Vampire Facelift, Microneedling With PRP Specialist

Teresa Camden, MD, FACSM -  - Aesthetic Medicine

New Medical Spa

Teresa Camden, MD, FACSM

Aesthetic Medicine & Weight Management located in Glen Allen, VA

When wrinkles and sun-damaged skin make you look older than you feel, a vampire facelift rejuvenates your skin with a unique combination of microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). At New Medical Spa in Glen Allen and greater Richmond, Virginia, Teresa Camden, MD, FACSM, offers microneedling with PRP, so you get visible and long-lasting results. Dr. Camden specializes in aesthetic medicine and weight management, to help men and women look and feel their best at every age. Discover younger, firmer skin with a vampire facelift including microneedling with PRP. Call to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.

Vampire Facelift, Microneedling with PRP Q & A

What is a vampire facelift?

The vampire facelift is a nonsurgical procedure that was pioneered by a medical doctor who combined the benefits of microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Now, physicians all over the world use this advanced technique to help your face look firmer and younger, without an invasive surgical procedure. At New Medical Spa, Dr. Camden uses the FDA-cleared SkinPen® by Bellus Medical, for microneedling combined with the benefits of platelet-rich plasma from your own blood for a natural, younger-looking appearance.

What can I expect with microneedling and PRP?

Microneedling is a technique in which a special handheld device – the SkinPen, containing tiny needles – creates punctures in your facial skin. Your body sees these punctures as microscopic wounds and attempts to heal them by producing new collagen and elastin. The process of microneedling with PRP makes use of the proteins and growth factors in your own blood to stimulate new tissue growth.

During your procedure, Dr. Camden uses the SkinPen to create micro-injuries that trigger growth factors beneath the surface of your skin so they produce new collagen and elastin. This microneedling “wound repair” process takes place in three stages:

  • Inflammation: piercing your skin to trigger your immune system, increase blood flow, and create new tissue
  • Proliferation: rebuilding the wounds with new cells and a new network of blood vessels
  • Remodeling: replacing old cells with stronger collagen and elastin tissue to create a tighter “shrink wrap” effect on your skin

Dr. Camden applies the platelet-rich plasma from your own blood directly to your skin immediately following the microneedling treatment. This enhances the process of cellular skin rejuvenation. The PRP promotes additional collagen and elastin growth in the tiny wounds on your skin, so you get even more noticeable, long-lasting results than with just microneedling alone.

Over the next few weeks after your vampire facelift appointment, you’ll see fewer visible wrinkles and a more even skin tone and texture.

What does a vampire facelift feel like?

Dr. Camden ensures your comfort during a SkinPen microneedling treatment and may apply a topical numbing agent to your face before she begins the procedure. Most people report that they feel a slight vibration from the SkinPen, but it isn’t painful. The procedure takes just 30-60 minutes and your skin appears slightly pink immediately afterward, much like a mild sunburn.

To ease any feelings of tightness or tenderness, Dr. Camden provides Skinfuse® LIFT – a specially formulated soothing gel to prevent your skin from becoming overly dry after the vampire facelift treatment. There’s no downtime, as any mild redness or tightness typically resolves itself within a few days.  

If you’d like to rejuvenate your skin, minimize wrinkles, and have more supple skin, a vampire facelift – microneedling with PRP – may be an ideal solution. Call to schedule a consultation or book online to learn if this innovative treatment is right for you.


Before & After Photo's