With all the newest methods of non-surgical facial restoration, it may be confusing to keep it straight! The most common misconception is the use of microneedling, platelet-rich therapy (PRP therapy), and the popular term “Vampire Facelift™.” Each of these non-surgical treatments offer different benefits, and when combined together, can produce remarkable results.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, helps stimulate your skin’s natural healing process. Micro-needling is a versatile treatment that can address common signs of aging, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles and more. Overall, after your microneedling treatment, your skin’s complexion will improve overtime.
During microneedling, Dr. Andre Berger uses a small pen-like device that contains about 12 tiny needles. This pen creates minuscule punctures into your skin at customizable depths depending on your cosmetic goals. These small pinpoint pricks restart your collagen production at a molecular level, offering regenerative benefits for months to come.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Therapy
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is derived from the patient, similar to a routine blood test at your primary physicians office. The blood plasma is enhanced to increase the concentration of platelets, which contain the bioactive proteins and growth factors vital to tissue repair, activating stem cells, and facial rejuvenation. When PRP is injected into the skin, it stimulates collagen production and cell migration, which leads to a smoother, younger-looking complexion.
PRP therapy can be used in conjunction with many other treatments because of its regenerative growth properties. Dr. Berger commonly uses it to enhance fat transfer, facial injection, and face-tightening procedures, such as microneedling.
The Vampire Facelift™
Although many people get PRP Therapy and the Vampire Facelift™ confused, it is actually a different process. The trademark name, Vampire Facelift™, involves combining popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Restylane® or Juvederm®, with PRP for longer lasting, natural looking results. The Vampire Facelift immediately plumps up sagging, hollowed skin from the hyaluronic acid, while including longer results with PRP repairing your skin tissues over time.