Are Vampire Facials® Suitable for All Skin Types?

By: Dr. Carolyn DeLucia


Advances in modern aesthetic medicine have made it more possible than ever to get smoother, clearer, firmer skin at almost any age. However, many of the treatment options available today are not considered suitable for certain skin types. For example, patients with darker skin tones are often ineligible for certain laser skin rejuvenation treatments due to a risk of burning or scarring. At The Secret Orchid in Hillsborough Township, NJ, Dr. Carolyn DeLucia is committed to offering a versatile range of treatment options that allow patients of almost all skin types to achieve their aesthetic goals. One of the most popular skin rejuvenation solutions that is considered safe and appropriate for all skin types is the Vampire Facial. Here, you’ll find more information about the exciting benefits of a Vampire Facial, as well as what to expect during and after treatment.

What does a Vampire Facial do?

The Vampire Facial is a highly transformative skin rejuvenation treatment that helps to improve the health and appearance of the skin using multiple modalities simultaneously. Each Vampire Facial includes a combination of microneedling plus platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which works to boost cellular turnover, increase collagen production, and get rid of dead or damaged skin cells to reveal a more vibrant, clearer, and younger-looking complexion. Some of the most common skin irregularities and signs of aging that can be addressed with a Vampire Facial include:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scars
  • Acne scarring

How is a Vampire Facial performed?

Your Vampire Facial at The Secret Orchid will begin with your face being cleansed to remove dirt, oil, debris, makeup, and other products to ensure a safe and effective treatment. If needed, a topical numbing cream can be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Using a standard blood draw technique from the arm, a tube of blood will be taken and sent to our on-site lab, where it will be spun in a centrifuge. This process separates the PRP from other components in the blood, after which time it is prepared into a nutrient-rich serum. While this is taking place, microneedling will be performed to create tiny punctures on the skin’s surface, which helps to trigger the body’s healing process while also providing an avenue for the PRP — which is then applied to the skin — to be more efficiently and deeply absorbed. At the conclusion of the treatment, the remaining PRP serum will be washed away, and a soothing or protective agent may be applied.

Can a Vampire Facial be performed on dark skin?

Yes. Unlike many laser-based skin treatments and other therapies that can be damaging for certain skin types, the Vampire Facial is considered safe, effective, and appropriate for all skin types and tones, including dark skin. However, there may be certain factors — like an active infection or pregnancy — that may temporarily exclude patients from this treatment. Prior to performing a Vampire Facial, Dr. DeLucia or an experienced member of our aesthetic team will carefully assess your skin, review your health history, and determine whether you may be a suitable candidate for a rejuvenating Vampire Facial.

Is your complexion starting to look a bit scary? Consider a Vampire Facial in Hillsborough Township, NJ for a much-needed glow-up

With the ability to improve lines, wrinkles, large pores, dark spots, and a host of other common skin concerns and irregularities with results that can last for up to 1 – 2 years, it’s no surprise that the Vampire Facial is in high demand with almost everyone from influencers to celebrities. Join the many men and women who have achieved smoother, more youthful-looking skin they can show off proudly by calling The Secret Orchid to schedule your Hillsborough Township Vampire Facial with Dr. Carolyn DeLucia today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.