The so-called penis facial lives on.
Sparked by a tongue-in-cheek recommendation by star Kate Beckinsale, the “ Hollywood EGF facial ”– as it is formally understood — is making the news once again 8 months after fellow ageless star Cate Blanchett outed the presence of the elite treatment to us plebeians throughout an interview with Vogue Australia .
Developed by facialist to the stars Georgia Louise, the skin care service was formerly just used to her beauty salon’ s top-tier customers, who would then get the word out to other A-listers (Blanchett obviously discovered it from Sandra Bullock).
In the caption of an Instagram selfie (which has actually obviously considering that been erased, however the picture, likewise shared by Louise, resides on), Beckinsale composed:
“ After a long flight I simulate to rest and be covered in a mask of melted cloned foreskins-frankly who doesn’ t? Thank you @georgialouisesk for a remarkable facial. I specifically liked you assuring me it would be ‘ light on penis ’ as it was my very first time x ”.
The multi-step treatment includes a clean and a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel, followed by a micro-needling application of a skin development aspect (EGF) serum. As its label suggests, the EGF utilized in the serum is produced by fibroblast (skin cell) progenitor stem cells drawn from the disposed of foreskins of Korean babies who were circumcised. This action is then followed by an algae-derived mask that is rubbed in with a galvanic gadget .
Louise keeps in mind that all active ingredients in the serum are FDA authorized for cosmetic applications.
Though there is little peer-reviewed science to back it up, Louise and other aestheticians who deal with EGF claim that the development element protein renews skin by enhancing production of collagen and elastin (structural proteins discovered throughout the body that offer skin tissue its firmness and springiness, respectively; as we age, our fully grown fibroblasts produce less , and hence our skin droops). There is strong proof, nevertheless, revealing that EGF treatments enhance the injury recovery action in human skin. And considering that the EGF in Louise’ s facial is being presented into the dermis, the layer of the skin which contains the fibroblasts (and the collagen and elastin fibers they produce), there is a possibility that this luxe facial in fact provides outcomes.
A 2009 research study carried out in hairless mice revealed that dermal injections of adipose (fat tissue)- obtained stem cells, which produce EGF to name a few development elements, minimized the look of UV radiation-induced wrinkles by minimizing cell death and increasing collagen synthesis.
If you have $650 lying around and wish to provide it a shot, Louise’s Manhattan health spa has openings today — when we blogged about it in March, there was a six-month waiting list.