Recently, a cosmetic skin procedure has taken the beauty world by storm; it’s called EscarGLOW™, a breakthrough anti-aging facial treatment that involves using a micro-needling device to infuse snail secretion – that is, slime produced by snails – into the skin.

Created by Matthew Schulman, M.D, a New York City board certified plastic surgeon, EscarGLOW™ snail slime facials are in high demand especially among men and women in their 30s-50s who want to reverse sun damage, minimize imperfections and scars as well as reduce signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles and dark spots.

“The results have been extremely satisfying. We see men and women with smoother, tighter skin that glows. Once the person gets over the initial hesitation about having snail slime on their face, they fall in love with the treatment and results. I should mention that the snail secretion is very light and has no smell. It is not slimy or sticky, so it is really not a problem for even the most squeamish patient,” Schulman said.

EscarGLOW™is a facial treatment that uses antioxidant-rich "slime" secretion from specific types of snails. Photo Credit:

EscarGLOW™is a facial treatment that uses antioxidant-rich “slime” secretion from specific types of snails.
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Why snail slime? according to Schulman, snail secretions have been used for medicinal purposes, to cure illness and heal skin, since ancient times. In more modern times, Chilean snail farmers have noted that the constant handling of the snails left them with hands that appeared younger than the rest of their body.

However, only specific types of snail secretion have skin benefits. Collected from certain snails without harming them, the snail slime used during an EscarGLOW™ treatment is rich in antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

The facial will typically run from $300-$350 per treatment. Schulman said that best results are usually seen after a series of 3-5 treatments. The procedure is non-invasive and results can be seen almost immediately.

EscarGLOW™ is available exclusively at Matthew Schulman Plastic Surgery, located at 950 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028.


BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS COURTESY OF MATTHEW SCHULMAN PLASTIC SURGERY