The hot new trend in Hollywood is Vampire Facials. Kim Kardashian made them famous on her Instagram but what are they? A Vampire Facial is a combination of a microdermabrasion, followed by the application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma), The PRP is derived from the serum portion of the blood, which contains platelets. The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, will stimulate cell turnover. In laymen’s terms: It’s a facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells.
A doctor will draw blood from you, spin it in a centrifuge to extract the PRP, and then inject or apply it topically. Platelets are the cells that circulate within our blood and bind together when they recognize damaged blood vessels. When the body is wounded, platelets come to the wound site and stick together to create a clot and stop bleeding. They also encourage the growth of new tissues. In essence, a Vampire Facial takes platelets from your blood and re-injects them into your face to encourage the growth of new tissue
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