The vampire facial, or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), involves extracting a couple of dessert spoons of a patient's blood from their arm and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma - the fluid part - from the red and white blood cells.
The 'proper' name for a vampire facial is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy.
It's essentially a regenerative therapy, which uses nothing but the patient's own blood.
Platelets are tiny blood cells which play a crucial part in helping the body stop bleeding - as well as repairing damaged blood vessels and cells.
You could think of them as little powerhouses, which release proteins for growth when they come in contact with the body's tissue.