At Youthology Medical in New York, we offer the Liquid Gold Facial which incorporates PRP treatment with microneedling. Through this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about vampire facials and PRP therapy.
What Is A Vampire Facial With PRP Therapy?
A vampire facial is a term commonly used by patients to describe a procedure that combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Microneedling is a non-surgical technique that creates micro-injuries on the surface of your skin, initiating the body’s natural healing process to enhance collagen and elastin.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses the patient’s own blood to rejuvenate the skin. Platelet-rich plasma contains two elements found within the blood. These elements are plasma, also known as the liquid portion of the blood, and platelets which play an essential role in healing the body and are well-known for their clotting abilities.
How Does PRP Therapy Combined With Microneedling Work?
The process begins when a sample of your blood is drawn in order to concentrate the level of platelets in it. Once the right sample has been created using a centrifuge, Dr. Grobman will apply local anesthesia in the target area. Then, the new formula will be injected into your face with or without microneedling.
Using microneedling results in a more dramatic outcome. By adding platelet-rich plasma to your microneedling treatment, the results help decrease swelling and redness after microneedling and boost the natural healing effects of your body, achieving faster results. These results improve over the upcoming weeks and can last up to a year or more. In some cases, retreatments may be necessary to see long-term results. The number of retreatments you need depends on your goals and your skin condition. The process usually takes a few minutes to complete.
What Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Help Treat?
PRP therapy has been around for decades in the medical field. People who practice extreme sports and activities use this form of therapy to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries. This treatment is so effective that professional athletes and celebrities use it.
Recently, due to the healing properties PRP has, this form of therapy has been introduced to the cosmetic industry. This modern and revolutionary technique is not only being used to make you look more youthful but to treat male baldness. Through a series of injections in the scalp, men are using this form of therapy to awaken dormant hair follicles. In the cosmetic world, PRP treatments are used to smooth wrinkles, tighten muscle tissues, and even skin tone. PRP therapy is usually used to rejuvenate your face but it can also be used to treat other body parts.
Can PRP Therapy or Microneedling Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Microneedling and PRP therapy can be used separately and with other treatments as well. Some of the other treatments we offer include:
- PRP treatments for the body
- Dermal Fillers
- Laser therapy
- Botox facials and other facials
For the best results, a combination of treatments is usually needed to meet your goals since each procedure is used to improve a different problem area.
Is A Vampire Facial Right For Me?
PRP therapy combined with microneedling is not as scary as it sounds. In fact, they are both all-natural procedures that do not require any foreign substances or toxins to be injected into your bloodstream. You may be a candidate for a vampire facial if you want non-surgical, safe, and effective results. We are also here to help you in case you want to receive any additional treatments as well. Call 516-817-6423 today to determine if PRP Therapy with microneedling is right for you.