If you know me, you know I don't shy away from a challenge. I've flown a Cessna 172 solo as part of The Civil Air Patrol. You've seen me on video jumping over a cannon in front of the Idaho State Capitol, over a tall Race for the Cure sign and over twins on Boise State Dance Marathon team.

I've always been a little self-conscious about the bags and dark circles under my eyes. I've tried several things to lighten them up a bit, including diet changes and various creams, but they've only gotten worse after my wife and I had our daughter (now almost 3).

When Carrie, CEO of Allante Life Med Spa, told me a Vampire FaceLift would greatly improve that whole situation, I thought: Why not give it a try? (Bonus: Carrie is the TOP Allergan Injector in Idaho—and in the top 1 percent in the United States.)

You might have heard of the Vampire Facial, popularized by Kim Kardashian, and the Vampire FaceLift follows the same concept. After a consultation about what specifically the client wants to accomplish, blood is drawn from the patient to separate the platelet rich plasma (PRP). Then, the provider adds "a collagen scaffold to the patient's facial structure, and then injects the PRP into the structure to regrow new tissue and improve blood circulation," as Allante explains on its website.

My translation for guys: It's like being Wolverine or Deadpool; you're using your body to heal yourself. It's easy. It's painless. The results are immediate. As soon as she was done with one side, I walked into the bathroom and immediately saw the difference.

And I'm saying this as a guy who usually can't stand needles but didn't break a sweat during this procedure.

Here's what I had to say BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the procedure:

For those of you who want to see the good, the bad and the ugly, here's the before pic:

And here's the after:

I absolutely love the results—and the process. Can't speak highly enough about it. It all started with a free consultation, which you can set up by calling 208-377-5433 or contacting them here.