3 Extreme Anti-Aging Treatments You Won’t Believe–Don’t Try This At Home!

3 of the Wildest Hoax Skin Care Routines

Sometimes people are willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve youthful, beautiful skin. And sometimes, those lengths push the boundaries of skin care in terms of effectiveness and safety. We found three of the wildest hoax skin care routines out there for you to take a look at. As you’re reading, think about this: are these treatments really worth the risk, especially when your own body could hold the secret to regenerative anti-aging?

1. Kitty Litter Facial


Yes, you read it right. If you’re a follower of the YouTube beauty community, then you may have seen cosmetic guru Michelle Phan post a video about the Kitty Litter Facial. Phan says she uses unscented cat litter mixed with water, and claims that it contains “amazing detoxifying abilities.” [1]

To avoid chemicals, Phan presses that you should only use unscented cat litter. However, other critics have commented on the possible dangers of the facial…

"I would not put kitty litter on my face. Some brands of kitty litter contain aluminium silicate, the same ingredient used in glass-making as well as housing insulation. Plus, it's a known neurotoxin for humans,” - esthetician Rebecca O'Sullivan [2]

At the end of the day, kitty litter belongs in the box and not on our faces.

2. Bee Venom


One anti-aging trend that’s been on the rise has been the use of bee venom. “Bee venom therapy (BVT) involves the application of bee venom into the skin by administration of live bee stings or injections with a needle, including acupuncture into acupoints.” So what is the science behind this procedure?

“One of the principal components of bee venom is a chemical called melittin...Melittin changes the charge of the cell so it can absorb toxins, but also so it can absorb more oxygen, hormones, and amino acids. And since the irritant component of bee sting is left out of the mix, the result of using “bee venom” is pure skin rejuvenation.” [3]

Don’t go looking for a beehive, though. The claim is that “There is only the change in the skin that makes it more responsive to oxygen and nutrients. The extra energy in the skin helps it smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.” [4] However, there is no concrete proof that this technique helps rather than just hurts. Some sources say that BVT is supposed to mimic a bee sting, yet even this supposedly it does not do.

Even though this may seem like an exciting and more natural anti-aging alternative, there is very little scientific evidence that it’s actually effective, or even safe.

“Until there is more scientific evidence suggesting that apitherapy does more good than harm, I would avoid this alternative therapy,” writes Thomas Pirelli, PhD. This especially goes for people who are allergic to bee venom, as it could cause negative side effects. [5]

3. Chinese Fire facial


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In this “hot” new procedure, a towel soaked with alcohol (mixed with other components which vary on who performs the treatment) is placed over the face, and then (you guessed it) set ablaze. The fire is used to supposedly “stimulate cell regeneration and youthify the complexion.” [6]

It seems to go without saying here that there is a very obvious risk of receiving severe burns from the “Fire Facial”–a terrible price to pay for achieving more of a youthful look. [7]

Why Go To Extreme Lengths?

Your body has the ability to restore and repair itself- including fine lines and wrinkles. At Regeneris Medical, we harness the body’s regenerative powers reduce signs of aging.


PRP has a long history of being used in the medical field, and now its benefits are being applied to other sectors of medicine such as dermatology, skin wound healing, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation.

The Regeneris Cellu-Lift is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy designed to regenerate skin tissue. PRP therapy involves drawing a patient’s own blood and processing it so only the enriched cells (PRP) remain. This plasma contains essential proteins and growth factors. When injected into specific areas of the skin, it acts as a matrix that promotes collagen growth, regenerates tissue, and acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin.

The natural production of collagen leads to a total facial rejuvenation rather than just individual wrinkle improvement. Regeneris Medical’s PRP Cellu-Lift is one of the most advanced and effective anti-aging procedures available today.


Fortunately, you can restore lost volume and revitalize your facial appearance with thea minimally invasive Regeneris Face Lift, a minimally-invasive procedure that combines fat transfer, PRP and stem cells.

In the last 20 years, surgeons have been documenting some long-term benefits found from fat cell transfers, including the ability to maintain volume as well as other regenerative evidence. Fat grafts are loaded with stem cells, whether you specially process the fat or not.

Stem cells certainly have a role to play in regenerative medicine and cosmetic surgery. However, very few surgeons are experienced using Stem Cell + PRP activated fat grafts. At Regeneris Medical we have performed SVF/PRP procedures since 2009 for variety of medical and aesthetic conditions.

Contact Us Today!

Don’t wait another moment- turn back the clock with Regeneris Medical. Call (855) 734-3678 to speak to one of our staff members or click here to use our contact form.


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-x6hCI9X0g

[2] http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a11675/kitty-litter-mask/

[3, 4] https://healthybutsmart.com/bee-venom-therapy/

[4] ibid

[5] http://secretsofthebees.com/health-benefits/bee-venom/

[6, 7] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2289665/Would-set-FIRE-face-look-younger-Disturbing-new-treatment-sees-women-flames-pursuit-eternal-youth.html



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