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A client of VIP Spa in Albuquerque who developed an infection has prompted the state to warn other customers who received “vampire facials” or certain other services to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
The state Health Department issued the warning after inspectors from several agencies on Friday night “saw issues with storage, handling and disposing of needles” at the spa, at 809 Tijeras NW, epidemiologist Michael Landen said.
A vampire facial is a procedure in which a provider draws about 2 teaspoons of blood and uses a centrifuge to isolate platelets. The material is then injected into the face as a way to rejuvenate skin.