I'd never even heard of the vampire facial until I...
14 Mar 2016
2 months post
I'd never even heard of the vampire facial until I stepped into Dr. Nazarian's Beverly Hills office but after spending just a few minutes together, I told her to do whatever she needs to do. She's the coolest ever and immediately put me at ease as she told me what I needed to hear and not what I wanted to hear. She said my skin was good but could be made better as I had some grooves on the sides of my mouth, a few sun spots, and stubborn acne marks. The vampire facial could correct all that as it's a minimally invasive process that helps to improve the skin's texture and reduce pore size. The one-hour session involved drawing blood, spinning it in this high tech machine to separate out the platelets, injecting the platelets into the grooves, and finishing with some microneedling.
As an avid fan of medical dramas and someone with a self-proclaimed tall propensity for pain, I wasn't phased by the process. The aftermath wasn't so bad either. I was supposed to go to an event after the facial but decided to skip out as my face was like morning after two late night bags of chips puffy and early harvest heirloom tomato red. The next day, I was slightly puffy and still a little red but it wasn't anything that couldn't be camouflaged by a fedora, a layer of foundation, and red lipstick as the red herring. By the second day, puffiness and redness subsided replaced with manageable skin peeling that lasted for a few more days.
And after that? Ridiculously soft and glowing skin that was a few shades lighter. Even the fiance commented on how fair my skin looked and he had no idea I even had a facial.