When presented with the opportunity to try out some really cool, kinda weird facials at the Laser Beautique, Marié and I simply could not say no. We stepped out of the office for a breath of fresh air and got ourselves lost (literally) in Sea Point. Although our adventure had a bit of a rocky start (we’re definitely not from that part of Cape Town, and we got lost for the better part of an hour), our beautician, Stephanie, took amazing care of us and graciously welcomed us into The Laser Beautique..
I have experienced a medical facial in the past, so when I had the opportunity to try out The Laser Beautique’s CoolLifting treatment, I was only too excited.
For you readers out there who aren’t aware of what CoolLifting is, it’s a treatment that combines hydrating Hyaluronic Acid with Carbon Dioxide (CO2) to plump up your skin, leaving it youthful and hydrated.
Sounds weird? Trust me, the treatment is just as strange.
After a gentle cleansing solution is applied to your face, you basically lie there with a cold solution of Hyaluronic Acid and CO2 sprayed into your face. But don’t worry, the treatment lasts a mere 5 minutes, and having the excess Hyaluronic Acid massaged into your skin? Heaven.
With my dehydrated and sensitive skin, both Marié and I could see the difference. It honestly felt as though my laugh lines and finer wrinkles had been completely erased. Not bad for a first time non-invasive treatment! And it only gets better the longer you continue with the sessions.
With no redness or sensitivity, this treatment is safe to use on a weekly basis, and unlike other treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasions, you can go about your day without any downtime. I’m not going to lie though, my face was a little shiny from the Hyaluronic Acid – enough so that my boss was able to remark on it.
For me facials have always been something I view as a birthday gift from your mom or that once-in-a-blue-moon treat. But now, after having experienced the Cinderella Facial at The Laser Beautique, I realise how important it is for your skin to receive some tender loving care on a regular basis. Not only was it good for my skin, but it was good for my soul as well. I could feel the stress fade as I took some much needed time for myself.
What is the Cinderella Facial?
The Cinderella Facial is a combination of cosmeceutical lotions and potions from the RegimA or Nimue skincare ranges. These active products are combined with Near Infrared (NIR) technology to reveal a revitalised appearance, and leave you feeling as transformed as Cinderella
NIR stimulates fibroblasts and the formation of new collagen, helping to tighten the skin and prevent the signs of early ageing.. At first I was a bit sceptical about this facial, because how could it be possible for my skin to be smoother, tighter, & firmer after a single treatment? But when I took a closer look at my eye area, I could really see a major difference.
How does it work?
For 15 minutes the Near Infrared Technology machine massages your entire face. It gets hotter by the second and I can say with a lot of pride that I survived until it reached 44°C, which is where I “tapped out”. I experienced a lingering warmth, tightness, and redness in the treated area, but luckily it faded within a few hours of treatment.
Both the CoolLifting and Cindarella facials work for men and women, although it is suggested that men shave beforehand so as to enjoy the full effects of the treatment.
If you want to learn more about these really cool facials, visit thelaserbeautique.co.za.