Vampire Facials: Why Microneedling with PRP Saw A 12% Rise in 2018  

Microneedling with PRPThe American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal an upward trend in cosmetic enhancements in 2018, with an increase in nonsurgical or minimally invasive procedures. One of the top minimally invasive procedures is Microneedling with PRP, also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’. It’s likely you’ve seen post treatment photos of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, so it is likely you have questions about the procedure and the benefits.

What is Microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a pen to create tiny channels at a specific controlled depth that triggers the body’s natural healing process to fill these microchannels by producing new collagen and elastin for smother, firmer and more youthful looking skin.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. It is critical to healing, which is why PRP is applied topically during and after the micro-needling procedure to ensure that the PRP gets fully absorbed. The PRP supercharges the microneedling benefits, virtually eliminating side effects and speeding up recovery time.

Combining microneedling with the body’s own PRP is used to kick start the healing process. The rejuvenation action that is started by the micro-channels is dramatically enhanced by the growth factors contained in the PRP. 

Benefits of the Vampire Facial

With a 96% ‘Worth It’ score on realself.com, it’s no wonder this procedure is popular. This is likely because it is safe to use on all ethnicities and has little downtime or side effects. PRP works to improve things like the overall tone and luminosity of the skin by reducing pore size and improving that crepey skin you might see under the eyes.

One of the biggest benefits includes collagen production which can continue for up to six weeks post treatment. A series of multiple treatments will help you achieve the best results.

Set up a free consultation to discuss your concerns and we can work with you to develop a custom skin care plan, including different treatments and at home care options.

If you are interested in Microneedling w/ PRP or the vampire facial, contact us today to set up an appointment.

Have you Heard of Microneedling with PRP? It’s also called the Vampire Facial.

Microneedling with PRP (also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’) is a non-invasive procedure that uses the body’s own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to reduce the signs of aging, including: minimizing scarring, boosting collagen production, reducing hyperpigmentation and pore size, preventing premature aging, treating stretch marks, minimizing the appearance of age spots, helping improve texture and improving the appearance of rosacea.

According to one of our patients, the best part of Microneedling with PRP is that:

“My goal has always been to keep my look as natural as possible, and I love that I’m actually fixing my skin from the inside, not just masking the problem.My skin looks healthier, plumper and more even, and certainly has a more youthful glow. I’d highly recommend IPLmicroneedling w/ PRP and PRP injections, or any other combination that Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery recommends specifically for you.”

We also asked her to walk us through her Micro-needling with PRP experience:Microneedling with PRP

  • What does it feel like? Most of it isn’t that bad. It’s sort of a sandpapery feeling- maybe more of a vibration.
  • What was your recovery like? I had redness for a couple days, but nothing major.  You’ll leave the appointment fairly red and with your plasma still on your face, so I wouldn’t plan anything directly after.
  • Any helpful hints? Get the numbing cream and follow up with the ZO Skin Health product line they recommend for you. I’ve never had face creams work this well.
  • Best part? I have a plumpness and evenness to my skin I’d thought gone forever. My wrinkles and crows feet have softened, so I’ve been ok going without Botox (a huge milestone for me).
  • Would you do it again? Yes, absolutely.

Are you considering the Vampire Facial?

Unlike many ablative procedures, Micro-needling with PRP has very few contraindications and is safe to use on all ethnicities and has very little downtime or side effects. It’s also a very popular procedure, with a 96% ‘Worth It’ score on realself.com.

If you are interested in Microneedling w/ PRP or the Vampire Facial, contact us today to set up an appointment.

Set up a free consultation to discuss your concerns and we can work with you to develop a custom skin care plan, including different treatments and at home care options.

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UK Celebrity Shares Her Experience with PRP Treatment for Her Hair Loss

Men aren’t the only ones who suffer from hair loss, it’s an issue for women too. If you suffer from hair loss or thinning, PRP treatment could be right for you.

What is Involved in PRP Hair Loss Treatment in DC?

Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.*

PRP is extracted by drawing a small amount of your own blood and, using a centrifuge, separated from the red blood cells. PRP also contains white blood cells and platelets, which have high growth factors which can help stimulate hair follicle activity and promote new hair growth.

Multiple injections, too small to be visible, are then made to the scalp allowing the PRP to be absorbed and treat the affected area. Because the process uses your own blood, PRP for hair loss is an extremely safe procedure.

