Kim Kardashian is an iconic trendsetter. When it comes to skin care she is by far the most well-known celebrity out there showing off her skin treatments. One treatment that she literally made famous is perhaps perfect for us to discuss given that Halloween is right around the corner. She started the Vampire Facial trend and it’s become a big thing over the last year.
The problem is that most people haven’t got a clue what this actually means or entails.
Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for, to spread the word and drop some knowledge bombs on you.
The first thing you need to know about this vampire facial is that it incorporates micro needling and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy aka PRP therapy.
The idea behind this whole thing is quite simple. The micro-needling procedure helps create these tiny micro holes in the skin. The process helps further stimulate collagen production as well as elastin.
The main reason this treatment is referred to as a vampire facial is due to the work that your platelets in your blood stream do. See, when the microneedle runs across your skin, you end up bleeding and platelets work hard to stop that bleeding from happening. As the skin repairs, it begins to kick the growth factors up a notch. As a result, collagen is produced and your skin begins to look much smoother and younger.
Now there is some blood and serious science behind this. If you’re not a fan of blood, then this treatment might not be for you. What typically happens is the patient/consumer has their blood drawn. The recently drawn blood is then separated, created a platelet serum which can either be injected back into the body or it can be used as a topical. A special micro needle delivers the serum back into the skin.
What’s the typical outcome?
For the most part, the outcome is typically healthier looking skin for months to come. The actual results from the vampire facial can last for over a year. That’s not to say they most definitely will, but it’s entirely possible.
As for the recovery period, it’s typical for patients to be in recovery mode for close to five days. It really depends on the depth and treatment that they received. For best results, you should have this treatment a few times a couple of months apart.
My guess is that Kim Kardashian goes more than that. In fact, I would be surprised if she gets this tretment done once a month.
However, Kim and the rest of the Kardashian girls (Khloe and Kourtney) can do anything that they want. They’ve got the money and time to do so. If you can’t afford this type of treatment, which according to this article, typically costs between $1,500 and $2,500 per session, then you have other options.
Your other options are to invest in other types of treatments or simply put more time and effort into your skin routine to better protect the collagen and elastin.
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to do something. Taking zero action is a surefire way to develop bad or old looking skin faster than you can ever imagine.