NEW YORK (CBSNewYork.com) -- What is the secret to a smooth, younger-looking complexion?
Foreskin, apparently. Baby foreskin to be exact.
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.
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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