Bar Refaeli Gets Vampire Facelift

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

1527790_274802636003392_185846687_nBar Refaeli is bloody beautiful — literally.

The Israeli supermodel and actress shocked fans Saturday by posting on Instagram a photo of herself with blood smeared all over her face. The selfie was taken as she underwent a beauty treatment known as a vampire facial.

We first heard of this gruesome procedure when Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of her blood-spattered face last March. The New York Daily Newsreported that the $1,500 procedure, trademarked as “The Vampire Facelift” by Alabama doctor Charles Runel, involves drawing the patient’s own blood from her arm, and separating it into platelet-rich plasma using a centrifuge. The plasma is combined with Restylane or Juvederm, and injected into the patient’s face to stimulate collagen production. This supposedly creates new skin and removes fine lines and acne scars.

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© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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