Micro-Needling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin.
How Does it work?
This treatment is natural in that your own cells are used and micro-needled into the specified areas. Since growth factors from your own blood (PRP) is used, there will be no side effects. The body reacts to the treated cells as it does to a wound and immediately starts repairing the tissue. This builds the underlying tissue with tightening, smoothing, and increased blood flow (which makes the color more attractive).
Is it Painful?
Micro-Needling should never be painful. It may be a little uncomfortable, but not painful. We use a topical numbing cream prior to treatment. Many of our patients say it’s actually relaxing as the pulsing of the micro-needle is like a mini facial massage.
There will be minimal surface bleeding. This is a good thing. This enables ultimate benefits, especially combined with PRP. It may take 5 to 7 days to heal from micro-needling and do not pick any of the scabs. Let these scabs naturally fall off so as to not produce any scars. Some patients may have some bruising under the eyes. This will fade within 5-7 days.
How long before I see benefits?
Within 2 to 4 weeks you will see improvement with continue positive changes for 12 weeks. There is actual growth of new tissue by stimulation of uni-potent stem cells, so the change is not from something foreign being in the body but from the body rejuvenating and growing. The platelet rich plasma (PRP) stimulates new blood flow with new blood vessels (neo-vascularization).
How often do I need treatment?
For optimal results, it’s our recommendation to have the Vampire Facial once a month for three (3) consecutive months and then annually. It is not advised to wait more than 6 weeks between the initial 3 treatments.
How long will the treatment last?
The results of this treatment should last for at least 6 months to one year, but results may vary and the research documenting the longevity of results are ongoing.
The Vampire Facial (Micro-Needling with PRP) is a highly sought-after procedure used by famous celebrities. Results may vary.
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