Valvelta is a wrinkle treatment available in the UK that is derived from the foreskins of babies.
That’s right: THE FORESKINS OF BABY PENISES.
At birth, we chose not to circumcise our son, but not all boys are so lucky. What should doctors do with all those leftover foreskins from circumcisions? Treat the aging population’s wrinkles, of course! According to Scientific American, Vavelta uses fibroblasts, cells that produce the skin-firming protein collagen and make elastin. The source of the fibrolasts: baby foreskins.
The fibroblasts in Vavelta are isolated from the foreskins taken from baby boys, given several months to grow and multiply in the lab, and then packaged into treatment vials that are shipped to a select group of U.K. physicians. Each vial costs approximately 750 pounds, or $1,000], according to the company spokesperson.
Once delivered into the skin, the fibroblasts begin producing collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin (which build and reinforce it) orthey make enzymes called metalloproteinases to break down excessive amounts of proteins that accumulate in scar tissue, according to Paul Kemp, Intercytex’s chief scientific officer.
Some doctors warn the foreskins could carry viruses, besides the um, ethical considerations. Glad my son’s foreskin is still where it belongs on his penis and not injected into some old woman’s face looking for the fountain of youth.