The Difference Between Vampire Facials and Microneedling

Micro Needling

The difference between vampire facials and microneedling: Microneedling is a simple collagen inducting treatment which utilizes micro needles to the skin. A vampire facial, on the other hand, is the process of extracting one’s own blood containing platelets. When platelet rich plasma is placed back into the skin, it begins a localized growth cell response.

Vampire Facial

Vampire Facial, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP, is an extract of your own blood containing five times more platelets, active proteins and growth facials for injury and tissue healing. When PRP is injected back into the skin, it starts a localized cellular response. Over weeks and months of treatment, the cellular response recruit’s collagen producing cells. The collagen producing cells, also called fibroblasts replace the tissue that has been damaged with healthy skin that looks rejuvenated. The healing properties of the blood in vampire facials could be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following applications:

  • Toning and tightening skin,
  • Acne scarring,
  • Reducing wrinkles,
  • Uneven skin tone,
  • Crow’s feet,

What to expect with a Vampire Facial?

  • Your skin may feel slightly dry, however this is absolutely normal and should last around three days.
  • The entire process of PRP takes around 90 minutes.
  • Straight after a vampire facial treatment, your skin may feel tight and tender as if you are experiencing a sunburn. Once the “mask” is rinsed, your skin will appear pink for around 48 hours.
  • You will see the benefits of a single treatment for 12 weeks, therefore it is meant to be done once every three months.


This 45-minute treatment utilizes handheld device with nine micro needles to inject the skin to treat acne scarring, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, stretch marks and pore size. It is recommended a series of three treatments spaced three weeks apart for the best results.

What to expect with Microneedling?

Upon your arrival for a microneedling treatment, a lidocaine compound will be applied to your neck and face which numbs you for 30 minutes. Based on your skin’s requirements, there are a range of serums to choose from – Vitamin A, Vitamin C or growth factor.

Your professional will begin using the microneedling device on your forehead while also applying the serum. The micro needles create small injuries on the skin and inject into the dermis triggering your collagen response and letting maximum serum penetration. This process will be repeated on the rest of your neck and face. It may be a little sensitive around the forehead and bridge of your nose, but you should mainly feel small vibrations.


Professional facial treatments done at Fourways Health Aesthetics Centre

Here at Fourways Health Aesthetics Centre, we offer both professional Vampire Facials as well as Microneedling treatments. Visit our website for more information on our services and pricing today!