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Microneedling

How can microneedling enhance your life?

MICRONEEDLES = MASSIVE RESULTS

The needles are micro – but the transformation can be major. You’ve likely heard the buzz about microneedling to transform skin, but this treatment is so much more than just a trend. It’s powerful science at work. Ideally suited for a wide array skin and ageing concerns, you owe it to yourself to speak with one of our experts about how microneedling can become a powerful tool in your skincare regimen.

Microneedling without PRP

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It involves applying tiny needles to the skin’s surface using a handheld device. Each needle has a width that is less than a human hair and creates invisible perforations. The body responds naturally to tiny skin perforations by stimulating collagen and elastin growth which is essential for skin renewal

Microneedling with PRP

A PRP facial rejuvenation is an advanced skin care treatment that uses your body’s natural healing power. Because it draws blood, it is sometimes called a “vampire facial”. Your blood is composed of components like plasma, red blood cells and white blood cells. Concentrated plasma platelets can create magic. Concentrated levels of plasma platelets can be achieved by separating the components of your blood, so the platelets are concentrated into the plasma.

The term “PRP therapy” refers to any use of “platelet-rich plasma” to benefit the body. Anti-ageing treatment involves the injection of PRP in specific areas and depths of the skin. Your skin eventually absorbs the PRP which reduces recovery time from microneedling and speeds the production of collage

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you a good candidate for Microneedling?

A vampire facial is very beneficial and is suitable for most people. At times, side effects of prescription anti-ageing creams and lotions can be severe depending on skin type and allergies. But because this type of facial uses blood from your body, there is no risk of allergic reactions. (The chances of your body rejecting a native substance is virtually nil.

Microneedling with PRP could be for you, if:

People who have certain blood-related or clotting conditions that require regular blood thinners are not ideal candidates for this treatment. You may not be the right candidate if your expectations are the same for this procedure as one would expect from a facelift. To reverse the damage caused by extreme sun exposure, you must take drastic measures.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

VAMPIRE FACIAL Procedure & Recovery

We begin your treatment with a consultation and discussion. Next, the skin is thoroughly cleaned using Vivier Hexam Cleanser. 

Topical freezing solution is applied to the treatment area for 20-30 minutes to make sure you are comfortable during the treatment. 

Next, we remove the freezing solution and apply Vivier Ultimage over the treatment area. The microneedling device is

then used in the treatment area with 3 passes. After the treatment, the area is wiped thoroughly to remove any blood that may surface and a thin layer of Vivier Ultimage is applied.

We suggest the client purchase both the Vivier Hexam Cleanser and Vivier Ultimage for their at-home post-care, including an SPF. Please avoid makeup for 24 hours after treatment.

BENEFITS OF A “VAMPIRE” FACIAL

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Benefits of a Vampire Facials

Your body’s collagen production drops dramatically around the age of 25. If you don’t do anything to increase its production, it will continue to fall at a rapid rate throughout your entire life. The quality of the collagen produced also drops. This results in visible unhealthy skin. A vampire facial can improve the skin’s quality by increasing collagen production. When skin cells are damaged, collagen production is stimulated. This happens during a vampire facial, when tiny needles penetrate your upper skin layers during the microneedling part of your treatment. Once your skin has been penetrated, the existing collagen begins to heal. Your body also starts to produce new, stronger and healthier collagen. It takes several weeks for this higher quality collagen to develop. You will see immediate results in skin tightening. The results of your treatment will continue to improve over several weeks.
A vampire facial is often requested for wrinkles and lines. Cellular turnover can be promoted to treat these common signs of aging. Recycled skin cells are removed and new skin cells, collagen, and elastin are created. Your facial skin will tighten naturally as a result of the micro-injuries. This helps to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. As hollow areas are filled in, deeper wrinkles will be less noticeable.

For firm, tight skin, collagen is essential, as we have already stated. Your skin will start to sag as you age. However, wrinkles and lines do not always appear. As we age, our facial skin tends to thin. Some parts of the face like the cheeks and lips will become thinner and more slender. Collagen helps to plump up the skin. A vampire facial may be used to plump up the lips. Some people use it to contour their cheeks and avoid invasive procedures. No matter what your skin concerns, a vampire facial may be able to help you achieve your perfect aesthetic.

Your skin’s outer layers are more protected if it is thicker. Strong skin barriers help retain moisture. It also helps to unclog pores, which makes your skin more open to prescription moisturizers. It is difficult to understand the effects of a vampire facial on your pores. This is because it can reduce the appearance of pores. You can still benefit from a reduced appearance of pores and unclogged pores. This makes it easier to take prescription drugs for beauty enhancement.

