The Vampire Facial. Is it Really Worth the Pain?

The Vampire Facial. Is it Really Worth the Pain?

How much do looks matter for you? How far will you go to make yourself look young and fresh? How much pain can you endure just to look beautiful? A new facial, which is known as vampire facial, is gaining immense popularity, it is a regenerative therapy where the client`s own blood is injected back into their face. Another name for this facial is PRP (platelet rich plasma). A needle is used to draw blood from the patient`s arm, placed in a centrifuge and then injected back into the face. It basically promotes cell renewal.

This facial gained huge popularity after celebrity Kim Kardashian put her picture up on Instagram with her face soaked in blood. After she posted the picture, people went crazy and everyone wanted to opt for this procedure in order to reverse the ageing process. It was a big money spinner.

However, some studies have mentioned how effective it could be while others have shown it to have no affect what so ever. Some people think that injecting your blood back into your face just for the sake of beauty is going a bit too far. Soon after Kim Kardashian got this treatment done, she admitted on her blog that she regrets getting it done because it was painful.

Vampire facial is known to provide the following benefits:

  • Regenerate new cells to make our appearance look young
  • Tightened pores
  • Scar reduction
  • Rectify sun damage
  • Enhance skin`s elasticity
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve skin texture
  • Give a youthful look and glow
  • Reduces the appearance of dark circles
  • Adds plumpness to your skin
  • Improves your complexion
  • Treats saggy skin under the eyes

With keeping all these benefits in mind, this facial has several risks involved as well. After getting this facial, you might get an infection such as Hepatitis or HIV. You have to make sure you go the right place where they have proper equipment and tools and there should be supervision provided by a medical professional at all times during this process. Don’t just go to any spa for this facial, do your research properly and go to a place where they have experienced professionals to perform this procedure. If you have a low tolerance level towards pain, then don’t opt for this procedure as this treatment is rather painful. Another disadvantage is that it may cause some bruises and inflammation on your face; you will have to follow a proper skincare regime to get rid of the inflammation.

If you ever decide to get a vampire facial done, then discuss it with your dermatologist first. Your doctor will be able to guide you better about your skin and its condition and what kind of treatment will work best for you. Keep in mind both the pros and cons. Skincare has become increasingly popular over the last few years thus people have started taking interest in such invasive treatments to look younger.

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