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'Vampire Facelift' uses body fluids to treat wrinkles

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) – Many of us are looking for the "Fountain of Youth." But, one may already be inside of you.

It's a new cosmetic procedure where people are actually having their own blood drawn out and putting it back into their face. It's been dubbed by many as the "Vampire Facelift." And no, you won't grow fangs after the procedure.

"I think there's certain people who just want their own body fluid and don't want anything else," said Dr. James R. Motlagh.

So, here's how it works: Doctors take a tube of your blood and put it in a centrifuge. It's then spun to separate the platelet-rich plasma. Doctors then take the fluid and inject it into your face to minimize wrinkles.

But, Dr. Motlagh says it doesn't always work as planned, "For it to work--that has to rely on your immune system. Some people's immune systems are better than others. Some people make more collagen than others, so, I think there's going to be a discrepancy on how well this stuff works per individual."

As of now, Botox and Juvederm are the two most popular fillers on the market, and 100% guaranteed to work, no matter what your immune system is like.

"We see their best pictures, we don't see the average result for example. So, we're not quite sure how well it works overall, where as with the off-the-shelf filler products, we know exactly how it works, Dr. Motlagh explained.

And while it is FDA approved, Dr. Motlagh says you still have to do your research, "You know, I think FDA approved has to be taken with caution. People still have to do their research. Don't be the first on your block to try it. Go talk to people who have actually had it done and then make up your mind.

Dr. Motlagh says a Vampire Facelift can cost about $2000, and the results, if it works, last for about a year.

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