Would You Dare Try the Hannibal Lecter Facial in the Name of Beauty?

We do strange things in an attempt to get that smooth, glowing epidermis. From Kim K’s Vampire Blood Facial to Madonna’s Placenta face cream and Demi Moore’s leech therapy, facial treatments just seem to get weirder and weirder. So it’s no surprise that there’s a facial named after the infamous film character, Hannibal Lecter.

It’s actually called the Iderm galvanic treatment and it got its nickname from the electrode mask that the client has to wear during the therapy. It’s one of the most requested services at the Marianne Kehoe Skin Studio in California and it promises dramatic results for the skin from the inside out. The Iderm galvanic treatment utilises electric current to help give your skin a glow and make it appear more youthful. It is performed to deeply cleanse your skin, thereby minimising bacterial growth as it increases blood circulation and decreases inflammation.

If you’re slightly unnerved by the electric-shock component, don’t worry. You’re not actually going to experience an unbearable amount of electric current because the treatment itself is supposed to be soothing and enjoyable. First, a heated dome will be placed over the skin to retain the skin’s natural moisture as it draws out toxins and impurities. Next, each pore is extracted before the facial electrode mask is used to stream an even flow of low amperage current over the face and neck as it infuses a vitamin-rich mineral solution into your skin. You’re guaranteed to walk out the door with firmer-looking complexion that’s brighter and more even.