Now the Health Department offers free and confidential HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C tests to all customers who received injection procedures at VIP Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, between May and September 2018.
"Testing is important for everyone as there are effective treatments for HIV and many hepatitis infections," she said. According to the department, free trial services are offered in South Valley Health Commons and Casa de Salud Family Medical Office.
The VIP Spa was closed last September following an inspection by the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Regulatory and Licensing Department, Barbers and Cosmetologists Board, found unsafe practices due to blood-borne infections, such as HIV, to clients.
Last year, a resort representative declined to comment and CNN attempted to contact a lawyer for the spa.
If vampire facials are performed safely and properly, they should not be exposed to the patient by such blood infections. They are promoted to rejuvenate the face, leaving the skin looking younger, according to the experts.
Infections may occur when micro needles or syringes are reused or another patient's blood is used for facial treatment.
Ali has recommended patients who are interested in vampires Facials will ensure that practitioners open new syringes to draw blood and have changed the microneedle pin before performing the procedure.
"Just make sure you see that everything is done before you," he said. "Make sure the place uses new equipment and switches the tips and needles."