Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), as an injection or topically, can be added to the microneedling session for an additional cost. It may improve the healing and decrease the duration of redness and swelling seen after micro-needling. Traditional microneedling is used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and certain forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster.
The term vampire facial is typically used to refer to microneedling with PRP used topically, afterward. Most patients are good candidates for this type of the procedure, with few contraindications to treatment existing. Avoid doing this procedure if: use or recently used Accutane for acne, or still have active acne resulting in new scarring, if you have certain skin conditions, such as facial eczema or rosacea, if you scar easily, if you have a history of poor wound healing, or if you have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months.