Valerie Bertinelli Shows Skin Irritation After Vampire Facial – “A Little Redder Than Last Time”
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Valerie Bertinelli speaks candidly about the consequences of her last day at the spa.
The 61-year-old Food Network star recently shared an update on her Instagram story about getting her second vampire facial, in which licensed professionals draw blood from clients and inject it back into their faces to refresh. skin appearance, fight wrinkles and improve overall texture.
“I just had my second vampire face. It’s a little redder than the last time. It’s like a really, really bad sunburn,” Bertinelli said.
“Does your face hurt, because it’s killing me,” she added, laughing. “Ohhh vanity.”
Bertinelli shared last month that she got her first vampire facial at the iSkin Med spa. The establishment also shared their update on social media, listing some of the benefits of the treatment, such as increased collagen production, reduced wrinkles, and more.
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Bertinelli isn’t the first celebrity to talk about getting the skincare treatment. Vampire facials became all the rage after celebrities like Kim Kardashian proudly showed their faces covered in blood during the procedure.
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According to New Jersey medical aesthetic expert Dr. William Song, who specializes in treatment, it’s great for reducing wrinkles and smoothing skin tone.
“Microneedling creates a very controlled trauma to the surface of the skin that prompts the body to initiate the healing cascade,” he previously told PeopleStyle of the process. “When we apply concentrated platelets [often mixed with blood] on the surface after microneedling, platelets enter the skin through the tiny channels created by the needles, amplifying the signal that tells the skin to heal. It’s a great treatment to help reduce fine lines, large pores, patchy pigments, and overall skin health. “
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RELATED: Are Vampire Facials Safe?
Dr Andrew Ordon, cosmetic surgeon and co-host of The doctors who runs and maintains two medipas as an extension of his surgical practice in Beverly Hills and Palm Desert, Calif., told PEOPLE in 2019 that vampire facials or injections are safe as long as people are careful about it. ‘they are testing new installations.
“They can be perfectly safe if done by a licensed practitioner in a sterile environment,” he said. “Be a conscientious consumer. Check the environment, learn about the spa’s sterilization process and how it disposes of its needles and other medical waste.”
And if something doesn’t look right, Ordon added that it’s not worth the risk.
“Any treatment that breaks the skin carries a risk of infection and you have to be more vigilant,” he said at the time. “I don’t want to ruin anyone’s spa day, but when traveling or if you’re not sure about the cleanliness or reputation of the company, maybe it’s best to stick with a massage. “