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“Vampire Facials” at Unlicensed Spa Linked to HIV Infections

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the results of an investigation into an unlicensed New Mexico salon where three patients were reportedly infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) after receiving a “vampire facial.” A vampire facial, also known as a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial or vampire facelift, is a trendy […]

FDA Reports Systemic Health Problems in Women With Breast Implants

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Breast implant surgery is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States, with more than 313,000 surgeries performed in 2018—a 48 percent increase since 2000.1 Silicone implants are the most common reconstructive breast surgery. In 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 101,657 breast reconstruction procedures, of which 78,814 used silicone […]

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