About Microneedling with PRP
The microneedling with PRP facial is a unique, nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure utilizing microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to help erase wrinkles and improve skin texture, tone, and acne scars. This technique is also commonly known as the "Vampire Facial." 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 this treatment.
You may benefit from a microneedling with PRP 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
"Pura Vida is wonderful!! The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing and the staff is amazing! I have had a facial with Melissa and she is very knowledgeable and kind. Ericka did my massage and she really listened to my likes and dislikes and gave me one of the best massages I have ever had. And the salt cave is such a nice finishing touch to any service. I would highly recommend coming here and experiencing some pampering! Just what Fleming Island needed!!"- A.J. / Facebook / Oct 17, 2019
"wonderful place to decompress"- C.W. / Facebook / Oct 12, 2019
"Fantastic services. Wanna look younger? Try this spa."- J.B. / Facebook / Feb 28, 2019
"The hydrofacial from Melissa was amazing! I've also decided to do IPL through Pura Vida and it's incredible how much better my skin looks after just one treatment. I can't wait to see the results after my series of 3 is done. Great atmosphere, relaxing and serene. They have a salt room that I can't wait to try. Highly recommend - A+++++"- L.A. / Yelp / Oct 11, 2019
"The salt cave was wonderful! The staff was wonderful and very helpful throughout my massage and facial experience. Highly recommended for these three services."- A.F. / Facebook / Oct 11, 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.
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A Clearer Complexion
Fight off blemishes, wrinkles, and other skin afflictions by trying our microneedling with PRP 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.