The Vampire Facial® has made microneedling a popular and sought after treatment to reverse the signs of aging. Also called Collagen Induction Therapy, this process triggers natural healing and collagen production. Collagen and elastin give the skin its flexibility and strength. By the time we are 35 years old, 50% of the collagen we produced in our youth is lost. Microneedling with or without platelet rich plasma triggers the skin's self-repair mechanisms. The thousands of micro-channels created triggers new collagen production. It also dramatically increases the transdermal delivery of products that can be applied during and after your treatment.
Microneedling improves skin texture firmness and hydration. It reduces fine lines, pigmentation, and pore size. It decreases the appearance of scars including acne scars and stretch marks. The best part of this treatment is the skin appears revitalized and glowing.
All of the staff at the Injection and Infusion Clinic of ABQ are trained and certified by MD Needle Pen. Only Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners provide microneedling services at our clinic. A brand new and sterile head is used on every patient, every time. No exceptions.
Unlike laser treatments and peels, the microneedle, "opens" the skin without damaging it. This makes the procedure safe for all skin colors…even those prone to hyperpigmentation (skin darkening).
No special process needs to be followed before arriving to the clinic.
When you arrive, our staff will take you back to an available room. We will remove makeup, cleanse your face and apply a topical numbing cream.
If you have chosen to add platelet rich plasma to your procedure, your blood will be drawn to be processed while allowing the numbing cream to take effect.
Your comfort is extremely important to us. We set a 20minute timer to ensure that a minimum of 20minutes has passed before beginning.
Prior to starting your procedure, our licensed and certified provider will discuss your treatment goals.
She will then wipe off the numbing cream and begin.
Once started, the process will take 10-15minutes depending on the area being treated.
You will not feel most of the process and if you feel anything, it will feel like someone is scratching you too hard. If you do have an area that isn't completely numb, you can ask her to stop working on that area, but for maximum results, we do recommend continuing. She will be done with the uncomfortable section within 15-30seconds.
Our microneedling procedure includes the complementary application of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is nature's super-moisturizing and dramatically improves the outcome of your procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER
Your skin will appear sunburned after your treatment and a zinc based sunscreen will be applied before leaving the clinic. While we apply a thin layer, the zinc will look a little white.
You will want to avoid sweating and swimming for 18-24hours as the sweat will feel like its burning.
Try to avoid sunlight for at least 24hours and absolutely no tanning beds.
Our standard post-care regimen includes the daily application of hyaluronic acid (HA). Other products may be recommended based on treatment goals. For your convenience, we carry pure hyaluronic acid vitamin C serum for purchase at the clinic.
If possible, avoid regular makeup for 12-24hours.
Two hours after leaving the clinic you may gently dab off the HA with a wet cloth. Try to avoid wiping. The HA feels a little like you have egg white on your face.
Additional after-care instructions will be given to you at your appointment. These guidelines are to help you plan for the procedure especially when it is your first time and you don't know what to expect.
SERVICES AND OPTIONS AVAILABLE
If you would like a free consult before scheduling your first microneedling, please call the clinic to schedule.
Face and Neck $320
Neck Only $220
Scalp Hair Restoration $220
Stretch Marks $320
PRP Add-On $150 to any service above.
All services come with a complimentary one-time prescription for tretinoin sent to the pharmacy of your choice. Make sure to ask us for a coupon!
We keep our prices reasonable and therefore can not offer any package discounts. For best results, most skin conditions require 3-4 treatments 4 weeks apart.
STRETCH MARKS/ BODY SCARS