Johannes Ramirez, MD -  - Gynecologist

Johannes Ramirez, MD

Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Oxnard, CA

Vampire Procedures & PRP Specialist

It’s common to want your face to look as young as you feel. Among the treatments becoming popular these days are Vampire Facelifts, Vampire Facials, and microneedling. They sound a bit eerie, but they are all about rejuvenating your skin naturally with platelet-rich blood (PRP). Dr. Johannes Ramirez of Oxnard, California, will help you achieve your best look when you schedule your appointment to learn more about PRP and Vampire procedures.

Vampire Procedures & PRP Q & A

by Johannes Ramirez, MD

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

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. 

What is the difference between a Vampire Facelift and a Vampire Facial?

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.

How many Vampire Facials will I need?

For best results women getting Vampire Facials are usually scheduled for three treatments with a six month waiting period between appointments.

What is micro needling?

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.

How is microneedling performed?

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.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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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Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Family PACT
United Healthcare

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    "My wife sees Dr. Ramirez and all I can say is WOW! A doctor who actually listens & takes time with his patients figuring out their needs. Breath of fresh air!"

    Dave L.
Johannes Ramirez, MD
750 Gonzales Road, #120
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-485-8515
Fax: 805-247-1893
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