Dr Darren McKeown is one of the top clinics in the UK offering the highly sought after Vampire Facial that was shot to fame by the ever adored Kim Kardashian. The Kardashians, once named America’s first family on Cosmopolitan’s 50th anniversary special front cover are certainly one of the, if not the, most famous families in the world. Whether you love the West Coast reality stars or hate them, they are truly successful in maintaining their spot in the limelight and reign over a multimillion dollar empire. As the years go on, the famous sisters tend to branch out into their own niches building businesses based on their individual passions, the majority of which are cosmetics and clothing. One particular perk of being filthy rich and living in Los Angeles is having access to clinicians and cosmetic practitioners who perform the latest trends in aesthetic medicine. One particular scene of the Kardashian reality show that has made a mark on aesthetic medicine across the globe is the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or as it is more commonly known the vampire facial UK.
What is the Vampire Facial UK?
Also known as the vampire facelift, platelet rich plasma therapy or PRP for short is a technique that surfaced in the past decade or so to treat many different problems including slow healing wounds, bones or tendons. PRP works as a healing agent when injected into the affected area. This due to the growth factors, found in platelets in the blood, which are very important in the healing of injuries being extracted from blood and targeted at the at the area which requires healing. Platelets are separated from the rest of the blood through a process called centrifugation and the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood. In aesthetic medicine. PRP is applied to the face to aid with the rejuvenation of the skin. The idea is that the platelet rich blood will repair and regenerate the cells in the skin that are damaged with age. The vampire facial UK is now a popular option for those looking to reduce the signs of ageing and feel younger.
Where Did The Name Vampire Facial Come From?
Many people are put off by the name Vampire Facial UK as it sounds a bit scary. The process of taking blood from the patient and then injecting back into the patient connotes a vampire drinking the blood of a victim which landed PRP with the name of horror. Vampire Facial forerunner Kim Kardashian broadcast her experience on her spin-off Kim and Kourtney Take Miami back in 2013 and posted a sinister selfie on her Instagram displaying a full face of blotchy blood. The reality star claimed that is was the most painful experience of her life but it is important to note that she was pregnant at the time and therefore refused painkillers and numbing cream as was prescribed by the clinician. Therefore if you have a low threshold pain tolerance it may be best to accept any pain relief that the surgeon or doctor offers.