Kim Kardashian’s Blood Facial Can Make You Look Better — Experts Say

Mon, March 11, 2013 4:10pm EDT by 15 Comments
Kim Kardashian Vampire Facial
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Fans went wild when Kim Kardashian got a bloody, vampire facial on the March 10 episode of ‘Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.’ We asked a top doc to weigh in on the procedure to see, is beauty really worth the pain?

Kim Kardashian, 32, said she’s willing to try “anything that makes you look and feel youthful” on her reality show, and boy, did she ever. Over 90% of HollywoodLifers polled said the facial was crazy, not cool! Read on for our EXCLUSIVE interviews with plastic surgeons to further explain Kim’s crazy move.

Kim Kardashian’s Vampire Facial

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Boston, MA, explains the basics:

The procedure is performed by drawing some blood, typically from the arm, and it is then prepared by mixing with certain chemicals and spinning it in a centrifuge to produce something called platelet rich fibrin matrix. Only about the equivalent of 2 teaspoons of blood is needed. This produces then produces a gelatinous material that can be injected into the face.”

To feel more comfortable, Dr. Spiegal says you can use local anesthesia to numb the face.

Do Blood Facials Work?

Does this “vampire facial” actually work? “The effects are reduced fine lines and wrinkles, probably due to the volume of material injected in. The results should be visible very quickly but will fade in a few days. Then, you hope to see some slower overall improvement in the next few weeks,” Dr. Spiegal says.

And it’s not for the squeamish — it takes almost an hour and feels like needles in your face (because is it).

“It takes approximately 45 minutes from the time of blood drawing to the injection. It will feel the same as a filler type injections, such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse,” says Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Another Expert Weighs In On The Vampire Facial

Dr. James Marotta is a dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who owns Marotta Facial Plastic Surgery on Long Island.

He admits that procedures usually see an increase after celebrities get them. “Celebrities are often admired and followed. If someone sees that Kim Kardashian received a Vampire Facial and was happy with the results, they are more likely to believe that this procedure is worthwhile. This is the same reason that companies have celebrities endorse their products — people tend to take notice of what they do and follow suit.”

Just like any medical treatment, there are pros and cons.

“Benefits — patients can see a stimulation in collagen production with more volume in the face. Fine lines and wrinkles are temporarily plumped and the face/neck looks fuller and more youthful. Drawbacks — the process can be painful and pricey. Additionally, the patient will experience bruising and soreness.”

Dr. Richard Norden, MD, FACS, of NORDEN Laser Eye Associates adds, “Blood Facials have been performed for about three years now as have Vampire Facelifts. There are no formal papers or studies to show how and if this procedure is effective.”

Would YOU ever get a vampire facelift or a blood facial, HollywoodLifers?

– Dory Larrabee

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Kim Khunt

Posted at 11:39 AM on March 22, 2013  

Kimbies why are you so stupid girl???

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Kris

Posted at 5:22 PM on March 15, 2013  

They should just inject acid into her face so we can watch her melt

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8

Posted at 3:25 AM on March 13, 2013  

Sounds like a killer to me. Stealing other people’s property and lying about it especially when the other person is innocent. Where’s your dagger(in yourself now, think not)?

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Lisa

Posted at 10:58 AM on March 12, 2013  

Unfortunately, it’s celebrities like Kim Kardashian (Incidentally she is not really a celebrity, she is only known because of who her father was) that cause young girls to not be happy with what god naturally gave them. She in no way is a positive role model for todays young girls. It’s obvious that she’s more into herself and her looks than she is about setting a positive example for all young people and also making sure that her unborn child has a positvie role model. Her child does not deserve to be born into the world of chaos that she has created. This child will most likely have a very stressful life because of the stupid actions of his/her parents.

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Miranda

Posted at 9:54 AM on March 12, 2013  

Can’t we please live in a world in which these karadasians have no relevance.

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Tyler

Posted at 10:10 AM on March 13, 2013  

Yet you are reading the article…

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Nickole

Posted at 3:28 AM on March 12, 2013  

This is so Kim. You don’t transfer anyones blood onto your face. It’s one not good for your health, there is so much more too that am a nurse that’s so unhealthy. If you want a facelift then get other stuff like kwikee or mud bath but not someone else germs!!! Wow all I have to say to people like her.

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MeowKins

Posted at 3:48 AM on March 12, 2013  

It’s not just anyone’s blood. It’s your own blood. You obviously didn’t read the article.

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Eric

Posted at 11:29 PM on March 11, 2013  

If Kim needs a facial she should contact Peter North.

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Eric

Posted at 6:52 PM on March 11, 2013  

This isn’t Kim’s first facial, just ask Kanye.

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Eric

Posted at 6:33 PM on March 11, 2013  

I’ve always wanted to see a guy give Kim a facial.

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amron1975

Posted at 6:21 PM on March 11, 2013  

that’s freakin disgusting…makes me want to vomit

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Shelly

Posted at 5:05 PM on March 11, 2013  

Botox is not doing the job anymore? This is stupid and I would never try it but she’s stupid so I can see her thinking it’s cool…..IMO.

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JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme."

Posted at 4:47 PM on March 11, 2013  

Reblogged this on SykOse and commented:
@SykOse.Live.Extreme.

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baybek8s

Posted at 4:24 PM on March 11, 2013  

Some people will try this just because Kim did it. I wonder how much she was paid in order to get “followers” to follow?

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