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
"Just had a friend’s bachelorette here today and had a GREAT experience!! Erika gave such a good massage and we loved the salt room!!"- E.M. / Facebook / Feb 03, 2019
"I had the best experience today at Pura Vida! Started with a massage from Erika, then enjoyed some salt therapy, and ended with a facial from Amanda. Everything was perfect! I walked out of there feeling like I was walking on clouds. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable about what they were doing. The environment was so relaxing and perfect. I will DEFINITELY be going back!"- M.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2019
"Thank you so much Julie Davis for having us ladies and accommodating our needs and to Erika for giving us the best massage! We had a blast!!"- G.N. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2019
"Today was my first spa experience at Pura Vida. I’m happy to say I’ll be returning in February for another hydra facial w Melissa. Today was a wonderful experience. I was greeted immediately by a staff member. Melissa took me on time for my appointment. She went over the process and explained everything to me about my skin and what she saw before hand. As they have high technology machine that’ll take in depth pics of your dermatologic layers of your skin. Made sure I did not have any questions. I’ve had several hydra facials before. Also, at very high end spas near the beach. I’ll remain silent. The facial I had today topped them all. My face looks amazing. I’m glowing! Thank you Melissa for your kindness and professionalism as well today. See ya soon."- K.C. / Facebook / Jan 29, 2019
"Love Pura Vida Spa’s atmosphere, staff, and services, especially the salt cave! Stop in to relax or clear out the winter nasties. You’ll want to make it a habit!!!"- P.A. / Facebook / Jan 28, 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.