Former "Coronation Street" star Catherine Tyldesley relies on vampire facials to stay looking youthful.
The actress may only be 35 but she regularly undergoes Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy with Dr. Jonquille Chantrey of ONE Aesthetic Studio which involves a small amount of the patients" own blood being drawn from the body and then platelet-rich plasma is extracted and injected into the face as it contains active proteins for tissue healing and growth stimulation.
Catherine admits her skin always feels "amazing" after she has it done and the unusual treatment has been a revelation to her.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, she said: "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."
Catherine - who is married to personal trainer Tom Pitfield - is also an advocate of ULTRAcel therapy, which is a non-surgical treatment for tightening, firming, smoothing and lifting the skin using ultrasound and radio frequency technology and she has Red Carpet Facials at the ONE Aesthetic Studio in Alderley Edge in Cheshire before appearing at showbiz events.
The star admits she became more interested in beauty treatments after she turned 30 and was aware that her skin needed some help.
Catherine - who left "Corrie" in the summer after first appearing in the ITV soap in 2011 - said: "Once you are past 30 you tend to think more about your skin care and these treatments are fabulous. I've asked Tom for vouchers for Christmas I love the facials so much."