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Microneedling with PRP: The Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Treatment

Microneedling with PRP: The Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Treatment

With so many anti-aging treatments on the market, it’s hard to know which option is best for your unique skin and anti-aging goals. That’s why microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a favorite choice.

This technique combines two incredible treatments to give you amazing results. Also known as a Vampire Facial®, this combination leaves you with much smoother and younger-looking skin than possible with just one treatment method. 

Plus, this combination is nonsurgical and only uses your body’s natural healing methods, meaning it’s safe for almost everyone!

At Wrinkle Fairy, board-certified provider Leslie Forrester, APRN, and her care team use microneedling with PRP to give you results that will take years off your face. 

Our patients in Arlington Heights, Gold Coast Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, and Naperville, Illinois, love their facial results, and we believe you will, too!

We’ve put together this guide to help you understand the science behind microneedling with PRP and why it’s the ultimate anti-aging facial! Keep reading to find out more. 

Understanding microneedling

We know that for some people, anything with the word needle in it can sound intimidating. But the needles used for microneedling are so minuscule, they don’t cause bleeding or pain. 

Instead, they create tiny cuts, or microchannels, in the top layer of your skin. Even though these microchannels don’t bleed or hurt, they do trigger your body to start its natural healing process. 

This process increases levels of collagen and elastin in the area to rebuild your broken skin tissue. The increased levels of collagen and elastin, along with other skin proteins, result in tighter, fresher, and more youthful skin that gives your face a rejuvenated look. 

Understanding platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Increased levels of collagen and elastin also result from PRP therapy, but the way they’re triggered is a little different. PRP takes advantage of the incredible, natural growth factors and healing properties found in the platelets in your blood. 

To harness these factors, Leslie draws a small amount of your blood and puts it in a centrifuge. This device spins your blood, separating the platelets from the rest of your blood to create a platelet-rich plasma solution. 

Leslie then injects that solution into target areas, allowing the skin under the top layer to be made stronger and more youthful than the top layer. This top layer eventually sheds, revealing the fresh skin underneath, leaving you with a more refreshed look than before. 

Creating the Vampire Facial

Both microneedling and PRP are good on their own, but combining the two creates an even more effective anti-aging facial treatment. That’s because your body’s natural healing processes and skin turnover are boosted, meaning faster and better results. 

During a Vampire Facial, Leslie performs the microneedling procedure first, then spreads the PRP solution across the microchannels. This gives your skin even more support in regrowing tighter and stronger. 

A Vampire Facial helps you shed years off your face, but that isn’t the only benefit. Other reasons to get a Vampire Facial include:

And the best part about a Vampire Facial is that you’ll not just experience these results after the treatment; they’ll keep coming. The increase in collagen triggers your body to keep on producing it, meaning you’ll enjoy your results for much longer. 

If you’re after even more extensive results, Leslie can help you pick additional aesthetic treatments to give you even more rejuvenation. She works with you to create a personalized aesthetic treatment plan, which may include treatments such as: 

Leslie makes sure your plan complements your Vampire Facial and helps you achieve your anti-aging goals. 

If you want to find out more about microneedling with PRP, we’ve got you covered! Schedule an appointment online or over the phone at the Wrinkle Fairy location nearest you.

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