NEW YORK (CBSNewYork.com) — What is the secret to a smooth, younger-looking complexion?
Foreskin, apparently. Baby foreskin to be exact.READ MORE: Man Stabbed Aboard 'A' Train Subway In Brooklyn
The anti-aging industry is a billion dollar one, and both men and women will try just about anything to get a youthful appearance.
Better known as a HydraFacialMD, the treatment claims to be highly effective at improving overall skin health and remedying fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and advanced signs of aging — among other things.
Dr. Gail Naughton, who developed the technology, told NY Magazine, “As we age, our cells divide at a slower rate, which contribute to the telltale signs of aging, like wrinkles and loss of firmness and luminosity. Growth factors captured from the donated foreskin of a baby (just one can generate over a million treatments) are at their peak ability in promoting rapid cell turnover. Applied topically, they spur adult skin cells to regenerate. This is said to have a smoothing effect on the skin.”
Certain spas and doctors offices offer the foreskin facials in NYC.
Some who’ve tried it rave about the results.READ MORE: Fugitive Christopher Buggs Captured After Being Mistakenly Released From Rikers Island In March
Ashley Weatherford, Associate Beauty Editor for NY Mag, tried the facial and said it gave her “Beyonce-level confidence.”
“Of course when it comes to facials, the proof is in the mirror. My skin glows in a way that I thought only Jennifer Lopez could glow,” Weatherford wrote.
“And a part of me feels like a Disney evil queen, draining youth from a newborn for a few weeks of a restored complexion. Is this the future of facials? And if so, is it wrong that I want more?”
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