Microneedling is a treatment that uses small, thin needles to puncture the skin in an effort to stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s often used in conjunction with other treatments like lasers, fillers, and chemical peels. However, is Microneedling the same as a Vampire Facial, though? Let’s find out!
How Does Micro-Needling Work?
Microneedling is a procedure that forces tiny, thin needles into the skin at a 90-degree angle, creating microscopic wounds in the upper layer of your skin. These wounds are small enough to heal rapidly and leave no scars.
The tiny holes in your skin allow for the application of platelet-rich plasma also known as PRP to be injected into these wounds. PRP contains growth factors that help stimulate new collagen growth in the dermis, which results in younger appearing skin. The treatment is done on an outpatient basis with very little discomfort during or after the procedure. Most wellness clinics and other medical services may offer this service.
The body’s natural response to this injury is to release growth factors that stimulate collagen production and repair. Microneedling is a relatively easy way to get healthier-looking skin, and repair problems such as discoloration and acne scarring.
What Is A Vampire Facial?
The Vampire Facial is a cosmetic treatment that uses a special microneedling device to puncture the skin in order to boost collagen production. As a result, it’s said to reduce wrinkles, lighten dark spots, and even improve acne scarring. The Vampire Facial is also known as the Vampire Facelift.
The procedure is an alternative to more invasive procedures such as facelifts and chemical peels because it targets specific areas of the face with a needle instead of spreading out over large areas as those procedures do.
Almost every patient that gets a Vampire Facial reports the best results they could imagine. The Vampire Facial has also become more prevalent in recent years.
Is Micro Needling And A Vampire Facial The Same Thing?
In short, no, though, they are similar. It’s more so that a Vampire Facial is one type of Microneedling. Basically, these two procedures are in the same family; they’re cousins, not sisters.
Microneedling is a form of exfoliation that uses microneedles or needles under the surface of the skin to break up dead skin cells, stimulate collagen production and increase cell turnover rates.
Vampire facials are also an exfoliation treatment, but instead of using needles, they use your own blood as an ingredient in order to stimulate new growth and rejuvenation in your skin cells.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma For Micro Needling?
Microneedling uses PRP. PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma, a simple, effective, and painless treatment that uses the power of your own body to promote healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma is made by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm and separating it into its component parts. The platelets in the blood are then concentrated and mixed with other growth factors to create a rich, healing solution. This solution is then injected back into the skin to stimulate rejuvenation and healing.
PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma is used for many different cosmetics and medical conditions, including acne scarring, stretch marks, hair loss, wrinkles, and cellulite, among others.
There are many different ways to do PRP treatments, including Intravenous therapy otherwise known as IV therapy, microneedling with PRP, and facial rejuvenation serums with PRP.
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