“Vampire” Microneedling: Harness the Power of Self-Healing to Renew and Refresh Your Appearance!
Microneedling with the next-generation Eclipse MicroPen™ is a powerful, minimally-invasive, highly effective method of minimizing the appearance of scars and damage from the sun and environmental exposure to restore and even enhance your skin’s healthy texture and youthful tone. Now, thanks to the power of advanced science, this amazing treatment just got even better! When coupled with powerful growth factors contained within your own blood, this advanced rejuvenation treatment, now offered by Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards in his private surgical practice in Las Vegas, NV can renew and refresh your skin’s youthful, healthy glow!
What is PRP and how does it enhance the rejuvenating effects of microneedling?
How does your own blood enhance the rejuvenating power of microneedling? The answer is both simple and scientific. A component of your blood—platelets—contains growth factors whose job it is to activate the growth of new cells. When isolated and properly activated, the growth factors in the platelets can accelerate the healing process and trigger the production of new collagen and elastin, critical proteins our skin needs to maintain a fresh, healthy appearance.
Microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ gently “wounds” the skin by puncturing it, creating micro-channels that penetrate through the epidermis, or outer layer of skin. The process of “wounding” the skin stimulates the body’s power of self-healing, sparking the generation of new collagen to repair the damage. The introduction of PRP into this process gives the body’s ability to create new collagen an extra boost for more effective rejuvenation and longer-lasting results!
Together, these two powerful technologies are ideal for anyone seeking to improve the texture and tone of their skin, reduce pigmentation problems (including both hyper- and hypo-pigmentation), and improve the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, and even old scars!
What does Vampire Microneedling involve?
Your personalized vampire microneedling with Eclipse MicroPen™ and PRP treatment can be performed in the comfort and safety of our office. The treatment usually requires about an hour to complete.
At the start of your treatment, we will draw some of your own blood in order to generate your own PRP. The blood is purified and processed, separating out the plasma which contains the platelets needed to formulate the PRP. The eight critical growth factors contained within the platelets are medically activated to spark their healing capabilities.
Next, we will apply to the treatment area a topical hydrating gel that minimizes the potential for discomfort, as well as maximizes the impact of the treatment. The Eclipse MicroPen™ is gently moved across the skin in the treatment area, allowing 12 sterile needle tips to create micro-channels into the epidermis. These micro-channels “wound” the skin to stimulate the growth of new collagen.
Finally, the PRP generated from your own blood is applied and injected back into the skin in the treatment area. The micro-channels allow the PRP to be more effectively absorbed by the body, while the PRP, in turn, “jump starts” the body’s wound-healing capabilities, enhancing the production of collagen and new skin for deeper rejuvenation and longer-lasting results.
Although some patients are concerned that the treatment sounds painful, most patients are surprised to learn that the entire treatment is far less painful than they expected. The use of topical hydrating gel, coupled with the extremely small needles and speed of the reciprocating needle tip, helps to minimize discomfort; many patients tell us it feels like light sandpaper being moved across the skin!
As with standard microneedling treatments, the most common side effect is a temporary red flush in the treatment area. You will need to avoid make-up for the first 12 hours after treatment when the potential for redness is at its height. Most patients are ready to return to all normal activities the very next day! The improvement in your skin’s texture and tone should be visible immediately, and will continue to improve for up to six months as the natural collagen production increases. We recommend a series of three to five treatments, spaced about a month apart, for best results.
Contact Dr. Richards
Dr. Richards understands that every patient has unique medical needs and aesthetic preferences, which is why his treatment philosophy is based upon the foundational principle of individualized customization. In practice, this concept amounts to in-depth consultations, treatment plans that have been tailored to meet your specific needs, and comprehensive patient education, both before and after your skin rejuvenation treatment.
Dr. Richards makes it a priority to spend ample time with each cosmetic surgery patient, and to be highly accessible to his patients during every phase of their aesthetic enhancement experience. He works closely with Lynette to ensure the safety and efficacy of every treatment. If you have questions about the amazing benefits of “vampire” microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ and PRP, or about our skin rejuvenation treatments in general, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you!