Most Commonly Asked Questions
Is Microneedling with PRP for you?
Microneedling with PRP, platelet rich plasma, is an innovative safe skin treatment a micro-needling pen that is used to treat all skin surfaces. The most common skin surfaces treated are: face, neck, chest, hands, and breast area. Other areas such as arms, legs, and back are often treated also. New Vitality Centers in Brandon Florida uses the SkinPen which is the only FDA approved microneedling device. Unlike many laser facials, this is safe for all skin types. Better yet, there is no rejection since your own PRP, platelet rich plasma is used. Adding PRP, platelet rich plasma to your microneedling facial is a game changer. It is considered a medical facial, not an aesthetic facial.
Your body’s regeneration system goes into overdrive when you produce collagen and elastin at these rapid rates. Adding the PRP, platelet rich plasma gives a longer term result. The results using your body’s own PRP, platelet rich plasma continues to work month after month. Although you see results in that your skin is brighter and healthier looking but the PRP, platelet rich plasma is regenerative. That means it continues to work month after month. It sounds crazy but it is much like a lizard regrowing it’s tail!
What are the Benefits of Microneedling with PRP?
- Improves fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Reduces acne scars
- Softens stretch marks
- Evens skin tone
- Lightens dark spot and sun spots
- Reduces the size of pores
- Firms and smooths skin texture
- Helps the appearance of scars
- Helps improve collagen production
- Helps improve elastin production
Is there Down-Time?
There is no down time to talk about. On the day of the treatment, your face may be red looking much like a sun burn. Some people may have mild peeling.
How do I prepare for the treatment?
There is nothing to do prior to treatment except make sure that you are hydrated. Since we draw your blood to get the PRP, platelet rich plasma it is easier if you are hydrated. It is good before and after the treatment to use sunscreen.
Why is it sometimes called a Vampire Facial?
This is because when it first came out, social media had lots of images with “blood” all over the face. Some people refer to it as a Vampire Facial because in order to get your PRP, platelet rich plasma your blood is drawn. The red part of the blood is not used. Your blood is spun and the clear white part is the portion that is used.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments depends on your specific goal. Most people do a minimum of 3 treatments 2-4 weeks apart. If you are trying to reduce heaving scaring or dark spots, 6-9 treatments may be needed.
How long does the treatment take?
Plan to be in the office for a full hour. This allows time for the blood draw and getting the PRP, platelet rich plasma. It also allows time for numbing the areas to be treated. The actual treatment only takes about 30 minutes.
Other services at New Vitality Centers:
- BHRT – Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- PRP Microneedling Skin Treatments
- PRP Hair Restoration
- Medical Weight Loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- IV Nutrient Drips