Microneedling with PRP, often referred to as the trademarked name, "Vampire Facial," first gained attention from its association with celebrities like the Kardashians who publicly endorsed its transformative effects. This procedure involves two powerful components: microneedling and Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP), both of which are majorly effective for skin rejuvenation. Let's take a closer look at how these two techniques work together to unveil you skin's natural radiance.
Microneedling is a procedure that involves using a specialized device (I use SkinPen, the first FDA cleared microneedling device) which has several needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface. These micro-injuries induce the body's natural wound healing process. This process triggers the production of collagen and elastin, two key proteins of the skin responsible for maintaining skin firmness, smoothness, and elasticity.
As we age, the production of collagen and elastin diminishes, leading to wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, and sagging skin. Microneedling addresses these age-related concerns by coaxing the skin to regenerate and repair itself, resulting in a more revitalized appearance.
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PRP, derived from your own blood, is a potent component that contains growth factors and specialized proteins that are instrumental in tissue repair and cell growth. When applied or injected into the skin, PRP stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, while also expediting regeneration of tissue, cell proliferation, and healing.
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Microneedling + PRP - The Perfect Pair
Microneedling with PRP takes the benefits of either on its own to the next level. This synergy yields a more robust production of collagen and elastin, accelerates tissue regeneration and cell growth, shortens healing time, and ultimately delivers superior results compared to either treatment on its own.
Benefits of Microneedling with PRP:
1. Collagen Stimulation
The procedures increases collagen production, restoring skins youthful radiance.
2. Reduced Lines and Wrinkles
The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles diminishes, giving way to smoother looking skin.
3. Improved Skin Tone and Texture
Hyperpigmentation and irregular skin texture are visibly diminished, promoting an even complexion.
4, Firmer Skin
The combined effects of collagen and elastin boost skin firmness and elasticity, reducing sagging and restoring a more contoured appearance.
Microneedling with PRP is a dynamic duo that works together to rejuvenate the skin. As we age, our skin's natural regeneration processes slow down, leading to visible signs of aging. Microneedling with PRP boosts your body's innate healing abilities revealing a rejuvenated, radiant complexion.
Sarah-Kate Rems, NP