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Microneedling, PRP, and vampire facials, OH MY! If you are looking to rejuvenate and help minimize what summer did to your skin, then you’ll want to keep reading. We are discussing all things microneedling. This non-invasive therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing response and can be used as a solo treatment or along with others.

Microneedling uses microscopic needles that are attached to a pen with a roller shaped head that prick tiny holes in the skin’s surface of the face and neck. Also called collagen induction therapy (CIT), the procedure stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. These two assists in the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles, and also help tighten and firm the skin. The tiny holes also make it easier for the skin to absorb anti-aging and moisturizing treatments. A topical numbing agent is applied to the face before the procedure.

PRP and Microneedling

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) involves processing a small sample of your blood, making a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors. It is then applied to the treatment area by injection or topically. PRP helps stimulate the healing response along with the production of collagen and elastin. It is an effective anti-aging treatment and helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. It is used in hair restoration treatments, and in conjunction with other treatments like BOTOX and facials.

The Vampire Facial

The vampire facial is essentially a souped-up version of microneedling with PRP added to the process. Have no fear; the only similarities this facial has to vampirism is the blood. Microdermabrasion or microneedling is done to the face and neck, and then the PRP concentration is applied to the treatment area. This process aids in the healing and the deeper penetration of the PRP properties.

Choosing the Right Setting

Choosing which collagen induction therapy is right for you involves seeing the right professional. A non-dermatological setting may be attractive but have hidden dangers. Each state has different requirements, and many only mandate a medical doctor to be on call, versus on-site. Seeing a board-certified dermatologist ensures a thorough evaluation. This better helps determine which treatments you may or may not be a candidate for, so you get the proper care.

If you would like to sink your teeth into our vampire facial treatment, we are currently offering 15% off, so don’t delay! You can schedule a consultation for this or any of our other services by calling 210-255-8447, or request an appointment online HERE.


Alamo Heights Dermatology: PRP Therapy
Alamo Heights Dermatology: Microneedling

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