If skin imperfections from brown spots to wrinkles are undermining your confidence, the experienced team of aesthetic professionals at MiKO Med Spa in Beverly Hills can help. Led by medical director Michael Obeng, MD, the experts at MIKO MedSpa offer the most advanced skin care treatments, including microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Often called the vampire facial, this all-natural treatment provides a total skin renewal — from both the outside in and the inside out.
Let’s explore how microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), otherwise known as the popular vampire facial, can help you achieve natural, total skin renewal — from the outside in and the inside out.
Vampire facials 101
Popularized by the likes of Kim Kardashian West, the vampire facial has become the go-to rejuvenation treatment for celebrities and others in the know.
This groundbreaking skin renewal approach combines two powerful catalysts for collagen renewal and elastin regeneration — microneedling and PRP therapy — into one minimally-invasive treatment that harnesses your body’s own natural repair mechanisms to achieve optimal facial rejuvenation and skin revitalization results.
A vampire facial transforms your skin in two major ways: It triggers a substantial increase in collagen and elastin production, and it promotes rapid healing and tissue regeneration starting at the cellular level up.
To understand how a vampire facial can leave your skin stronger, tighter, smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking in just one session, you have to know a bit about how each element of the treatment works — and how they work together:
Microneedling is performed with a slender, pen-like device. When the sterile, automated tip of this special tool is gently and systematically pressed across the surface of your face, its ultra-fine needles create a uniform pattern of superficial microchannels in the skin.
Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling triggers your internal healing mechanisms, causing your body to dramatically escalate its production of skin-building collagen and elastin.
In addition to stimulating the regeneration of fresh, new skin cells from your deepest dermal layer to the surface of your skin, the microchannels created by the microneedling process offer the ideal way to deliver skin-nourishing nutrients — including PRP — directly to your underlying tissues for maximal skin-renewal results.
PRP is a concentrated preparation of platelets derived from your own blood. Platelets offer a potent catalyst for skin renewal and revitalization because they contain special growth factors that encourage cellular proliferation and promote rapid tissue regeneration.
Creating PRP begins by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm. Your blood is then spun in a machine called a centrifuge which separates and concentrates the platelets. Your personal PRP serum will contain up to 10 times as many platelets (and growth factors) as what’s found in normal, circulating blood.
Next, the PRP is gently applied to the fresh microchannels created during the microneedling process. The powerful growth factors introduced into the microchannels stimulate collagen growth and elastin renewal, leaving you with remarkable skin renewal results and long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
Fast, simple, and effective
Microneedling is comfortable from start to finish, as a topical anesthetic that’s applied at the start of your session. While the numbing agent takes effect, we perform a quick blood draw and prepare your personal PRP serum.
Once your skin is desensitized, the microneedling portion of your facial is performed, followed by careful application of the PRP serum across the entire area. From start to finish, the entire process takes about 90 minutes.
Initially, your skin will show mild redness or inflammation. Once that quickly subsides, expect to see a healthy glow, improved skin tone, refined texture, and even some restored facial volume. Also, expect ongoing improvement in the weeks following your vampire facial, as the skin renewal process continues to unfold.
To learn more about the one-two punch of microneedling with PRP, call MIKO Med Spa at (716) 241-8701, or request an appointment using the convenient online booking tool.