We all know that celebrities will go to extreme lengths to maintain their youthful appearance. Whether it’s with filler injections or going under the knife, looking good is practically a full-time job for many of the world’s biggest stars.
To keep fine lines at bay and reveal healthier-looking skin, many celebs are constantly on the lookout for the newest cosmetic procedures that promise results with little downtime. The good news is that many have found it with an unusual procedure known as the vampire facial.
What is the vampire facial?
While the name may sound a little creepy, there’s nothing really gory about it. During the procedure, a skilled medical professional draws a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm. The platelets and plasma are then separated from the red blood cells using a centrifuge. From there, a dermastamp (microneedling) infuses skin with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) through thousands of tiny pinpricks. This, in turn, stimulates collagen and elastin fibers to promote cell turnover which leads to a more youthful glow as well as a reduction in wrinkles, sun spots and scarring. After the procedure, patients can continue on with their day. There’s no heavy recovery involved whatsoever. This is why it’s appealed to many celebrities–including the ones below who’ve proudly bared their blood-stained faces for all the world to see.
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1. Kim Kardashian West
Reality star and entertainment mogul, Kim Kardashian West, is perhaps the first famous person to bring attention to the procedure after posting an Instagram photo of herself getting it done in 2013. However, her first-time experience wasn’t exactly a stroll in the park. Because she was pregnant at the time, she said she couldn’t use a numbing cream or painkiller that doctors typically recommend before treatment. As a result, she experienced some discomfort but still praises the results.
“I know it has so many benefits for your skin. Kourtney is a huge fan and I know a lot of other people that love it, too,” she’s stated on her website.
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2. Keira Maguire
Bachelor in Paradise star, Keira Maguire, enjoyed the procedure back in 2016 while visiting a clinic in Sydney. She then uploaded the above photo to her Instagram account. She was 30-years-old at the time. In one photo she wrote, “The things we do (for beauty)” which was followed by several images of syringes and blood vials.
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3. Bar Refaeli
Israeli supermodel and actress Bar Refaeli took her Instagram fans by surprise when she shared a rather frightening selfie of her face during a blood facial in 2013.
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4. Lisa Hochstein
This Real Housewives Of Miami reality star is not shy when it comes to posting selfies following a procedure. Hochstein posted this photo of herself getting a vampire facial in 2014. This is what she had to say about it:
“My skin immediately felt tighter, firmer and The difference in texture and tone was noticeable,” she wrote on Instagram. “Celebrities and patients swear by this treatment. There is virtually no downtime.”
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5. Ferne McCann
The English model and TV presenter also indulged in the facial at the age of 25. In an interview with The Sun she stated that, “I am quite against going under the knife, so to keep looking fresh and youthful. The treatment felt actually, really relaxing. Because of the anesthetic, you feel hardly anything. It’s a really good feeling. It feels like it’s going to make you look amazing and do wonders to the skin.”
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6. Kourtney Kardashian
The big sister of Kim K. is no stranger to the vampire facial either. Unlike the other celebrities mentioned above, the reality star posted a video of herself in 2017 prior to the microneedling process–which is why you see no blood on her face. According to Kim, Kourtney is a big fan and periodically goes in to see her doctor to have the procedure done.
Other celebrities who’ve tried it
While these four celebrities weren’t afraid to post their procedures publically to social media for all the world to see, it’s rumoured that other A-list stars have maintained their youthful appearances, too, with the help of vampire facials. They include Hollywood actresses Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and supermodel Giselle Bündchen.
Ready for a new you?
If you suffer from fine lines, facial scarring, rough skin or uneven pigmentation, know that you do have options. If you desire flawless skin, a vampire facial may be the perfect solution for you. At Specialist Skin Solutions we enjoy helping patients improve their self-confidence through a variety of cosmetic treatment options. Contact us today at 1300 370 307.