Gwyneth Paltrow’s premiere issue of Goop magazine hit yesterday for pre-order and, besides a pretty revealing cover shot of the star, she gets into something she swears by that may have some people—not too surprisingly—scratching their heads: Bee venom injections in her C-section scar.
As reported on by Us, the 44-year-old shared that, “The doctor stings you [with a live bee] like it’s an acupuncture needle. I had it done on my cesarean scar…I had some buckling in the scar, and it really evened it out.”
Sounds out there but New York dermatologist Adebola Dele-Michael, MD, says bee venom contains hyaluronidase and other substances, which can soften scar tissue and keloids, but stresses that “caution must be taken with this treatment as some people are allergic to bee venom and may develop anaphylaxis when exposed.”
“There are many other effective treatments for keloids and scars, so those suffering from keloids and scars should speak with a board-certified dermatologist about treatment options,” Dr. Dele-Michael adds.