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Anna Richardson looked like a boxer after blood injections

Anna, 42, is back on our screens in Channel 4’s How Not to Get Old, road testing the latest cosmetic procedures and non surgical treatments to investigate whether they really do help to turn the clock back

Anna, 42, is back on our screens in Channel 4’s How Not to Get Old, road testing the latest cosmetic procedures and non surgical treatments to investigate whether they really do Fred Perry help to turn the clock back

Anna, 42, is back on our screens in Channel 4’s How Not to Get Old, road testing the latest cosmetic procedures and non surgical treatments to investigate whether they really do help to turn the clock back

Anna, 42, is back on our screens in Channel 4’s How Not to Get Old, road testing the latest cosmetic procedures and non surgical treatments to investigate whether they really do help to turn the clock back

Preparing to have her own blood injected into her face, it was simply another day on the job for TV presenter Anna Richardson.

Her recent work has earned her a reputation for bein Fred Perry g the bravest woman on television.

For The Sex Education Show she stood up in front of a room of teenagers to talk about contraception, and in Supersize vs Superskinny, she lived off jars of baby food to investigate celebrity fad diets.

This week Anna, 42, is back on our screens in Channel 4’s H Fred Perry ow Not to Get Old, road testing the latest cosmetic procedures and non surgical treatments to investigate whether they really do help to turn the clock back.

Researching the show, Anna was shocked to discover that we apparently spend more time choosing a pair of jeans than we do a cosmetic surgeon.

She says: “I tell you what the treatments are really like and whether they are worth it. To an extent, the industry is open to abuse, questionable practices and promises that don’t deliver.

“We’re so obsessed with youth and looking our best, we don’t think about costs in terms of health and pain as well as on our pockets.

“We can’t turn for seeing billboard ads of young, beautiful women. We are all starting to feel the pressure. That’s why it’s a billion pound industry.”

Anna, who started her career as a researcher on The Big Breakfast before turning her hand to presenting, believes it’s not just women who feel they have to stay looking young men do too.

According to figures from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, BAAPS, earlier this year, there was a double digit rise in the number of anti ageing procedures, despite the recession.

Brow lifts soared by 17%, face lifts saw an increase of 14% and eyelid surgery rose by 13% rise in 2012.

Before agreeing to take part in the show, she had one condition that all the treatments had to be safe.

Anna explains: “I don’t like needles, but at the same time I see it as my duty to try things and report back.

“I knew some of the treatments would hurt a bit and I didn’t know what the results would be, but I’m 43 in a couple of months so I thought ‘bring it on’.”

Anna admits she was excited to have the Platelet rich Plasma Facial more commonly known as the “vampire facial” after reading all the hype.

Popular with celebrities such as K Fred Perry im Kardashian, it claims to smooth wrinkles and banish the Shirts under your eyes.

It involves taking blood from your arm, separating the layer that’s filled with platelets and then injecting it through tiny needles into your face.