10 Bizarre Beauty Treatments That Will Blow Your Mind - Iffie Okoronkwo MD

10 Bizarre Beauty Treatments That Will Blow Your Mind

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Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy and younger looking skin and people will try every way to achieve that. Many celebrities go through crazy and bizarre beauty treatments which leave us shocked but these treatments have proven to work. Their smooth and glowing skin is the reason why these treatments are so popular.

Let’s have a look at some of the most bizarre beauty treatments.

Snail Slime Facial

Snail slime has antioxidants properties and the ability to stimulate collagen production and enhance wound healing. It is also rich in hyaluronic acid which hydrates the outer layer of the skin. The facial was originated in Japan and has anti-aging properties. It is a process where snails are put on ones face and are left to slither around and leave their slime all over the face.

Geisha Facial

Geisha facial also known as ‘Bird Poop Facial’ is a Japanese beauty treatment which involves applying the feces of a specific species of nightingale, the Japanese bush warbler. It is said to make your skin brighter and softer. The poop breaks down the first layer of the skin leaving it exfoliated and with renewed epidermis. The bird drippings are converted into powder form which is safe for human use.

Cryotherapy

It is also known as ‘Ice Chamber Therapy’. It is a procedure where the person is put into a cold chamber with the temperature at minus 130oC for 3 minutes wrapped in socks, gloves, headband, face mask and undies. This low temperature shuts down blood circulation of several body organs that then causes blood to rush around the body producing the happy hormone serotonin. It helps to reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation.

Fire Facial

From ice, we move on to fire. Fire facial also is known as ‘Huo Liao’, is an upcoming beauty treatment in China and all over the world. It involves a regular massage followed by wrapping up one’s face with a cloth soaked in special alcohol which is then set on fire and before the fire would touch the skin, it extinguishes with the help of another cloth. The type of alcohol used is still a secret and is called magical alcohol. This treatment claims to give radiant and flawless skin.

Vampire Face Lift

By the term vampire we understand that it will involve blood. This term was coined by Kim Kardashian West. Blood is said to keep people young forever. It is a platelet rich plasma therapy that claims to stimulate collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and giving skin a young and bouncy look. It involves injecting own blood’s plasma which leads to new collagen production that causes a face lift and the effects last from 9-15 months and has no allergic reactions as it uses your own blood.

Bee Venom Treatment

We try out best not to be stung by a bee but nowadays bee venom is used to make people look younger and beautiful. It works by increasing collagen production and also tightens the skin. It helps in reducing scars, healing acne, reducing wrinkles and also leads to a glowing complexion. Many known personalities tend to use this treatment. The list involves Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham.

Leech Therapy

It is one of the most bizarre treatment where leeches are left on your body to suck the blood. This therapy claims to purify the blood and is said to be an effecting anti-aging procedure that rejuvenates both the blood and the soul. Leech saliva contains an anti-clogging properties which make the blood vessels expand and was used since ancient Egypt.

Sweat Bed
This is Selena Gomez’s go to treatment where she gets in a sweat bed which looks like a burrito and wraps herself in it and sweats for around 45 minutes. It releases all the toxins and it is equivalent to a sauna and gets everything in your body flowing. Selena says that it is something which worked for her personally and changed her skin.

Vitamin Drips

It is the procedure of injecting a high dose of vitamins directly into the veins. When you do an IV, you’re going directly into the bloodstream and the vitamins get absorbed in all the right places. These drips are mainly concentrated on detoxifying. Simon Cowell who uses this treatment regularly says that it is very calming and gives him energy for a few days afterwards. The process is very time consuming and takes 45 minutes per sitting and is done twice a week.

Micro-needling

Micro-needling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. It uses a micro-needle roller which is a small, spinning device topped with thousands of tiny needles that is run lightly over one’s face. The treatment generates new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. It treats various scars, large pores and wrinkles. Micro-needling takes approximately 30 minutes. The procedure causes light injury to the skin and responds by making new collagen tissues.


ABOUT IFFIE OKORONKWO, M.D.

Iffie Okoronkwo, M.D. is a Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management physician at Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine (http://www.manhattanmd.com/), a private practice based in New York City with 40 years of experience providing the finest expert medical care and services to patients around the world.

Dr. Iffie is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and, as a physiatrist, utilizes ultrasound guided injections, fluoroscopy guided injections, PRP, regenerative medicine, and more to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions affecting muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves.