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Microdermabrasion for the Buttocks

Are you woried about a sagging back side?

Across the United States, "butt facials" are promising to tighten, lift and tone the nation's buttocks.

"I call mine the 'Butt Lift', and it has gotten pretty popular, especially as the weather gets warmer and the summer nears," said Kristine Panariello, who runs a spa boutique in New York.

The treatment is part of a wave of procedures for clients who have money to spare and who are keen on taking care of every inch of their body.

Buttock microdermabrasion procedure

Some treatments for the rear-end focus on cleansing and detoxifying the skin, much like a regular facial.

Others use microdermabrasion, or microcurrent therapy, to rid the buttocks of cellulite deposits, acne and other skin problems.

"People want to look great all the time, so why not there?" Ms Panariello said. "You definitely see a major difference in the silhouette of the body."

Her clients, mostly women, spend $US650 for the one-hour treatment, and she recommends at least two sessions for the best results that will last the summer.

The few men are usually athletes who sweat a lot.

Buttock microdermabrasion for stress relief

Aleksa Montpetit, of Minnesota, said she began getting facials for her buttocks at Extrados Spa, in Minneapolis, about 18 months ago and has not looked back since.

"It's a stress reliever, and it's relaxing," said Ms Montpetit, who pays $US65 for each session. "My husband also seems to like it, and with bikini season coming up, I am more confident wearing a swimsuit."

At Smooth Synergy spa in New York the $US220 signature buttocks facial consists of three steps aimed at leaving clients with a perfectly smooth and polished derriere.

The behind is first exfoliated with a pawpaw mint scrub. Next, microcurrent therapy lifts and tones the skin, and then the entire body is given an organic spray tan to achieve "that total bombshell look", as the spa's website proclaims.

Jessica Martin, of New York, said she had had a "butt facial" twice in the past 18 months and is mulling treating herself to another before the onset of summer.

Original article by Jocelyne Zablit, theage.com.au