PRP is the process of taking a small amount of blood from a patient’s arm and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate platelets from other blood components to create platelet-rich plasma. These treatments, long used to heal sports injuries are now being used to rejuvenate skin tissue by enabling the concentrated healing elements of your blood to sink into your skin to stimulate healing factors, increase collagen, and increase circulation.
A Vampire Facelift is a combination of injecting hyaluronic acid dermal filler along with PRP to reduce facial sagging due to loss of facial collagen, muscle, and fat. These injections will help fill out your facial features and stimulate healing, collagen production and blood flow to the area. The end result is younger looking skin.
A Vampire Facial also uses PRP, but the delivery system is different. With a Vampire Facial Dr. Ramirez will use a microneedling tool to create microscopic holes, or channels in the skin. The PRP is then applied over the microneedled area and it penetrates deeply to intensify healing through the skin’s absorption of growth factors in the PRP.
There will be some redness from the micro needling that may take one to three days to disappear. Once it does, your skin rejuvenation begins as your body heals itself.
For best results women getting Vampire Facials are usually scheduled for three treatments with a six month waiting period between appointments.
Microneedling is simply using a small micro needle pen, or roller to create tiny punctures in your skin to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes. Microneedling can be effective without PRP as it can stimulate healing factors in the skin, increase circulation, and collagen growth.
Dr. Ramirez will apply a roller with hundreds of tiny needles over your facial features. Most women will only feel a tingling sensation. Women with sensitive skin may need a numbing agent applied first.
Once the doctor has completely moved the roller over your face he may apply a skin serum which can now go deeper into your skin than it could before. This can enhance the results of the microneedling alone.
Most women will experience a pinkness appearance in their skin similar to a light sunburn that will fade in one to three days.
Johannes Ramirez, MD accepts most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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