MICRONEEDLING & PRP Vampire Facial
Microneedling is one of the most requested treatments here at Hush LA to help improve skin texture and tone, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling is a great treatment for acne scars and pigmentation. It’s a treatment that uses a pen-shaped electric medical device that employs fine needles to penetrate the surface of the skin at a very high speed to rebuild elasticity and reduce the size of pores. At Hush LA Medspa, we use the new MicroPen EVO. The MicroPen EVO uses tiny needles to penetrate through your skin to create tiny injuries. As a result of this, your body responds by repairing that damage and producing new collagen. Your skin is left much smoother and plumper.
Microneedling can be used on most areas of the body and will help improve
– signs of aging
-surgery & burn scars
– acne scars
– stretch marks
– sagging skin
– skin laxity or looseness
– overall skin texture and tone
Microneedling treatment begins with cleaning and numbing the skin. A collagen-stimulating product, Vitamin C serum, and/or skin lightener is also used. A small pen with tiny needles is used to create tiny wounds in the skin. The speed and adjustability of the needles allow for more effective piercing and absorption of skin products. Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used after the procedure to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
Microneedling may help you with the following issues and concerns:
- Breaks up and improves acne scarring
- Minimizes enlarged pores
- Sun damage
- Increases collagen and elastin production in the skin
- Improves lax or sagging skin
- Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Minimal recovery period
With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.
If you are not happy with your uneven skin texture or want to reduce your acne scarring and lax facial skin, Microneedling treatment may be right for you. To discuss whether Microneedling is right for you contact our expert team.
You may have heard about the latest skincare trend, the vampire facial. Reality TV stars love this facial. The vampire facial, also known as Microneedling with PRP, is a cosmetic procedure that involves drawing blood from a patient, separating platelets and applying them back onto the face. PRP contains growth factors that can stimulate cell growth and turnover and speed up healing in the body. Along with its use in cosmetic treatments, doctors often use PRP to help athletes recover from injuries or to encourage hair growth in people struggling with baldness.
Vampire facial treatment takes less time to perform than some other cosmetic treatments and has a shorter recovery period.
The treatment begins with a blood draw. Our aestheticians will draw a few ounces of your blood and then spin it through a centrifuge in order to concentrate the platelets and isolate the PRP. After cleansing your skin and applying a topical anesthetic to numb your face, they’ll move the microneedling device across your skin, while the needles move up and down in a stamp-like motion. Once the microneedling is complete, they’ll spread the PRP over your skin.
With the Vampire Facial, growth factores combined with microneedling turn on the skin’s healing mechanisms, leading to a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles, increased elasticity and firmness, smoother texture, and younger color.
One method of applying the prp from Charles Runels, MD on Vimeo.
Microneedling can be beneficial for the face and other areas like the hands and chest, whereas, PRP facial is only for the face. Vampire facial can help improve many of the following skin concerns:
Dark spots – Microneedling stimulates cell turnover, which can remove dark spots like melisma, sun damage and freckles.
Dullness – Cell turnover helps exfoliate the skin, removing dead and dull cells. The new skin cells will make you look more refreshed and youthful.
Fine lines – While a vampire facial might not be able to treat deep creases and wrinkles, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines by encouraging cell turnover and improving collagen production.
If you’ve recently started to see signs of aging on your face, such as delicate lines, uneven texture and sun spots, you might be an excellent candidate for a vampire facial.