Nicknamed the 'Vampire Filler', doctors in Florida are using
patients' own blood to create a natural alternative to cosmetic fillers such
as Botox and Restylane.
Harnessing a technique already used in emergency surgery to accelerate
healing, Dr Julio F. Gallo, who pioneered its use as a beauty treatment,
says it is a formula for everlasting youth.
Blood extracted from the patient is put into a centrifuge to separate red
blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The PRP is then used in the same way as a cosmetic filler, and is injected
into the patient's face to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
'We call it the vampire filler, because we use your own blood,' explained Dr
Gallo, who works with the Miami Institute of Age Management and