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Effect of Vampire Facial Combining Dermapen 4 and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

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The effect of a vampire facial that combines Dermapen 4 and PRP

Dermapen 4 can enhance the effect of the active ingredient of the drug by combining it with various drugs.

The treatment menu that combines Dermapen 4 and PRP (platelet-rich plasma: plasma rich in platelets) is called a vampire facial because it uses its own blood components .

Vampire Facial uses ultra-fine needles to form fine needle holes in the skin, and uses the natural healing power to repair the open needle holes to regenerate skin cells. "Dermapen 4" and a large amount of platelets collected from its own blood. It is a treatment menu that combines "PRP (platelet rich plasma)" that promotes the regeneration of skin cells by applying the containing plasma (plasma) .

In addition to providing firmness and elasticity to the skin, it is said to improve crater skin with acne scars and irregularities .

By knowing the effects and mechanisms you can expect from receiving a vampire facial, as well as downtime, risks, and cost quotes, you can receive the treatment with peace of mind.

Synergistic effect when combined with the effects of Dermapen 4 and PRP (platelet rich plasma)

Vampire Facial is a treatment menu that combines Dermapen 4 and PRP (platelet rich plasma). By applying high-concentration PRP while making fine needle holes in the skin with Dermapen 4, the synergistic effect of skin regeneration between Dermapen 4 and PRP can be expected to improve skin quality .

Effect and mechanism of Dermapen 4 that regenerates skin with natural healing power

Treatment with Dermapen 4 utilizes the natural healing power of the human body. By making a fine needle hole on the skin surface with a needle as fine as a hair, a growth factor that activates the activity of cells is secreted in an attempt to repair the needle hole.

Growth factors activate the function of fibroblasts that produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which are involved in skin firmness, elasticity, and moisturization, leading to improvement of wrinkles, sagging, and pore opening, as well as firmness and elasticity of the skin. leads to.

In addition, it is said that the turnover cycle, which is the metabolism of the skin , becomes active, so that the texture is smoothed and the roughness of the skin can be expected to improve .

Furthermore, in Dermapen 4, as a new function that the conventional Dermapen 3 did not have, the scar treatment mode (ST mode), which is a scar healing (hankonchiyu) mode that can make a needle hole to the deep layer of the skin (3.0 mm), is available. It is installed, and it has become possible to focus on the treatment of crater-like acne scars and scars .

Treatment effect enhanced by using drug delivery effect

Human skin has a three-layer structure from the outside: the epidermis layer, the dermis layer, and the subcutaneous tissue (mainly the fat layer). By combining various drugs with Dermapen 4, the beauty ingredients of the drug penetrate evenly from the fine needle holes to the dermis layer at the back of the skin, so the effect of the drug can be further enhanced .

The barrier function works on human skin to prevent the invasion of bacteria from outside the body. While the barrier function blocks the ingress of foreign substances, the active ingredients such as lotions and serums that are normally applied to the skin stay on the surface of the epidermis layer and cannot penetrate deep into the skin.

However, by making a high-density needle hole up to the dermis layer of the skin with Dermapen 4, the active ingredient of the drug , which originally penetrates only to the shallow part of the epidermis layer, penetrates firmly into the dermis layer. You can expect a higher effect than applying it as it is. This effect is called "drug delivery" .

Effect and mechanism of PRP (platelet rich plasma) that can be expected to rejuvenate the skin

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is made by collecting your own blood and using a medical device to extract only the plasma containing a large amount of platelets from the blood.

PRP is an abbreviation for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is called platelet-rich plasma in Japanese. In other words, plasma (liquid component) that contains a large amount of platelets in the blood, and the platelets contained in PRP are the active ingredients that regenerate skin cells .

Cell differentiation, in which each cell acquires a function that suits its role, and platelets, which are rich in growth factors that promote cell proliferation, promote skin tissue regeneration, wrinkles, sagging pores, acne scars, crater skin, etc. It leads to improvement of skin problems such as stretch marks and cracks .

Skin quality improvement treatment using PRP (platelet rich plasma) is called "PRP skin regeneration therapy".

Extraction method of blood components and PRP (platelet rich plasma)

Blood is composed of cell components such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets called blood cells, and liquid components called plasma, which are mostly water.

