If you call yourself an adventurous beauty enthusiast, there are plenty of must-dos on your list which may include dips in hot springs in subzero temperatures and slathering on snail slime as a facial treatment. But ever thought you'd be daring enough to try the vampire facial? Now's a good time to find out if you have the stomach for it and how much of an adventurist you truly are. Back in 2013, the vampire facial skincare treatment rose to popularity when Kim Kardashian posted a selfie of her face slathered in her own platelets, which made for a startling photo that was best left for Halloween. Since then, vampire facials have stayed firmly on the radar of modern beauty treatments and their fame only keeps growing. Ambika Anand of NDTV dares to get a vampire facial and shares all you need to know about it.
What Is The Vampire Facial Skincare Treatment?
In essence, the vampire facial involves drawing blood from an individual's body, extracting the Platelet-Rich Plasma (known as PRP) from it and them applying it over the face and neck in tandem with the other steps of the treatment.
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The Truth About The Vampire Facial
Drawing blood can make even the steeliest a little squirmish but Dr. Aditi S Bajaj, a dermatologist, says there's nothing to worry about. "Vampire facial can be a bit tricky and people feel that way because we're drawing blood, infusing and micro-needling. With new-age technology and numbing, it's great." Though Kim is said to have found the procedure painful when she did it without a numbing agent, Dr. Aditi banishes away the fear and says, "We put a layer of numbing cream for around 30 to 40 minutes which is very comfortable."
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Benefits Of Vampire Facial
On PRP and the results of the vampire facial, Dr. Aditi says, "I call PRP liquid gold. It has growth factors and bio-active proteins which help enrich skin and hair. They help in skin rejuvenation as well as supporters for hair cells."Comments
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