About PRP Therapy
Invigorate your skin with your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa and refresh your appearance with its anti-aging properties. PRP therapy is one of the most popular and innovative cosmetic injection today because it uses your own healthy plasma to take your skin care routine to a whole new level. This rejuvenation technique will activate collagen production to tighten and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. PRP can also be combined with microneedling, which is known in the aesthetic world as "the vampire facial," and other facial treatments. For more information about PRP injection therapy, contact Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa in Fleming Island and Jacksonville, FL to schedule a consultation. We are excited to discuss all the benefits of PRP, our skin care treatments, and how our team can help improve your skin.
"I had the most wonderful massage yesterday at Pura Vida body & mind spa! For Mother’s Day my son’s bought me a gift certificate for an aromatherapy hot stone massage and it came with a free salt therapy session. I enjoyed both very much. I did the salt therapy first and found the room to be very relaxing with its dark atmosphere and relaxing music while breathing in the health benefits of the salt. Then, it was time to for my massage with Erika . She is absolutely wonderfu...l. Very personable, knowledgeable and professional. After we discussed any areas of concern for her to pay special attention to, she allowed me to customize the aromatherapy as well as the music options. The massage was one of the best I’ve had, and I have experienced several in which to compare to. The spa itself is absolutely beautiful and spotless. I will most definitely be returning again in the near future and highly recommend Erika. Thank you for making my first visit so memorable and enjoyable."- M.F. / Facebook / May 22, 2018
"I had the most wonderful massage yesterday at Pura Vida body & mind spa! For Mother's Day my son's bought me a gift certificate for an aromatherapy hot stone massage and it came with a free salt therapy session. I enjoyed both very much. I did the salt therapy first and found the room to be very relaxing with its dark atmosphere and relaxing music while breathing in the health benefits of the salt. Then, it was time to for my massage with Erika. She is absolutely wonderful. Very personable, knowledgeable and professional. After we discussed any areas of concern for her to pay special attention to, she allowed me to customize the aromatherapy as well as the music options. The massage was one of the best I've had, and I have experienced several in which to compare to. The spa itself is absolutely beautiful and spotless. I will most definitely be returning again in the near future and highly recommend Erika. Thank you for making my first visit so memorable and enjoyable."- M.F. / Yelp / May 22, 2018
"Great experience from booking the appointment to being greeted once at the spa. Nice atmosphere and decor. Erika was my massage therapist and she was excellent; very professional, polite and got my back..... no pun intended! She exceeded my expectations since this was my first appointment with her. I enjoyed my massage session and benefited from it right away. Erika was able to understand my needs and customized the massage based on my requests. I will gladly return and request to have another session with her."- M.K. / Yelp / May 18, 2018
"Julie, Pura Vida’s owner, has certainly created a wonderful place to escape right here in Fleming Island. The staff is so friendly and spa is absolutely beautiful! I have only visited twice and feel at complete ease. The treatment rooms are cozy and clean and there is also a great space for gathering, which is used for health workshops and converted to a yoga studio on certain nights. Had an amazing massage from Erika! She was very attentive and listened to my needs. I have also enjoyed the salt room twice and can say it has noticeably helped my sinuses. Allergy sufferers take note! Sitting in that room for 30 minutes has done wonders and the best part is that it is relaxing too. I will definitely be returning soon."- T.D. / Facebook / May 14, 2018
"I just got home from a most wonderful and relaxing spa experience at puravida. The hydra facial made my skin feel very nice and rejuvenated and the salt room session was most relaxing. Thank you Julie and Amanda for a great experience. The mimosas and chocolate covered strawberries added such a special touch, not to mention leaving with flowers and a great smelling soap. Thank you again! Ladies, go treat yourselves. You will not regret a pampering session at pura vida spa."- T.V. / Facebook / May 11, 2018
Women and men who have dynamic wrinkles, irregularly textured skin, poor skin tone, mildly loose skin, and/or volume loss are typically great candidates for PRP therapy. We treat patients with these aesthetic issues in the areas of the face (nasolabial folds, tear troughs, forehead, cheeks, and more), chest, décolletage, hands, and where the doctor deems appropriate.
Some of the fantastic results of this treatment can be visible in the following:
- A decrease in the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles
- An improvement in the texture, tone, and brilliance of your skin
- A reduction of your pore size
- A decrease in the color and visibility of stretch marks, acne scars, or injuries to the skin
- An assistive technique to help the skin heal after a surgery or a trauma to the skin
- An increase in the firmness in your skin
- A youthful glow that will get noticed
- A plumper, healthier look to aging hands with age spots, discoloration, and loss of volume
Since it naturally promotes collagen production, it is also a fantastic treatment option for rejuvenating dull-colored skin or for patients who have allergic reactions to other cosmetic injectable medications. Speak with Dr. Wallace if you have certain any blood disorders, allergies, skin conditions, or anemia to determine whether it is safe for you to receive PRP therapy.
Once you are seated comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms, a vial of blood will be taken from your arm to be placed in a centrifuge machine. Usually, we take about four tablespoons worth of blood. After about 15 minutes, the healthy and unhealthy components of the blood will be separated and ready for injection. We will place the condensed plasma into a sterile syringe and inject it into the selected treatment areas. The procedure usually only takes around five minutes but can vary patient to patient. This technique can also be combined with other rejuvenation treatments, such as microneedling, RF microneedling, and much more.
What to Expect
Platelet-rich plasma promotes the production of elastin and collagen naturally to create younger and tighter looking skin. Because it utilizes your own blood, the risk of allergic reaction or adverse reactions is virtually eliminated. You should expect your face to be somewhat rosy or red after the procedure as a few red blood cells are included in the plasma injection. A cold pack can be applied to the treatment site to reduce discomfort or minor swelling. We recommend you receive treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
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Get a Noticeable Glow
With PRP therapy, your skin will feel healthier and appear brighter than before. Many patients report that the PRP injections produce a beautiful, glowing appearance to their skin. This procedure is ideal for adult men and women who prefer a more natural method of skin rejuvenation that yields stunning results. For more information about this exciting injectable, contact our office in the Jacksonville, FL area to schedule a consultation with Dr. William A. Wallace. Let's add a little more beauty and strength to your skin with PRP.