There are also very effective treatments for skin rejuvenation that do not require a laser. These procedures are the least invasive skin rehabilitation treatments and do not damage the skin in any way.
Microneedling with PRP, or the “vampire facial” is a new skincare treatment uses platelet rich plasma from your body to heal the skin by promoting the production of new skin cells, tissues, and collagen. This procedure essentially aids the body in its own natural recovery.
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelets are one of the three components of the blood, alongside white and red blood cells. Platelets hold the responsibility of clotting blood and assisting the body in healing. The many proteins in platelets are essential to the healing process in the body.
How and Where Do We Get PRP That Is Used?
After we draw your blood, we put it in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the white and red blood cells. The separated solution of platelets is PRP, commonly referred to as “liquid gold.” We can then apply it to your face, or any other area where the skin has suffered.
How Does the Microneedling with PRP Procedure Work?
Using a very small syringe filled with the PRP, we use the MD Pen ™ to create what the body recognizes as very small injuries. By inserting the PRP into these small injuries, the body is able to hyper-heal the affected areas, creating new healthy skin and collagen. PRP dramatically effects the body’s ability to heal anywhere with injury.
How Long Does It Take Microneedling with PRP to Take Effect?
The entire procedure, including the harvesting of the blood, the extraction of the platelets, and application of the PRP into the skin, takes between 20-30 minutes. The treatment takes effect almost immediately, although most patients experience slight swelling and redness. The effects and benefits of a single treatment can last up to 2 years.
To find out more about the cost of the “vampire facial” or “vampire facelift,” the different uses for PRP, and what is best for you come to Dr. Reyes at the MedSpot in Woodland Hills for a free consultation.
The dermal hydrofusion is an extremely powerful, non surgical way to revitalize your skin. It is easy and provides results within minutes of its application.
What is a Hydro Facial Dermal Infusion?
This procedures uses a serum, whether it be for acne, moisturizing, or to replace vitamins, to enrich the skin at deep levels of the dermis. The body works with these enriching serums to create new, collagen rich skin. As this revitalization process occurs, the body simultaneously rids the skin of old cells and tissues, waste, and debris from the deepest levels of the dermis outwards.
Who is Best For the Dermal Hydroinfusion?
Anyone with any skin damage, whether it be from the sun, clogged pores, melasma, wrinkles or acne scarring
can greatly benefit from this treatment. It does not damage the skin in any way at any point of the process and is painless. The serum immediately takes effect and results continue as the body and the serum work to naturally restore and revitalize the skin.
This modality of skin treatment is often paired with microdermabrasion. This helps the serum take effect faster and more aggressively.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny crystals to gently remove the outer layer of the skin and exfoliate the layer of skin directly underneath. This differs from the more invasive dermabrasion by using small crystals with much less energy. Because microdermabrasion is much less aggressive than dermabrasion, no anesthesia and minimal downtime is required.
About the Procedure
Microdermabrasion employs a unique instrument to lightly sand and vacuum the skin. After this process, the healthier skin is brought to the top. Debris and toxins in the skin are able to surface and be expelled from the skin, leaving the skin revitalized and soft.
Recovery from the Microdermabrasion Procedure
After the treatment, the skin will feel raw and tight. There may be a slight redness or pinkness but these effects should only last about 24 hours. To alleviate some of the discomfort, Dr. Reyes can provide a number of topical solutions to facilitate and speed the recovery
Am I Right for Microdermabrasion
Most cosmetic skin ailments can be remedied by microdermabrasion. Anyone with problems associated with pigmentation, loose and wrinkled skin, acne or acne scarring, sun damage, or even stretch marks can benefit from this treatment. People of all skin types who receive treatment from a professional will see improvements in their skin.
Can Complications Result from Microdermabrasion?
Because it is a very mild procedure, the potential for complication or bad side effects is minimal. Still, it is important to find a trained professional with experience in microdermabrasion to assess the level that the tool should be applied. If someone with sensitive skin receives a treatment that is even slightly too aggressive, he or she runs a higher risk of sun damage. Dr. Reyes has successfully performed this procedure for 10 years and is the leading professional in the San Fernando Valley for microdermabrasion.
If you live in the San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, or Los Angeles and are interested in methods of skin rejuvenation near you, come to Dr. Reyes in Woodland Hills to explore the variety of treatments that are offered. Dr. Reyes will assess you and your specific condition(s) to develop a personalized regimen that is most cost effective and appropriate for you.