Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, along with microneedling can be applied to help tissue heal and enable the skin to grow new cells. These two treatments together are often referred to as the vampire facial and can lessen the appearance of wrinkles, scars, dark spots, large pores, and other skin problems. Femme Next Generation Women’s Care in Thousand Oaks, CA is pleased to offer this innovative therapy for skin rejuvenation.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a premier non-surgical remedy that uses one’s own growth factors obtained from a simple blood draw real-time to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin.
Who is an ideal candidate for PRP facials?
Any patient interested in modifying their appearance or texture of the surface of their face would be considered a good candidate for a PRP facial. Dry skin, uneven skin tone, harsh texture, age spots, loose skin, wrinkles, acne and scarring are skin conditions that could benefit from a microneedling with PRP treatment. This therapy can also be employed to combat the effects of sun damage that may have caused skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.
What is microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment to rejuvenate your skin. This skin is partially made up of collagen, a fibrous protein that helps keep your skin supple, smooth, and tight. As you age, your collagen breaks down and diminishes, making your skin less elastic and thinner. Microneedling consists of a small pen-like machine that penetrates into the skin to cause micro-injuries. These micro-injuries cause your skin to increase its collagen production and generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, your skin looks firmer, brighter, and healthier.
Are all microneedling devices the same?
No. Femme uses the best product on the market called the SkinPen. The SkinPen is the first and only microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It has been clinically shown to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up with 90% of subjects in the clinical trial recommending the treatment to family and friends. FDA clearance not only ensures the effectiveness of the treatment, but also guarantees the unparalleled quality of the product, unlike with some of the unregulated products on the market.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
During the microneedling process, channels are created in your skin that make it easier for treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is frequently combined with other treatments, like vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling with PRP is often called the vampire facial. During your consultation, we can explain what treatments may be performed along with microneedling and which best fit your skin goals.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
A patient will typically receive between 3 - 6 sessions to achieve the best results. As with any treatment, the number of treatments you need will depend on your skin's condition and your goals. Microneedling can be performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. During your consultation, our team can estimate how many treatments you will need based on your skin and goals. Once you have reached your goal, we generally recommend getting maintenance treatments about twice a year.