Next Fad: Vampire Facelifts?

Throw this one in the “just when you thought you’d heard of everything” category.

“Legend has it that vampires stay young-looking by feasting on the blood of others, but a new, real-life cosmetic procedure turns the tables. The so-called “vampire facelift” involves injecting a patient’s own blood into her wrinkles and hollow cheeks to turn back the clock. Here’s a brief guide:

What exactly is a “vampire facelift”?
It’s not a facelift really, but rather an in-office cosmetic procedure in which an injectible substance known as Sephyl is used to fill in wrinkles and furrows, and give the appearance of youth. But, unlike common fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, the substance in question is based on a patient’s own blood. Blood is drawn from a patient’s arm, and the platelets are spun out using a Selphyl-brand centrifuge. It’s this “platelet-rich fibrin matrix” that is then injected.”

See the whole story on The Week.

Comments

  1. Ewwww Needles and Face together freak me out! Good luck to them but I would rather age than have needles stuck in my face !!!

  2. smitten_by_twilight says:

    Wierd procedure – some people will do anything. Awesome pix – that is RP on the left?

    • Yes that’s RP..clearly about to run after the ball.

      Sadly I think I would need a blood overhaul/refresher before it would do my face any good.
      Now I wonder why that Romanian Countess doesn’t get this procedure named after her.

  3. gross

  4. Can’t people just age gracefully?

  5. My vet did this to my horse to help heal a torn ligament in her leg. Never imagined it would be good for wrinkles!

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