On Sunday night Kim Kardashian left viewers of her E! reality show with mouths agape as they watched her be treated to a “Vampire Facial”.
In case you’re unaware, the unusual beauty treatment consists of having blood drawn from your arm, spun in a machine for the removal of platelets, and then injected into your face. If it sounds painful, that’s because it is. Kim could barely contain her screams while receiving the treatment.
However, she’s no stranger to injectables. In 2010 she allowed cameras to document her first encounter with Botox. After experiencing bruising around her eyes, she took to her blog to declare “I am not against Botox, and I would never judge anyone else for getting any kind of surgical or non surgical procedure, but I think when you’re young there are other ways you can look after your skin”
As technology continues to advance, doctors are coming up with new and innovative ways to keep us looking our best. But let’s not be naive to the fact that beauty is without doubt a booming business, with many looking to make a quick buck. More than a few of these “innovations” will come and go. Only time will tell if the vampire facial will be around in a few years.
While it certainly sounds intriguing, I’m pretty old fashioned and stick to home remedies and drugstore finds.
What about you? Would you indulge in unconventional beauty treatments like the vampire facial?