Microneedling aka The Vampire Facial

No need to be frightened – this is one Halloween special that’s more treat than trick. During the month of October, we’ll be offering a special on microneedling, commonly referred to as “The Vampire Facial.” Be sure to make your appointment with Miami Plastic Surgery.

Why Should I Consider Microneedling?

There are many benefits of microneedling, and most people are great candidates for this non-surgical cosmetic treatment. While most people assume microneedling is just an alternative for Botox® for people trying to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it’s actually useful for so many other cosmetic issues, including minimizing scars. If you have acne, burn, or surgical scars on your face or neck, microneedling can reduce the appearance of them.

Does Microneedling Hurt?

While some people explain the sensation of microneedling as feeling like a moderate sunburn, it’s a relatively painless treatment from which you will recover rapidly. We use a topical cream to numb the skin before we begin the treatment, and most people tolerate microneedling very well. Some patients may endure slightly more pain if their skin issues are more complicated and require deeper penetration with the needles to stimulate the collagen production.

How Quickly Does Microneedling Work?

While you will require 4-6 visits to complete the procedure, but you may begin to notice a difference a few days after the first treatment depending on your health, your skin type, the problem area being treated, and other factors. Microneedling is a safe procedure to have performed regularly, and most people tolerate the treatments with no more than minor redness for a day or two afterward. Within two days, you are able to return to your normal skincare routine, including makeup.

What Else Can Microneedling Help Improve?

Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including age spots, sun damage, and stretch marks. It can also be used to treat large pores and reduce the red-cheek appearance of rosacea.

To learn more about the benefits of microneedling and to find out whether it could help improve your skin’s appearance, make an appointment today for a consultation with Miami Plastic Surgery. We have convenient locations at Kendall|Baptist in Miami, in South Miami, and in Coral Gables and take pride in using our long-term experience and medical knowledge to improve your skin using the latest innovations.