BEARD IS REMOVED WITH MUD AND USE OF X-RAYS (Apr, 1924) (Apr, 1924)

So basically this is just a facial waxing followed by lots of x-rays. Actually, I’ll bet this works. Most people who have been exposed to large doses of radiation do not have to worry about shaving, or combing their hair, or brushing their teeth.

BEARD IS REMOVED WITH MUD AND USE OF X-RAYS

Shaving beards from men’s faces, has been accomplished by a special mudlike paste that is undergoing experiments at the hands of a New York doctor. After the mass has been applied, it hardens and is torn off. To finish the operation, X-rays are then directed against the skin. The originator of the method claims that it is beneficial and if used regularly will remove scars and similar marks of long standing. It is also said that the sticky treatment does not leave any ill effects on tender skins.

4 comments
  1. howarthc says: April 3, 200710:03 am

    I am glad you filed that under “scary” that is the most disturbing thing I have ever read. I wonder why ripping your facial hair out by use of chemicals then firing X-Rays at your battered skin never caught on? :¬o

  2. Stannous says: April 3, 20074:05 pm

    Gotta love the Peter Lorre-like expression on the doctor’s face.

  3. Larry says: February 23, 20085:46 pm

    “I wonder why ripping your facial hair out by use of chemicals then firing X-Rays at your battered skin never caught on? :¬o”

    Oh but it has… they just changed the type of rays used. It’s now called “Laser hair removal”.

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