Questions Answered in the Video…
6. How rare/common are incidents like the one that occurred in New Mexico?
7. Why did it occur?
Important Notice from the Cellular Medicine Association–the recent incident in New Mexico took place at a center illegally using our name (Vampire Facial®). Qualified medical professionals handle blood all day long without serious problems and this procedure is even safer since it’s done with the patient’s own blood. But done improperly–people can be killed by cross-contamination. The providers in this article were imposters.
This is the official website to find those who have been certified to do the procedure by the Cellular Medicine Association and where you can read the research–click to see our directory<– Providers found there agreed to use devices approved by the FDA to both prepare the blood and to do the micro-needling. Anyone advertising the Vampire Facial® who is not listed there is stealing intellectual property and cannot be trusted. See PubMed & our website for more research
The Vampire Facial® name is owned by Charles Runels (see the website for the US Patent & Trademark office), although the name is currently under attack by those who would want free use of the name to sell devices and procedures without regard for our standards.
Someone using the name —as described in this article (click)—to trick people is exactly like someone making a fake Tylenol bottle and putting poison in it. Please—buyer beware! Only providers listed on our official website should be trusted to do the procedure.
We do our best to shut down the imposters. We list those we have found to be imposters/infringers at the website for the Cellular Medicine Association. But, the legal wheels turn slowly and expensively so people still use our good reputation to trick people.
Woman dies in the office of a massage therapist advertising the Vampire Facelift® (if you read the article, you’ll see the person actually died from a buttocks injection of something other than blood (probably something from the hardware store–NOT from a Vampire Facelift®). This woman would have never been accepted into our provider group and was using our name illegally.
Woman possibly contracts infectious disease from someone illegally using the Vampire Facial® name (again someone who never was part of our group, could never have been part of our group, and who was using our name-“Vampire Facial®” illegally).
Where to see infringers under notice or under litigation by the Cellular Medicine Association–those people who are using our names illegally or who have used our names illegally (these are those who are not to be trusted because are NOT certified to use our names but have been identified as illegally advertising)<–