Microneedling is Magic-Vampire facial
I have used Microneedling in my practice for many years. It is one of those procedures that everyone can benefit from. Everyone. All skin types and all ages. We have microneedled many substances into the skin and found that the most effective for anyone who has a facial concern is PRP. We have found that we see the best results with Microneedling with PRP, also called the Vampire facial. The growth factors released by the platelets stimulate collagen and improve tone and texture of the skin. The Vampire facial can be combined with PRP injecions and/or filler to recontour the face giving a more youthful appearance. The Vampire facelift(tm) is a procedure that combines filler injections, PRP injections and Microneedling giving beautiful results.
The Vampire facial (Microneedling with PRP),no longer a celebrity secret, is a procedure that uses PRP with contain growth factors from your own blood to rejuvenate the skin. A tube of blood is drawn from you just like you are having a routine blood test performed, It is then spun down and the plasma is harvested. This plasma is rich in growth factors which when microneedled into the skin rejuvenate the skin stimulating collagen production.
Changes we see with the Vampire facial include:
- Glowing skin
- Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
- Firming of the skin
- Improved texture
- Softening of acne scars
This rejuvenation appears very natural is using your own blood. It is a perfect procedure if you do not want injections like fillers and Botox. Typically you leave the office red and somewhat swollen. All of this typically resolves in about 3-5 days, depending on how aggressive we are during your procedure. We recommend 4-5 sessions, spaced 2-4 weeks apart depending on the desired result.
Incorporating PRP injections in certain areas of the face-around the eyes, around the mouth, etc can also give good results. If you received an initial package of 3-5 Microneedling with PRP and injections and continue with a maintenance program quarterly, the results build on top of each other. We have seen that there is less of a need for fillers if you have PRP injections and are doing maintenance treatments.
Vampire Facelift ™
PRP-Platelet Rich Plasma is a rich source of growth factors which can rejuvenate the skin. PRP can be administered by injection or microneedling. PRP can help with under eye hollowing, crepey skin and tone and texture of the skin. If injected, a series of treatments is usually required. PRP is one of the best rejuvenation procedures for those who prefer the natural approach. However, patience is required because it takes time for the body to produce collagen. Typically about 3-4 weeks after the procedure, there is a more luminous quality to the skin. Injections typically are given every 3-4 weeks for 3-5 sessions. The Vampire facelift utilizes PRP but also includes hyaluronic acid filler. The filler is added to help recontour the face especially the cheeks, which typically lose volume starting in our 30s.
The Vampire Facelift combines PRP with a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane or Voluma to rejuvenate the face.
- Steps to the Vampire Facelift:
- Juvederm, Perlane or Voluma is used to recontour the face-restoring volume where volume is lost.
- PRP which is derived from your own blood is injected to stimulate collagen, elastin and support the structure of the skin.
- Problem areas,like the under eye area, may benefit from PRP injections with a cannula.
The Vampire Facelift can tighten crepey skin, reduce wrinkles, improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks and rejuvenate the skin around the eyes. Administering PRP by injections is a way of delivering the growth factors in PRP to the dermis of the skin.Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets which when activated release growth factors.
These growth factors stimulate and regenerate aged and damaged skin. Collagen production is stimulated, epidermal cells turnover more quickly and new vessel formation occurs in the dermis of the skin.
When the platelets are activated, they release 7 different growth factors. PRP has been used for years in orthopedic surgery for wound healing. When PRP is injected in the face it is hypothesized that the growth factors attract stem cells, improve blood flow and stimulate collagen growth as well as support the extracellular matrix (a gel-like substance found in the dermis of the skin). The extracellular matrix contains collagen, elastin and helps provide that springy feeling found in youthful skin.
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and toning the skin
- Mild collagen and volume loss
- Acne scars
- Crepey skin around the eyes
- Enhance the results of any filler
Originally, when PRP began to be used in the face it was hoped that it would replace fillers. Unfortunately, that did not turn out to be the case. It has been found that injecting PRP into deeper folds does not fill these folds. This led to the combination of wrinkle fillers with PRP.
PRP can also be injected in specific areas to rejuvenate the skin. A series of 3-4 PRP treatments gives the best results. PRP has been combined with other procedures such as Fractional laser and Exilis Elite.
Vampire Facelift Atlanta Testimonial from one of our patients
I had absolutely no problems after my procedure last Friday. The redness was gone Friday evening (it resurfaced because I did some yard work late Friday), and I didn’t wash my face until bedtime for maximum results. The next morning my hair dresser said that I looked “rested and refreshed”. I think overall my skin looks better: brighter, smoother, pores more refined… SJ
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from person to person”
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets which when activated release growth factors. These growth factors stimulate and regenerate aged and damaged skin. Collagen production is stimulated, epidermal cells turnover more quickly and new vessel formation occurs in the dermis of the skin.
Testimonial for Vampire Facelift/PRP Atlanta patient
“Hi Dr Kelley, I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how much I love my PRP and filler treatment. I know the true results are months away but I already feel so fresh and pretty. You and Amy were wonderful and I will and have recommended you to friends. I have very minimal bruising, and people are asking if I changed my hair or whitened my teeth and saying what a glow I have to my skin. It was a wonderful experience and I will be back for what ever I need next or in the future for touch ups. Thank you so much for your great attitude and your kindness. I was completely at ease and comfortable and felt safe in your care. Thank you for all you did. :)” CS