THE CHALLENGE A comprehensive salon skin treatment that has you back at your desk in 60 mins, looking like you’ve been away a month. THE PRACTITIONER Douglas Pereira at Clinical Skin Therapy, Sydney. THE TREATMENT
Step 1: A gentle cleanse to get rid of any kind of dirt or environmental pollution. Step 2: Microhydrabrasion, in which a wand exfoliates the face and washes away the debris – it’s a deep cleanse that feels a little weird but not uncomfortable. Step 3: Light therapy. An LED red light is placed over the eyes to “rejuvenate and plump” the skin. More on that later. Step 4: A fine spray of active ingredients to prepare the skin. Step 5: A process called active infusion therapy infuses, yep, the previously applied actives with pure oxygen to help them penetrate deeper into the skin. It feels like an extended facial, with the added temptation to nod off, similar to when viewing one of your boss’s thrice-weekly presentations. THE COST $220. THE RESULT Definitely a difference regarding texture and firmness, with skin plumped and rejuvenated. Also a diminishing of bags and under-eye circles.
An excellent middle ground between at-home treatments and the world of cosmeceutical injectables.
You need to go back every six weeks.