Heparin and blood cream

BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
Apparently there is a doctor in this city with his own clinic who is performing weird treatments to "rejuvenate" the skin. He is drawing blood and then reinjecting it all over the face. He also makes a cream from the blood and includes Heparin in it.
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  • DASDAS Member
    Errr... let's see if I got this right. He takes the blood and then injects it again in the face?. Perhaps this has some benefit on old people with varicose veins or diabetics, but sounds extreme.

    What possible benefit will have a cream made with blood?. Maybe heparin has some sort of benefit, but making a cream with it without any science to back it up its reckless. 
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Sounds like Snake oil to produced by a Quack to me.
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    I would imagine that the Heparin (an RX anti-coagulant IV administered in the US) is keeping the blood from coagulating so it remains fluid.
     
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  • DASDAS Member
    So... fluid body painting?.
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    I think he should call it "Vampire Cream"
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  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    No, if you allowed blood to coagulate, it would become solid and granular. Heparin would prevent this and it would maintain fluidity in the cream. Still an infection control issue, biohazard, snake oil and a bit disgusting.

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  • GuntherGunther Member
    edited May 2018
    It sounds like Platelet Rich Plasma
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2609914/
    with Heparin to prevent blood from coagulating.

    It's enticing to:
    1 have your own blood drawn
    2 chemically treat it (they use Calcium chloride, I believe)
    3 centrifuge it
    4 sterile filter it (to prevent it from going sour)
    5 mix it in a proper transdermal delivery cream
    6 claim 100% natural, 100% renewable carbon, not tested on animals, bioidentical, and so on.

    Transdermal delivery of human epidermal growth factor facilitated by a peptide chaperon.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23385091

    Enhanced transdermal delivery of epidermal growth factor facilitated by dual peptide chaperone motifs.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24364869

    Transdermal Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Delivery with Surface Engineered Gold Nanoparticles.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28112909



  • Curious what he's charging for it. Reported rate is $1,400 per session north of the border. 

    https://www.allure.com/story/vampire-facial
  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    edited May 2018
    if this had happened 100 years ago it could almost be something out of H. P. Lovecraft, notwithstanding the notion that truth is stranger than fiction
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  • DoreenDoreen Member
    edited May 2018
    And not to mention the risk of working with blood products in some sort of 'clinic'... risky business. :smirk:
  • drawing blood and then reinjecting it all over the face
    This sounds like Homeopathic therapy
    Blood cream
    Never heard of that though :|
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    He is charging around $27 for the cream I believe, which includes obtaining the blood and putting it into a cream.
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