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 was interested in a new procedure called Renuvian and Dr.Wallace was 1 if the only 2 doctors in the area who does it. I consulted with both of them. I chose Dr. Wallace not just because he has more experience doing it but also becouse he was so thorough during his consultation. I actually ended up having 3 consultations becouse I had new questions arise. I offered to pay for additional consultation & his office declined and he took just as much time w/ me on my final consult as he did on my first. I did do the Renuvian procedure w/ Dr.Wallace. The procedure itself wasn't very painful. The most painful aspect is probably looking at yourself in the mirror for awhile, lol since it's a skin resurfacing procedure. But I was prepared for that since Dr.Wallace was very candid about what to expect. My healing process has taken longer(prolonged redness) so I have been frustrated at times. Dr.Wallace & his entire staff, especially Stacy have been very supportive & understanding. I truly appreciate their post procedure care. They did everything possible to get my healing process moving along. Dr. Wallace even sent me over to the Pura Vida Spa to meet with Amanda the esthetician there. She made recommendations for my skin ( including products) that have made a tremendous difference. I am 4 most post procedure and am excited about my results. The lifting & tightening, especially around my eyes is exactly what I was hoping for. Dr. Wallace awesome and really cares about his patients!!"- B.D. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2018
"I wish there were 10 ?- y’all are fabulous. Erika - my massage was wonderful. Melissa - my skin feels fabulous (fantastical facial). The Salt Session was a unique experience and I can visit the Salt Room again. Thank you to each of you for providing a relaxing afternoon for Tanya n I!"- S.Y. / Facebook / Jul 29, 2018
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"I’m so excited that we finally have a spa on “the Island.” The facials and massages are amazing and the facility is beautiful and relaxing."- B.H. / Facebook / Jul 22, 2018
"I had my first session with Erica for a 90 min massage. She sure knows her stuff ! I suffer with neck / back issues and she was interested in meeting all of my needs for future visits . I have another appointment scheduled with her in two weeks !"- M.W. / Google / Jul 20, 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.