The Vampire Facelift. Truly.
Why buy Botox when you can use your own blood?
Those zany Twihards will love this: there’s now a way to plump up your skin by injecting your own blood instead of more, um, normal fillers like Botox.
“This is something to keep an eye on. Vampires are hot,” Dr. Malcolm Roth, director of plastic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City, told AOL Health. “Even if it weren’t for the vampire craze, the thought that we could use our own blood… is interesting and worth investigating.”
Researchers have found that an injection of selphyl, a combination of a person’s platelets and fibrin, a protein produced during bleeding, causes wrinkles to “plump up” and become less visible, according to AOL. Most people who are looking to eliminate or reduce wrinkles use fillers like Botox and Restylane.
The selphyl procedure, which is approved for use in the U.S., costs up to $2,000, according to Roth. But it’s available only in a limited number of places across the country.
Although some women say the results of selphyl treatment last up to fifteen months, Roth said he is still concerned about the recovery time for the procedure and possible bruising
“We have many proven therapies,” Roth said. “Most wise patients are going to ask for the things in the U.S. that we’ve studied, that are safe.”
Of course, once they get older, Rob and KStew may be willing to try anything. (AOL Health)
Jane Farrell is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.