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
"Amanda is amazing! Just had my second IPL treatment and am thrilled with the results! When you go for treatment, ask for Amanda! She is awesome!!!"- P.G. / Google / Sep 14, 2018
"I just spent my birthday here and loved it! Kathy was very accommodating. I had an amazing hydrafacial with Melissa followed by massage with Erika who was very responsive and worked out the kinks in my neck. Ending with relaxation in the salt room. Did I mention the interior is absolutely beautiful. Also the perfect temperature not too cold. I'm considering a membership and I don't usually treat myself!"- K.T. / Facebook / Sep 04, 2018
"Ericka was great"- A.W. / Google / Aug 25, 2018
"Erika she is so awesome great massage and atmosphere and great people"- A.W. / Facebook / Aug 24, 2018
"I received a gift certificate to Pura Vida. I finally had the time to try it. I had a hot stone massage with Erika who was absolutely wonderful! The spa was very clean and inviting. Would highly recommend!!"- A.S. / Facebook / Aug 21, 2018
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.