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'Vampire Facial' Spa Shuttered After Blood-Borne Infection Fears

'Vampire Facial' Spa Shuttered After Blood-Borne Infection Fears The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) shut down the VIP Spa in Albuquerque. The NMDH conducted an inspection of the spa after a customer developed an infection possibly related to a treatment. The NMDOH advised anyone who had received injection- based treatments — Vampire facials have been popularized by celebrities, including Kim Kardashian. The non-surgical procedure involves a blood draw and separation of plasma in a centrifuge. The patient's face is prepared by either a minimally invasive microneedling or microabrasion procedure, after which the plasma is slathered across the face. Investigators' main concern is the manner in which the spa handled the needles used to draw blood. According to the NMDOH, VIP Spa is not even licensed to draw blood. Michael Landen, NMDOH epidemiologist, via Science Alert

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