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Post by Mazy on Mon Jun 10 2013, 16:38

I could not find the thread for this so I started a new, I think he can be moved that way.

How George Clooney has inspired cosmetic craze for 'ball ironing' - that sees wrinkles removed from you know where...
By SADIE WHITELOCKS
PUBLISHED: 08:54 EST, 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:04 EST, 10 June 2013

George Clooney has repeatedly joked that instead of his eyes he gets the skin on his testicles 'ironed' out, but now it appears he's inspired a new craze in Hollywood.

Cosmetic expert Nurse Jamie told MailOnline that she added 'Tighten the Tackle' to the list of services at her Santa Monica spa, Beauty Park, last year, and it has been a raving success.

Delicately describing the $575 non-surgical treatment, the blonde beautician says it involves using lasers to remove hair, erase wrinkles and correct discoloration on the scrotum.

Beauty regime: George Clooney has repeatedly joked that instead of his eyes, he gets the skin on his testicles 'ironed' out, but now it appears he's inspired a new craze in Hollywood

Like women, she explains her male clients are keen to 'keep their garden kept' and it's purely for aesthetic reasons.

During the movie awards season she's apparently inundated with requests and now many are gearing up for the Emmys this September.

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She continues: 'They thought the Brazilian bikini wax was crazy ten years ago and now it’s just part of the process . . the tide is turning - don't knock it until you try it.
'Down there the skin ages, it’s a thinner skin like that around the eyes.'

Nurse Jamie, who refuses to reveal which celebrities she's treated, decided to investigate 'tackle tightening' after being bombarded with inquiries.

'They thought the Brazilian bikini wax was crazy ten years ago and now it’s just part of the process - the tide is turning'
'Men are becoming more comfortable with their grooming habits,' she said.
On her website, beautyparkspa.com the procedure is sold more subtly as the 'Male Laser Lift.'

She said she had a difficult time coming up with a name and other contenders included 'Ball Ironing', 'Go Nuts' and 'Laser Polish The Crown Jewels'.

A blurb explaining the process reads: '[This] evens out skin tone, removes discoloration from ingrown hairs, removes skin tags and provides overall tightening to the external skin. You know where…'

Depending on what needs to be done, the hair removal process takes 45 minutes and it takes another 25 minutes to tighten and improve skin tone.

Results last up to four weeks and she recommends around six sessions. 'It has a high patient satisfaction,' she reveals.

Whereas 15per cent of her clients used to be men, that number has shot up to 40per cent.

On trend: Nurse Jamie launched her Tighten the Tackle service last year and says it's been a raving success

On average they spend $900 at a time on small enhancements here and there - considerably more than women.

As well as A-listers, 'handymen, bankers and CEOs' are also keen to improve their looks below the belt, according to Nurse Jamie.

Just the other day she received a visit from a business executive who wanted to feel his best before a round of public speaking.

At first a little nervous, she said by the end of the consultation he was 'loving' the thought of everything he could have done.

'Male clients are so much easier than women. Most of them become clients for life,' she added.

Nurse Jamie predicts that her Tighten the Tackle treatment will become increasingly popular as people realize 'it's not as strange as it sounds'.

She declined to comment on George Clooney's claims.

In an interview with Italy’s Max magazine this January, the 52-year-old actor said: 'I never fixed my eyes, but I spent more money to stretch the skin of my testicles.

'I did not like the wrinkles. It’s a new technique, many people in Hollywood have done it. It’s called ‘ball ironing.'"

He also touched on 'ball ironing' in a 2008 interview with Esquire. Surgeons say such intervention can boost a man’s self-confidence by tightening the skin and muscle around the testes.


