Microneedling or Vampire Facial?

While both involve needles, the Vampire Facial or PRP and Microneedling are two very different treatments. Read on to find out which is right for you.

The Vampire Facial is actually a form of cosmetic injectable. It involves drawing a sample of your blood, which we spin in a centrifuge for approximately five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The platelet rich plasma is then re-injected back into the treatment area by our qualified therapist to stimulate collagen and elastin production in your skin.

Microneedling meanwhile doesn’t involve injecting a product into your skin. It involves using a special roller or device with needles to prick the skin and stimulate new collagen production. Because of this, Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction as it works by penetrating the top layers of your skin with micro-needles that create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This then triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.

WHERE THEY TREAT

PRP and skin needling are both used to treat the face, neck, décolletage and hands. PRP however, is extremely effective for difficult to treat areas, such as the delicate under eye area where clients often notice signs of ageing first but where no laser can be used.  

RESULTS

In terms of benefits, PRP and skin needling deliver very similar results including:

  • Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Tightening and improving elasticity
  • Shrinking pores
  • Boosting collagen  
  • Improving the appearance of scars

That being said, each treatment has its strengths – PRP is particularly good for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, while skin needling is great for reducing active acne and acne scarring.  

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