One Celebrity’s Experience with PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

Reality TV personality Vicky Pattison, best known from the MTV show Geordie Shore, documented her experience with PRP treatment for her hair loss on her Instagram.

According to OK Magazine Vicky “revealed she believes she suffers from traction alopecia and has undergone PRP therapy to combat her hair loss.” The magazine shares, “The 30-year-old beauty has claimed she has “abused” her hair over the years by having hair extensions, experimenting with different hair colours, and stress – although she also believes her bald patches and hair thinning is ‘traction alopecia’, which is caused by using force when styling the hair tightly.”

Washington, DC: PRP Hair Loss Treatment

We recommend 5 to 6 PRP treatments to achieve the best results for your hair loss. This treatment can also work well as a preventative measure to stifle hair loss. For maximum results, treatment on those whose hair loss is recent works best. It can be more challenging to stimulate hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.

Make sure to choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for your PRP hair loss injection treatment. The doctors of Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery take a holistic approach to this procedure to help you achieve the best results.

We look forward to hearing from you to schedule your PRP treatment for hair loss soon.

 

 

Micro-needling with PRP: How to Get the Best Results

When it comes to micro-needling with PRP it’s important to choose someone you can trust, like top-rated Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery.

What is Micro-needling with PRP?

Micro-needling with PRP is a non-invasive procedure in which PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is taken from your blood and injected via micro-channels to problem areas across your face to rejuvenate your skin by reducing signs of aging, minimizing scars, boosting collagen production and treating stretch marks and age spots. Overall, micro-needling with PRP gives your skin a natural and healthy glow.

Micro-needling with PRP

Why is it Important to Find Experienced, Trustworthy experts for Micro-needling with PRP?

Your face is one of your most important features, and it deserves the best care possible. There are many reports of inexperienced and ill-equipped providers performing micro-needling with PRP incorrectly and damaging the patient’s skin, sometimes irrevocably.

One account is documented in this real-self article, where the patient describes the damage done to her skin. This was likely caused by an inexperienced micro-needling provider pressing the microneedles too deep into the patient’s skin, creating wounds. The patient goes on to describe the year-long battle to repair her skin, using skin care products in a fatal attempt to reverse the damage.

It is very unfortunate when micro-needling with PRP is performed without the proper knowledge and skill it requires. The procedure itself is extremely safe when performed correctly by an experienced medical aesthetician, such as Sara at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery.

At Bruno | Brown plastic surgery, we have amazing before and after images, as well as excellent testimonials from our patients. One patient who underwent micro-needling with PRP said, “my skin looks healthier, more plump and even, and certainly has a more youthful glow.”

The patient described the procedure as relatively painless, quick, and with virtually no recovery time. She relates the best part of undergoing micro-needling with PRP– that the procedure was customized to achieve her individual goal: keeping her skin looking as natural and healthy as possible.

Learn more about the micro-needling with PRP procedure, today.

PRP Injections for Hair Loss: DC

Have you heard about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for hair loss? Here’s what you need to know.

By now, we’re willing to bet that you’ve at least heard of the Vampire Facial (aka Micro-needling with PRP), or PRP injections around the eyes and mouth, both of which are skin treatments that use the PRP from your own blood to help correct some signs of aging and give you a glowing complexion. This is possible because PRP contains white blood cells and platelets, which have high growth factors.

What you may not know is that there’s a similar treatment for hair loss that utilizes PRP injections. If you have thinning hair, the high growth factors found within PRP can help stimulate hair follicle activity and promote new hair growth.

 PRP Injections for Hair Loss

 

Why PRP Injections for hair loss?

According to a recent article in Allure, PRP injections for hair loss is a great treatment option because there have been numerous scientific articles published that credit its success in increasing hair count, hair thickness and lengthening the growth phase of the hair cycle.

The PRP treatment process:

We will draw a small amount of blood and, using a centrifuge, separate out the PRP from the red blood cells. We will then make multiple injections, too small to be visible, covering the affected area to allow the PRP to absorb into and treat the area. As we’re using your own blood,
PRP injections for hair loss is an extremely safe procedure.

PRP treatment results:

We recommend 5 to 6 PRP treatments to achieve the best results addressing your hair loss. This treatment works well as a prevention measure for continued hair loss and works better on those whose hair loss is recent as it can be more challenging to stimulate hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.

If you’re interested in learning more about PRP injections for hair loss in DC, start the conversation and contact us today.