Over in the US, a spa offering the ‘vampire’ facial has been shut down. I suggest we turn up to Chez Kardashian with stakes in hand to make sure the job is done.
A beauty spa that offers ‘vampire facials’ has been shut down amid fears that clients who received treatments may have been exposed to blood-borne infections. Vampire facials have attracted a fair bit of buzz in cosmetic circles, after being popularised by Kim Kardashian. For those of you who are fuzzy on the particulars of the trend, the spilt blood of innocent newborns is rubbed into the derma.
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Nah, just kidding. It’s a non-surgical procedure where blood is drawn with a needle. From there, it enters a centrifuge, which spins it at high speed to separate the plasma (including platelet-rich plasma, or PRP) from other blood components. PRP contains growth factors and proteins that some think are beneficial when applied to the skin and other parts of the body.
Now, I’m not entirely sure if it is your own, or you need a donor, or what.
“That’s concerning,” Landen said, “because if needles aren’t handled appropriately, you could potentially increase the risk of a blood-borne infection.”
The owner of the spa says she is cooperating with the health officials, but insists she only uses disposable needles.
I mean, sure. But I believe the real danger lies with the Kardashians. Not because they started a dangerous trend, but because they don’t seem to age.
I’m just throwing it out here, but maybe all this plastic surgery nonsense is a cover. I mean, who gets that much elective surgery, really?
That, and let’s not forget that Armenia is a quick boat voyage away from Transylvania.
Maybe it’s time we introduce them to this new beauty trend I call stake therapy. It comes with a free garlic facial scrub, silver cardiac shots and added Jesus.