When Kim Kardashian West posted a photo of her blood-stained face on her Instagram feed in 2013, the world went bonkers. What in the world! Her scary face got people talking about the new facial treatment known as vampire facial. More celebrities including The Bachelor’s Kiera Maguire and the Israeli model Bar Raphael have also braved the “vampire facelift” and swear by its tremendous benefits on the face. Turns out, vampire facial is becoming the new go-to red carpet prep for a number of famous names. But why is this so? We will cover that in a short while.
What Does The Vampire Facial Entail?
The Vampire facial, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a facial treatment in which a patient’s blood plasma is injected on their face. Plasma is known to be nutrient-dense and has a ton of regenerative properties for the skin. Essentially, a doctor draws out some blood from your arm into several syringes, swirls it around in centrifuge equipment to separate the plasma from other components of the blood then inserts the plasma back onto the face. This results into a fresh, healthy, and rejuvenated skin. The technique can also aid in hair growth.
Why Are Celebrities Crazy About It?
Well, to be frank, who wouldn’t want youthful, elastic, and rejuvenated skin before stepping on the red carpet? The stakes are too high if you appear in front of the camera with tired, unattractive skin, right? Celebrities know this too well and they are willing to go all the way just to look their best. Here are some of the benefits these individuals are after from the vampire facelift:
- Enhances Collagen Production: You know by now just how important collagen is to the skin. More collagen means more skin elasticity, tone, and overall health. As blood is re-injected in your system, the plasma causes an enhancement in the production of collagen. It also gets the blood flowing. This means it can treat dull skin, wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, and possibly stretch marks.
- Improves The Skin’s Complexion: This goes back to collagen production. Doctors claim that vampire facial changes a person’s complexion, particularly a few weeks after the treatment; once the skin cells have had sufficient time to rejuvenate.
- Glowing skin: Making their skin glow and appear young is another reason celebrities are quick to make the dollars splash for their PRP treatments. Erased wrinkles, zero lines, reduced scars equals glowing skin. Even though this doesn’t happen overnight after the treatment, the skin often responds after a few weeks.
There it is: reasons why vampire facial is a celebrity’s go-to red carpet prep. Although the faces of A-listers after the vampire facelift look quite gruesome, doctors claim it is not a painful procedure. You might need some numbing cream and pain meds before and after the treatment but it won’t be long before these symptoms fade away. If you have the guts to book yourself for a vampire facial and can comfortably handle the cost, by all means, go for it.