The Aqua Peel treatment is available at $380
for a 45-minute session.
We don’t always understand how a facial works. And most of what the therapist tells you eventually comes to nought midway through the massage. But if you have had a facial before, you would know that the most intense part would be the “extraction”. Pores are pressed, probed and squeezed to expel the gunk trapped beneath your skin. While it clears up your complexion, there’s pain nonetheless.
At men-only aesthetics and wellness centre Thomas D’Esthetique, the new Aqua Peel treatment does away
with the pain but retains similar, if not better, results.
The three-step therapy begins with the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) solution that targets wrinkles and slows down the signs of ageing, while firming and toning the skin. The solution is applied on the skin by way of a pen-shaped instrument. The tip of the instrument comprises three holes. As it pulsates to massage the skin and apply the AHA solution, the middle hole siphons away the impurities from the skin.
The treatment ends with a moisturiser (dispensed from the third outlet) that’s massaged onto the face, which is followed by a facial mask. The cold, muddy cover provides a refreshing feel and rejuvenates the skin at the same time. More importantly, the entire treatment provides cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidants all at the same time, without the need for any intense “battering” or squeezing of your skin.
The Aqua Peel is suitable for all skin types, whether dry, oily or acne-prone. And it requires a first-hand experience for its efficacy to be believed. While the therapy may leave your face slightly red and tight, the results include an obvious natural glow on the face. Better still, the sparkle lasts beyond the treatment and the face feels fresher and rejuvenated with each passing day. The effectiveness of the treatment differs with each person, as it is customised to the individual facial condition and need.