bird poop facial

As a Spa offering Cosmetic Surgery, we commonly get asked what we think about the latest trends. Recently a client asked what I thought about the Bird Poop or “Geisha facials” that are now the new craze. I investigated and had to ask, would you have dried Nightingale poop mixed with rice bran applied to your face for $180 a pop, or better yet “poop”? One New York Spa owner is offering just that. About 100 women and men go into the Shizuka New York skin care salon, just off Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, each month to get the treatment, which is promoted as a way to keep the face soft and smooth using an enzyme in the poop to gently exfoliate the skin.

The reality is that the poop probably contains an enzyme that may brighten the skin, however there is no scientific literature to support this. In addition we have enzyme and chemical peels that we know will have an impactful improvement on one’s skin, therefore we don’t recommend bird poop or snail slime alternatives. If you lived 600 years ago, this may have been your only option, now we are fortunate to offer our client’s safer and more reliable alternative, states Nikki Rasmussen RN and aesthetic specialist from Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa. Glycolic peels, Enzyme peels, as well as a consistent clinical grade skin care regimen will have a bigger impact on a client’s complexion than bird poop.

Nikki Rasmussen is a Registered Nurse and Skin care specialist at Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa located in Guilford, CT. Yolo offers an array of medical grade peels as well as laser services. Visit or call 203-533-4560 to schedule your Look 5 years younger consultation.

References: Newest facial craze sweeping New York? Bird poop