Micro-Needling PRP Facial (Vampire Facial)
How it works
The process for Micro-Needling is carried out with the Skinstylus® microsystem, an automatic microdevice that uses tiny microneedles to create both micro injuries that stimulate tissue repair, and microchannels that provide dramatically improved absorption of specially formulated topicals.
Micro-Needling creates only minor trauma, which lasts for a short period of time and does not result in bruising or swelling in the treated area. For the PRP Facial, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is combined with carefully selected topicals and both are layered and massaged into the treatment area.
What is the PRP Facial?
The PRP Facial is a treatment that incorporates your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Micro-Needling. This facial stimulates collagen production and improves fine lines and winkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and scars. Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new skin rejuvenation treatment that is comparable in results to skin rejuvenation lasers – but without the downtime or cost.
This treatment allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen formation, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The growth factor-rich topical PRP solution is applied to the skin after Micro-Needling and is effectively absorbed, further enhancing your results, stimulating collagen production and waking up the skin at a cellular level.
Is the PRP Facial right for me?
The PRP Facial may be the ideal treatment option for you, if you want to:
Improve fine lines and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of acne and acne scarring
Improve the appearance of pigmentation and sun damage
Even skin tone
Improve stretch marks
Reduce pore size and tighten the skin
Stimulate collagen formation
Rejuvenate your face with very minimal down time
Where on the body can the PRP Facial be used?
The PRP Facial can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What is a PRP Facial treatment like?
The PRP Facial treatment begins with drawing a vial of blood from the patient. The provider places the blood in a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. The platelets are then activated, producing your very own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
Next, the skin is numbed with topical anesthetic cream, so the treatment can be performed with minimal discomfort. The automated micropen is then applied over the treatment area creating micro “injuries” in the skin.
The growth factor-rich topical PRP solution is then applied to the skin and effectively absorbed, which will stimulate collagen production and wake up the skin at a cellular level. Patients experience zero or very little social downtime.
How many office visits are required?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin following treatment. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks.
Results continue to improve up to 6 months after treatment as collagen remodeling continues. While results vary from person to person and by the condition being treated, results are often seen after only two treatments.
For maximum results, it is typically recommended to receive a series of 3-5 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.