The Organic Blood Facial has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. Similar to the ‘vampire facial’, this treatment uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. We recommend getting in touch with one of our of registered nurses to answer any questions you might have, such as ‘how does the Blood Facial work’ and ‘What is a Blood Facial’. Below, find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions around the Eden Organic Blood Facial. Remember that we are best able to answer questions and elaborate based on our evaluation of your needs.
Platelets are cells in our blood that release growth factors which help to repair damaged tissue. The clotting process activates the platelets, causing them to secrete the growth factors, which assist the body to repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue. The use of platelet rich plasma harnesses the properties of platelets to enhance wound healing and skin rejuvenation. Organic Blood Facial has approximately 4 to 7 times the normal concentration of platelets in whole blood, and at this level has been clinically proven to provide benefits.
Thanks to advanced technology, platelet rich plasma can be easily separated from blood through a process of centrifugation. The extracted concentrated plasma allows the body to heal faster and more efficiently.
Prior to treatment a small blood sample (8mL-32mL) is extracted from the patient. This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge and spun for 5-9 minutes to concentrate the blood plasma. When centrifugation is complete, the blood will be separated into three layers. The platelet rich plasma is extracted from the bottom layer and then injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of your skin. It will gradually increase collagen levels, which can increase skin thickness and the overall health of the skin. Depending on the areas being treated, different amounts of plasma will need to be collected.
Organic blood facial therapy is safe and has been utilised in Aesthetic/Cosmetic Medicine for many years to rejuvenate various areas of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage and the back of hands. PRP Injection Therapy has been popular in many countries, including the UK and Japan, since 2006. It is also a popular treatment with celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli.
The solution is generated and drawn from the patient’s own body, which means it is non-allergenic and does not carry risks of disease transmission.
Organic blood facial can be used in multiple areas for dermal rejuvenation. As a versatile treatment, on top of Facial Rejuvenation, this treatment can also be used to treat scarring and stretch marks and help firm saggy abdominal skin for women who have just undergone pregnancy. As mentioned above, when used in conjunction with Laser Skin Rejuvenation, organic blood facial can work to enhance anticipated results e.g. further reduction in lines and wrinkles and better skin tone and texture.
Patients who smoke excessively or consume large amounts of alcohol may not be suitable candidates. Certain skin diseases also have to be excluded for platelet rich plasma to be effective. The overall health of the patient must also be at an optimal level. After careful analysis and consultation, the team at Eden Institute can advise on your suitability for Organic Blood Facial Therapy.
Depending on the areas treated, different amounts of solution will need to be collected, however a typical treatment takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, per two tubes. To give you a general idea, addressing under-eye circles may require only one tube of blood, whereas a full face or neck area may need two tubes. This can vary patient to patient and will depend on your individual characteristics and aesthetic goals. Rest assured that the team at Eden will advise you on what is appropriate and suitable.
During the procedure, numbing cream or local anaesthetic can be applied in order to numb the area before injection. Depending on the area(s) treated, patients should expect to experience slight to moderate bruising, swelling and redness after the procedure, which you can conceal with clothing or makeup. Expected recovery time and the steps you can take to speed up the recovery process will be fully explained during your consultation.
Visible improvements to skin hydration, tone and texture can be seen. Patients typically see some results two to three weeks after their first treatment. Results will continue to improve over the course of a few months.
The improvement will generally last for around a year. However, it is important to know that the results obtained with Organic Blood Facial Therapy treatment are variable dependent on each patient’s unique characteristics. As with many other skin treatments, the use of appropriate medical-grade skincare complemented by light and laser therapies can further enhance the results. It is important to have realistic expectations – Organic Blood Facial Therapy results will not be as prominent as more invasive surgeries and patients with severe skin issues may not be the most suitable candidate for this procedure.
For optimum results a course of two or four treatments (depending on the severity of the initial presentation of the area) is required, spaced a minimum of eight weeks apart. A repeat procedure is recommended after one year to maintain and further enhance outcomes.
If Organic Blood Facial treatment is suitable for you:
The price of organic blood facial therapy could be found on the "How Much does It Cost" section. Upon analysis and consultation, our professional team at Eden Institute will advise you on the recommended quantity required for desired outcomes. You may require one or more vial at each treatment depending on your concerns, and we have packages available.