Now, you’re automatically thinking. Kim Kardashian and the blood that’s all over her face. And trust us, we thought the same thing before we stepped in to the Hyde Park Southern Sun Hotel where we were going to watch a live version of the Vampire facial by top Skincare and Aesthetics guru, Dr Anushka Reddy.
We’re going to hop right into it an explain the Vampire facial to you, now you may think it’s scary, but this is one of the most natural and effective treatments out there right now! The vampire facial uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, injecting blood back into the face to help the skin renew and rejuvenate. Basically you’re using your own bodies plasma and focusing it into one area to rejuvenate your skin! There’s no harsh chemicals or anything foreign touching your face, it’s just the power of nature!
Dr Anushka Reddy explains that this is one of the most amazing treatments to date as you can pop in during lunch time and be back at work while having something revolutionary happen all in 20 minutes! You may have redness after the treatment, but by the next morning it’ll be gone.
We watched a live version of the procedure last week and the subject tested on was celebrity hairstylist, David Gillson. The procedure can be done in two ways, one by using an injection which takes way longer and then secondly (and more preferably) by using a new kind of technology called the “Derma-Pen.” The Derma-Pen has 12 mini needles around the length of 1 millimetre that inject the PRP directly into the skin. This thus, ensuring you get an even distribution of the PRP in your face, and even with little or no discomfort.
There honestly isn’t that much blood, and that is what we were expecting! The use of the Derma-Pen smudges the liquids on your face around making it look quite freaky but in reality there may be only a few spots thats will bleed, and even then, hardly! Popular website, RealSelf (which rates all skincare and plastic surgery treatments) rated the treatment an astounding 87% and that the ladies and male subjects that tried that noticed a great improvement in their wrinkles and appearance of their face! It’s also an amazing treatment to reduce the size of your pores and any possible acne scars that you may have gotten over the years!