Ferne McCann is pictured with a bright red face after having a VAMPIRE facial - just like Kim Kardashian

Ferne McCann has followed in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian and had a vampire facial.

The TOWIE star, 25, says she worries about ageing and admires the reality TV star - so opted to try her extreme anti-ageing treatment at a clinic in Essex.

The £750 vampire facial uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, injecting blood back into the face to help the skin renew and rejuvenate.

Ferne had the treatment, which is said to help erase wrinkles, at Essex Private Doctors

 

Ferne showed off the results at an event last night after confirming her exit from TOWIE

 

Ferne looks like an extra from a horror film in images taken yesterday morning, but says the gruesome-looking procedure was relaxing.

She said: 'Because of the anaesthetic, you feel hardly anything. It's a really good feeling. It feels like it's going to make you look amazing and do wonders to the skin.'

The reality TV star told The Sun: 'I admire Kim's gruelling commitment to beauty. I think the whole world does. She always looks fantastic and is my beauty idol, so it's part of my new regime.'

She added: : 'I definitely worry about ageing. I'm moving in to my late 20s this year, so ageing is something that plays on my mind. You just have to take care of your skin.'

Ferne looks like an extra from a horror film in images from yesterday morning, but says it was relaxing

 

Ferne looks like an extra from a horror film in images from yesterday morning, but says it was relaxing

 

The vampire facial experienced a spike in popularity after Kim Kardashian tried it out on her show

 

Bar Refaeli has shared a photo on Instagram of her blood-smeared face after hers

 

Ferne showed off the results at an event last night after confirming her exit from TOWIE over the weekend.

She had the treatment, which is said to help erase wrinkles, at Essex Private Doctors. Dr Kannan Athreya administered the injections.

He says: 'People are interested in a gruesome way and intrigued by the science.

'We do vampire facials for two reasons: to improve skin texture and to improve skin colour. It helps with pigmentation issues.

'I use a derma pen (micro needling) to cause specific trauma of around 2.5mm into the skin. This in itself stimulates elastin and collagen production.

'The PRP contains growth factors. When you apply it onto skin it energises stem cells, boosts collagen production and improves circulation.'

The vampire facial experienced a spike in popularity after Kim Kardashian tried it out on her show in 2013.

WHAT IS A VAMPIRE FACIAL?

A needle draws blood from the arm, and the sample is spun in a machine to remove the platelets.

The plasma from the blood is then extracted and used in the non-invasive procedure, with the aim of rejuvenating the skin.

This is splattered into the patient's face using tiny acupuncture-style needles.

The treatment is so-called because it uses the patient's own blood to make improvements to the skin.

It is an updated version of the traditional 'vampire facelift', which involves a series of injections into the face.

Dr Stefanie Williams MD, a specialist in modern cosmetic dermatology, has confirmed it works.

She said: 'PRP is a regenerative aesthetic treatment that naturally encourages the skin to build more collagen and elastin and thus renew and rejuvenate itself.'

Fearne followed in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian and had a vampire facial

 

The plasma is splattered into the patient's face using tiny acupuncture-style needles

 

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