This article was updated at 5:20 p.m. ET.
A spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that offers “vampire” facials may have exposed clients to blood-borne infections, according to a statement from the New Mexico Department of Health.
The so-called vampire facial is a type of spa treatment that involves smearing a person’s own blood on his or her face, according to Allure. Proponents claim that the treatment improves skin health and reduces wrinkles and sun damage.
Officials conducted an inspection of the facility, called VIP Spa, after one of its clients contracted a blood-borne infection that may have come from a spa procedure performed there. During the inspection, they identified unsafe practices that may have put clients at risk.