Microneedling & Vampire Facial
Do You Show These 3 Signs of Aging?
1. Skin color becomes more gray because of less blood flow.
2. Facial Shape becomes collapsed and droopy as muscle and collagen decrease.
3. Skin texture becomes less smooth. As a result, the person looks "worn", or "tired" or "droopy." The lively, rosy hue (seen plainly in playing children of every skin color and in young adults) fades to a dull gray.
Microneedling uses a device that has a 6 mm circular tip with 12 microneedles. The needles puncture your skin repeatedly at an extremely high speed at a superficial level. This damages the skin’s surface which forces collagen production and can be used to smooth fine lines and scars (such as acne scarring). You will see benefits of smaller pore size, tighter and smoother skin.
You can expect down time to be about 1 to 3 days but an initial 24 hours of redness and occasional swelling under the eyes are not unusual. We recommend not wearing makeup for 24 hours afterwards so the micro holes can heal without the risk of causing an infection. You can expect your skin to feel a bit rough for about 3-5 days post treatment so we recommend using a good primer under your makeup to ensure a better application. You can resume your normal skin care regime during the healing process but avoid any exfoliating products which includes both physical (gritty) exfoliates & chemical exfoliates (such as Retin A) for about 6 days. On the 7th day, it is a good idea to gently exfoliate.
Best results are achieved when you get the second treatment 6-8 weeks after your first. Following that and depending on each individual and their skin needs, the 3rd treatment could be anywhere from 3 months to 1 year following the 2nd treatment.
Most popular treatment areas are face, neck, chest and hands.
The Vampier Facial is microneedling with your own PRP blood platelets (PRP means Platelet Rich Plasma). Consider this treatment if you want to add another layer of intensity and notable results beyond microneedling on its own. This is an extremely popular service for someone who wants quick, longer lasting results.
Dr. Balharry first draws a small amount of your blood which gets spun to separate the platelets. Once separated, only the platelet rich plasma (which is clear/white) is drawn and used for the procedure (so no need to worry if the sight of blood makes you queasy). The normal microneedling procedure follows this process with the application of the PRP which pushes the platelets in deeper. After this treatment is done, the skin feels very tight.
The skin reacts remarkably to this treatment because it is your own platelets being used. Results from this treatment last longer than just microneedling alone, but based on your skin needs we can discuss how often this treatment should be done.
Why the Vampire?
With many ways to rejuvenate the face, why look for a better way?
Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make the person appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what's needed for some people (especially when loss of shape without extra skin is the main problem).
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers lift the skin away from the bone to restore youthful volume and shape. But HA fillers can cause problems near the eye. Also, the injector of HA fillers can chase a wrinkle and create a shape that looks foreign to the person's face or even foreign to this planet.
The HA fillers do little to improve skin tone and texture.
Unlike most procedures, the Vampire Facelift (R) offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving tone and texture, as well as literally rejuvenating new and younger tissue!
Here's how it's done...
3 Steps of the Vampire FaceLift® Procedure
1) Creating a Beautiful & Natural Shape
In the first part of the Vampire FaceLift® procedure, the physician uses a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler (like Restylane or Juvederm) in a very specific way to sculpt a younger appearing face--while still keeping the shape natural.
Providers of the Vampire Facelift (R) procedure take into account the mathematics of beauty as defined by much research (starting with the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci) to avoid at all costs creating an unnatural shape. These ideas about the HA fillers are not commonly known even among the best of cosmetic surgeons and constitute part of the intellectual property protected by the trademarked name (Vampire Facelift®).
After creating a younger, natural shape, then the physician harvests from the woman's own blood (hence the name Vampire) growth factors that her body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.
2) Isolating & Activating the Magic from Your Blood
First, the physician draws about 2 teaspoons of blood.
Then, using a centrifuge, the physician isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP)--all within about 10 minutes in the office!
Then she "activates" those platelets to cause the release from the platelets of at least 8 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen & new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your face.
3) Injecting the Magic into Your Face
Using numbing cream and a very small needle (for almost no pain), the physician injects the woman's own growth factors back into her face in a particular way. These growth factors then activate multipotent stem cells already in the skin (tricking them into "thinking" there's been an injury and new younger tissue should generated).
The multipotent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to "repair" the skin that was never injured!
The result...younger-appearing skin!
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years!
Use Your Blood to Rejuvenate Your Face!
The Youthful Skin Treatment
The microneedling treatment includes the use of a PRPen MicroNeedle device, a pen-like device that delivers the highest level of skin treatment and repair possible, without surgery. The pen features a 6 mm replaceable microneedle tip with 12 “microneedles” that penetrate the skin with a series of vertical “stamps”.
A topical solution is applied on to the surface of the skin (typically hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C or Platelet Rich Plasma-PRP) with that solution then "pushed" down into the dermis with the microneedles. The benefits of this treatment include:
1) Little to no downtime
2) Quick & less painful than an invasive laser treatment
3) Half the price of a full face invasive laser treatment
4) Stimulates your own collagen production
5) Is not tan dependant (can be done on skin types I-VI)
Youthful Skin treatments are performed during an office visit and most procedures take less than an hour. You return home or back to the office with virtually no signs of redness or irritation. The progressive healing process begins immediately. Final results are typically achieved within six weeks.
A complimentary skin consultation is required prior to this treatment. Please feel free to call (403) 678 - 5511.