When the collected blood is placed in a medical device and centrifuged, the blood components are divided into an red blood cell layer (a layer where red blood cells are collected) and a plasma layer (a layer of liquid). Red blood cells are the heaviest of the blood components, so they go to the lower layer, and platelets are lighter, so they collect in the upper plasma layer. At this time, PRP (platelet rich plasma) is obtained by extracting only the plasma layer containing a large amount of platelets .

In the vampire facial procedure that combines Dermapen 4 and PRP, blood sampling and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) extraction work is performed before the procedure by applying an anesthetic cream and waiting for the anesthesia to work.

Role of platelets rich in growth factors

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) collects plasma containing a large amount of platelets from the blood, and the platelets have the role of stopping the blood when injured and the effect of promoting wound repair (skin regeneration). There is. PRP is said to have the effect of promoting the regeneration of skin cells by applying the function of healing platelet wounds .

Platelets release growth factors that activate cell activity to repair wounds. Growth factors have the function of proliferating and activating cells, repairing damaged tissues, and producing collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin that maintain the firmness and elasticity of the skin .

Types of growth factors contained in platelets
Types of growth factors Main work
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Repairs tissues, produces collagen and hyaluronic acid, creates new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Promotes the growth of cells (epithelial cells) such as skin and mucous membranes, creates new blood vessels (angiogenesis), and promotes wound healing (wound healing)
Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) Cell proliferation, new blood vessels (angiogenesis), blood vessels restored (vascular repair), collagen
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Increase or create new cells on the inner surface of blood vessels (vascular endothelial cells)
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-β) Promotes wound healing (wound healing) by increasing or creating new cells (epithelial cells) such as skin and mucous membranes and cells on the inner surface of epithelial cells and blood vessels (vascular endothelial cells)

Synergistic effect of combining Dermapen 4 and PRP (platelet rich plasma)

There are two methods of penetrating platelets into the skin with PRP skin regeneration therapy: "injection method" and "dermapen method". If you want to inject partial platelets, you can inject it by injection, but if you use Dermapen, you can inject it over a wide area such as the entire face or abdomen .

Dermapen 4 is a procedure in which the needle moves up and down at a high speed, which is said to be 120 times per second, to make 1,920 (16 needles x 120 times) invisible fine needle holes per second on the skin surface. ..

In human skin, which has a three-layer structure consisting of the epidermis layer, dermis layer, and subcutaneous tissue from the outside, collagen, which is a strong fibrous protein, occupies about 70% of the dermis layer between them. Hyaluronic acid, a jelly-like substance, fills with water.

In the dermis layer, elastic fibrous protein called elastin bundles the reticulated collagens together, giving the skin firmness and elasticity with a spring-like structure.

By applying PRP (platelet rich plasma) while making fine needle holes in the skin with Dermapen 4, platelets can be delivered to the dermis layer .

By platelets in the dermal layer to release growth factors and fibroblasts activated collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid was hyperplastic. Since the dermis layer has elasticity, the skin becomes firm and leads to improvement of pore opening and wrinkles .

In addition, growth factors try to heal wounds, which is said to make scars, acne scars, and uneven crater skin less noticeable .

Improves stretch marks and stretch marks

The procedure that combines Dermapen 4 and PRP (platelet rich plasma) is called a vampire facial, but it is also expected to have the effect of repairing not only the face but also scars on the body such as stretch marks and flesh cracks by the action of regenerating skin cells. I can do it.

Those who are suitable for vampire facials

  • Those who want to make acne scars less noticeable
  • Those who want to make the unevenness of the skin and crater skin less noticeable
  • Those who want to make scars less noticeable
  • Those who are worried about wrinkles on the face
  • Those who have no firmness on their skin and are concerned about loose pores
  • Those who are worried about the bear under their eyes
  • Those who are worried about stretch marks
  • Those who are worried about meat cracking

Recommended number of vampire facial treatments

It is said that the effect will gradually appear over a month from the treatment because it is a treatment that uses its own natural healing power to bring about firmness by activating fibroblasts and proliferating collagen fibers.

It is said that the effect may be felt even once, but it is said that the effect can be sustained for a longer period of time if the treatment is repeated 3 to 5 times every month .

Pain during vampire facial treatment

There is no strong pain because the treatment is performed after applying the anesthetic cream to the treatment site, but you may feel a tingling pain when you pierce a thin part of the skin such as the forehead or nose or a needle deeply, but be patient. It is said that it can be done.

