Leeches in cosmethology
The methods of slowing the skin aging with leeches’ application have been known since ancient times. The blood from inside of the leech, smeared all over the face, was believed to bring healthy look on the skin and to make it look more firm. After later examination it had been revealed that in the leech saliva there has been some compounds bringing beneficial effects on the skin: improvement of its eleaticity, texture, blood circulation and oxygenation.
The mask should remain on the skin for about 10 – 20 minutes (until it dries). After that time, it needs to be washed off with pure warm water (without any detergents). The effects of the treatment are visible immediately after washing off the mask; the complexion appears younger, looks radiant and smooth.
The application of leeches and their saliva in slowing the skin aging is now considered to be the most exclusive and expensive hirudotherapy technique. It is now experiencing a true renaissance all over the world.