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Blood for Beauty?




It may just be us, but pop culture's Vampire obsession may be going a little too far. On a recent episode of Kourtney and Kim take Miami, Kim goes to the Miami Institute for Age Management for a Vampire Facelift (trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels from Alabama), which goes a little something like this: 

[The doctor] draws blood from the patient’s arm with a needle and separates the platelets into a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) using a centrifuge.

The plasma is then combined with Restylane or Juvederm, and then injected into the face to stimulate collagen production to create new skin and to remove fine lines and acne scars. (NY Daily News)

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Supposedly played up for the cameras, Kim screams from the pain caused by the Dermapen, a device that uses nine tiny motorized needles to cause puncture wounds in the skin before applying the platelet-rich plasma mixture.

Makes you want to run straight to the spa to get one, right? Make sure you bring your checkbook! A procedure like this runs around $1200-1500 for a 45 minute treatment that will leave your skin looking younger for 4-6 months. 

What do you guys think? Is it worth it?