How are you beautiful people doing?
Thanks to Twilight, Vampire Diaries and other vampire movies we now have a generation obsessed with vampires. What is it the infatuation with being a vampire?
Well, obviously Hollywood is onto something, something which plastic surgeons now are taking advantage of. Vampires are known for their ‘eternal’ youth and ‘beauty’. Where am I going with this? Well, think eternal youth, blood and voilà! You now have the latest plastic surgery craze! It’s called the “VAMPIRE FILLER” or the “VAMPIRE FACE-LIFT”!
Ok, so actually it’s not a surgery, but a procedure you can do in your lunch hour.
What happens? Well, the doctor draws blood from your arm, then takes that vile and spins it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. Then that gets injected to the ‘much needed’ areas in your face, hoping that the production of new collagen starts and therefore will plump your face up. The system is called Selphyl. It all started in 2009 and is now used by roughly 300 doctors in the US said Sanjay Batra, chief executive of Aesthetic Factors, which manufactures the Selphyl system.
It’s becoming seriously popular thanks to shows like The Rachael Ray Show, E! News and The Doctors, to mention a few. Dr Drew Ordon, one of the hosts on The Doctors said “Vampires have moved into plastic surgery, too, and I’m one of them.”
People may find it weird, but there seems to be a general consensus that it may be safer, since ones own blood is used instead of the synthetic fillers like that of Botox. Doctors seem to agree, saying its less likely to cause irregularities in thin-skinned areas where its being used. Some do say it is too soon to confirm it as an effective filler for hollowed-out cheeks and wrinkles. Dr. Phil Haeck says he is troubled with the lack of research regarding this new procedure which costs $900 to $1500 and takes no more than half an hour. He said “there are no scientific studies, only personal attestations”, plus he called it “creepy”. However I quite agree with his quote here: “This is another gimmick that people are using to make themselves stand out on the Internet in a real dog-eat-dog part of medicine.”
Apparently it hasn’t been F.D.A approved….yet. Although Dr Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon who introduced this ‘vamp lift’ made it clear to viewers on The Rachel Ray Show that there was very little data behind Selphyl, but that he has so far injected just half a dozen patients with P.R.F.M. and so far “Patients tolerate it beautifully, but I haven’t seen any dramatic results yet.”
Another doctor, Dr Sclafani, has injected overt 150 patients, wrote and email stating Selphyl can correct early signs of aging like crow’s-feet, loss of facial volume and under-eye hollows “in a progressive, natural way and rejuvenate a persons’s appearance in a subtle but distinct way.”
A Dr Charles Runels, a cosmetic doctor liked the term so much (vampire face-lift), he trademarked it. He says it’s a hyaluronic acid filler that lasts up to a year. Now doctors who want to promote the vampire face-lift must pay Dr. Runels $47 a month to follow his protocol, posted online. (10 have signed up so far)
What did he have to say about the doctors already using the vampire face-lift procedure? “I don’t know how I’m going to rein it back in but I will.”
Ok, so I must say, as ‘creepy’ as it may be, I think it might be safer than the already widely used botox. Plastic surgery and filling procedures are happening on a daily basis, so if doctors could find a way to use your own blood, then I can only think it could be better? I’m NO medical expert here, but all that I know is NO BOTOX will enter my body. If maybe in the far off future (which i highly doubt) I’d opt for this procedure. I really much prefer aging naturally. What is wrong with wrinkles?
I say, eat healthy, drink lots of water, work out and don’t smoke to prolong your beauty! Nor Botox or any Edward or Bella Cullen inspired procedure will be needed.
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Images: from the site mentioned above.
So what are your thoughts? Would you?