When you compare different modalities for skin rejuvenation the underlying theme is you must create some kind of injury to the skin to activate the bodies innate repair mechanism. This repair mechanism triggers the body to make new cells, the deeper the trauma to the area the better the results will be. That is why typically treatments that are deeper and require more downtime provide the best results. Microdermabrasion is a PHYSICAL trauma to the skin. Chemical peels are a CHEMICAL trauma to the skin. Laser treatments are a HEATING trauma to the skin. Microneedling is also a physical trauma to the skin.
Microneedling creates micro-injuries to the skin allowing for it to stimulate collagen production in order to heal. Our microneedle device can be calibrated to different depths and our goal is to get you to the deepest depth for the most optimal results. Now that the microneedle has created these little microchannels into the dermis we use hyaluronic acid, vitamins and minerals, and amino acids so that there is better absorption of these products into the newly created
microchannels. The same procedure is done and we can use PRP to get the best delivery of the PRP into the skin. Please see below for more information on PRP.
You are numbed for the procedure and you can expect to have about a day or two of downtime (use this day to nourish your face with creams and masks).
• Microneedling PRP (Kim K Dracula Facial)
You must be patient, the skin makes new cells every 30 days, so you will see optimal results in 30 days, studies have shown best results are 3 treatments so we do encourage you to commit to 3 treatments.
• Microneedling 3 treatment pack
• Microneedling PRP (Kim K Dracula Facial) 3 treatment pack
Microneedling with or without PRP is also great for scars and stretch marks, please ask us about pricing as prices vary per treatment area!
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, or what is referred to as the “PRP Facelift” is one of the hottest new treatment options on the market today. Made famous by Kim Kardashian, you may have seen the vampire facial hashtag popping up around the internet. It is not nearly as gruesome as it sounds. PRP is actually an evidence-based treatment that uses your body’s own blood cells and growth factors to promote a more youthful appearance.
PRP therapy is used not only on the face but has shown many benefits for other parts of the body as well. As the process uses your own cells, proteins and growth factors, there is no danger involved with the treatment. Evidence has shown benefits for use on the face, stomach, arms, knees, and thighs.
PRP therapy works best when combined with other therapies such as laser treatment, and it is strongly suggested that the patient supplements the therapy with the application of vitamin formulations between treatments.
How do I Rejuvenate my Skin with PRP Therapy?
PRP treatment is a simple process taking only 30 minutes, involving the following steps:
1. Your blood is drawn in the same way it would be during a blood test
2. Separating the red blood cells from the plasma using centrifugation
3. Extraction of the plasma portion of your blood into the micro-needling gun
4. Plasma is injected into your skin using the micro-needling gun
Do I Need to Prepare for PRP Treatment?
As PRP therapy is a blood-based therapy, it is advisable to refrain from taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as those containing ibuprofen, as well as blood thinners such as aspirin. It is important not to drink or take these kinds of drugs within 72 hours prior to your treatment.
After your treatment, refrain from washing your face for at least 24 hours.
Avoid vigorous exercise and hot settings such as saunas and hot showers for 24-48 hours post-treatment.
Reduce your exposure to the sun by using sunscreen when going outdoors.
Avoid swimming pools and other activities that may expose your skin to chemicals.