Geisha Facial Anti-Aging Treatment New York Daily News Review

Vavelta baby foreskins and the Geisha Bird Poop Facial in New York Daily News

Shizuka’s Geisha Facial® was mentioned with Vavelta (baby foreskin!) in the New York Daily News on November 18th, 2008 in an article profiling celebrity spa treatments and new anti-aging treatments:

Vavelta is a clear liquid derived from baby foreskins, donated by mothers whose babies have just been circumcised. The liquid is injected into adult skin damaged by acne or burns.

The results look promising so far, but it’s a bit early to get too excited. Vavelta, developed by a British biomedical company called Intercytex, is at least four years away from being available in the U.S. If it does win FDA approval, chances are Vavelta would be used only in the treatment of burns and acne, at least initially, a company spokesperson says.

The treatment, which claims to be permanent, is different from skin fillers like Juvederm and Restylane because it contains tiny skin cells, called fibroblasts. The cells rejuvenate and revitalize damaged, aging skin from the inside by actually repopulating the lower skin layers with millions of healthy young skin cells.

The Daily News writer also mentions cutting-edge celebrity spa treatments such as cupping (Gwyneth Paltrow), leech therapy (Demi Moore), and of course the Geisha Facial® from Shizuka New York Day Spa:

While they’re waiting for the viability of Vavelta to be decided by the FDA, wrinkle-conscious Americans can still try other unorthodox anti-aging treatments for the next few years.

Those who aren’t squeamish about, well, poop, might take advantage of a one-of-a-kind facial that combines “sanitized” nightingale droppings with natural oils to hydrate the skin. Called the Geisha Facial®  — it’s been used by Japan’s geishas for centuries — the treatment is said to break down dead skin cells and draw out any bacteria from the cells more gently than acid peels. Among the celebs said to have tried (and loved) the Geisha Facial® is Victoria Beckham.

New York Daily News: “Vavelta may be the new wave in anti-aging treatment”

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

By Rosemary Black


Other Shizuka New York Day Spa 2008 Press Releases
Geisha Facial® in Reuters Life! – Forget avocado, evening primrose oil or other exotic ingredients, the latest facial to hit New York is a mask made with bird excrement…
Geisha Facial® Video Feature – Reuters – Apr. 30 – A salon in New York is offering ‘The Geisha Facial®’, using an exotic ingredient, nightingale droppings, known in Japan as Uguisu No Fun…
Shizuka in Shefinds – I’ve never been afraid to wander off the beaten path when it comes to my beauty regime. From mayonnaise in my hair, to hemorrhoid cream on my eyes, I’ll try anything once…
Shizuka in The Hollywood Reporter – They put what in the cream? From cell-eating fish pedicures to bird droppings — nothing’s sacred when the desired goal is beauty…
Shizuka featured on The View – Shizuka New York Day Spa’s Geisha Facial® was featured in a segment of ABC’s The View entitled “Bizarre Spa Treatments.” This episode aired on July 29, 2008.
Urban Baby Daily – features Shizuka’s Geisha Facial®, an all-natural treatment, at our Day Spa in Manhattan.
The Ultimate Victoria Beckham Craze: Beauty Cream from Bird Poop – Skin smooth to the touch and radiant, like a lifting effect, according to well-informed Posh Spice, David Beckham’s acclaimed wife and mother of three children…
Shizuka on WPIX CW11 News at Ten – The question we ask tonight: is this maybe going too far? Well you decide. There is a type of facial that is gaining popularity because of an unusual ingredient – bird droppings…
All Shizuka NY 2008 Press Releases