Vampire facials: do they really work?

Treatment involves drawing out patient’s own blood

The vampire facial – or platelet-rich plasma therapy – has made its way into the mainstream, thanks to reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

How does it work?

Said to help minimise fine lines and encourage collagen production, the treatment involves drawing out the patient’s own blood, which is then treated in a centrifuge.

This spins the blood at high speed to separate the lighter plasma, which is then activated with calcium chloride to begin releasing growth factors that, once injected into the facial skin, is said to increase collagen production and fosters healing.

Performed at Advanced Dermatology in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, advocates say it works wonders for creating youthful, plump and firm skin.

As with any cosmetic dermatologic treatment, a thorough consultation 
with an experienced physician who 
can answer all of your questions 
is recommended. 


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