The Kardashians are famous for trying out crazy beauty routines and treatments. Very recently, Kim Kardashian introduced what is known as the ‘Vampire Facial’ or ‘PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma’ through a selfie she shared on her Instagram. (a very bloody picture, I must say 😉 )
It has now been circulating around social media with everyone trying out this crazy treatment. These pictures and videos seem like an absolute nightmare but in fact, it is the most demanded treatment in the industry these days.
What is PRP, really?
PRP, also known as the Vampire Facial, involves drawing blood from the arm using centrifuge (a machine to rotate the contents in a container and using centrifugal force to separate fluids of different densities) to segregate plasma and platelets from the red and white blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then infused into the skin with micro-needling. This process stimulates collagen and elastin fibers to increase cell turnover in order for the skin to show its best complexion.
Is it Painful?
It definitely is painful and bloody. As you can see in Kim Kardashian’s Instagram selfie, her face is covered with blood. She even admitted it herself that the procedure is painful and rough.
Is it safe?
Since the procedure uses one’s own blood, it is absolutely safe. The doctors say that it is impossible to be allergic to your own blood. Therefore, treatment is very unlikely to cause any allergic reactions and hence it is suitable for almost any woman or girl ever. However, since the procedure is painful you will definitely need painkillers and numbing creams before and maybe after the treatment. So, make sure you’re not in a condition (e.g. pregnancy) where you are unable to use any of these.
Is it Worth it?
A lot of the women out there are going crazy after this treatment, so there must be some very serious benefits of this facial.
From what we’ve gathered, it is known to result in scar reduction, correction of sun damage, reducing fine lines and pores, rejuvenating the skin under eyes and giving the skin an even tone with a brighter glow. It can also ease signs of aging, which many women conscious about wrinkles would love to try. However, the effects might vary from person to person.
The healing time is usually 5-7 days. Again, it may vary from person to person; however, the doctors say that the skin will start to glow and show the benefits within one week of the procedure.
Will I ever try it?
I am scared of needles and anything that causes pain. Therefore, it is a big no for me. However, if you are adventurous enough to try out this beauty trend please do tell us how your experience goes and what results do you see after the treatment.