Yes this is a real thing and no it's not what you're thinking. 

There was a point in time where vampires were all the rage. People were reading Anne Rice novels, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and wishing they were either the vampires from those or at least had the chance to meet one of them.

Now it's 2024 and are people still into vampires? Did those horrible Twilight movies kill the vibe? Maybe they aren't as apparent in media but vampires are 100% still a thing. People live their lives as vampires and everything. There are even beauty procedures that are named for the mythical monsters of the night.

Vampire Facials

No, immediately no. It is not what you're thinking. It's also not like the opening scene from Blade in the club when it starts raining blood on them. Though, admittedly, that would be pretty cool.

Known as vampire facials, they are technically PRP treatments. That means Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. The purpose of them is to stimulate healing and enhance repair in certain areas. Now the PRP facials are said the have anti-aging properties. Oh, and they use your own blood. Here is this definition:

The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial rejuvenation uses your own blood to promote collagen production and trigger growth factors. The groundbreaking solution for aging or damaged skin pairs microneedling with a plasma “serum,” leaving skin looking youngersmoother, and overall healthier.

Would you want your own blood injected back into you? To each their own, I will pass.

Now as long as the spa or medical office is licensed this procedure is totally legal here in New York State. As a matter of fact you can get one in Latham, NY right now if that sort of thing is up your ally.

Remember that part I told you about the spa being licensed? That's important because again, injecting blood into yourself.

There is a disturbing story out of New Mexico where three women underwent these vampire facial procedures and now have HIV. The spa they went to was unlicensed. After an investigation they found that the spa had reused medical items that were intended for only one time uses. It makes me wonder if there are more people out there infected that might not know it?

So please, be very careful if you're going to get one of these because your health is at risk. Put it in the hands of people who are compliant.

New York Mansion with Movie Theatre and Spa

This place is like owning your own town with a movie theatre, spa, wine cellar and arcade and that's just a small part of this home.

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

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