Curiosity got the better of me when I was given the opportunity to experience microdermabrasion and ultrasound skin treatment at a very irresistible price. By the end of the 2-hour session, I came out with a huge smile, renewed skin and comparison pictures to show.
Early this week, I went for my free facial (voucher compliments of A Cut Above) appointment at Facial First in Boulevard, Mid Valley. Over the years I've been to a number of facials including free ones and I've never been compelled to upgrade my session or sign up for any packages. This time, however, was refreshingly albeit dangerously (made me spend more money!) different. The salon's ambiance, while comfortable, is nothing to shout about. What got me hooked was my consultation with facial consultant, June Tan. Not to blow my own horn but I know the tricks up the sleeves of a salesperson well and I'm usually impervious to sweet talk. But give me straight forward no bullshit honesty and I'll start to weaken. June gave me that with extra doses of knowledge, sincerity and attentiveness. I couldn't say no.
My hydrating treatment session (worth RM500) comprised of a basic facial, several masks, microdermabrasion, blackhead extraction and ultrasound.
The process involves a specialized tool shooting a stream of tiny crystals to remove the out most layer of the skin (stratum corneum) and a vacuum collecting the used crystals and dead skin for disposal. The suction felt like cellophane tape on the skin repeatedly applied and removed. You can read more about how microdermabrasion works here.
This procedure encourages the formation of new and healthy skin cells to replace the ones that have been removed.
Ultrasound Skin Treatment
The ultrasound promotes activity at the deeper layers of the skin to increase fibroblast activity needed to increase collagen production as well as signal the fibroblast cells into repairing tissue damage. Read more about ultrasound skin treatment here.
Improvements to my skin after the facial:
- Smoother and more refined texture
- Less discoloration
- Less sallow
- Less apparent laugh lines (Nasolabial/Marionette lines)
- Less severe forehead lines
- Better absorption of skin care
- Less dry, especially in the mornings
- Foundation goes on smoothly and doesn't cake
My fine lines have been stagnant on that outer layer and now that it's gone, my skin looked significantly more 'youthful'. I've been bothered by those lines on my forehead for a very long time so I am extremely pleased with the results.
I would've loved to sign up for the package and go for the procedures a few more times but I'm not willing to give up food for beautiful skin. One day when I can actually afford these treatments, I'd definitely want to have them done again.
If you're really interested in this facial, I'd suggest that you arrange for a consultation with the salon. The prices advertised are not fixed aka negotiable so depending on your arrangements with the consultant, you may be able to get a good deal for the services. Special discounts are also offered to students. Call 03-2287 8830