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Vampire Facials: The bloody truth

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A visit to the day spa can be a scene from your favorite horror movie. The latest trend in liquid fillers that has estheticans outfitting celebrity clients is known as the Vampire facial or Vampire facelift. The treatment was developed by the company Selphyl and costs 1500 dollars and up depending on the procedure and location. This technique requires blood to be drawn from the patient's arm with a needle and then combined with restylane or juviderm and injected back into the client's face.

The outcome? The facial produces and stimulates collagen production which creates new skin and removes fine lines and acne scars. The procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The effects are not permanent and can last for a few months. The patient then has to return for new injections to keep up the maintenance. The Vampire facial is popular among many A-list celebrities and people seeking a new and innovative way to keep their skin looking youthful and vibrant. During the Academy Awards, this treatment was gifted in the form of a certificate in the "Hollywood Swag Bag".

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