When it comes to eternal youth, vampires just may be on the right track. A new procedure called the Vampire Facelift uses elements of a patient’s blood to revive aging skin.
The technique, which has been patented in Canada, involves taking a vial of blood and spinning the blood for six minutes in a laboratory centrifuge.
A doctor then separates the blood cells from the plasma and re-injects them into facial lines under the eyes and the nasolabial folds (smile lines) to fill them out. A healing process is then triggered with the body regenerating collagen and repairing itself for a more youthful look.
The cost of the Vampire Facelift (also called Selphyl) ranges from $800 to $1,200 per session with results expected to last a year, possibly up to four years (see before and afters from a laser skin centre in the Greater Vancouver area).
Amanda Hansen of the Real Housewives of Vancouver recently tried out the procedure at Ambleside Dermedics in North Vancouver recently. She’s looking good!
Side effects may include an unexplained desire to apply pale makeup and wear extremely dark clothing.
Update: Check out a video of Kim Kardashian’s vampire facelift here.