Penis facial. Yes, you have read it right. This is the name of the latest skin care trend sweeping over Hollywood. We completely understand if you think that it’s not that engaging to get a treatment with that name. In fact, some of you might even think that it’s borderline crazy and disgusting. And we don’t blame you. Penis and facial should not be together in one sentence, but there it is.
In this quick article, we are going to fill you in on everything about penis facial and why you should consider getting one.
Why is it called “penis facial”?
The procedure’s real name is EGF Hollywood Facial. Actresses Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett both experienced it, where Sandra referred to it as a “penis facial”, and the name stuck. You have to admit, Sandra’s name was a bit catchy. Cate explained that his is probably because the enzyme being used in the facial treatment smells a lot like sperm.
If it’s not from sperm, then what is it?
So, the enzyme does smell like sperm, but it’s actually made from the foreskin of Korean babies removed upon birth. Apparently, Korean baby foreskins help stimulate the collagen and elastin creation in the skin.
Collagen, for the benefit of those who haven’t heard of it yet, is the natural component found in the body which is responsible for the skin’s healing process. It makes sure that the skin remains elastic yet tight at the same time. However, as we age, the body focuses on more important repairs and lessens collagen production. This results to sagging skin with different issues and impurities.
What happens during a penis facial?
The penis facial, then, forces the body to create collagen and repair its own through the procedure. It actually involves different processes. The facial starts with a cleanse to prepare the skin, then followed by a TCA peel. After the peel, microneedling is done. Microneedling is a procedure that involves a handheld tool with micro needles (hence, the name) designed to wound the skin in order to stimulate collagen production. It’s a way of saying “hey, the skin is wounded and needs a lot of collagen to get repaired”, but at the same time, it also removes the top most layer of the skin in order to make way for younger, fresher skin to shine through. And as if that is not effective as it is, a mask is put on to calm the skin and prepare it to receive the special EGF serum.
Side note: EGF stands for Epidermal Growth Factor. Yes, it’s the serum containing the juicy ingredients from Korean baby foreskins. Apparently they contain FDA-approved stem cells and peptides, which, when absorbed by the skin with the help of the microneedling wand, makes collagen creation even more effective.
See? The penis facial does sound really good and effective. That is, if you have $650 to spare like Cate and Sandra. If you are interested of this treatment, but don’t want to spend that much, feel free to visit a skin care clinic near you to discuss other collagen induction treatment alternatives.