Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Placenta Facial

Lancer Dermatology, Beverly Hills

Dr. Harold Lancer, dermatologist to the stars, has a different definition of "baby soft" skin than most of us do. Lancer's Beverly Hills clinic offers a placenta facial, which uses an "FDA-approved biological protein derivative from human placenta," he says. The thick, white cream — "a living broth of human-derived, purified tissue," as he describes it — is applied all over the face, eyelids, ear lobes, chest and shoulders after a thorough exfoliation and cleansing. A mesh mask stretched on top helps the hydrating treatment penetrate the skin. The hefty price tag of about $500 includes an in-house treatment and regimented aftercare, including a daily serum and cream.