The Vampire Facelift? … Yaay or Yukk?

The Twilight Saga buzz has swept the nation following the release of the first ‘Twilight’ movie in 2008 and is now said to have inspired the latest cosmetic surgery craze – ‘The Vampire Facelift’ also known as Sephyl which is soon to come to the UK. This new procedure is said to reduce the signs of aging and wrinkles by taking blood from the patients arm and injecting it back into the face.

The dermatologist or plastic surgeon collects a small volume of blood from the patient, separates the platelets from the red blood cells, mixes them with a fibrin mixture that is then injected back into the face, or any part of the body that the patient would like augmented. This increases the facial volume and rejuvenates the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and leaving a natural, refreshed look. It takes approximately about 20 minutes and results are normally seen within 3 days. Since this uses the patient’s own blood there is less chance of infection or allergic reaction.

With stars such as Angelina Jolie and Danni Minogue getting theirs this is sure to be the next big thing! Dermatologists are calling it the ‘wonder injectible’.

My opinion varies, I cannot say that I would not like to hold on to my youth forever but something about this just makes me wonder what the world is coming to! … Whatever happened to growing old gracefully? Your thoughts?


7 Responses

  1. lyndsay this actually makes me ill, the thought of injected blood into ur face! at first i was like aw thats abit extreme but then the actual thought of it going in eww.
    I think growing old gracefully is the best way to go, or at least just stick to the face creams haha!


  2. I’m with ya Sammy!

  3. OLAY all they way!

    My mum uses it everyday, and for a 56-year-old she doesn’t look a day past 40!

    (Shit don’t tell her I just spraffed her age! Damn!)

    Good blog Lyndsay! I hate needles!

  4. i hate surgical procedures and anything which attempts to cover up age aside from moisturisers. I think as soon as you embrace procedures as a way of making yourself ‘look better’, you become plastic and fake. I would prefer people be who they were born to be.

  5. I’m just freaked out!

  6. Urgh, that made me feel ill. My mum is the same, she just moisturizes every day which she claims beats back the wrinkles and I swear she hasn’t changed for as long as I’ve known her anyway!

  7. Update! …. Angelina Jolie has been getting this ‘Dracula Treatment’ for almost 2 years?? She discovered it from a French Make-Up artist!

    Thanks for the comments guys 🙂

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