The Latest Anti-Aging Secret is a Slimy One
- The blood facial, known affectionately as a "Vampire Facial" involves drawing blood from the arm, and separating the platelets into a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) using a centrifuge. This plasma is then mixed with either Restylane or Juvederm, and injected into the face.
The expected benefits of the procedure are to stimulate collagen production, creating new skin, as well as removing fine lines & acne scars. The goal is younger, firmer-looking skin.
- Kim is one of many stars who have tried the blood facial, and though she said it was super painful, doctors say that it can be virtually painless (perhaps Kim played it up for the cameras?).
- Would you put placenta-infused cream on your face? This cream has extract of horse placenta, which is said to improve maturity of young cells, creation of collagen and growth of elastin. Click through to see what star swears by this type of facial.
- Eva Longoria is just one of many celebs who embrace the benefits of a placenta facial. The prices of this procedure vary greatly, with Victoria Beckham spending about 6 times the price of Eva's choice.
- Would you apply bee venom to your face? See which famous face is kept perfectly smooth by using a bee's venom to "sting" your face, fooling it and causing a rush of blood to the area, increasing the production of collagen and elastin.
- Kate Middleton took up this facial after seeing that the Duchess of Cornwall embraces its benefits. Now we see why her skin is always flawless!
- The caviar facial is a luxe moisturizing treatment, truly for the glamorous woman. The fish eggs have vitamins A and E, as well as other nutrients that are said to help improve the quality of skin. Guess who uses this treatment to keep her skin in tip-top shape?
- Never one to shy away from a luxurious (and interesting) treatment, Angie has been known to embrace the beauty benefits of these expensive eggs.
- Usually, when you see a poisonous snake, you run. But one of the latest developments in skin care is a snake venom-infused cream. It's apparently an anti-aging miracle, as it blocks neurotransmitters, reducing the face's ability to contract. But don't worry, it doesn't actually paralyze you! So who do you think puts a snake venom cream on her face?
- People's Most Beautiful woman has an interesting secret to getting her perfect skin. She has been known to use a cream (one of which is priced $385 for one bottle!) that literally shocks her face into tightening up.
Serious question: would you ever let snails crawl across your face in the name of beauty? Well a salon in Tokyo has just launched its newest anti-aging treatment, which involves just that: live snails.
The Japanese salon, Tokyo's Clinical Salon, isn't really doing anything too new: snail secretions have been used for beauty for thousands of years, but their new facial treatment is aimed to get the benefits right from the source. Snail mucus contains hyularonic acid, proteins and antioxidants, all of which are beneficial to the skin.
The facial, which runs up a tab of over $300, is meant to enhance your natural glow, because the mucus helps skin retain moisture and soothes inflammation. The salon's sales manager explains that it is effective in the recovery of skin cells, healing damaged skin and possibly even helping skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.
The "Celebrity Escargot Course" is a 60-minute facial in which the esthetician cleans the client's face, then places snails on her cheeks and forehead. It also includes facial massages and masks, as well as an electrical pulse machine. Anything to try to reach that fountain of youth, right?!
Click through the gallery above to see even more bizarre facials, and the celebs who love them!