Why you should care:
We read a recent news item regarding possible exposure of many clients of a spa in New Mexico, to HIV and Hepatitis virus infection, as a result of unsafe practices for conducting this cosmetic procedure. (CNN, VOX). This procedure is being done at many cosmetic and medical dermatology clinics around the world, with variable standards of quality, making it a potential public health issue of importance.
Formally known as micro needling with platelet rich plasma (PRP), the name was coined by Dr. Charles Runels from Alabama, who trademarked the name “Vampire Facelift” in…