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NURSE JAMIE'S TOP TEN MALE BEAUTY SECRETS
1. Toss your razor and opt for laser hair removal: These days shaving is optional. For silky smooth skin without the razor bumps, laser hair removal such as Soprano XL is a great option that will keep you hair-free for your night out.
2. Embrace self-tanning: Men should embrace self-tanning, especially gradual self-tanners. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation there is a 5.1per cent increase in the incidence of skin cancer in men over the age of 65. Nurse Jamie says: 'Dudes- protect yourself! Daily SPF is essential to your daily skincare regime.'
3. Exfoliate: Exfoliating cleansers and masks help to boost cell turnover. 'Push Fido to the side, exfoliating is your new best friend,' Nurse Jamie explains.
4. No more double chins: Non-invasive fat removal for men - the two most requested areas are the double chin and love handles. This procedure is pain-free with no down time.
5. Don’t neglect the brows: Nurse Jamie says that men need to maintain their brows as much as women do and it's important for them to get a shape that compliments their face.
6. Male Laser Lift: 'Tighten the tackle' with our Pixel Perfect laser. Remove discoloration from ingrown hairs, skin tags, overall general improvement of tone and texture in the area.
7. No grandpa eyes: Men can choose to have an in-office procedure using Botox and filler. For those who are scared by needles Nurse Jamie recommends EGF Stem Cell Repair Serum to cause cell turnover and minimize lines and wrinkles without irritation.
8. Don’t forget your water and vitamins: The Nurse Jamie Daily Multi Protect gives you your daily dose of vitamins and encourages your water intake.
9. Make sure to remove pore-causing products at night: Products like men’s hair gel and sculpting paste can be transferred to the skin and clog facial pores - causing breakouts. It's important to wash you face nightly and give your skin a breath of fresh air.
10. Keep nails groomed: You don’t need a full-blown manicure but its important to keep nails tidy. Keep nails regularly trimmed and filed, and clip hang nails. No biting!


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Re: How George Clooney inspired a testicle beauty treatment in Santa Monica

Post by Katiedot on Mon Jun 10 2013, 16:57

Ok, can I now declare the end of the world?

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Re: How George Clooney inspired a testicle beauty treatment in Santa Monica

Post by silly girl on Mon Jun 10 2013, 17:13

Mazy you beat me too it..

and I agree Katie...this is "the end of the world as we know it"....to think he was kidding..... Wink

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Post by Katiedot on Mon Jun 10 2013, 17:17

Yep, he was joking but this lady clearly isn't.

I'm still trying to figure out why any man would be rushing to get his balls made beautiful in time for the Emmys. It's not like we're going to get to see them, is it?

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Re: How George Clooney inspired a testicle beauty treatment in Santa Monica

Post by Lakin460 on Mon Jun 10 2013, 17:27

For me, this ranks right up there with having your asshole bleached. Totally ridiculous obsession with looks.

I've never, ever, EVER had a man be turned off by the appearance of my ungroomed lady bits and I've known my share of the male population. And I've never had any issue with wrinkled or discolored balls.

Good grief! This fixation with appearance and removal of anything deemed less than pristine just reeks of Hollywood self absorbed superficiality. There are real world problems out there and people are spending fortunes to groom their genitals. Sheesh!!!!!

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Post by Joanna on Mon Jun 10 2013, 18:04

Katiedot wrote:Yep, he was joking but this lady clearly isn't.

I'm still trying to figure out why any man would be rushing to get his balls made beautiful in time for the Emmys. It's not like we're going to get to see them, is it?



Well.....no one knows what goes on behind closed doors at those
after parties !

lol!

There are so many people who just want to take one's hard earned money today, especially in the so called beauty market.
And so many gullible people are just willing to hand it over.


PS..I hope George sues someone for using his name like that !

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Post by ktsue2002 on Mon Jun 10 2013, 18:31

Oh dear! He can't even make a joke without someone taking it seriously.

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Post by Mazy on Mon Jun 10 2013, 18:47

ktsue2002 wrote:Oh dear! He can't even make a joke without someone taking it seriously.

And if you noticed it has gone viral it is all over twitter. I think that using his joke not to mention his name he should something of it for a charity.

Mind you no one is saying what any side affects could be. Did you see all the other services that are offered for men?

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Post by What Would He Say on Mon Jun 10 2013, 20:17

"What a load of balls" ....
as they say Basketball

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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 20:38

men are born with wrinkled skin down there. It's natural. If they are really that vane, get a girlfriend with really good suction, those wrinkles will disappear in no time

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Post by Joanna on Mon Jun 10 2013, 20:55

Oh playful....there speaks the voice of experience !!

