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Vampire Facelift: I tried it!

04/04/2016 Isabelle Racicot

How far are we willing to go for beauty? I’ve asked myself this question many times. Probably because my profession is very focused on appearances and having my 40-something face on a 70-inch high definition television screen is not always the most flattering.

I have nothing against those who have opted for Botox, plastic surgery or other, but on my end, I have decided against any surgeries and instead, I try to focus on prevention rather than healing. I also try to romanticize my wrinkles and those to come. I think of them as beautiful and as a reflection of my life, my joys, my pains, my experiences, and my wisdom.

It’s a nice idea, but of course I also want to delay the aging process for as long as possible. The more time that passes, the longer my morning and evening beauty regimen becomes. If I want to be in bed by midnight, I better start my face care regimen around 9:30 pm! Makeup remover, serums, eye contour, night creams… the list goes on!

That’s surely why I’m always curious to discover new treatments that improve the quality of my skin, regenerates cells and consequently, diminishes the aging process.

So imagine my excitement and my scepticism when my friend asked me “have you tried the Vampire Facelift?”

“The what?” I asked.

“The Vampire Facelift. You get blood platelets injected into your face.”

At this point many of you would probably respond “are you crazy?”, but it’s the kind of experience that actually intrigues me. I had to try it. In the process, I also made a short video to help you better understand how this process works.

It all starts with a blood sample.

If you’re scared of needles, forget it! This treatment is not for you.

Once passed into a centrifuge, the platelets are separated from your red blood cells.

The platelets are then injected back under your facial skin thanks to this machine that I affectionately called: the platelets gun.

Your blood plasma contains active growth factors, which revitalize, heal and regenerate your dysfunctional cells. This therefore results in a reduction of wrinkles and scars, all while improving the ton and texture of the skin on your face, neck, neckline and hands.

Did it hurt? There were moments where I felt like I had a sewing machine passing through my face. It all depends on your pain tolerance, but I found the procedure to be a little unpleasant, nothing more. Like going to the dentist!

During the procedure I was asking myself “why am I here?” But at the same time, I was hoping to see real results. I like the idea of using my own platelets to regenerate my cells because its organic and natural.

Was it worth it?

You have to go three times at one month intervals, every year. It’s an expensive process (700$ per session). Wait for my verdict, which I will release in a couple of months and then decide. The treatment is for women, as well as for men.

Some people will surely find me vain and superficial, but I’m actually just trying to slow down to aging process. There’s always an age gap between how old we feel and how old we look. I hope how I look on the outside will be closer to my inner feeling, and for many years to come!