As our lives become more fast-paced and hectic, it’s inevitable that more people seek instant gratification when it comes to their beauty regime. And at the pinnacle of that? High-tech facials that promise to smooth, plump, brighten and lift your mien without being ablative at all so you can resume your daily routine immediately after. For the best results, aesthetic clinics, medi-spas and facial salons usually combine a few different equipment for a synergistic effect on your skin with the minimal amount of treatment time. Plus, these types of technology don’t require a doctor’s supervision, which hints that they are relatively affordably priced while ensuring optimal results.
One of the more common technologies include red LED light therapy, which reaches the dermis layer of skin to accelerate collagen production for a lifting and smoothing effect. Cryotherapy is also often used as the intense cold helps stimulate circulation and oxygen flow for a healthier, more radiant glow. Here, the five most high-tech facials with no downtime you have to try in time for the festive season:
#1: Freia Aesthetics The BR Royale Experience, $488 for about 90 minutes
Using cult Biologique Recherche products, this power-packed facial can be fully customised according to your skin type and concerns. After a thorough cleanse of your skin, your therapist will select suitable booster serums from the BR range to target multiple signs of ageing like dullness, enlarged pores, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. And the perfect partner to these potent serums? The use of a micro-needling pen. Instead of the usual micro-needling roller that you might be more familiar with, this pen has adjustable intensity modes which gives your therapist better control for more consistent results. All you feel is a slight pricking sensation as the micro-needling pen is moved around your face, but if you have a really low threshold for pain, consider asking for a numbing cream. With tiny spikes at the end of the pen, micro-perforations are made to the skin surface, which signals to the fibroblasts to make more collagen for accelerated skin repair. These tiny openings also enhance product penetration to your skin for enhanced efficacy. You might notice a slight flushing on some areas of your skin, but this should subside within the day.
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#2: EstheClinic Intense Glow Treatment, $450 for 40 to 60 minutes
Combining IPL and LED light therapy, this facial treatment is your go-to if you’re concerned with pigmentation as well as a loss of skin firmness. After cleansing, EstheClinic’s patented MacPeel IPL technology is used to break up unwanted spots, accelerate skin turnover and refine skin texture. Best part? Even those with extremely low pain tolerance will feel at ease as you don’t feel any pain or pricking sensation at all. Next, the Eladerm CosmeLED Le Serum, a serum that’s packed with anti-ageing actives, is applied to enhance the effects of LED therapy. A combination of red and yellow lights are used, which not only stimulates collagen production but also inhibits the proliferation of melanocytes and gives skin an energy boost. You’ll emerge with brighter, suppler skin with zero redness and sensitivity.
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