Have you wondered how a special type of facial came to be known as the vampire facial? Do vampires, creatures who feasted on blood and lived in the fan-fiction books, have been discovered? Are they being used for facials?
The answer is NO. It is named so because the procedure involve drawing blood, a little, may be a couple of dessert spoons, from a patient, either from arms or legs. Then the blood is centrifuged, which separates plasma or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)—the fluid part—and the red and white blood cells.
PRP, which is quite concentrated, having growth factors, is injected into the face. Yes, this is what really the procedure is.
You can tell, the vampire facelift is costly. From region to region, the cost varies, for example cost in Midland, Texas, the average price is $1,100, while in some fancy Hollywood clinic, the price can shoot up to thousands of dollars.
However, the procedure does wonders for healing wounds. Rafael Nadal, a multiple grand slam winner, has gone through this treatment for fast recovery.
and if you combine it with dermal fillers, you will have plump look, such as under the eye.
It became a rage in 2010, when Dr Charles Runels, who is from Alabama, trademarked the name Vampire Facelift in 2010. The name was indeed borrowed from popular TV and book series, such as Vampire Diaries and Twilight Saga. The procedure became very popular; from Kim Kardashian to Anna Friel, all have gone through the procedure, giving them young, plump look.
To conclude, you can undergo this procedure, without much of fear associated with it, as the therapy is, more or less, non-invasive. There are no apparent implications. So go, have an appointment, and in matter of days, get a younger look, without any side effect.