A new eerie beauty breakthrough is giving women another alternative to going under the knife for a facelift. The vampire facelift, or Selphyl, uses your own blood to give your skin the boost you’ve been looking for.
For the vampire facelift, a doctor removes your blood, mixes your red platelet with a fibrin mixture and then re-injects it into the area you want boosted. The doctors over inject the area giving you the fuller face you were looking for without any surgery. Selphyl is more like getting collagen filler than a facelift but the vampire facelift is a lot catchier.
Doctors who perform the procedure say there are a number of pluses to Selphyl including: limited bruising, gives a more subtle effect and there is no risk of infection since you are using your own blood. The effects are supposed to last for about 15 months.
The Selphyl procedure is only to be used on small areas and reduce fine lines. So if you are looking for a major beauty transformation this system isn’t for you.
According to this beauty news story, some doctors are waiting to see the long term results before adding it to their repertoire. Some are concerned about the people who get dizzy after having blood taken. It will be even worse for those of us who get queasy at the site of blood. Regardless of the caution of the new cosmetic procedure, Marie Claire magazine already named the procedure one of the best beauty innovations of 2010.
A vampire facelift costs about $1,100 to $1,500 per injection. It seems costly, but when compared to plastic surgery it’s quite affordable.