A facial with PRP can be beneficial for those suffering from acne scarring, scarring from surgery, scars from trauma injury, stretch marks or other skin conditions. You will be amazed at the dramatic improvement in your skin’s appearance after a vampire facial. 

Your facial skin must be thoroughly cleaned before your vampire facial. Your skin is clean and free from any dirt, dust, pollen or other pollutants that could lead to a reaction. After your skin has been cleaned, your personal dermatologist will apply local anesthetics to the affected area. The delicate, thin skin around your eyes and hairline, as well as the area around your mouth, is very sensitive. You may feel the treatment, but it will not cause any discomfort or pain. 

 

To reduce the chance of experiencing post-treatment pain, you can take aspirin either before or after treatment. To speed up the process of cellular rejuvenation, you can also ice treatment areas.

It may seem that the PRP process is slow. Your blood must first be drawn into syringes. Next, the blood must be drained into tubes and then placed in a centrifuge to be processed. The process involves cleaning your blood to make it ready for injection or transfer. Drawing your blood is quick and easy. It takes only three to five minutes for your blood to be run through the centrifuge. Depending on the area you’re trying to treat, the treatment itself takes 30-60 minutes. 

Some anti-aging treatments can last for a few weeks before they need to be reapplied. To keep your youthful appearance, you don’t need to have a vampire facial every year. A vampire facial is a great option because you can achieve your desired aesthetic with less treatments than traditional microneedling. You may require four microneedling treatments lasting 30 minutes each. 

The average treatment for skin rejuvenation takes four sessions. Each session should be spaced out four to eight weeks apart. You only need five treatments to dramatically improve the appearance of keloid scars with microneedling. In two to four sessions, acne scarring can be treated. 

The best thing about the vampire facial is how easy it is to prepare for. We will give you a list of instructions during your first consultation. It’s only three steps. For seven days prior to your treatment, you should wear sunscreen when you go outside. For the three days before your treatment, you should drink 64 ounces per day. Last, don’t forget to bring a clean and barefaced face to your appointment. Don’t wear any makeup, moisturizer, or other skin products. Your face will be cleansed.

It may seem that the PRP process is slow. Your blood must first be drawn into syringes. Next, the blood must be drained into tubes and then placed in a centrifuge to be processed. The process involves cleaning your blood to make it ready for injection or transfer. Drawing your blood is quick and easy. It takes only three to five minutes for your blood to be run through the centrifuge. Depending on the area you’re trying to treat, the treatment itself takes 30-60 minutes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know about
Microneedling

Microneedling is a common aesthetic procedure that helps to improve the look and feel of the skin. Micro channels are created in the skin of the face and the little “wounds” stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin. When this happens, the skin looks younger and firmer.

Microneedling helps to improve the firmness and suppleness of the skin. It has many benefits like reducing hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, pore size, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles as well as sun damage.

Microneedling isn’t covered by insurance since it’s considered to be cosmetic procedure. Usually, the range is between $200-700 per treatment session. 

Microneedling costs between $200-700 per session depending on the area that is being treated.

Usually, the results obtained from microneedling last from 3-5 months. This will, of course, vary from individual to individual since each person’s biology is unique

Your medical aesthetician or doctor will advise you on specifically what to use on your skin after this procedure. However, often they will recommend a serum or cream that contains hyaluronic acid to use immediately after microneedling. A moisturizer may be added in 24 hours after the procedure.

Microneedling works by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen which are two essential structural proteins of the skin’s matrix. When there is more elastin and collagen, the skin looks smoother, firmer, and more youthful.

After a microneedling procedure, it may take up to 10 days to heal depending on the depth that the tiny needles penetrated into the skin. Any minor discomfort and redness will disappear after 2-3 days.

It is best to wait up to 72 hours before applying makeup after you’ve had microneedling to avoid irritating the skin and creating inflammation.

After microneedling, you may find there is more dry skin which results from cell turnover. It is best not to pick at it or exfoliate because it will interfere with the healing process.

Everyone’s skin is different, and each person has different needs. Most people require at least 3-6 sessions of microneedling. However, results can be seen within a week of the first session – smaller pore size, more even skin tone and a decrease in acne.

Doctors, nurses, and medical aestheticians can perform microneedling procedures in Canada.

The cost of microneedling ranges from $200-700 in Canada. The cost depends on the area that is treated as well as if platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be used in the microneedling procedure as well.

Microneedling is usually safe to have when you’re pregnant; however, it recommended that you check with your physician before having treatment.

LOOK. FEEL. BE.
WITH MICRONEEDLING