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34-year-old Dagmara Almand just got her first 'vampire facial.' "I feel comfortable that it uses my own blood."

Medical technicians draw a vial of the patient's blood. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge. This separates the red blood cells from the plasma, which they claim has healing powers.

"Our goal is to rejuvenate your skin in regards to one, helping decrease your pore size, helping with the fine lines."

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif has been injecting plasma for years. After numbing the face, tiny holes are poked on the patient's skin, then the blood plasma is smeared in. Dr. Nassif swears by it. "You're aging. You're on a conveyor belt, and the bottom line is when you do this procedure, we pick you up on the conveyor belt and move you back."

But not everyone is convinced. Dr. Gregory Evans says there is no scientific evidence it works, and there are probably better options. "If you're going to invest money, you want to invest money that is going to give you the best outcome long-term."

Results from the vampire facial are supposed to last six months to one year. And even at nearly $2,000 for a complete treatment, Almand is a believer. She sent a picture five days after her procedure, saying she was happy with the results and would do it again.

The FDA says it has not approved any platelet rich asthma products for use in cosmetic facial procedures.

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