About Vampire Facials
The Vampire Facial is a unique, nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure utilizing microneedling along with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to help erase wrinkles and improve skin texture and tone. It is also used to improve scars. At Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa, the PRP is taken from your own blood and can either be applied topically or injected to rejuvenate and improve your skin or scars. Microneedling causes minor trauma to the skin, allowing for the topically applied PRP to be absorbed over the treated areas. PRP activates growth factors that stimulate improved blood flow and angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation), and promotes collagen and elastin production that leaves a fresher and younger glow to your skin. Our Fleming Island and Jacksonville, FL patients love the benefits they get from receiving a Vampire Facial.
You may benefit from a vampire facial if you have mild to moderate skin issues such as the following:
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Forehead and smile lines
- Areas with deeper, more severe wrinkles such as the neck, décolleté, and backs of the hands
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars and pitting
"Fantastic services. Wanna look younger? Try this spa."- J.B. / Facebook / Feb 28, 2019
"I had a wonderful introduction to Pura Vida via a gift card, and had an amazing facial by Melissa. I left there glowing after a hydra facial. Having a session is the salt cave afterward provided the kind of relaxation that I really needed. The services are top of the line, and the staff are so friendly. Best spa experience ever."- S.B. / Facebook / Mar 24, 2019
"My husband surprised me with an appointment this morning for my birthday! He scheduled me for Derma-planing and a Hydra-facial! Melissa did an amazing job on both!! She was so informative and professional!! Loved the fact that she took pictures of my face to get to the deeper issues with my skin!! It’s fascinating how much you can’t see in the mirror, that’s going on underneath the surface!! I will most definitely be back!! ??????"- A.F. / Facebook / Mar 15, 2019
"Amazing!!! If you have allergies, cold or any lung ailments this is an awesome all natural treatment. Plus your skin feels amazing."- M.H. / Facebook / Mar 06, 2019
"Great massage from Erika! She paid close attention to my neck and shoulders and gave great advice to keep them from getting so tight. I enjoyed the Salt Cave too, so relaxing!"- A.I. / Google / Mar 01, 2019
What to Expect
Microneedling is completed in a private treatment room in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or a local anesthesia if preferred, but patients generally report mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the handpiece is passed evenly over the chosen areas. After the microneedling is complete, the topical PRP treatment will be applied to the treated area for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A protective moisturizer will be applied, along with UV protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
You may experience mild swelling and redness for about a day after the treatment, but this should fade naturally. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your complexion. You should plan to get about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal results and long-lasting skin health.
Plan Your Procedure
A Clearer Complexion
Fight off blemishes, wrinkles, and other skin afflictions by trying our Vampire Facial — it combines microneedling techniques along with PRP therapy to create a highly effective treatment for increasing collagen and overall skin health. Call our Fleming Island, FL spa today to learn if you're a good candidate.