Now, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has confirmed that two clients of the VIP Spa contracted the "same" HIV virus, according to a statement.
Health officials are investigating after two people who had "vampire facials" past year have recently been diagnosed with HIV.
Officials say the two people patronized the spa between May and September of 2018.
The NMDOH is now investigating two cases in which former clients tested positive for the same strain of HIV after receiving the facial.More news: Diet soda doesn’t help kids cut calories
The treatment was partially made popular by Kim Kardashian West in 2013 when she posted a bloody selfie on Instagram following her own "vampire facial". The facials became popular after some high-profile celebrities revealed that "vampire facials" had become a part of their skin routine.
It is then spun in a centrifuge before being concentrated. This PRP contains "growth factors" like the anti-aging protein collagen that help fix injuries to body tissue. The alleged goal of the facial is to improve skin health and reduce wrinkles and sun damage.
PRP is also used to fix tendon injuries, alleviate joint and muscle problems, and potentially promote hair growth in people with hair loss.
"Before I got the procedure, I just found out that I was pregnant, so I couldn't use numbing cream or a pain killer and both are suggested", she continued.More news: Vancouver students skip school for climate change
The procedure also involves micro-needling, where a series of tiny, superficial punctures are created in the person's face to help the skin absorb the proteins.
Although the VIP Spa news raised a red flag about the safety of the vampire facial, Dr. Garshick said it's a safe treatment nearly anyone can try.
If you are considering going to a spa for a vampire facial, Dr. Garshick suggests seeing if the company receives oversight on how to perform the treatment from a board certified professional.More news: Upper House reaffirms strong commitment to press freedom