A student has spent $12,000 on a procedure to give him a ‘vampire’ hairline using his own blood, in a mission to make himself look like a real-life elf.
Luis Padron, 26, had a hair transplant procedure which used specialist injections at a clinic in Beverly Hills earlier this month.
The procedure combines implanting more than 2,000 hair follicles and injecting him with stem cell platelet rich plasma which will give him a ‘widows peak’ and stimulate hair growth.
Watch the full video about it all here:
Luis has already spent around $47,000 (£36k) in an attempt to look elf-like after he became obsessed with the fantasy world when he was bullied as a child.
Taking inspiration from Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, Luis has already had cheek liposuction, a rhinoplasty, skin bleaching, full body hair removal, Botox, fillers and more.
Luis, who is from Argentina, said:
All of my surgeries are fantasy-related and I’ve always had a big forehead that bothered me a lot.
One of the most important parts about being an elf is having long hair, that’s why I decided to reshape my hairline for a more fantasy look and have more hair.
Because I wasn’t losing my hair three different clinics rejected my application to have the surgery saying I was too young and didn’t have enough blood vessels.
I found someone who could give me the heart-shape and vampiric hairline I wanted and I had a transplant in my forehead. The shape is like Dracula’s hair and using my own blood will make the hair grow healthier.
The surgery was painless, very fast and he pulled three thousand grafts from the back of my head and transplanted them into my forehead. It took five hours but only felt like half an hour, I even slept in the middle because it was that relaxing.
Because I want to become a fantasy being, one of the most distinctive parts of an elf and other creatures is that they have extremely long hair, look healthy and look very young.
I’m working on my fantasy face and hair to feel better, with my looks and self to become who I want to be.
Luis said he ‘fell in love’ with fantasy when he was in his early teens and struggling with bullies who mocked him because he dyed his hair and had an ‘unusual dress sense’.
After getting into cosplay, he became determined to fully transform into a fantasy being and had his first surgery when he was 20.
I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate – I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what.
I consider myself trans-species, in the same way transgender people feel, I need to become how I feel inside, I don’t expect people to understand but I ask they respect it.
Luis still has more than $87.5K (£68k) worth of surgery planned, which includes fang-like dentures, his ears reconstructed to resemble pointed elf ears, a v-shaped jawline, and a nose job.
Every surgery I have, I’m one step closer to fulfilling my dream of becoming a fantasy being.
I understand that I have to make sacrifices right now but once it’s complete I will have fulfilled my dream and accept how I am.
I want to start 2018 as a fresh person, living their dream so I have plenty more surgeries on the way from permanent vampire fangs to pointed ears and a v-shaped jawline.
Good luck to him in his venture.