PRGF Therapy – Vampire Facial

The Vampire Facial (also known as a blood facial or PRGF facial) is a revolutionary procedure which was developed for people wanting healthy, smooth and rejuvenated skin quickly and without surgery.

The procedure works by harnessing ones own body’s healing and regenerative capabilities and thus it is completely safe. This technology is based on regenerative medicine and the video describes technology known as Endoret® (prgf – protein rich growth factor) Technology which is used by us at Shields to achieve great results.

The concept behind vampire facials is that plasma contains human growth factors. These growth factors are known to aid in the healing of wounds and to help promote new collagen growth in facial skin. In addition, collagen is the skin protein which helps to keep skin taut and firm.

Vampire Facial Procedure

A Vampire Facial involves taking blood from the patient’s arm and using a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells.

From there, Dermapen microneedling infuses the skin with the platelet-rich plasma (PRGF) and this helps to promote cell turnover in the skin.

This happens through the stimulation of collagen and elastin fibres to give a brilliant complexion to the skin.
The platelets and growth factors taken from your blood and micro-injected in your skin, initiate a healing response which, over time, rejuvenates the skin. In addition, the skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated. Fine lines and wrinkles are also reduced to create a youthful, radiant glow. The result is smoother, younger looking skin!



A Revolutionary Treatment for

  • Upper & Lower Eye Area
  • Ageing & sagging skin
  • Complexion

  • Acne & Chicken Pox Scars
  • Neck & Décolletage

  • High levels of Solar Damage

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Brown discolourations

  • Anyone wanting an even tone/fresher appearance


Benefits of  Vampire Facial (or PRGF) Treatment

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Vampire Facials Frequently Asked Questions

  • The treatment begins with venipuncture (a blood draw) to obtain the blood. It’s relatively painless, apart from the first needle pinch.
  • The blood is run through a centrifuge to isolate the platelet rich plasma (PRGF).
  • You’ll then receive microneedling or microdermabrasion.
  • The PRP is spread over the skin and the fine needles of the micro needle device creates “entry pores” to the top layers of the skin.

Since it is impossible to be allergic to your own blood, unlike many popular cosmetic treatments, the vampire facial is suitable for just about every woman, regardless of age or skin type.

Patients with premature wrinkles, high levels of solar damage, or anyone who wants an even tone and fresher appearance to their skin is an ideal candidate for the procedure.

However, if you have a history of blood diseases, including clotting or bleeding disorders, you should not seek PRGF treatment.

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Prior to your Vampire Facial, the skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic and plasma is then injected into the epidermis and dermis – you may experience a sensation of tiny pin pricks and stinging sensations which will subside after a few minutes. Treatment is quick and very tolerable.

It might take a day or two at home before you’re ready to go out in public. You’ll emerge from treatment a bit red, almost like a sunburn, which means that sunscreen is highly recommended in the first few days after treatment.

PRGF (protein rich growth factor) treatment takes time to gradually correct the texture and lines in your skin and results can be visible from 6-12 weeks after treatment. Results will continue to improve over this period.  A course of treatments will be recommended over 12 months for optimum results.

Following a course of PRGF injections, results will typically last for up to 12 months after the first treatment session in most clients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect depending on the extent of ageing and skin concerns.

Vampire Facelift treatment is the safest non-invasive procedure available on the market today because you are using cells from your own body and therefore, there can be no allergic reaction.

It uses your own blood which contains no foreign or synthetic chemicals and therefore has no side effects.

You may find that there is minimal bruising directly on the puncture site and minor discomfort in the face for a short time after micro-needling.

Most clients will require a course of 3 PRGF treatments depending on the area being treated and its condition. Treatments normally occur at 6-8 week intervals.

Vampire facials drive tiny needles into your skin, creating pathways for PRGF to dive deep into your pores. Therefore, you want to stay away from anything else that could seep into those pores and irritate your skin.

You are also advised to stay away from cosmetics but you’ll be able to return to them in two days.

It is advisable to wear sunscreen if venturing out in the first few days after treatment.

The recovery time for vampire facials is only a day or two, depending on factors such as the microdermabrasion procedure. Your skin may appear red and similar to a sunburn immediately after the treatment but this will soon calm down.

After a few days of rest, your skin should look youthful and refreshed. You will need to follow your prescribed aftercare regimen.