For years, we've been hearing about the "vampire facial," a skincare treatment that involves drawing blood from a patient and reinjecting it under the skin in order to achieve a healthy, youthful glow.
Ouch. What about good, old-fashioned bronzer?
The made-for-horror movie cosmetic procedure is gaining popularity in the U.S. because it's an "organic alternative to those that require chemical injections," according to Dr. Sam Lam, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon based in Dallas, Texas.
"The patient's own platelet rich plasma (PRP) is applied to the skin preceded by a laser treatment and followed by a micro-needling process in which the skin is perforated with near microscopic holes,” explains Dr. Lam. “The growth factors in the platelet rich plasma reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the skin’s tone and texture.”
We still can't see ourselves trying this blood-sucking beauty treatment. But one brave soul finally took the plunge -- and filmed it -- so we could all see the results: Kim Kardashian.
On the latest episode of "Kourtney & Kim Take Miami," she gives us an up-close view of the vampire facial. With her BFF Jonathan Cheban by her side, Kimmy can't help but scream out over the agonizing buzzing of the laser: "Oww! That hurts so badly."
Anything for ratings... er, beauty, right?
Scroll down to watch Kim undergo the pretty painful procedure, then tell us in the comments section if she's gone too far.
Meanwhile, check out these bizarre beauty treatments:
Want more HuffPost Style beauty content? Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostBeauty. (For everything else check out our main HuffPost Style Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram @HuffPostStyle.)
Do you have a beauty story idea or tip? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)
HuffPost Lifestyle is a daily newsletter that will make you happier and healthier — one email at a time. Learn more