You'll have to organise a seminar in LA Coolio

LOL!


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Post by Joanna on Mon Jun 10 2013, 20:58

One of the comments on the Mail...

"If mine had no wrinkles it would be as big as a football"

gotpics lol!

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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 21:14

Joanna, I have no idea what you are talking about

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Re: How George Clooney inspired a testicle beauty treatment in Santa Monica

Post by Mazy on Mon Jun 10 2013, 21:39

Lakin I really hope this one was a joke.

For me, this ranks right up there with having your asshole bleached. Totally ridiculous obsession with looks.

and don't say it too loud.

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Post by Joanna on Mon Jun 10 2013, 21:46

playfuldeb wrote:Joanna, I have no idea what you are talking about


I believe you....I really do !
Nudge nudge.....wink wink.... Thumbs up!


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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 21:49

and ya'll thought I was so innocent just because Im a nice person . . .

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Post by theminis on Mon Jun 10 2013, 22:11

Good Lord, its 7.00am, Im eating breakfast and reading about wrinkled balls!! and my hubby thinks I don't learn anything of value here LOL

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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 22:15

OMGosh, you are responsible now for a great belly laff. Thanks!

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Post by theminis on Mon Jun 10 2013, 22:18

Anytime Playful, on a side note one of my hubby's male friends gets his entire area down there waxed!! His theory is without all the grass his tree looks taller! Everytime I see him now I just start laughing

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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 22:51

not sure about taller, but it sure beats coughing up hair. Besides, it's not how long the fuse is, it's the dynamite behind it.

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Post by it's me on Mon Jun 10 2013, 22:52

Wow baby ! affraid

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Post by Mazy on Mon Jun 10 2013, 23:07

theminis wrote:Anytime Playful, on a side note one of my hubby's male friends gets his entire area down there waxed!! His theory is without all the grass his tree looks taller! Everytime I see him now I just start laughing

I would never be able to face him again thanks for the laugh. Oh the PAIN

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Post by it's me on Mon Jun 10 2013, 23:21

Yes! pale

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Post by NotAvailable on Tue Jun 11 2013, 04:10

I'm sitting here trying to be quiet because my son is napping, but my belly is shaking so hard. You gals made my night. Smile

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Post by theminis on Tue Jun 11 2013, 04:18

LOL chuckle quietly nothing worse than waking a sleeping child!

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Post by ... on Tue Jun 11 2013, 05:07

Lame story.
Makes him sound like a fool.
Trashy even.
Don't believe it. Wonder who writes this rubbish.

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Post by Katiedot on Tue Jun 11 2013, 06:09

I think you've misunderstood Ocean. The story is real: there really is a beauty place that's offering this treatment.

Nobody is saying George actually did it. We're all aware it was a joke he made but this joke inspired a beautician to actually create the treatment he joked about.

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Post by NotAvailable on Tue Jun 11 2013, 08:25

Yeah Ocean, we love George and wouldn't believe he even needs such a thing... but sometimes funny ideas can be well... funny. He is the one who made the joke, so it went thru the gossip mill and when someone decided to cash in on the idea, it hit the twitter world like a hurricane...as usual with such things. But some things get said in such a way... especially around here. Sometimes it just cracks me up!

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Post by ... on Tue Jun 11 2013, 08:39

Thanks for clarifying that, ladies.
After reading a post above about butt hole bleaching, I felt queasy. Vomit 1 Like Kardashian did it with hydroquinone. Don't know which sibling. One of the dark Armenian looking ones with excess melanin. TMI

I mean, what next? Would he dye his pubic hair?
I guess it's his depraved sense of humor. Rolling Eyes

And some men would do it. Maybe if Burt Lancaster or Mickey Rourke had said it, I'd be inclined to believe it.

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Post by NotAvailable on Tue Jun 11 2013, 08:50

OH lol! Don't give him any ideas. He makes those wicked jokes and ppl never know when to take him seriously or not because he can tell it with that straight face. That one was gonna be a real twitter world banger. It has grown since he told it. Somewhere in some place, theres a nose growing like crazy and sprouting twigs...

