Romans used urine in facial masks hundreds of years ago. But, even in modern times in the Western world, there have been some awesome shocking beauty treatments that people are actually willing to spend a lot of money on. Read on to discover more about 16 of such treatments (and try not to get too grossed out). Would you try any of these to look younger?
You may be familiar with the pretty gross image that Kim Kardashian once tweeted of her face covered in blood. That was actually a cosmetic procedure called the platelet-rich fibrin matrix method, also known as the vampire facelift (for obvious reasons).
The way that this procedure works is that a doctor draws blood from the person desiring to look younger and isolates platelets (the part of your blood that helps to stop bleeding) from that blood. They then activate the platelets to release growth factors (which normally repair injured skin). This leads to increased collagen production and new blood flow. Finally, they inject the growth factors back into the person’s face, filling out wrinkles and giving the person a rosy, younger look. The cost? $900 to $1500.
15. Leech Facelift
Leeches—they’re slimy, they’re gross, and you’d probably lose your mind if you came into close contact with one. Yet, actress Demi Moore has admitted to using leeches as a beauty treatment! The leech facelift procedure is said to brighten and tighten your skin.
The way it works is that the leeches suck your blood from your body until they are full. Then, the blood is mixed into a mask that is applied to your face. Supposedly, leech saliva contains over 140 enzymes. So, this “leech blood mask” can kill unwanted bacteria, reduce inflammation, rejuvenate blood vessels, and more. Can you imagine having worms (which is basically what leeches are) crawling all over your face? We don’t know about you, but we’d rather just have wrinkles and dull skin