Vampire facials are something that are becoming a lot more common as we’re seeing celebrities and influencers snapping their selfies while getting the ever so interesting treatment. While they might look a little bit terrifying at first glance, vampire facials aren’t exactly as scary as they seem.
The treatment works by using your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. It essentially works to stimulate cell turnover as platelet-rich plasma is derived from the serum portion of the blood.
The Vampire Facial Process
When you put it in simple terms, it might not sound as scary as it looks, but a vampire facial is still a serious process.
It starts by drawing blood using venipuncture. The pain around this process is not more than the pinch of a typical needle.
After the blood has been drawn, the blood is run through a centrifuge which works to isolate the platelets. The patient is given microneedling or microdermabrasion right before the PRPs are spread all over their face.
After this process is complete, the recovery is around a day or two before you’re ready to return to regular life in public. It really depends on how aggressive the microdermabrasion was on your skin.
Should You Get a Vampire Facial?
The best candidates for vampire facials are those who have premature wrinkles, solar damage, or simply those who are looking for a more even skin tone.
There are not many risks associated with the treatment, however, those with a history of blood disease, clotting or any bleeding disorders should avoid vampire facials at all costs. Aside from these, patients will really only experience minor bruising at the time of the venipuncture.
The cost of a vampire facial will of course range depending on where you go, but you can usually expect the treatment to cost somewhere around $1000. You should also be aware that you may need multiple treatments in order to get the results you’re looking for.
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