Remove wrinkles!!! with baby’s foreskin??

As fashion and personal physique have become very important indicators of happiness in a person’s life, removing wrinkles and other “crow’s-feet” is on the top agenda for many people in the 21st century.  Sure, these treatments have been adding much revenue to the dermatological businesses, especially in affluent areas, for Botox and other laser treatments, but there is another cure that is taking the lead in cosmetics: baby foreskin.  

This new discovery has been put to use in the U.K., where about 150 patients have already received injections of Vavelta, “a foreskin-derived skin treatment aimed at rejuvenating and smoothing skin withered with age or damaged by scarring from acne, burns and surgical incisions, according to a spokesperson for Intercytex , PLC, the Cambridge, England-based company that makes the product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved Vavelta, nor have any other federal agencies outside the U.K., where it was introduced in June 2007.”  The Intercytex link above has several informative and simple videos to help explain the process a bit more.

According to, “each vial of Vavelta (enough for treating about four square centimeters of skin, roughly the size of a U.S. postal stamp) consists of about 20 million live fibroblasts—cells that produce a skin-firming protein called collagen , which becomes increasingly scarce with age. Fibroblasts also make elastin, a protein that allows the skin to snap back to its original shape after being pulled or stretched like a rubber band, as well as hyaluronic acid, which locks moisture in the skin, keeping it supple and plump.”

It seems that there might be an increase in demand for this cosmetic drug if it offers promise into transforming the physical beauty of individuals, which apparently is of great importance.  In my opinion, people should generally be thhankful for being on this Earth and not be so focused on being as perfect-looking as possible.  It is usually these  types of people whose main objective in life is to look more beautiful than the next person that are the ugliest inside and do horrible things for success or glamour.  

I suppose that this new product signifies how far cosmetic medicine has come, since there are now physical advantages to the public following a circumcision.  On the more pragmatic side, if an individual has suffered burns or other unfortunate accident, for example, and needs this product to look like a normal person, than I whole-heartidely advocate this product and all its derivatives.  It most definately depends on the context in which the product is being used that the individual of interest may be judged on.  In the end, however, a person’s personal life is a person’s personal life, and not much can be done about that.



~ by jrn320afigueroa on February 13, 2009.

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