Today’s world of beauty is very much a show-and-tell culture—thanks no doubt to platforms such as Instagram. When it comes to skincare, the chances are you’ve heard of microneedling with PRP (also known as, the vampire facial). This treatment uses a device that runs tiny needles over the top layer of your skin, diminishing everything from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars. Sounds scary, right? Well, the truth is, it’s relatively painless. When it’s performed by the right personnel, your skin will appear smoother and more rejuvenated than ever before.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling employs the use of small needles to create a series of micro-injuries, stimulating your body to produce new elastin and collagen. These tiny channels in the skin allow for more than just radiant-looking skin, though. Serums and skincare products will penetrate the skin’s surface better following a microneedling treatment. Microneedling is one of the fastest, most natural ways to prompt your body to produce new collagen. A microneedling treatment only takes about 30 minutes and despite a short 24-hour period of healing, the recovery time is rather quick.
What is PRP?
It’s likely you’ve heard of top athletes like Tiger Woods or D’Angelo Russel using PRP to assist with recovery from injuries. In fact, some athletes even claim it saved their careers. PRP (or Platelet Rich Plasma) is a concentrated mixture of your own blood. The concentrate is then injected into the treatment area. Once the platelets enter the target area, they help to create growth factor proteins and new cells. PRP can be added to several different types of treatments to improve their effectiveness.
Microneedling with PRP
So how do they work together? In layman’s, PRP enhances the healing process of microneedling, just like it would for a sports injury. Needless to say, the results of microneedling with PRP are more rapid than the base procedure. What this means is accelerated results as simply microneedling alone can sometimes take several weeks to show its full benefits. This is also where microneedling with PRP earns the pop culture term “vampire facial.” Once you’ve completed the treatment and healed, you’ll be well on your way to a faster, more radiant-looking face. The treatment can also be used anywhere on the body, even diminishing conditions like stretch marks and sun damage when performed by a doctor. (You can read more about microneedling with PRP in Edgewater, NJ here.)
Dr. Gordon Kaplan
Dr. Gordon Kaplan has been a leader in aesthetics and plastic surgery in Edgewater, NJ for years. He is board-certified with The American Board of Plastic Surgery. His passion for aesthetics is the culmination of his lifelong love for art and his interest in the technical details of medicine and surgery.
Dr. Kaplan was trained in microsurgery, reconstructive surgery and replant surgery at NYU Medical Center, and completed his plastic surgery training at UMDNJ in Newark. He also served as Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY. Dr. Kaplan earned his B.A. in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as his Masters in Medical Science from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He received his MD from Albany Medical College.
To book microneedling with PRP at The Kaplan Center in Edgewater, NJ, please visit thekaplancenter.com or call Rejuve Medica Medical Spa at The Kaplan Center at +12017107771