No, a vampire facelift does not really turn you into a sparkling vampire. Nor does it give you a set of fangs to make you look devilish or in this case ‘vampiric’.

To those who are not familiar with the said cosmetic surgery, the vampire facelift created quite a stir in 2013 when it was featured on ‘Kim and Kourtney Take Miami’. On the said episode, Kim Kardashian visited the Miami Institute for Age Management to undergo the treatment.

Plastered on viewers’ televisions was the bloody face of Kim K as a doctor applied needles on her face. And guess what happened? Plenty of women are now flocking plastic surgery centers for a chance to have the immortal beauty of a vampire.

What is a Vampire Facelift?

The so-called vampire facelift is non-surgical cosmetic procedure involves drawing a patient’s blood. After separating a substance that is filled with platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) from the blood, it was then injected back into different areas of the face. This has been used to treat wrinkles, and has been adopted by many to rejuvenate the face.

For some time, that kind of technique has been used to treat sports injuries just like in the case of  Kobi Bryant and Tiger Woods. Now, with each new discovery made in the field of beauty and medicine, it has been used for anti-ageing purposes.

A New Trend for Plastic Surgery in the Philippines?

With anti-ageing treatments dominating the beauty scene, it seems that people are no longer satisfied with a simple facial or Botox. In 2013, the $1 500 vampire facelift underwent a 800 percent increase. The treatment has become popular in the United States and United Kingdom, and could be on its way to popularity in any other country.

As for the plastic surgery trends in the Philippines, it seems that Filipinos remained to be conservative in our choice of surgeries. Popular treatments are still the usual nose jobs, breast augmentation, liposuction and Botox. For those who are more adventurous, little to no records are reported.

But with Filipinos also becoming enamored with how the mainstream media show new discoveries, could 2014 become the bloody year of the vampire facelift in the Philippines? Who knows the next young-looking person you see on the street could be one who has been ‘vampirised’.