The latest story in the tabloids is that Kim Kardasian got a Vampire Facelift. As written in Life & Style magazine:
“Oh, and a story about Kim Kardashian’s “vampire facelift.” Apparently she did this procedure in which blood is withdrawn from the arm into vials. The vials are placed in a centrifuge and spun around until the platelets separate. The “platelet-rich plasma” was then “rubbed onto her face” according to the mag, and that’s not all, a “pal” reveals:
“After that, they did something called needling, where all these little needles prick the skin and let the platelets seep in. It was so gross!”
A doctor contradicts this report, claiming that “vampire therapy” is “really just a sexy name for the process of taking blood from a patient [and injecting it into the body again, which] stimulates the production of collagen, which enhances the skin and makes it appear more youthful.” Pretty! ”
They got is just about right. The Vampire Facelift is indeed a sexy name for using PRP, or platelet rich plasma. A sample of blood is collected and then spun down through a special process to extract a concentration of platelets, growth factors and stem cells from the sample. These are then reinjected into the patient’s face for the Vampire facelift. Once under the skin, these factors stimulate formation of collagin, formation of small vessels, and improve the lost volume from aging. The result is a more vibrant and full face with more of a “glow”.
No wonder movie stars are flocking to undergo this procedure. It may be one of the first steps to partaking of the fountain of youth.