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How You Can Benefit from Microneedling

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis


Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin? In that case, you could benefit from microneedling. Microneedling is an FDA-approved skin treatment that makes use of your body’s own ability to heal.

At Galanis Plastic Surgery, we use a professional, medical-grade dermal roller to make your skin feel younger and healthier than ever. Feel free to contact us or visit us in Los Angeles, CA. We can’t wait to help you!

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. The dermal roller creates many tiny channels in your epidermis and dermis. We use a microneedling vampire facial to treat damaged or aging skin. A vampire microneedling treatment combines platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy with collagen induction therapy. The combination of these two treatments creates the perfect way to rejuvenate and heal damaged skin.

How Does Microneedling Work?

We use a device to penetrate your skin multiple times with tiny needles to create microchannels. These tiny wounds, or microchannels, are so small that they can’t be seen by the naked eye but are noticed by your body. As a result, your skin responds to the micro-wounds by sending more blood to the area and producing more collagen to speed up the healing process. The wounds created by the tiny needles act as a catalyst to trigger your body’s healing ability. This extra collagen and elastin can treat a variety of skin conditions, such as scarring, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. If you are combining PPR with microneedling, the tiny wounds create a channel for the PRP to reach deep into your skin.

What is PRP Therapy?

We combine PRP with microneedling in the vampire facial treatment. During PRP therapy, a small amount of blood is extracted from your arm and processed in a centrifuge to separate the components of your blood. We will then combine the platelets with the plasma from your blood and use it for your vampire facial. The platelet-rich plasma contains stem cells and other growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production to heal damaged and aging skin. Once the microchannels are created, the PRP is applied to your face to deliver its healing properties deep into your skin. If this sounds appealing to you, schedule a vampire facial in Los Angeles.

What You Should Know About Microneedling

If you are fascinated and intrigued by the way microneedling works to treat your skin, you should know a little more about the treatment and how it can benefit you.

How Long is Each Microneedling Treatment?

On average, a microneedling session should take about 30 minutes, depending on the details of your unique treatment. For instance, if you are including PRP therapy, the session will take a bit longer as you have to wait for the blood components to separate. Also, if you are treating a larger area, the treatment will take about an hour to complete. However, these treatments are still relatively quick compared to other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Many patients can fit a microneedling session into their lunch break. This treatment is ideal for people with a busy schedule.

When Will You See the Results of Your Microneedling Treatment?

Your microneedling treatment causes your body to immediately produce more collagen. However, it will still take a few months to see your desired results. The time it takes to see results depends on how fast your body produces collagen. Each session is spaced four to six weeks apart. The more sessions you need, the longer it will take to see your final outcome. On average, it takes about four weeks for your skin to respond fully to one session. If you need more than one session, it will take much longer to see the final result. However, it is worth the wait!

What Can Microneedling Help You With?

Microneedling is FDA-approved for adults of all skin types, textures, and tones. This non-surgical treatment can benefit people of all ages with a variety of skin concerns. From wrinkles to acne, you can enjoy what microneedling has to offer. Here are some things microneedling can improve.


Acne outbreaks can be frustrating, especially if you are well into adulthood. Collagen induction therapy can effectively treat acne since it unclogs pores and triggers your healing response. When your pores are clear of dirt, an anti-acne cream can be applied to treat your acne. Acne is caused by the secretion of sebum. Collagen induction therapy can also cause your sebaceous glands to produce less sebum.

Acne Scars

If your acne days are behind you, but you still have scars to help you remember them, microneedling can help. When your body is encouraged to produce more collagen, it helps to heal your damaged or scarred skin. The additional collagen forces the damaged skin cells to be replaced with new, healthy cells. Patients have experienced a significant reduction in acne scars with microneedling. Contact us today for a vampire facial in Los Angeles to target your acne scars.


Wrinkles can be caused by a series of facial expressions and the natural effect of gravity. At the end of the day, few things can prevent wrinkles. However, microneedling is an effective anti-aging treatment that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The production of new collagen tightens your loose skin, eliminating wrinkles.

Effective Microneedling Treatments

As you can see, microneedling can benefit you in more ways than one. Here at Galanis Plastic Surgery, we use PRP microneedling and collagen induction therapy to target your skin concerns. You can enjoy this relaxing treatment by contacting us for a consultation today!

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