'Blood's thicker than water', said Novelist Sir Walter Scott in 1815, the familiar phrase that still pervades our conversation on a daily basis. Yet, perhaps this ancient proverb is not as ancient as it seems, that is, when it comes to the world of #Beauty. Is it time to ditch the daily cleanse and water regime, and go back to our roots, to the most empowering natural element of our human origin: blood.

Last night, in the first episode of his new series - The Wonderful World of Blood - Dr. Michael Mosley walked into Kensington's EF Medispa and quite comically declared: "I've come to have some blood taken." What he'd really come for, of course, is the so-called Vampire Facial, the revolutionary PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy in London that is quite literally sucking the blood from Kim Kardashian among others. PRP Technology is ground-breaking; yet, blood's ability to revitalise skin itself is part of a Medieval Tradition. 16th Century Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, Mosley informed his audience last night, "bathed in the blood of her slaughtered victims. Legend has it that she hoped the fresh blood would help her cling to her own fading beauty…"

In my interview with EF Medispa Founder, Esther Fieldgrass, she briefly outlined the process: "You're taking a person's blood, centrifuging it, and then splitting the human growth hormones - stem cells - away from the red blood cells you don't want, and then re-injecting it back into the face. The 'angel system' that we use is what all the #Celebrities want; it's the best on the market, but also the most expensive." Starting from £1800 per session, discarding useless platelets from your own blood, or even injecting it back into your scalp to stimulate hair follicle regrowth, might be pricey; however, it offers more than just a promise of anti-aging. "What we need to educate the public on," continued Fieldgrass, "is that PRP's great for restoration, it will help minimise scars. It will rejuvenate the skin, but it's not a filler."

In sharp contrast with the artificial pumping of chemicals that Botox and the like require, PRP optimizes the natural healing powers of your own blood. Indeed, as Dr. Mosley commented during last night's episode: "It's actually very satisfying that you're not injecting an alien drug or anything, you're just taking your own stuff, spinning it down, and then sticking it back into the power of blood. [ … ] In a few months, my skin's going to look like a baby's bottom."

Aside from the vampire facelift, the PRP craze that's biting A-listers has many future avenues to get its teeth into according to the founder, as she alluded to one of EF Medispa's plastic surgeons: "He bombards the blood so that there is nothing left but the pure stem cell, and then he layers it onto the muscle. Nobody else is doing this; he invented it. He totally rejuvenates the face from a much deeper level and you get an effect that lasts for a very long time: total renewal."

In Medieval times, blood-letting was "so common you could have it on the street," mused Dr. Mosley in last night's programme. Well, in today's times, you can utilise the healing power of your own blood for miraculous facial rejuvenation not quite on the street, but certainly in High Street Kensington…"Call it wishful thinking, but perhaps there's a bit of improvement," commented Mosley, assessing his 'before' and 'after' PRP shots. Either way, the question is, how much blood will you let to keep up with the Kardashians? #Television