Botox has proven that millions of people will willingly inject POISON into their face to get rid of wrinkles. So I guess we can't be surprised that many of those same people are fine with injecting HUMAN BLOOD into their face for the same reason.
The newest trend in over-the-top wrinkle removal is a procedure called Selphyl . . . but it's nicknamed the "vampire facelift."
In the procedure, a cosmetic surgeon draws some of your blood . . . extracts some of the platelets and proteins from the blood . . . and injects those back into your face to smooth out your wrinkles.
The process is FDA-approved . . . it seems to be extremely safe . . . it's non-invasive and non-surgical . . . and since people are getting injected with their own blood, it doesn't feel like you're putting something unnatural into your body.
There are some real drawbacks, though. One, it won't work for everyone . . . it's most effective on older people whose skin is looser and thinner. Two, since it's a new procedure, no one really knows the long-term effects.
Three, you can only use it for spot treatments . . . you can't give enough blood safely to take care of your entire face. And finally, it costs $1,100 to $1,500 for each wrinkle they take care of . . . and the wrinkles come back in about 15 months.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this year, 55 million people will have cosmetic procedures. About 97% of them will be non-surgical procedures, like vampire facelifts.
(Story from ABC News)