Celebrity procedure uses patients’ own ‘fountain of youth’ to rejuvenate skin

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EDMOND, Okla. - The Vampire Facial is a new procedure making its rounds across the United States.

It has become popular in California and Florida, and is now making its way to Oklahoma.

Kim Kardashian has been in the press after getting the treatment, which left her face covered in blood.

At Injectable Aesthetics in Edmond, administrators do a similar procedure called the “Blood Facial.”

The name alone causes some concern for customers.

"Some people thinks it's gory, I think it's catchy," said Natausha Spears, with Injectable Aesthetics.

Experts say the facial uses a patient’s own blood platelets to help heal tissue and regenerate cells.

First, numbing cream is applied to the area.

"Patients’ don't feel any pain from the micro-needle," said Crystal Sponamore, an administrator.

Then, blood is drawn and put through the machine, which separates the red and white blood cells from the platelets.

The skin pin is the next step in the process.

"It's electric and it has 10 to 12 little needles that come out of it all at once," said Spears.

In vertical and horizontal passes, the skin pin causes pinpoint bleeding, allowing the plasma rich platelets to seep into the skin.

"I can feel it a little bit, but it's not bad at all," said Kim Caldwell.

It takes about four weeks without anti-inflammatory drugs for the platelets to sit on the skin and multiply.

Once they multiply, experts say the benefits are supposed to kick in.

"Can see a reduction in brown spots, reduction in pore size, overall skin brightness, skin health is better after PRP," said Spears.

"It's not that I want to look like I'm in my 20's or even in my 40's, it's just that I want to feel and be the best that I can be," said Caldwell.

The blood facial at Injectable Aesthetics is $599.99.

For more information visit the company's website.


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