Have you heard of the new, highly popular beauty trend right now? Vampire facials are a trendy skincare treatment, which basically involves drawing blood from a client’s body and reapplying it to the face.
Okay, granted it does sound a little strange but it actually has really great benefits. Many celebrities have delved into the world of Vampire Facials, and many even swear by them. If you’re interested in finding out a little more about the unique facial trend, keep reading.
WHAT IS A VAMPIRE FACIAL?
Despite its name it’s not carried out in a dark castle; it’s performed in daylight in a clinic. To get technical, the procedure is just a combination of microdermabrasion and applying platelet-rich plasma to the face. This stimulates cell turnover, which in turn rejuvenates the skin. In better words, it uses your own blood to promote a healthy and energetic activity of the skin cells.
HOW IS IT DONE?
It sounds like a pretty complicated procedure, but truthfully it is a little bit more advanced than the average facial. The treatment begins with drawing your blood, which is run through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. The end product will then be applied to your face after you have had micro needling. The vampire facials are carried out in a sterile setting in a clinic or at a spa.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A VAMPIRE FACIAL?
Apart from the fact that you can boost your normal facial treatment, the benefits of a PRP facial are:
Correction of sun damage
Minimizing pores and fine lines
Creating an even skin tone
Promoting a fresher appearance to the skin
WHO CAN HAVE A VAMPIRE FACIAL?
Most people can have vampire facials, unless they have medical conditions as well as disorders confined to the blood or take medications that alter their clotting. If you’re concerned in any way, check with your doctor beforehand.
WHAT IS THE HEALING TIME OF A VAMPIRE FACIAL?
Straight after the treatment your face will be red and for a few days you’ll have to be a little gentler on your skin, which may require a change up in your routine. You also won’t be able to wear makeup.
After a few days, your skin might react in different ways. Bruising, breaking out, redness, swelling and tenderness. All this being said, some might even go back to work the same day of their treatment. We just wanted to make sure that you are aware of the potential side effects so that you can plan the timing of your treatment well.
HOW LONG DOES A VAMPIRE FACIAL LAST?
PRP facials do have lasting effects, but keeping on top of them is the key to success. It’s recommended, to make sure the benefits live on, that you get about three sessions with four weeks apart. To maintain the effects you will need treatment just once a year.
So, what do you think of the vampire facials? A revolutionary new skin care procedure or something you’d watch on a horror film? Why not try one out for yourself; vampire’s anti-ageing secrets had to come out at some point, right?