Ever since Kim Kardashian West posted pictures of her face following her Vampire Facial treatment on social media, a buzz was created in a matter of minutes. The somewhat-scary image showed her bloody face, which made millions of women intrigued by the procedure.
Even though the Vampire Facial came onto the market a few years ago, it’s showing no signs of becoming a thing of the past.
The facial, which is technically a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, is, according to some skin care experts one of the best anti-aging procedures out there. The platelets come from your own blood when tiny needle punctures are made in your face. The PRP solution is then used in tandem with micro needling, creating hundreds of microscopic holes in the skin.
Unlike other beauty treatments and skin saviors, the Vampire Facial harnesses your body’s natural healing power. “It contains several growth factors and cytokines that repair and regenerate tissue,” says plastic surgeon Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD, “the treatment leaves skin smoother and more even in color.”
While your face will look red, swollen and bloody immediately after the treatment, which will last a few hours to up to three days after, the results (you’ll see glowing skin immediately) but it can take a month or so for the full results, which last about three months, to surface. It provides for cellular rejuvenation that are unparalleled because it shortens healing time and stimulates collagen.
Turns out, this once “scary” procedure may actually unlock the answers to many more beauty problems than we ever realized it could.