Microneedling is an amazing relatively-new treatment that takes skincare very seriously.
This treatment takes a roller made up of small needles and uses it as a way to prick the skin which in turn, stimulates collagen production, which in contrast improves skin health, helps heal scars, and reduces signs of aging.
PRP aka Plasma-rich platelets uses your own blood as a way to rejuvenate the skin, which is why some people refer to this treatment as “vampire facials”, here we will show you everything you need to know about it before getting yourself treated.
Microneedling with PRP or “vampire facial” is a cosmetic treatment designed to help skin health by stimulating collagen production by using a roller with tiny needles over the skin to apply platelets, the main component in blood.
So, in order to get the necessary PRP for this treatment, the specialist takes a blood sample (from the patient), then proceeds to use a centrifuge, which is a kind of spinning tool, so the PRP can get separated from the rest of the blood sample.
Once the specialist has separated the plasma from your blood, they will proceed to use the roller with needles (usually referred to as a “microneedling tool”) to prick the skin and make tiny holes which then will be filled with the PRP to help and encourage collagen production.
Sounds simple enough, right?
There are many benefits of having this treatment as a way to take care of your skin.
A study from 2016 showed that microneedling with distilled water can actually help people with acne scars by 45.84% while microneedling with PRP helped improve acne scars by 62.20% and any of the patients reported lasting side effects.
Another study from 2019 showed similar results when applying PRP to a microneedling treatment and it came to the conclusion that:
This not only helps improve acne scars but also helps heal larger scars and burns, but it takes longer to actually show results.
Sometimes (especially when applying the treatment to slow signs of aging) patients keep seeing results even weeks after their first treatment as the body takes time to produce collagen.
Patients tend to respond well to microneedling treatments so they don’t need that much recovery. They just have to be careful to choose a professional wellness center, just as Nepenthe Wellness Center.
The downsides are minimal and the results are visible enough. If you want to slow signs of aging, improve your scars, and take care of your skin, then this treatment will do wonders for you.
You just have to be careful as this treatment might be dangerous for people who have:
If you are unsure, please contact your doctor first.
Depending on what kind of treatment and how many times you got it, you might see your results up to a year after your treatment.
Just bear in mind that sometimes your treatment will still be working even after weeks of getting microneedling yourself.