You may or may not have seen the Kim Kardashian selfie that actually shocked the world. No nothing involving nudity, its actually involving blood. Yup you read that right-we are talking about the liquid that comes out when you hurt yourself.
Despite the shocking visual of a blood stained face, the Vampire Facial is the latest sustainable cosmetic procedure. The notion of vampires conjures images of Transylvania, castles and garlic - lots of garlic! But don't let the name fool you. The Vampire Facial is one of the hottest new cosmetic procedures available today to restore and rejuvenate your face and other parts of the body. While the concept is a little hard to digest initially, it utilizes your own plasma-rich blood platelets making it entirely vegan and replenish-able.
Beauty is pain, and the only one enduring for the price of beauty, in this case, is you. The Vampire Facial utilizes your own body’s healing ability to stimulate skin recovery and smoothing. Available both as an injectable facelift and as a topical facial, the vampire procedure involves drawing a patient's blood, processing it to create platelet-rich plasma, then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful skin.
This non-surgical procedure combines the natural growth factors found in the blood, with Hyaluronic acid fillers which function as a framework to support the growth factors. The platelets, cause the stem cells to be stimulated which generates increased blood flow, new collagen, new skin and new tissue growth. It is highly effective in stimulating your skin’s surface which in turn helps to eliminate crow’s feet, acne scars, smile lines and much more. While the procedure looks slightly gruesome, it is minimally invasive and relatively painless. In the name of replenish-able beauty and cruelty-free procedures, don’t judge the Vampire Facial at first sight and give it a shot (pun intended).
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