What is it?

Skin needling using platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is the latest trend to take Hollywood (and now South Africa!) by storm.  Made famous by Hollywood TV celebrities, this treatment (also known as the Vampire Facial) entails a skin needling treatment using stem cells and growth factors derived from your own plasma, to rejuvenate your skin and stimulate maximal collagen production.

What does a treatment entail?

A topical anaesthetic is applied to the area to be treated and left on for 20-40 minutes.  A small tube of blood is taken from your arm and put into a centrifuser which spins it down, separating the red blood cells from your plasma. This plasma is rich in stem cells and platelet-derived growth factors which help to stimulate maximal collagen production.  We use your plasma as a treatment serum, using a Dermapen 4® to “needle” it into your skin.

The needling process causes minute and controlled micro-injuries to your skin and creates thousands of entry ports for deep penetration of your plasma.  Both the micro-injuries and the stem cells and growth factors in your plasma stimulate a healing cascade in your skin that creates collagen and results in healthier, tighter skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.

Is there pain and downtime?

There is no pain and downtime is minimal.  Your skin will be red and slightly swollen afterwards, but usually settles in a day.  Some areas may have tiny, petechial bruises which disappear quickly.

What do I need to do afterwards?

You need to leave the “serum” on your skin for a few hours afterwards and avoid using skin care products containing active ingredients for a few days.  Your treating practitioner will be able to advise you on proper aftercare.

When can I expect to see results?

Most people see results within a week after treatment but the collagen stimulating effects continue for up to three months.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

We recommend at least three treatments at 1 monthly intervals for optimal results.

Can other areas be treated?

A skin needling treatment with PRP can be done on almost any area of the body where collagen stimulation is required.  We often treat necks, decolletages, abdomens, and arms to improve the quality of the skin, with an improvement in texture, tone, and fine lines and wrinkles.

The ultimate skin rejuvenating facial using stem cells from your own blood….a customised facial just for you!


This is the treatment that stimulates more collagen and skin renewal than any other treatment…..


Join Hollywood stars and the A-List and try a Skin Needling Facial with PRP.


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