Safety in Aesthetics

Channel: ABC 13
Aired On: July 30, 2019

Vampire facials are the hot new treatment when it comes to pampering one’s skin. Not only is this celeb-favorite beauty trend perfect for those who want a luxurious facial on a budget, it’s also a great option for those who want a more rejuvenated appearance without getting fillers or going under the knife.

However, medical professionals are now warning customers about safety issues surrounding the popular beauty treatment after two HIV cases were reported by customers who had the treatment done by an unlicensed practitioner at a spa in Albuquerque.

Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Mirwat Sami spoke to ABC News about the trendy facial procedure and what it does for the skin. She also emphasized the importance of finding a board-certified physician to perform a vampire facial in order to avoid major complications and health issues.