Always be careful when taking cosmetic advice from any bloggers. That should go without saying but you never know these days. Take this one blogger who has plastic surgeons worried as she is encouraging people to perform their own “vampire facials” at home.
The procedure was made famous by Kim Kardashian and is thought to help rejuvenate facial cells. However, it also comes with many risks.
Lauren Shivers, aka RunHoly, has gone ahead and put together a step-by-step guide to a “DIY Vampire Facial,” which is essentially harvesting plasma from your own blood and injecting it back into your skin. She says the procedure needs to be repeated four times at six-week intervals.
The facial involves using your own blood to promote healthy skin cell activity. It entails drawing blood from the arm and harvesting the platelet-rich plasma, which is then injected back into the face. Sounds great right?
Well, doctors are warning people against it and against taking the advice of this blogger. Risks on performing a plasma-rich platelet (PRP) facial at home include sepsis, blindness, nerve injury, infection, and tissue death. Doctors are also warning the public not to copy RunHoly’s instruction or distribute them.
The average cost for a vampire facial is about $1,000.
Source: New York Post