Microneedling With PRP (Vampire Facial)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is sometimes referred to as “liquid gold” for its restorative properties. Everyone wants radiant, beautiful skin, and PRP gives patients just that. Microneedling with PRP, or the “vampire facial,” restores and rejuvenates your skin by using your body’s own growth factors to aid in the creation of collagen and elastin, hydrating your skin and evening the texture, brightening the tone, and improving its elasticity.
Microneedling with PRP is a treatment designed to give you the beautiful, radiant skin you want.
Why It’s Called The “Vampire Facial”
Microneedling with PRP, also called the “vampire facial,” was made famous by Kim Kardashian, and many celebrities and influencers have since promoted the powerful effects of this healing, anti-aging cosmetic treatment. The popularity of vampires in today’s culture likely inspired the name of this treatment, as it utilizes the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from a patient’s blood and then reapplies it to the patients face. This application of the PRP to your face triggers your body’s healing response to give you a youthful, refreshed glow.
What is Microneedling With PRP?
Microneedling is a process wherein your aesthetician or board-certified dermatologist uses a device to precisely resurface your skin. This controlled injury provided by the microneedling device stimulates your body’s natural growth factors that help in creating new collagen and elastin. When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), sometimes called the “vampire facial,” the results of your treatment are compounded and your recovery time is decreased.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a special serum that is derived from your blood. When your aesthetician or board-certified dermatologist takes a sample of your blood, they will run it through a machine that separates the platelet-poor plasma from the platelet-rich plasma. This process yields a higher concentration of platelets, which, as research has found, encourages growth factors, reparative cell function, and soft tissue healing.
PRP is used in other medical fields, such as orthopaedics, because of its widely-know healing capabilities. Additionally, it is used for other restorative treatments, such as hair loss treatments, and its incredibly effective at diminishing the appearance of acne scars! The restorative and regenerative powers of PRP cannot be underestimated—there’s a reason they call it “liquid gold.”
Why Combine Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy with Microneedling?
The healing properties of PRP in conjunction with the increased growth factors inspired by microneedling means that the microneedling treatment that we offer at Aesthetic & Dermatology Center is optimized to give you the best results that utilizes your body’s natural healing responses. Furthermore, it also decreases your healing time and maximizes results with minimal recovery.
What is Microneedling Used For?
- Acne scars
- Surgery scars
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Uneven pigmentation (not for patients with melasma)
- Smooths texture
- Increases glow and radiance of your skin
Who is a Candidate?
Because the depth of the needle can be adjusted to your individual needs and the PRP therapy is derived from your own blood, most adults are a good candidate for microneedling with PRP.
Call our office today at (301) 610-0663 or request an appointment online to learn more about how microneedling with PRP can give you the radiant, youthful glow you’ve been searching for.