Vampire Facial Downtime Risk

Dermapen 4 + PRP (platelet rich plasma) downtime

Dermapen 4 uses an extra-fine needle to make fine needle holes in the skin, which may cause redness and burning in the treated area, but it is generally said that it will settle in 2 days to 1 week . The redness of the face can be hidden with makeup from the next day.

Precautions for vampire facials

  • Do not let the treatment site get wet for 6 hours after the treatment.
  • If you have a facial treatment, please refrain from washing and making up for 6 hours.
  • You can take a shower from the same day and take a bath from the next day.
  • Avoid exercising on the day and do it the next day or later.
  • Avoid irritation to the treatment site on the day and avoid rubbing.
  • Be careful not to expose it to ultraviolet rays after the treatment.
  • Please avoid the sauna and pool for about a week.
  • Please refrain from stimulants such as alcohol and cigarettes for a few days.
  • Moisturize well while the treatment area is reddish.

In addition, PRP (platelet rich plasma) used in vampire facials is used in the research, development, and treatment of regenerative medicine, as the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare states that it is necessary to provide regenerative medicine promptly while ensuring safety. Registration with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is required by law for manufacturing and regenerative medicine treatments.

Since PRP regenerative therapy is also one of the regenerative medicine , registration with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is always required even if the treatment is performed for the purpose of beauty . A regenerative medicine number will be issued when you register with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Whether it is registered with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare can be confirmed on the website of the medical institution or on the official website of regenerative medicine created by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Official website for regenerative medicine

It is illegal to perform PRP regenerative therapy at a medical institution that is not registered for regenerative medicine .

Dermapen 4 used in Vampire Facial is a medical device not approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Dermapen 4 is an unapproved device of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Medical device acquisition route: The acquisition route is individual import from the manufacturer by the doctor of each medical institution.

Drugs to be aware of when importing personally (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare page)

Approval in Japan: There is no medical device that has the same performance and effect as Dermapen 4 and has been approved in Japan.

Information on safety in other countries: According to Dermapen World, the developer of Dermapen 4, it has also obtained the CE mark that certifies safety and quality in Europe [* 1]. Common side effects reported in other countries include:
Redness, bleeding, internal bleeding, bruising, infection, dryness, stiffness at the treatment site

[* 1] Wins The Company Of The Year Award: DermapenWorld

Risks and side effects of vampire facial treatment

Internal bleeding may occur in rare cases due to the needle of Dermapen 4, but it is said that it will subside in about a week .

Platelets used in PRP (platelet-rich plasma) are collected from your own blood, so there is less risk of allergies and infections, and it is a highly safe treatment method .

Those who cannot receive vampire facials / parts that cannot be treated

  • Pregnant and lactating
  • Those with strong pigmentation after liver spots and sunburn
  • People with cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, diabetes
  • Those taking anti-inflammatory drugs
  • For those with sensitive skin
  • Those with keloid constitution, those with hypertrophic scars (Hikoseihankon)
  • Those who have difficulty stopping blood
  • Areas with red spots indicating inflammation in the dermis
  • Areas with eczema or red and purulent acne
  • Infectious part

In addition, if you are allergic to anesthetics, please consult your doctor at the time of counseling.

Vampire Facial Treatment Flow

1) Doctor's consultation and counseling

The condition of the skin is checked by a medical examination, and the problem of the skin to be improved and whether the part is suitable for treatment are examined. If you have any concerns or doubts about the vampire facial procedure, please check at the time of counseling.

2) Face wash (when the face is treated)

To clean the treatment area, remove makeup and wash your face.

3) Apply anesthetic cream

Apply anesthetic cream and wait 20 to 30 minutes for the anesthesia to work.

4) Blood sampling

A blood sample is taken to collect platelets from the blood. The collected blood is placed in a medical device that can be centrifuged, separated into a layer of red blood cells and a layer of plasma, and then only the plasma layer containing a large amount of platelets is extracted.

5) Treatment

Wipe off the anesthetic cream, perform Dermapen 4 treatment, and at the same time apply plasma containing platelets.

6) Cooling

After the treatment, redness and burning may occur, so cool down with a cooling mask to soothe the skin.

7) Moisturizer / sunscreen

Apply moisturizing cream and finish. If your face is treated, you can also apply sunscreen for Dermapen. If you wish, there is also a foundation exclusively for Dermapen, so please ask a medical institution.

