New anti-ageing craze: Dracula therapy

Your own blood is injected into your face

Dracula therapy – or S3 Therapy – involves having your face injected with your own blood, and is the hottest news in anti-ageing right now.

The name is short for Stimulated Self Serum skin therapy, and the Daily Mail reports that it has been introduced to the UK by the innovative London-based French cosmetic doctor, Daniel Sister.

The idea is that a doctor draws vials of your own blood, then separates it into the red blood cells, the clear serum and the platelets. Then, after vitamins and amino acids have been added, the enriched serum is injected back into your face.

This, says Dr Sister, stimulates DNA repair, heals scars and makes dry, wizened, wrinkled and lacklustre skin look and feel younger naturally, without the need for synthetic fillers or harsh and painful lasers or peels.

S3 Therapy starts with Dr Blum taking blood from your arm – four vials of it – which are put in a centrifuge to separate out the red cells. After a few minutes the vials emerge, with thick red blood at the bottom and a yellowish clear liquid at the top, which he siphons off and mixes with vitamins and proteins.

So, does it hurt? Yes. It hurts quite a bit. Dr Blum injects all over the face from hairline to jawline in about ten minutes, crosshatching it with tiny pinpricks. And the bad news is that you’re encouraged to have follow-up visits every four to six months.


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