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Attention, skincare devotees: If you really want to take your face to the next level, you might want to try a penis facial. No, we’re not talking about smothering your face in semen or popping a sheet mask on your peen. This might be an even stranger concept – but a bunch of celebs are doing it, so naturally, we’re intrigued. The penis facial is the catchy name for what’s professional known as an EGF (epidermal growth factor) facial, which uses stem cells from the foreskins of circumcised Korean boys. Stem cells work to encourage skin cells to turn over rapidly and regenerate, so they’re often used for brightening, exfoliating, and healing the skin – similarly to enzyme facials. But Georgia Louise’s version of a stem cell facial is getting some extra attention, because she uses foreskin stem cells – hence the ‘penis facial’ nickname. Once the stem cells are harvested from foreskins, they’re infused into the skin using a microneedling technique to stimulate regeneration and collagen production. That’s a similar technique to another celeb-loved treatment, the vampire facial, which involves separating the protein rich plasma from your own blood and having that microneedled back into the skin. (Picture: ‘The facial includes a cleanse, followed by an intensive TCA peel, micro-needling machine and an electrifying mask to calm the skin, followed by her ‘secret box’ of EGF serum (Epidermal Growth Factor),’ Georgia Louise explains on her treatment menu. ‘EGF is derived from the progenitor cells of the human fibroblast taken from Korean newborn baby foreskin – which helps to generate collagen and elastin. ‘FDA approved stem cells and peptides are penetrated deep into the skin using a special electric micro-needling wand. ‘This process allows the active ingredients to be transported deep in the skin by creating temporary micro-channel.’ The reason foreskins are used is because younger skin has better quality stem cells. In Korea, boys tend to be circumcised, so their foreskins are an easy way to access young skin; especially as South Korea is home to so many stem cell banks.

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