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Microneedling with PRP Santa Barbara – Vampire Facial® Santa Barbara

Microneedling with PRP is a non-surgical procedure that is customized for every patient.  It utilizes skin tightening treatments along with platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate the skin to facilitate skin rejuvenation designed to restore a youthful appearance to the face.

Microneedling uses very small needles to create microchannels within the localized area of the skin.  The purpose of the treatment is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.  PRP is injected into the skin to allow a more complete penetration into the layers of skin with a more even dispersion.  Microneedling with PRP refers to the use of these facial rejuvenation treatments on the facial region, but the combination of treatments can also be applied to the rest of the body.


What are the Benefits?

Microneedling uses very small needles to create micro channels within the localized area of the skin.  The purpose of the treatment is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.  PRP is injected into the skin to allow a more complete penetration into the layers of skin with a more even dispersion.  PRP also treats the under eye areas to help improve the tired look and enhance facial rejuvenation.

Discover a more youthful appearance with the most cutting-edge treatments for facial rejuvenation.  Dr. Sheffield will create a customized treatment plan designed to meet or exceed your expectations.  Contact Dr. Sheffield at SB Aesthetics in Santa Barbara to discuss how vampire facial can help restore your natural beauty.

What can this facial rejuvenation treat?

Skin tightening and platelet-rich plasma injections can be used on many areas of the body to restore the youthfulness and health to treatment areas such as the face, neck, Decollete, and other areas of the body.

Am I a candidate for this procedure?

Microneedling with PRP is known for being a highly effective treatment which is quite safe and yields minimal side effects.  It can be used with all skin types who have the desire for skin rejuvenation and the overall improvement the health and quality of the skin.  Because of the safe nature of the technique, these treatments are a great option for those patients who may not be the right candidate for laser treatments like patients with acne, dark skin or stretch marks.  Using the Bella SkinPen with PRP, scars throughout the body can be treated with a high degree of effectiveness.

How is the Microneedling with PRP treatment performed?

A topical agent is first applied in order to prevent discomfort during the treatment.  Then, the Bella SkinPen is set to the level of your unique skin depth.

The PRP solution is injected into the facial area prior to the microneedling treatment and afterward in order to ensure that the platelet-rich plasma is evenly dispersed and absorbed deeply into the layers of the skin.

How long is the skin tightening and platelet-rich plasma injection procedure?

The procedures take approximately an hour and a half which includes the time for the topical anesthetic to take effect. Before the procedure, your blood is drawn and spun to separate the plasma and growth factors.  The microneedling treatment is completed in approximately a half hour.

What’s the recovery like?

The recovery period is very minimal with generally no more than 1 to 3 days of redness or discomfort depending on how aggressive the treatment.  If a post-procedure recovery kit is used, the recovery process can be accelerated.

How can I make sure I get the best results from my skin tightening with PRP?

For best results, several treatments or more are recommended spread out 4 to 6 weeks apart.  After the initial treatments, an annual treatment is needed to ensure maximum results.

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Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering aesthetic and cosmetic services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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