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Breathe New Life into Aging Skin through Microneedling with PRP

Microneedle mesotherapy of a woman

If you’re seeking a natural, non-invasive treatment for aging and wrinkles, microneedling is the ideal option. Combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling becomes what’s known as a “vampire facial.” 

This technique is becoming a popular option for people of all ages and skin types. If creams and serums or facial resurfacing aren’t giving you the results you want, microneedling with PRP can give you a fast, effective makeover. 

Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics provides a number of anti-aging treatments, including microneedling. Microneedling encourages new collagen production, which tightens, plumps, and rejuvenates your skin. We combine this process with platelet-rich plasma created from your own blood to boost cellular turnover and healing.

How microneedling + PRP = “vampire facial”

A “vampire facial” is another name for PRP microneedling, which combines platelet-rich plasma application with microneedling to achieve a supercharged rejuvenating effect. 

Step one: microneedling

Microneedling creates tiny micro-injuries in your skin, which your body naturally rushes to repair using elastin and collagen, two proteins that plump and tighten your skin. Your aesthetician uses a small handheld device with many tiny needles to lightly prick through the skin’s surface. The procedure causes only minimal discomfort, and we’ll provide numbing treatments to keep you completely comfortable.

Step two: PRP

Platelet rich plasma uses your body’s own platelets to assist the healing process. Your blood contains various components suspended in plasma, including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

Platelets are responsible for clotting, healing, and calling growth hormones to the site of an injury. By isolating these proteins and re-administering them, we’ll be able to boost your body’s natural healing response. 

After drawing a blood sample, we spin it using a centrifuge to separate the platelets and concentrate them in the plasma. The end result is a serum we apply to your face after finishing the microneedling process.  

Is a “vampire facial” right for me? 

Microneedling is minimally invasive and mostly painless; you’ll experience only mild redness, swelling, and tenderness. Since we add PRP serum, your face will heal faster, and these side effects will be minimized. 

The great thing about PRP is that it’s technically right for anyone. It uses your own blood, so there are very few risks of an adverse reaction. Microneedling with PRP requires no downtime, and you can return to work as soon as you’d like. 

If you’re interested in getting a vampire facial, or you have some questions before you commit to one, you can schedule a consultation by calling 559-432-3438, or book an appointment online.