What Is a Vampire Facial? Everything to Know About the Vampire Facial Skin Treatment
You’ve probably seen the pictures on Instagram of a celebrity or influencer with blood splatter on their face. It’s not Halloween makeup; instead, it’s a “vampire facial,” which is one of the newest skin-care treatment trends. Kim Kardashian West and Bar Refaeli, for example, are fans of the facial, which may appear frightening but delivers big results.
So, what exactly is it and how does it work? Don’t be fooled by the name. According to Dr. Adarsh Tripati, the treatment is a “combination of a microdermabrasion followed by the application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma).” “The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is made from the serum portion of the blood. Platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which stimulate cell turnover when applied to the skin.”
According to Dr. Adarsh Tripati, director of Sarayu Skin Clinic in Delhi, it’s a facial that essentially uses “your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells.” Red blood cells and serum, which contains our white blood cells and platelets, make up our blood.