VAMPIRE FACIAL: MICRONEEDLING WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) INJECTIONS TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


The so-called “Vampire Facial” (of Kim Kardashian fame) is a new trend in microneedling. In medical terms, this is called microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP). Platelet Rich Plasma is a component of the blood and is generated by drawing blood from the patient and centrifuging it to remove red blood cells. It has a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood, and has been used to encourage a brisk healing response in several medical specialties and for rejuvenation in plastic surgery and dermatology. Microneedling on its own involves making shallow punctures in the skin, which stimulates collagen production. Dr. Zuckerman uses a tool called the RejuvaPen™, which has multiple very fine needles that make shallow punctures at any extremely high rate. Dr. Zuckerman customizes each treatment to patients’ skin type and particular problem areas. The treatment involves three rounds of the microneedling, and Dr. Zuckerman rubs the centrifuged PRP on the face in between treatments. The microneedling then forces the PRP into the skin. This treatment can help stimulate skin repair and collagen growth.


In this image, Dr. Zuckerman is performing a Rejuvapen™ microneedling treatment for a patient to correct acne scarring and other skin issues on the forehead in his New York City office.

In this image, Dr. Zuckerman is performing a Rejuvapen™ microneedling treatment and vampire facial using platelet rich plasma for a patient to correct acne scarring and other skin issues on the forehead in his New York City office.


Vampire Facial: Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Vampire Facial: Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require two to three treatments per year to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment lasts three to six months.

Treatment Time

25 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing this treatment to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$800 to $1200 per treatment





Vampire Facial: Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

Patients’ skin may appear a little pink for up to three days, but most patients have no downtime and go straight back to work after treatment.

Required Level of Skill

Low to medium: an experienced practitioner in microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, Dr. Zuckerman will perform your treatment himself in an efficient, safe manner

Level of Discomfort

None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies numbing cream 45 minutes before treatment, so the patient should have little to no discomfort.

Associated Risks

There are very few risks or complications to this treatment. By visiting Dr. Zuckerman, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, you can be certain that your procedure will be undertaken in a safe, comfortable, sterile medical environment.



Frequently Asked Questions About Vampire Facial: Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections


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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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