Vampire Facial®


Discover Glowing Skin, Courtesy of the Vampire Facial®

Vampire Facial

“The Vampire Facial is my personal favorite procedure. There is little to no downtime and each treatment makes your skin look so much better.  Who wouldn’t want a fantastic results-oriented treatment and then be able to go back to their daily activities looking great!” –Jennifer K. Ronderos, M.D. 


After much research and training, Dr. Jennifer Ronderos has incorporated the use of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) into her practice. For years now, PRP has been used in surgical and non-surgical procedures to improve healing time and results. PRP works by utilizing the patient’s own plasma to instruct tissues in the face and body to regenerate by creating new collagen and repairing itself. This results in smoother, tighter, healthier skin.

What makes the Vampire Facial so unique?

You may have tried simple “microneedling” or “dermal rollers” at other locations and been unsure of results.  This is likely due to the different systems and older technology.  This may also be due to lack of patient education and expectation setting by the practitioner or lack of proper use of the device.

There is a big difference between a good and bad system. In the Vampire Facial at Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center, we use a superior system called Rejuvapen for the microneedling and we add Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to give much better results than with microneedling alone.

The Vampire Facial treatment includes microneedling plus topically applied platelet rich plasma (PRP).

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated source of platelets, growth factors and cytokines that are naturally found in your own body and are key factors in maintaining healthy tissues in the body. These processes include collagen remodeling, healing, soft tissue remodeling, and the overall health and well being of skin and tissue. These growth factors and cytokines help to stimulate and stabilize the healthy function of the body’s skin and tissue.

How does it work?

A small amount of blood is painlessly drawn from your arm. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the PRP (we call this “liquid gold”) using an FDA-approved sterile system. The plasma then has a highly concentrated amount of platelets, growth factors and cytokines. The PRP is then applied topically after microneedling, laser procedures or can be injected into the skin like a dermal filler. This addition of PRP to the skin can act in conjunction with other procedures or used alone to provide better healing and clinical results.

What is microneedling? 

At Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center, we use the well-known Rejuvapen for microneedling. This procedure involves introducing tiny channels into the skin to stimulate collagen and allow better penetration of topically applied products. After medical grade numbing cream is applied, this is a painless procedure with minimal discomfort (a sensation of heat) for a short time after the procedure. This is a “no-downtime” procedure because you will have minimal redness and “ready to go” skin the following day. Microneedling significantly increases the skin’s ability to absorb the PRP to greatly enhance results in collagen remodeling, decreasing fine lines, wrinkles, and improving the overall texture and health of the skin. This is also a great “no-downtime” treatment for acne, acne scarring, skin texture, pores, stretch marks, other irregularities of the skin and is great for darker skin patients who may want another option besides laser procedures.

What is the difference between The Vampire Facial and The Vampire Facelift?

At Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center, Dr.Jennifer Ronderos is a trained and certified provider of The Vampire Facial and The Vampire Facelift created by Dr.Charles Runels.

The Vampire Facial involves topically applying your own PRP after a microneedling procedure as described above.  This procedure is performed by our licensed estheticians. There is little to no downtime to help improve many aspects of your skin.

The Vampire Facelift involves facial volumizing and lifting the face and neck with Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma (FDA-approved Dermal Fillers) and then injecting PRP to stimulate collagen and skin healing to improve color, tone, texture, smoothness, and volume (performed by Dr. Ronderos). The Vampire Facelift is a true “non-surgical” facelift!

What results will you see?

  • Overall improvement in the look, health and quality of skin
  • Improves skin of face, neck, chest, hands and other areas
  • Evening of tone, color and complexion
  • Decrease in acne, pore size and pore overactivity
  • Repair of collagen and stimulation of new collagen
  • Smoother skin with more refreshed look
  • Better functioning skin and moisture balance
  • Continued improvements after each treatment
  • Long-lasting results

  What to expect immediately after treatment

The Vampire Facial is painless due to the use of numbing cream.  Afterwards, you will have a mild “hot” sensation for a few hours but it is not painful.  Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center patients report that it is very tolerable and not painful.  You will have 12-24 hours of redness with minimal to no swelling.  This can be safely covered with make-up.  Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center will educate you about the necessary medical-grade skincare regimen to help you see the best results.  Generally, no one will know you had it done the next day.

You will start to see good results in the first few days, especially in brightening of the skin.  You see a quick glow in the skin.  Results continue to improve for weeks to months as the PRP stimulates collagen and long-term improvement in the skin.  See above for the list of results.

Is The Vampire Facial Safe?

Absolutely!  The Vampire Facial can only be offered at a practice which has been educated, trained and certified by Dr. Runels, the creator of The Vampire Procedures.  We are using your own growth factors produced naturally in your body.  Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center uses an FDA-approved sterile system to obtain your PRP.  There has never been a reported complication from using PRP after microneedling.

What is the cost and number of treatments?

Due to the variability in the patient concerns and needs, these topics will be discussed during your consultation. Please contact us for a consultation to learn more.

Why come to Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center?

Why come to Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Center for the Vampire Facial®? This procedure can only legally be offered by a highly experienced cosmetic practice with a physician who has successfully completed the training, testing and certification of the Vampire Facial procedure by the creator, Dr. Charles Runels. In Alabama, only a practice with a physician who has met the above qualifications may offer this procedure. Dr. Ronderos’ extensive knowledge of PRP and its uses plus her state-of-the-art FDA-approved system for obtaining PRP, all enable her to provide you with the highest level of safe and successful results. Dr. Ronderos is an expert in the use of PRP with many different procedures.  She has been personally trained by the creator of the Vampire Procedures, Dr. Charles Runels. We use the rejuvapen, recognized as the best power-assisted microneedling device on the market and the safest due to its sterile application.



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