Joel Schlessinger MD discusses wacky beauty trends

Joel Schlessinger MD discusses wacky beauty trends

Popular procedures are not always effective, reveals Joel Schlessinger MD.

Many spas and salons claim to offer “the next big thing” in skin care. Just because these procedures are new, however, does not mean that they are safe or effective treatments. In an article on Collective 310, Joel Schlessinger MD addresses popularized procedures and explains why they are not necessarily worth the hype.

From snail facials to anti-wrinkle glasses and placenta masks, the experts featured in this article debunk weird beauty procedures that are becoming more and more popular.

Joel Schlessinger MD warns against one treatment known as the fish pedicure.

A common practice in certain salons is the fish pedicure. This procedure involves submerging your feet in a pool of water filled with small, live fish. These fish eat the dead skin cells off the soles of your feet, leaving behind a soft and smooth surface. Many experts, however, warn against this treatment.

“Fish and fish tanks can harbor many diseases,” Joel Schlessinger MD says. “These range from bacteria to other infections, some of which are nearly impossible to treat. Exposing raw or damaged skin to these sorts of infections can be harmful and even lead to serious issues, such as cellulitis.”

Experts like Joel Schlessinger MD warn consumers about other dangerous and ineffective treatments.

This article discusses several other weird beauty procedures available. One device, the anti-wrinkle glasses, claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by holding sagging skin in place. According to experts, however, these goggles only provide a temporary fix. Another ineffective treatment called the placenta collagen mask claims that using the placenta, which contains stem cells and collagen, as a mask will fade signs of aging.

To read more of this article and other posts about trends in beauty, makeup, skin and hair care, visit Collective 310.


About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on November 1, 2013, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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