Tuesday, May 2, 2006
7 News Features: Fanny Facial
People in California have been cleansing, massaging and moisturizing it for years. If you think we're talking about your face, you're wrong, think a little lower. In tonight's special assignment report, 7's Lynn Martinez is introducing us to the Fanny Facial.
WSVN--We sit on it all day.
Exercise and tone it into shape.
And shake it on the dance floor.
But most of us just don't bother with our backside, no matter how much we use it.
Betsy Antillon: "I wear thongs to go to the beach."
Elizabeth Martinez: "I just love being outdoors. I love being in flip flops and a bathing suit and kind of hanging out."
Both Betsy Antillon and Elizabeth Martinez have dared to bare their derrieres in public.
"Butt" they never considered including their bottoms as part of their beauty routine.
That is, until now.
Elizabeth is a big fan of the fanny facial, done here at the Grove Isle Hotel Spa in Coconut Grove.
Marie Parodi: "It's for that area of the body that is actually the most neglected part."
Just like a regular facial, the area is cleansed, pimples extracted, and even a mask applied.
Elizabeth Martinez: "I thought it was a little strange at first, so I felt a little weird."
Lynn Martinez: "For the record, I don't have acne on my behind. But, the creators of this facial say it does help wipe out acne caused by wearing pantyhose all day and working out. And who doesn't want a better looking tush?"
Marie Parodi: "It's about them feeling better about themselves and about an area that's very sensitive and difficult to talk about at times and we can make it look good."
Elizabeth Martinez: "It was just one of those very special things to make myself feel better in a bathing suit and kind of compete with all the beautiful girls on South Beach."
You don't have to be Beyonce to feel bootylicious.
At Le Boe Day Spa in Coral Springs, the bootylicious bottom facial is the trendiest new treatment around.
Here, your bottom can be just as pampered as the rest of you.
Suzanne Turi: "It's used and abused, so we like to treat the rear as we would your face."
That means besides cleansing and exfoliating, a special microdermabrasion is done on each cheek and then the entire bottom is wrapped.
The treatment is supposed to make your skin look smoother, minimize scarring and stretch marks, and stimulate collagen production for a firmer fanny.
Suzanne Turi: "Even if your not out in the beach and it's just your sitting down everyday, your using your rear, and we don't realize that you do it does build up dead skin, you know how often do we exfoliate our rear?"
Bottom line for both Elizabeth and Betsy.
Betsy Antillon: "It feels great and its smoother. Actually my butt feels firm."
Elizabeth Martinez: "When I saw the results I couldn't believe how smooth my bottom felt so I loved it."
Plus, there's an extra bonus.
Suzanne Turi: "The only side effect would be too much attention at the beach."
So you're probably wondering how much a bottom boost costs? The treatment runs anywhere from $140 to $175.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Le Boe European Day Spa
9108 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Spa Terre at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
4 Grove Isle Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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