HydraFacial MD is a new type of beauty facial, which claims to fix lines and wrinkles, help skin texture, and improve skin health.
While those claims may sound familiar, one of HydraFacial MD's main ingredients does not. HydraFacial MD's magic is donated baby foreskin, noted CBS New York.
Dr. Gail Naughton, the developer of HydraFacial MD, told New York Magazine that people have the best skin condition when they are newborn babies because they possess proteins (growth factors) "that keep the cells healthy and stimulate them to divide."
Dr. Naughton claims that as people get older their cells divide more slowly and the aging process sets in. However, the proteins that come from the foreskin of a baby can encourage adult skin cells to regenerate quicker, according to Dr. Naughton.
Ashley Weatherford, Associate Beauty Editor for NY Magazine, decided to give the baby foreskin treatment a try on her nasolabial folds (nose to mouth creases), and reported the results:
My skin glows in a way that I thought only Jennifer Lopez could glow. Fresh from the facial, I saunter into a photo shoot wearing no makeup because my confidence is at Beyoncé levels.
My nasolabial folds are still visible, although a bit less pronounced now. (Presumably, two more treatments would help even more.) 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?