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Post by playfuldeb on Tue Jun 11 2013, 11:08

When the hair on your head turns grey, so does all the body hair. So he wont need to lighten THAT hair cuz it already is

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Post by it's me on Sat Jun 15 2013, 23:05

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Post by playfuldeb on Sat Jun 15 2013, 23:08

nice find !

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Thumbs up!

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Post by Mazy on Thu Jun 20 2013, 18:59

Now you know they have to come up with something for this last joke. ha ha ha

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Post by Mazy on Thu Jun 20 2013, 19:04

I looked all over for the "Ball Ironing" thread and could not find it so I will put this here. This is for anyone wanting to know the facts about the procedure, let me know if you want it out while I still can get in the "edit mode." ha ha
Today at 2:19 PM June 19, 2013

MY FAILED ATTEMPT AT GETTING MY BALLS ‘IRONED’

BY ZAK STONE

When I heard George Clooney goes to the spa to get his balls pressed wrinkle-free with a laser, or, in his words, “ironed,” my first thought was, Does it hurt? But a quick phone call to Beauty Park, the Santa Monica medical spa run by cosmetologist-to-the-stars Jamie Sherill (or Nurse Jamie, as she prefers) alleviated that concern. “It used to be almost that you wanted a Vicodin. Now you don't even need numbing cream.”

That’s comforting because, according to the Daily Mail and countless other publications who picked up their story (the Cut included), these lasers were the key to aging as gracefully as the King of the Silver Foxes; Clooney (jokingly?) even told two different men’s magazines he gets the procedure. One day, when I got older and saggier, I too would need to get my scrotum straightened out. And Sherill, with her $575 “male laser lift,” would be my provider.

But there’s one problem: Ball ironing doesn’t actually exist. At least not in the way it’s been described all over the Internet. “It's not a direct laser beam on the area,” she explains, referring to the scrotum. “I think that [the articles] even said that [the treatment] removes every wrinkle, and that's definitely not true.” She pauses. “I think that would be dangerous.”
Indeed, a quick Google search for "why are my balls wrinkly" gives a decent reminder of high-school biology: The sack needs extra skin so it can expand and retract to maintain the ideal temperature for sperm production.

So what happens at an appointment like this? “We do laser hair removal in the male bikini area. We tighten the buttock area, the inner thighs,” with a laser called the Accent. If there are pigment changes or skin tags in the area, as both Sherill and her manager Wendy Walters repeatedly called the groin, they can also remove those. A different resurfacing laser, called the Pixel, is beamed around the area for additional tightening. “But it's not about removing every line out of the scrotum,” Sherrill adds.

(That treatment would require a visit to a plastic surgeon and is called a scrotoplasty. But even surgery wouldn’t remove every testicular nook and cranny. And, usually, a scrotoplasty is for people in need of scrotal reconstruction, like trans females-to-males looking to shape external genitalia into a penis and scrotum.)

To compare, Walters says their procedure is “basically a facial in the area.” To Sherrill, it’s analogous to a female treatment called the “vaginal rejuvenation,” made popular when she rejuvenated the vaginas of the cast of VHI’s Hollywood Exes on television.

She first put the male version of the treatment on the menu in 2011, but says she didn’t know Clooney had told Esquire about ball-ironing back in 2008 (“Unfortunately, I do not know George Clooney”). Yet the actor’s more recent joke in the January issue of the Italian magazine Max and the Daily Mail’s decision to profile Beauty Park as the mecca for this new

“Hollywood Craze” has essentially made “ball-ironing” go viral; Sherill tells me the spa’s website has crashed twice, and Walters says they’ve received phone calls from as far away as India and Australia.

While business has grown among males in recent years, the guy who gets the male laser lift is not the typical client. “That's gonna be someone that's on-camera,” she explains, noting that appointments for men uptick during awards season.

“There’s only so much you can do with personal training and home-delivered meals. Sometimes you need a little help from a laser.” Just not directly on your scrotum, it turns out.

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