including:
- Plasma skin resurfacing
- PRP face needling
- Collagen Induction Therapy
Platelet rich plasma is a procedure in which the patient’s blood is drawn and then placed into a centrifuge in order to isolate the blood cells from the plasma and platelets. The injections of PRP microneedling is itself non-invasive, as the needles only affect the top layer of the skin, leaving it more plump and radiant through inflammation and slight swelling.
This process involves puncturing the top layer of the skin with tiny needles. The needles are attached to a special microneedling pen which is used to make the microscopic incisions that range in diameter from 1mm-3mm in depth. The platelet rich plasma solution is then used as a serum on the face and microneedled into the dermis.
How much does a vampire facial cost?
There are three pricing options available for the vampire facial in Melbourne provided by Elucell:
- 1 treatment = $250
- 5 treatments = $1,125
- 10 treatments = $2,000
It is recommended that, for optimal results, you undergo 4 treatments, each 4-6 weeks apart.
Is PRP covered by Medicare in Australia?
You cannot claim a medicare rebate for a vampire facial in Melbourne.
Is a vampire facial worth it?
The vampire facial is an effective non-surgical skin-rejuvenation treatment that can be used to manage skin related concerns such as:
- Acne scarring
- Skin pigmentation abnormalities
- Signs of aging such as expression lines or sagging skin
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
- Overall skin texture and tone
From the initial microneedling to the subsequent PRP injections, the vampire facial treatment usually takes one hour. An anesthetic is applied to the face before microneedling begins to ensure patient comfort.
What do you look like after a vampire facial?
The results of a vampire facial in Melbourne are visible in the following time periods:
- In 2-4 weeks you will notice a subjective improvement in your complexion
- In 2-4 months these improvements will be objectively heightened, such as a measurable reduction in expression lines and acne scars
- In 6-12 months, maximal results are achieved
To maximise the results from vampire facials, you will be provided with a detailed aftercare plan that you are recommended to follow.
A crucial aspect of this aftercare plan involves avoiding intense skincare products (retinols, exfoliants) and direct exposure to sunlight in the days following the procedure. These will impair the skin’s ability to heal and recover. In order to make recovery comfortable, our knowledgeable staff at Elucell can recommend the right balms and moisturisers to use after your treatment.
How long does a vampire facial last?
With the aftermath of the vampire facial procedure in Melbourne, it is recommended that you have 4 revision sessions every 12 months in order to maintain the effectiveness of the treatment.
What are the side effects of a vampire facial procedure?
A vampire facial procedure is a safe practice with minimal risk of side-effects. However, some patients may experience mild swelling, bruising or redness on their face for 24-48 hours.
In order to avoid exacerbating these side-effects, it is recommended that you avoid the following:
- Excessive sun exposure
- Rigorous exercise
- Saunas and hot baths
- Excessive alcohol consumption
Does vampire facial really work?
Vampire facial in Melbourne is worth it, as it is an effective and non-invasive method of treating various skin conditions that affect the face. We ensure that effectiveness by having our medical team complete thorough consultations before administering any treatments.
Why choose our vampire facials?
At Elucell, we pride ourselves on providing a vampire facial Melbourne service that is:
- Backed up by rigorous medical science
- Implemented by experienced and qualified healthcare professionals after comprehensive consultations
If you have any more questions about the procedure of vampire facial in Melbourne, contact us and organise a consultation so we can provide you with the answers you’re looking for