Vampire Facials: Is Your Own Blood the Secret to Glowing Skin?

Does the Vampire Facial Live Up to the Hype?

Thanks to Kim Kardashian, the vampire facial has blown up into a new beauty fad. The prp facial, aka “vampire facelift,” received its ghoulish name because of the blood that’s drawn from a patient in order to collect a platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Later on this PRP is injected back into the patient’s face for younger looking skin.

So do vampire facials work and are they safe you ask?  According to the According to the American Academy of Dermatology while the vampire facelift may cause pain and bruising, it’s considered a safe procedure.

The Benefits of a Vampire Facial

The vampire facial is said to work well on acne scars or very fine lines, but it’s not recommended for sagging skin or deep wrinkles.  “While exotic beauty treatments can offer some cosmetic benefits, further research needs to be done to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of these fad treatments,” warns the AAD’s Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a board-certified dermatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

The AAD recommends making an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist to discuss the best options for your skin before trying a new fad treatment such as the vampire facial.

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