Exotic facial treatments are taking the beauty world by storm! Let’s find out what’s the rage all about! Hi, I’m Dr. Geeta Fazalbhoy, a founding member of Skin & You Clinic and today I’m going to talk about one of our most popular anti-ageing facial treatments, the Placenta Extract Treatment. Placenta is a protein-rich element produced only at the time of birth in mammals, that nourishes and nurtures the foetus and performs many other vital functions. Enriched with nutrients, minerals, amino acids and proteins, this life giving material has been found to be an exceptional element for treating the skin as it helps revitalise our skin, lighten pigmentation and eliminate wrinkles. I guess everyone knows at the Glamrs studio how excited I am about skin care trends and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. So doctor, are we ready to reveal? Yes, totally! So I’m going to give your skin a pre-festive boost for this season. So, are you excited? I’m super excited! Let’s go! We start with exfoliating of the skin using a pulse therapy. A mild tingling sensation is experienced. That is done for 10 minutes followed by red and blue light therapy. The light emitting diodes help to work on acne, blemishes, irritation, pigmentation and lines and wrinkles. This lasts for 10 minutes. You feel just a mild tingle during the session. The last part is the application of placental solution which is advised to be left on the face for 6 hours after treatment. This treatment is recommended for all skin types and for all ages. In terms of safety, we use medical grade solutions of placental extracts that have passed all regulatory tests and are completely safe and non-irritant. The placenta facial came as a sweet surprise to me. After undergoing this 30-minute long treatment, I felt like my skin was cleansed, exfoliated and polished, all at once. I certainly did feel my pores get tighter immediately after the treatment and my skin felt more relaxed and fresh. However, it’s nothing like a normal facial, where you would expect your skin to shine like glass instantly, which is what everyone would ideally expect from any exotic treatment. But here’s the catch! The results are visible only a couple of days post the facial. I realised that my skin had evened out by 60% percent and looked brighter and rejuvenated. The downside of the placenta facial is the light therapy which can get a bit annoying, since it feels like needles being pricked into your skin, which I wasn’t prepared for! It’s not so bad really, but if you’re expecting this to be a traditional treatment, then you’re definitely in for a surprise, just like I was! If you’re looking for a quick fix, then this is probably not your best bet, but if you have the luxury to invest the time for long lasting results, I would definitely recommend you to go for it! I hope you found this video informative and if you have any more queries, do leave them in the comments below and we’ll try and respond to as many as possible. Thanks for watching, and until next time, Stay Tuned, Stay Glamrs!