Vampire Facial Cost Market

The cost of vampire facials is about 80,000 to 100,000 yen for all faces and about 200,000 yen for stretch marks . Some medical institutions offer initial discounts, and some have set fees such as 3-time and 5-time courses.

Dermapen 4 option menu other than Vampire Facial

Velvet skin (collagen peel) that leads to smooth and glossy skin

Velvet skin is a treatment menu that combines Dermapen 4 and collagen peel, and is named because it leads to smooth and firm skin like velvet, which is a high-class woven fabric .

Collagen peel promotes collagen growth by applying a drug called "PRX-T33" that contains three components: high-concentration trichloroacetic acid, low-concentration hydrogen peroxide, and kojic acid, and makes the skin firm and glossy. It is a treatment that brings a feeling .

Since kojic acid has the effect of suppressing the action of the enzyme that makes melanin, which is the cause of age spots, it can also be expected to have a whitening effect that leads to improvement of age spots and dullness .

Collagen booster (PCL) that promotes collagen production

Collagen Booster is a treatment menu that promotes collagen production by combining Dermapen 4 and PCL (polycaprolactone) .

PCL (polycaprolactone) is a component of meltable thread used in surgery. Since PCL polycaprolactone has the effect of promoting collagen production in the dermis layer, by infiltrating PCL (polycaprolactone) into the dermis layer with Dermapen 4, it promotes its own collagen production, and wrinkles are less noticeable and elastic. It is said to lead to the skin .

In addition, PCL (polycaprolactone) is slowly absorbed into the body over a year, so immediate effect cannot be expected, but it is said that the effect lasts for a long time.

Human stem cell culture supernatant that promotes skin regeneration

Human stem cell culture supernatant is a supernatant produced when human stem cells are cultured and proliferated, which contains a large number of active ingredients such as proteins and growth factors. Human stem cell culture supernatant has the function of promoting the production of collagen and elastin and strengthening the structure of the spring that maintains elasticity .

By infiltrating in combination with Dermapen 4, it can be expected to be effective in improving firmness and elasticity, tightening pores, and improving fine wrinkles .

Amnionix, a dry human amniotic membrane / chorion preparation that makes acne scars and scars inconspicuous

The human chorioamnionitis, a thin collagenous membrane derived from the placenta, is a highly elastic tissue that encloses the fetal growth and development in the maternal endometrium. Since it contains abundant growth factors, it has an excellent wound healing effect and promotes the regeneration of skin cells.

AmnioGenix, a dry human amniotic membrane / chorion preparation, can be expected to be effective in treating acne scars, crater skin, and scars with conspicuous irregularities when used in combination with Dermapen 4 .

Human-derived growth factor that improves fine wrinkles and dullness

Growth factors are a general term for proteins that promote the proliferation and differentiation of specific cells in the human body (each cell acquires a function that matches its role).

Growth factors include epidermal cell growth factor , which promotes skin renewal (turnover) in the dermis layer, collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and SOD (antioxidant), which are necessary to maintain skin elasticity in the dermis layer. There are fibroblast growth factors that activate the skin .

By promoting turnover, it smoothes the texture of the skin, improves dullness, and promotes the production of collagen and elastin to give the skin firmness and elasticity , leading to improvement of wrinkles and pore opening .

Growth factors also help the regeneration of damaged cells and regenerate the skin, so it is said that applying it to the skin with needle holes made with Dermapen 4 will further enhance the skin regeneration effect of Dermapen 4. ..

One of the drugs whose main component is growth factor is the "BENEV Growth Factor" series.

How to choose a medical institution to receive a vampire facial

The vampire facial, which is a combination of Dermapen 4 and PRP (platelet rich plasma), gives the skin firmness and elasticity, and also improves crater skin with acne scars and irregularities .

In addition, Dermapen 4 has different effects by combining various option menus, so you can choose the option according to your own worries and wishes.

Consulting with counseling to see if your skin problems are likely to improve with a vampire facial, and choosing a medical institution that will give you a convincing explanation and better suggestions will give you a satisfactory treatment effect. Will lead to.

In order to fully obtain the treatment effect of Dermapen 4, it is safe to receive the treatment at the medical institution where the doctor who received a lecture directly on the correct treatment procedure from the training doctor of the developer Dermapen World .

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