aka the "Vampire facial"
treat your skin to a glow-up like no other
PRP microneedling, also known as the vampire facial, has gotten a lot of press lately, and for good reason! PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is the portion of your blood that is rich in platelets. Platelets are cell components crucial to the body's own healing process. They contain thousands of little sacks, known as granules, full of cytokines and growth factors. Growth factors like platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor are responsible for the bodies response to injury and healing. They promote formation of new vessels, accumulation of extracellular components like collagen and elastin, and creation of new levels of hyaluronic acid. In areas of hair loss, these growth factors also stimulate new hair growth in hair follicles, improving adrogen-associated alopecia. Many companies have tried to replicate these growth factors in the laboratory, or have attempted to store them and sell them directly to consumers. The only problem is that these growth factors are very unstable outside of the body, potentially leading to poor outcomes in patients. With PRP microneedling, blood is removed by Dr. Berger directly from the patient, treated in the office, and administered in a sterile fashion immediately to that patient's skin which captures all growth factors while they are truly active. This eliminates the problem of factor inactivation from the treatment outcome.
Traditionally, PRP was injected into the skin, joints, or areas of hair loss directly. However, Dr. Berger utilizes the micro-channels created during microneedling to deliver PRP. This process combines the benefits of microneedling with PRP. The result is microneedling taken to the next level, and a faster recovery time to boot! Skin will often appear tighter, lighter, and with a noticeable improvement in bounce and elasticity. Often, a series of three treatments is recommended to achieve significant results, but benefits can be noticed after a single treatment. Enjoy! We know your skin will.