Vampire Facials: 5 Reasons Why Microneedling Is So Beneficial

It’s been a few years now since the so-called “vampire facial” hit popular culture, and there are still plenty of myths and misconceptions about the aesthetic treatment that stimulates your body’s healing systems while supplementing the process with your own blood. Combining two effective techniques, microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can restore youthful vitality to the skin of your face.

When your skin shows its age through the collective effects of sun damage, sagging, wrinkles, and pigment changes, contact Dr. Kochert Pain & Health to find out more how microneedling and PRP can help you. 

Here are 5 reasons why this combination of therapies could be the right choice to give you younger-looking skin.

1. Microneedling is time tested

Microneedling works by creating a controlled pattern of injury that triggers your body’s healing response. Tissue in your skin’s middle layer produces new collagen with minimal damage to the outer layers. This contrasts with aggressive chemical peels that accomplish the same results but can require weeks of healing before your surface skin is ready to be seen. Contemporary microneedling tools and techniques are light years ahead of the early days of the procedure.

2. PRP gives standard microneedling a boost

To make PRP, we draw a sample of your blood and use a centrifuge to concentrate your platelets. This creates a serum that’s supercharged with growth factors that supplement those delivered through ordinary blood flow. When PRP is applied to your skin along with microneedling, these extra building blocks are used for healing, boosting the creation of new collagen to revitalize your skin.

3. The Eclipse MicroPen® advantage

Dr. Carolyn Kochert chose the Eclipse MicroPen microneedling system for our patients. When you know the advantages, the choice is obvious. The Eclipse MicroPen is safer than microneedling rollers, and it’s also capable of faster treatment times. Every MicroPen session is customized for you due to the variable nature of the pen’s design. Most patients find MicroPen treatments more comfortable, too.

4. Microneedling is great for most skin types

Some aesthetic treatments produce better results for certain skin types while missing the boat on others. Microneedling works well for most people because it makes physical changes to your skin. It doesn’t depend on light absorption like cosmetic lasers do. You’ll see great results regardless of the color of your skin, improving the appearance of skin pigmentation and reducing the size of your pores, while tightening and firming across the treatment area.

5. Your face is only the beginning

Collagen induction therapy – the theory behind microneedling – works other places on your body, too. Microneedling can improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks virtually anywhere that they appear. Renewal of the collagen layer brings new moisture and nutrients, giving you younger-looking, supple skin wherever you need it.

It all starts with a personal consultation with us at Dr. Kochert Pain & Health, where we can advise you on the best treatment options based on your skincare needs. To learn more about the magic of microneedling with PRP, contact our office in Lafayette, Indiana, by phone or through the online booking tool.