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Kim Kardashian’s Vampire Facial: Experts Are Divided

Kim Kardashian's newest beauty technique caused a stir when it was revealed on a recent episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, and experts are split on whether or not it is actually effective.

The vampire facial Kim was shown getting is a treatment intended to fight aging and it is implemented by extracting two teaspoons of blood from the patient's arm and re-injecting it to the patient's face once the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the blood.

The rejuventation treatment has been trademarked by Alabama doctor, Dr. Charles Runels and it takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes per treatment and can cost between $1500 and $2500, Us Weekly reports.

But despite those details, the scientific community is split about whether or not there is any scientific support for the procedure.

"[There's] almost none," Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, a New York-based dermatologist comments. "As of now there isn't any scientific evidence that examines its efficacy …but presumably the plasma contains nutrients and factors that may boost skin rejuvenation. It is the latest new thing."

But Dr. David Colbert, a fellow New York dermatologist says that the vampire facial is high on the list of sought-after anti-aging treatments and that science does indeed support the procedure.

Only time will tell though.

Source: Us Weekly

03.15.2013 / 08:12 PM EDT by Knox McCoy
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