Would you dare try an anti-aging treatment that involves blood sucking? No, not by vampires…this procedure involves other blood suckers: leeches.
Leech facials are available here in Los Angeles, and this interesting and strange treatment that sounds like it comes straight out of a horror movie, recently made some Real Housewives of Orange County cringe. In the RHOC television episode, Dr. Terry Dubrow and wife Heather revealed they had both had leech facials prior to attending a party. The big tell-tale sign was not their glowing skin, but that Heather’s stomach was bleeding (where the leeches had been placed) right through her clothes, despite her duct-taping a maxi pad to her stomach to soak up the blood.
Heather Dubrow stated her inspiration for this bizarre beauty secret was actress Demi Moore, who has admitted she is a fan of leech therapy. In the episode, Heather told Vicki how leech therapy works:
“She (referring to Demi Moore) gets leeches on her stomach, and they suck your blood, and they squish ’em out, and they put it on your face, and it makes you young and fabulous. The leech therapy brightens your skin, tightens your skin, and gives you a youthful glow.”
Leech therapy is also called Hirudotherapy. Medicinal leeches is a natural therapy, approved by FDA and successfully used for thousands of years in human history for a variety of ailments.
Heather and Dr. Terry Dubrow visited Irina Brodsky, a certified Hirudo therapist and holistic practitioner with nearly 20 years experience. She is the GO-TO person here in the Los Angeles area for leech therapy.
What are some of the benefits you can expect from leech therapy? According to Irina and her website, leech therapy can help with detoxing the body, losing weight, looking younger, relief from migraines and more. Irina gets amazing testimonials from her work in leech therapy.
Irina explains that there’s an enzyme in the leech that is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Some of these enzymes enter your bloodstream as the leech is sucking your blood and this helps improve the quality of your own blood, like a detox. In a leech facial, the leeches are allowed to feed on your blood for 30 minutes or up to an hour. After the leeches are full, the contents of their stomachs is placed on your face. Leech therapy involves 6-8 therapy sessions to see significant improvement.
It’s said that the leech facial reduces wrinkles, and stimulates circulation and collagen production, thus greatly improving skin condition and appearance. See the video to hear what Heather Dubrow thought about the procedure and how her skin looked afterwards.
Leech therapy (Hirudotherapy) is coming back as side effects free, non-invasive, drugless holistic Bio-Cure. That is, if you rule out bleeding from your stomach as a side effect.
Irina Brodsky conducts leech therapy in Pacific Palisades, CA, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Hollywood. Email her to start your leech therapy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Irina at 310-890-1799. To see Heather Dubrow’s face covered in her own blood (contents of the leech’s stomach), please click here.