Lifestyle Style Valerie Bertinelli Shows Skin Irritation After Vampire Facial — a 'Little Redder Than Last Time' The Food Network star gave her followers an update on the results following her second vampire facial By Vanessa Etienne Vanessa Etienne Twitter Vanessa Etienne is an Emerging Content Writer-Reporter for PEOPLE. Prior to joining in April 2021, she served as a reporter for Men's Health Magazine and BET Digital after freelancing for publications such as The New York Times and Everyday Health. Originally from northern Virginia, Vanessa is a proud Haitian American with a love for R&B music and mental health topics. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's in Communication and Public Relations before earning her master's degree in Journalism from the City University of New York. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 4, 2021 01:08 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Valerie Bertinelli/ instagram Valerie Bertinelli is getting candid about the aftermath from her latest spa day. The 61-year-old Food Network star recently shared an update on her Instagram Story about getting her second vampire facial, in which licensed professionals draw blood from clients and re-inject it into their faces to refresh the appearance of skin, combat wrinkles and improve overall texture. "I just had my second vampire facial. It's a little redder than last time. It feels like a really really bad sunburn," Bertinelli said. "Does your face hurt, cause it's killing me," she added with a laugh. "Ohhh vanity." Bertinelli shared last month that she got her first vampire facial from iSkin Med Spa. The facility also shared her update on social media, listing some of the benefits of the treatment like increased collagen production, reduced wrinkles and more. Kim Kardashian's Biggest Beauty Regret Led to One of Her Most Famous Selfies Bertinelli isn't the first celebrity to speak out about getting the skincare treatment. Vampire facials became trendy after celebrities like Kim Kardashian proudly showed off their blood-covered faces during the procedure. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. According to New Jersey medical aesthetic expert Dr. William Song, who specializes in the treatment, it's great for wrinkle reduction, along with smoothing the complexion.. "Microneedling creates a very controlled trauma to the skin surface which tricks the body to initiate the healing cascade," he previosuly told PeopleStyle of the process. "When we apply concentrated platelets [often mixed with blood] to the surface after the microneedling, the platelets penetrate the skin through the tiny channels created by the needles, amplifying the signal that tells the skin to heal. This is a great treatment to help reduce fine lines, large pores, uneven pigment and general health of the skin." Valerie Bertinelli/ instagram Are Vampire Facials Safe? Dr. Andrew Ordon, cosmetic surgeon and co-host of The Doctors who runs and maintains two medispas as an extension of his surgery practice in Beverly Hills and Palm Desert, CA, told PEOPLE in 2019 that vampire facials or injections are safe as long as people are cautious when testing out new facilities. "They can be perfectly safe if done by a licensed practitioner in a sterile environment," he said. "Be a conscientious consumer. Check out the environment, ask about the spa's sterilization process and how they dispose of their needles and other medical waste." And if anything seems off, Ordon added that it's not worth the risk. "Any treatments that break the skin bring with them the chance of infection and you need to be more vigilant," he said at the time. "I don't want to ruin anyone's spa day, but when traveling or if you are unsure of the cleanliness or reputation of the business it might be better to stick to a massage."