Forget the onions, silver bullets and turtlenecks; cause vampires are actually good for your skin! Just ask Kim K, who underwent the Vampire Facial and made the outrageous skin care treatment widely popular.
If you missed Part One of our interview with Dr. Marotta, this procedure involves a plastic surgeon actually producing small puncture wounds on the patients face and then topically applying their own blood! Still interested? Read below on how much the procedure costs and how long it takes to see results:
Dr. Marotta, how does the Vampire Facial actually work?
The Vampire Facial gets its name from the process. To begin, the doctor draws 3 vials of blood from the patient. This is then spun in a centrifuge for about 20 minutes, separating it into different components as well as concentrating the platelets. The platelet rich plasma is then injected back into the patients face and neck with fine needles.
How soon do you start to see results afterwards?
You see immediate difference after the procedure, and full plumping results 3-4 weeks later.
How much does it cost?
The price of the Vampire Facial can range from practice to practice, but be prepared to pay anywhere from $400-$1,000+ dollars for a treatment.
Who's the ideal patient for the Vampire Facial?
The ideal patient would be anyone who is looking to try different anti-aging procedures and is interested in treatments that stimulate collagen production and have skin plumping benefits. Additionally, patients should have a tolerance to moderate pain/discomfort and be prepared for slight recovery time (due to potential soreness and bruising)
Any additional advice for women considering the procedure?
Finding someone who is experienced and skilled with this treatment is critical. This is really an art form, as you want to look rejuvenated and natural, not 'done.' Also, be sure to follow the doctor's recommendations on what to eat, drink, put on your face, etc for the first few days after treatment, as this may help with bruising/swelling.
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