Caution – bloody bumpy massacre ahead!
If you thought your chumps were bloody painful then darling you’re about to learn new things today or let’s call it something ‘trending’ (this word always works like a magic spell).
We all have that one favourite celebrity that we’ve stalked more than our ex-boyfriends and somehow these celebs keep doing something fun or weird all the time. And, now most celebs are posting their bloody faces with some bloody wizardly facial treatments.
Well, they surely get beauty unlike any other! And, nope it’s not a Halloween dress or some funky makeup, it’s actually called ‘vampire facial.’
Well, don’t go by the name because it isn’t as scary as it seems and it definitely takes place in broad daylight, unlike other vamp activities. This facial treatment is a combination of microdermabrasion, followed by an application of PRP (platelet – rich plasma).
“The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, will stimulate cell turnover.”
Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Ava Shamban.
Too complicated to understand dear folks? Let’s put this in simple words, basically this crazy facial uses your own blood and promotes healthy skin cell activity.
Our blood is comprised of red blood cells and serum, which contains white blood cells and platelets. This process is further carried out with microneedling to enhance skin penetration.
So how do these work up the magic? It’s actually a pretty simple explanation compared to its bloody gruesome name itself. Platelets are rich in growth factors, which act as energy boosters for the skin. This helps in increasing everything from collagen to elastin along with antioxidant and hydrating properties.
Scary enough? Well, maybe a little but this grunge facial isn’t meant for the faint-hearted. This crazy treatment begins with venipuncture (a blood draw) to obtain the blood for the facial. But, if you’ve ever gone in for a blood test, you’d know that this isn’t so painful after all.
The second step is – the blood runs through a centrifuge that isolates the platelets. And then the real game begins and your microneedling takes flight and just before this starts your PRPs will be splattered all over your face. Pretty bloody eh?
Just when you think, “Oh the bloody massacre is over” – the real game begins and that is the ‘after-care.’ And, it might take a day or two before you can finally step out and flaunt your new pretty glow.
Your skin might have a bit of a crimson hue, almost like a bad sunburn but that’ll heal away. Make sure you’re generous with your sunscreen and absolutely stingy or nil on your makeup.
Do you need it?
Well, of course, who doesn’t want a crazy bloody facial! Vampire facial works really well if you’ve developed premature wrinkles, high levels of solar damage or if you just want an even toned and fresher looking skin.
But, CAUTION guys! In case you’ve ever had a history of blood diseases, including clotting or bleeding disorder then PRP is definitely not meant for you. Let’s stick to the mom-made home remedies.
Is it safe?
Well, yes it is absolutely safe because it is your body’s own blood being recycled. And the only risk here is that you might just get a little bruised during your venipuncture, and a little discomfort while your blood is drawn. Otherwise vampire facial is absolutely ‘the thing.’
So ladies if you’re looking for something that’s bloody awesome, then this is it…just go for it!