Vampire Facial/PRP Microneedling

Microneedling

At our boutique practice, Microneedling is a procedure we are thrilled to offer. During your consultation, our team will provide their expert recommendations on which treatment is best for you and your skin.

What are Collagen and Elastin?

These two proteins are what gives the skin its strength and elasticity. As we age, our skin slows down this process, which results in thin, sagging skin that is prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Once the production of these two proteins picks up again, your skin begins to tighten as it grows stronger and is able to hold its shape better.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that is also known as collagen induction therapy. Through a series of microchannels, the body’s natural regenerative process is triggered. This process increases the production of collagen and elastin, which make your skin more youthful and radiant following the treatment.

Microneedling

How does Microneedling work?

Traditional Microneedling: The treatment works through very fine, sterilized needles that gently puncture the skin, creating micro-injuries. As the body begins to heal these tiny punctures, it creates more collagen and elastin. This strengthens your skin and helps it resist signs of aging. As the body works to heal these micro-punctures, the top layer of skin is replaced with newer skin that is full of collagen and elastin. As a result, you will have naturally radiant, younger-looking skin.

PRP Microneedling with radiofrequency: Through a handheld device, we use tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. Your skin will produce collagen and elastin to stimulate cell growth and heal those micro-punctures, revealing smoother, more evenly-toned skin.

What can Microneedling Treat?

  • Sagging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks

When will I see Microneedling Results?

Most of our patients begin to see their Microneedling results within four to seven days after the first treatment. Since collagen and elastin are being produced, you will see optimal results about a month after your treatment. Results will vary based on your goals for the treatment. Some people may need multiple treatments to reach their desired goals.

Who are the Best Candidates for Microneedling?

What we love about Microneedling is how accessible it is to a variety of patients. We always recommend an expert consultation at our office to pinpoint the appropriate procedure to achieve your goals. In general, we recommend Microneedling for healthy adults who are looking to reduce wrinkles, scarring, or skin pigmentation. Our team should be informed if you’re on blood-thinning medication before treatment to tailor the procedure to your needs.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling stimulates elastin and collagen production, two essential ingredients to smooth, glowing skin. When combined with PRP and radiofrequency, it can reduce inflammation, promote cell turnover and new cell growth, and visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, active acne, and scarring.

What Can I Expect from a Treatment Session?

Microneedling treatment sessions are performed in the comfort of our office. During treatment, the device is used to deliver heat to the treatment area. The depth of the channel created and where heat is delivered depends on your unique skin and experiences.

There is no set downtime associated with any of our microneedling treatments, and you should be able to return to your normal daily activities. However, your skin may be slightly sensitive and tender.

Results achieved with all three microneedling treatments will vary for each person and the specific treatment area. However, most people are able to achieve incredible results with just one treatment session!

How is the Recovery Process for Microneedling?

Recovery usually takes about 24 hours but depends on the intensity of your treatment. Patients typically report no pain and very minimal swelling.

The action of microchannel creation triggers your body’s natural healing processes, and the radiofrequency energy promotes the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin fibers are important fibers that both occur naturally within the skin, but production naturally declines over time. Not only does this non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment achieve a refreshed complexion, but most people also enjoy softer smoother skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Microneedling questions answered

The process involves a quick blood draw before sending your blood through a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma or PRP. After your microneedling treatment, we apply PRP onto your skin to stimulate cell turnover and promote healthy skin. While the name can sound scary, the process is quite painless.

Patients tend to see a difference in their skin after only one week, but you can expect full results after four weeks.

Our  Microneedling treatments are one of the more cost-effective ways to achieve noticeably smoother, healthier skin, particularly when compared to more invasive treatments.

We tend to recommend between 3-6 sessions, though it can vary based on your goals.