Microneedling with PRP (Vampire Facial)

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In recent years, microneedling with PRP, also known as “vampire facial,” has become an incredibly popular skin rejuvenation technique. This treatment reverses the signs of aging, improves overall facial complexion, and erases the signs of skin damage, such as scars and pigmentation problems. The results are smooth, even-textured, and glowing skin.

JOLI Medispa is proud to offer microneedling with PRP (vampire facial) in Covington and Mandeville, LA.

What is Vampire Facial?

“Vampire facial” is the popular term used to describe one of the most effective skin rejuvenation techniques — microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This skin rejuvenation technique combines microneedling with PRP therapy to encourage skin cell regeneration, collagen production, and overall complexion improvements. The results are smoother, firmer, even-textured, and glowing skin.

Microneedling with PRP Treats…

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Deep facial lines and folds
  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Enlarged, congested pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Textural irregularities

The Components of Vampire Facial


Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves making microchannels on the skin’s surface with a specialized device. The microchannels only penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin, causing no harsh side effects or discomfort. However, your body responds to the micro-injuries by boosting collagen production and skin cell regeneration, which, in turn, makes your skin appear smooth, even-textured, and youthful.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a component derived from a small sample of your blood. PRP is the part of your blood with the highest concentration of growth factors, such as epidermal growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factors, epithelial growth factors, etc. These components are responsible for your body’s natural healing processes. When injected in targeted areas, they encourage skin cell regeneration to reverse the skin damage and flaws.

before and after photos of vampire facial in Covington, LA

The Treatment & Recovery Process

Your microneedling treatment with PRP (vampire facial) in Covington and Mandeville starts with a thorough evaluation. The cosmetic provider carefully examines your skin quality, discusses your goals and concerns, and curates the ideal treatment plan.

After numbing your skin, the provider draws a small sample of blood from your arm. The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge and processed, isolating the PRPs from the other components. Meanwhile, the cosmetic provider performs microneedling on the treatment areas — the device is moved over your skin to produce micro-injuries. Finally, the cosmetic provider gives you a facial with the PRP gel.

  • Side Effects: You may experience mild redness, swelling, irritation, and discomfort in the treatment areas for a few days. Since it’s an autologous treatment, there’s no risk of allergic reactions.
  • Downtime: You can resume your daily activities and work immediately. However, some patients opt for the treatment on Fridays, so the side effects can recede in time for work.
  • Onset of Results: The results will gradually appear after a week — your skin will look glowing, smooth, even-textured, and radiant. The results will continue improving over several weeks as your body produces more collagen.
  • Longevity: Everyone has a different experience, but your results may start fading after 12 to 24 months. For optimal results, a series of three treatments, 6 weeks apart, is recommended.

Microneedling FAQs

What is the difference between PRF and PRP?

Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) are derived from the patient’s blood and used in microneedling. PRF contains a higher concentration of platelets, white blood cells, and growth factors compared to PRP, making it more suitable for regenerative purposes.

What are the benefits of RF microneedling with PRF and PRP?

Combining RF microneedling with PRF and PRP enhances the benefits of the treatment. RF microneedling stimulates collagen production, while PRF/PRP provides growth factors that support tissue repair and rejuvenation, leading to improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance.

How long does it take to see results from RF microneedling?

Noticeable improvements may be seen as early as a few weeks after the treatment. However, optimal results usually become apparent within 3-6 months as collagen remodeling continues.

How many sessions of microneedling are usually required?

Typically, 3-6 sessions spaced about 4-6 weeks apart are recommended to achieve optimal results. Maintenance sessions may be advised for long-term benefits.

Is microneedling suitable for all skin types?

Microneedling is generally safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The procedure can be customized to accommodate different skin concerns and conditions. However, a consultation with a qualified professional is essential to assess individual suitability.

Can RF microneedling be combined with other treatments?

Yes, RF microneedling can be combined with other treatments to further enhance results. Common combinations include incorporating laser therapy, chemical peels, or injectables like Botox or dermal fillers. A personalized treatment plan can be tailored to address specific skin concerns and achieve comprehensive rejuvenation.

How long does RF microneedling take to heal compared to traditional microneedling?

Compared to traditional microneedling, RF microneedling involves a shorter healing time. While individual healing rates can vary, most individuals experience mild redness and swelling for 1-3 days post-treatment. You resume your daily activities immediately — no downtime.

Contact our Aesthetic Artists Today

JOLI Medispa is a state-of-the-art medical spa specializing in the latest non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques. Our aesthetic artists trace the root cause of your individual skin concerns and curate personalized treatments to ensure natural, anti-aging results. Each treatment plan is individually designed just for you.

Please schedule an appointment to discuss your options for vampire facials in Covington and Mandeville, LA.