Medical Microneedling with PRP

Dermal Laser Centres January 20, 2016

prp Microneedling TREATMENT (Vampire FACIAL)

Microneedling with PRP, also referred to as vampire facial, is a non-surgical and highly effective anti-aging treatment that enhances skin texture and rejuvenates your skin in a natural way.
The Vampire Facial combines two aesthetic treatments, Microneedling for elastin production and collagen boost with PRP (platelet rich plasma) for growing new tissue.
Here at Dermal Laser, PRP Microneedling is performed by our Certified Skin Health Specialist/Phlebotomist. Recent studies conducted internationally recognize PRP Microneedling as one of the most promising treatments for scar reduction, collagen restoration, and growth. PRP Microneedling is considered safe and natural since it utilizes the platelets from your own body with minimal chance of developing an allergic reaction.

WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a recent breakthrough that has gained tremendous momentum in the fields of esthetics, traumatology, rheumatology, surgery and veterinary practice. PRP involves the local application of blood components to promote healing. It is known as an autologous treatment since it uses elements of the person’s own blood. Platelets and white blood cells release small molecules that act as messengers to regulate tissue healing. This promotes the growth of cells (primarily adipocytes), the development of new vessels and the synthesis of collagen, while “waking up” undifferentiated dormant cells present in tissues to become active and specialized. In a word, PRP triggers cellular rejuvenation.

WHO COULD BE TREATED WITH A PRP MICRONEEDLING?

Vampire facials through PRP therapy are considered effective for adults of all ages, all Fitzpatrick skin types and all people of different ethnic diversity. It is a great modality to achieve skin rejuvenation and firming with minimal downtime.
PRP Microneedling is contraindicated for people with a history of diabetes, blood-clotting disorder, active infection of the skin, a history of shingles, or those taking immunosuppressant and blood-thinning medications.

HOW LONG DOES THE PRP MICRONEEDLING PROCEDURE TAKE?

The PRP Microneedling, also known as Vampire facial, takes around 60 minutes. We advise planning to spend 60-90 minutes in our office so we can apply numbing cream, collect and process your blood for the procedure.

IS VAMPIRE FACIAL PROCEDURE PAINFUL?

No! During the vampire facial procedure, you will have a numbing cream applied to the area to be treated. After application of PRP liquid the Microneedling device is carefully glided along the skin. After the Microneedling with PRP treatment, you might experience a mild inflammatory response and may have mild redness and bruising, which will subside in several days.

HOW MANY VAMPIRE FACIAL TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

The vampire facial procedure needs to be performed several times (we recommend at least 3 procedures), every four to six weeks to be effective. PRP facelift treatments can help create new collagen in your skin, diminish wrinkles and acne scars, minimize pore size, and rejuvenate your skin.

What Is Medical Microneedling?

Medical Microneedling is a revolutionary procedure which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin.
Medical Microneedling  can visibly improve the appearance of:*

  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • surgical, acne and trauma scars
  • stretch marks
  • pigmentation
  • …and much more

Medical Microneedling is suited for more aggressive skin remodeling treatments as well as deeper rejuvenation procedures. Medical Microneedling  allows the practitioner to penetrate up to 2.5 mm into the skin, activating the cascade of fibroblasts deep within the dermis to ensure a favorable treatment result when it is needed. When it comes to scars, deeper treatments not only successfully break down larger clumps of collagen predominantly found in scars, they also promote the proliferation of normal collagen to replace broken down scar tissue.
Medical Microneedling offers unparalleled collagen induction by harnessing the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin as a response to micro-damage. This small, hand-held device delivers up to 1,300 micro punctures per second into the skin, thus stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and normalizing various skin functions.

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Medical Microneedling uses controlled precision which promotes three phases of Collagen Induction Therapy mechanics, thus allowing for new collagen growth to occur.
The first phase begins with the release of the body’s own growth factors, followed by a cascade of new epidermal growth, fibroblast chemo-taxis, fibroblast proliferation, and matrix production.
This proliferation of the body’s tissue continues to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes and monocytes, culminating in the second phase of Collagen Induction Therapy  mechanics, where production of collagen I, III, and IV, elastin, proteoglycans and glycosoaminoglycans, and the process of angiogenesis occur.
The last phase of Collagen Induction Therapy and the desired result of a Medical Microneedling  treatment is the tissue remodeling process, where the skin’s vascular matrix matures, causing skin to tighten. The body’s ability to remodel and heal itself is at the heart of this amazing product. Moreover, because the process never involves heat or thermal energy, does not use harsh chemicals or cause unnecessary trauma, the skin heals quickly, requiring minimal downtime.

This procedure has been used to treat visible signs of aging, such as skin atrophy and wrinkles, as well as various types of scarring, stretch marks, several types of pigmentation disorders, sun damaged skin, and much more.*

In addition, Medical Microneedling is a fantastic skin care product delivery procedure. Any product applied to the skin during or immediately after a Medical Microneedling treatment is very easily absorbed into the skin, rendering it much more effective than with a traditional topical application.

Come in for a complimentary consultation with one of our technicians to see if our Medical Microneedling with PRP treatment is right for you. Call us at 604-638-7546(SKIN) or Book Your Consultation here for more information, medical evaluation and pricing.

FAQ

How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks?

Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart

Should I prepare my skin before having a Medical Micro-Needling Treatment?

For optimal results, consult your clinician about the recommended skin care products pre- and post- procedure.

How long should it take before I see results?

Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.

Is the treatment painful?

For minimum needle depths, Medical Micro-Needling Treatments are painless. Treatments over 1.0mm deep, may require a topical anesthetic cream to be applied for 15 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.

Is there any downtime after treatments?

You may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment

* Individual treatment times and results may vary.