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Kim Kardashian’s Blood Facial

Blood Facial. Yup, apparently it’s a thing. In this DNews video, Trace looks at whether there’s any actual science behind Kim Kardashian’s bloody attempt to stay wrinkle free

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“FYI: Why Are Celebrities Injecting Their Faces With Blood?”

“A “blood facial” or “vampire facial” is a cosmetic procedure during which a doctor draws a couple vials of blood from your arm, centrifuges the blood to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells, and then adds the platelet-rich plasma back into your face.”

“Platelet quantification and growth factor analysis from platelet-rich plasma: implications for wound healing.”

“Growth factors released from activated platelets initiate and modulate wound healing in both soft and hard tissues.”

“Everything You Never Needed To Know About A ‘Blood Facial'”

“Recently Kim Kardashian grossed everyone out on the Internet by Instagraming the above photo of her face covered in a red substance that appeared to be blood.”

“Kim Kardashian ‘Vampire Facial’: Blood Facial Better Than A Facelift?”

“This week Kim Kardashian underwent a blood facial on the hit reality show ‘Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.'”

“Kim Kardashian’s Blood Facial Shows Us What The Treatment Is Really Like (VIDEO)”

“For years, we’ve been hearing about the “vampire facial,” a skincare treatment that involves drawing blood from a patient and reinjecting it under the skin in order to achieve a healthy, youthful glow.”

“Platelets: Sticky Situations”

“The human body does not handle excessive blood loss well. Therefore, the body has ways of protecting itself.”

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