SkinPen Specialist

Alethia Pantazis, MD -  - Neuro-Ophthalmologist

Vitality Medicine

Alethia Pantazis, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic Specialist located in Ocala, FL

SkinPen Q & A

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment that punctures the top layer of your skin with tiny needles, creating microinjuries that stimulate your skin’s healing response and boosting its natural collagen and elastin production.


Why is Microneedling Good For Me?

It can improve skin tone, reduce pore size, and fade scars and stretch marks by stimulating collagen and elastin formation.  We provide a post procedural treatment that has been clinically proven to enhance the microneedling effects. Give skin a natural more youthful appearance.


Is The SkinPen microneedling device FDA approved?

Yes.  SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up.

The Vampire Facial

Dr. Pantazis and her staff are excited to be able to provide the latest in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Vitality Medicine now provides the vampire and other PRP procedures. Each of these cutting edge treatments takes advantage of PRP (platelet Rich plasma).These include Vampire Breastlift, Vampire Facial, Vampire Facelift, Vampire Hair, O-shot (AKA orgasm-shot for women), P-shot (For men to enhanced size and function) and DRY EYE PRP. Please click on each for more information. (want each to be an active link to each info page)These are safe and effective way of decreasing the signs and symptoms of ageing.  There are no foreign materials. No drug interactions. No drug sensitivities. The healthful growth factors found in one’s own blood are concentrated and administered in each respective area


When is PRP used with microneedling?

This process called the Vampire facial is used to further enhance the benefits of microneedling. The platelet rich plasma concentrated from the patient’s own blood is messaged into the skin openings created by the microneedling device.

As an added bonus the PRP speeds recovery.

Can the Vampire facial and the Vampire facelift be done together?

Yes, each enhances different layers of the face to aid in a natural and youthful appearance of the face.


How Many Vampire facial Treatments Will I Need?

Typically, 3 treatment spaced 30 days apart. However, improvements will often be seen after the first treatment.

What skin care products should be used after these treatments?

The Altar after care cream has a patented formula that synergistically amplifies the results of the Vampire facial and Vampire facelift.   See video for further information (video link)

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