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Can 'vampire facelift' give you eternal youth?

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Reality show star Kim Kardashian got a "vampire facelift" on a recent episode of her Kourtney And Kim Take Miami programme. Anna Friel is another of the many celebrities who swear by the vampire facelift. And, oh my, who can deny, she is one beautiful woman whose youthful face belies her years. A free vampire facelift voucher was also gifted to all Oscar attendees in their goody bags this year. The term vampire facelift is hot in Hollywood at the moment. What is the hype about it and do we have it here in Thailand? 

What is a vampire facelift?

The source of the moniker vampire facelift is probably because this non-surgical procedure involves extracting the patient's own blood to achieve skin rejuvenation and renewal. What happens is, the vampire professional puts the extracted blood into a machine which spins it around at high speed for six minutes until the red and white blood cells have separated. This process produces plasma rich platelets (PRP), or very small cells, which stimulate the growth of more cells.

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