There are many strange anti-ageing treatments on the market, but Catherine Tyldesley has revealed she has blood injected into her face to keep her youthful glow!
The Coronation Street actress is a fan of the ‘vampire facial’, a process which takes some of the patient’s blood, extracts the platelet-rich plasma and injects it back into the face to stimulate and heal the skin.
The treatment’s technical name is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
Catherine, 35, told Manchester Evening News: “The treatment uses the goodness in your own blood and the results are fantastic. I’ve had it done two or three times and when I’ve had it done my skin has felt amazing.
“They’re great for if you’re feeling a bit tired and your skin is looking a bit dull. And it doesn’t hurt at all.”
Dr Jonquille Chantrey of ONE Aesthetic studio, who treats Catherine, explained: “Platelet Rich Plasma is separated from the patient’s own blood. The blood is collected just like a simple blood test at the GP.
“The growth factors and other regenerative molecules from the PRP are injected into the skin, leading to collagen and elastin formation as well as cellular growth and skin remodelling, resulting in long-lasting skin smoothing, tightening and rejuvenation.”
The bizarre, age-defying method is popular with celebrities.
Kim Kardashian shone a light on the treatment when she was filmed having it on her reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, in 2013.
Catherine, who played Eva Price on The Cobbles, has also completely transformed her body over the years.
The mum-of-one is now a huge health and fitness fan and she can often be found working out in the gym.
The star used to be a size 22 in her younger years, but she decided to lose weight to get healthy.
We think you look incredible, Cath!
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