29 Nov 2021

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I came across this, while online. Its name caught my attention and I was like 'wth!'
Vampire facial!!!You mean vampires exist,as in....like...The Vampires Diaries or True Blood???

I started searching for information on this kind of facial. And........this is what I got.

Well,  this is one of the latest trend in face uplifting/facials. A "vampire facial" is a cosmetic procedure during which a doctor draws a couple vials of blood from your arm, centrifuges the blood to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells, and then injects the platelet-rich
plasma back into your face. In other words, this procedure involves taking out some of your own blood from any pdart of your body, preferably your arm and injecting it back into your face. For extra absorption, the doctor pokes your face all over with a bunch of micro-needles before applying the plasma.

The idea behind blood facials is that they infuse the skin with platelets, which contain growth factors, which are known to be helpful in wound healing, scarring and aging. The growth factors may stimulate new collagen growth in the face. Collagen is the protein in skin that keep the cheeks firm and taut. This procedure promises younger looking, wrinkle free skin.  According to some reviews, dermatologists and Dr Charles Runnels(the brain behind the facelift procedure),it can last for over 3 months and more.

Needling the skin always has the risk of infection, but that shouldn't be a problem if the procedure is done by a licensed dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Celebrities who have had this procedure includes, (top model), Bar Rafaeli and a host of top others.

I know you are expecting me to mention Kim Kardashian but she didn't do a vampire facial as many people believe but a similar blood facial. Each procedure costs a whooping $1000 or more. There are positive recommendations and reviews about this facelift all over the net but results may vary with each skin type. And all treatments must be done by a licensed or registered dermatologist/plastic surgeon. Any other surgeon who does this procedure faces prosecution.

Hmm......so much for looking beautiful. Oh! I forgot to mention, there are no registered licensed vampire facelift provider in Africa, yet. The providers are limited even in the United States and it's environs.
Stay beautiful until my next post.