At Sporteluxe HQ, we know that sometimes your skin rebels when you’re stressed, you’ve had too little sleep, or perhaps too many margaritas (yep, we’ve all been there). Usually, a good concealer and a pair of sunglasses can get you through the blocked pores, dark under-eye circles and smattering of dryness. But that’s not a long-term solution.
I am the first to admit that I have been blessed with clear skin but nevertheless, I occasionally suffer from the aforementioned skin concerns. So it took me all of five seconds to agree to a four-week skin journey with Australia’s leading medispa, Face Plus Medispa. Since my initial consultations (which you can read about it here), I’ve had one treatment per week for the past month and followed a recommended Dr Spiller skincare regime.
Being in the media industry, I’ve tried a lot of beauty products, but nothing has come close to this bespoke facial treatment. My skin is more even (or radiant, as some admirers have said), the redness around my nose has lessened considerably and stubborn congestion that had been plaguing my chin has all but disappeared (hooray!). But for me, it’s more about the feeling – I feel more confident since having the treatments, even skipping make-up on most work days, which was previously unheard of.
So here’s the nitty-gritty on what each treatment involved:
FacePlus prides itself on customising rejuvenation programs around your individual needs, wants, concerns and facial aesthetic, with a long-term focus – not just a quick fix solution. So with this in mind, my lovely therapist, Yvonne, recommended a series of Enzyme peels (trust me, they’re not as scary as they sound) and Omnilux ‘Revive Red’ light treatments to reduce redness, enlarged pores, dry spots as well as improve my overall skin clarity.
Once cocooned in the comfy treatment bed, my skin was treated to a double cleanse. Then Yvonne set about exfoliating with a combination of ground spelt and natural kaolin enzymes to revive my skin. After a round of extractions (a little gross, but so satisfying!), I was put under the Omnilux for a twenty-minute red light therapy treatment, which is designed to improve elasticity, plump and nourish the skin.
From here, things became a little hazy (it was so relaxing that I fell asleep by this point), but what followed was a hydrating and repairing face mask and a blissful hand massage, before a final layer of Dr Spiller Azulen cream and Dr Spiller Aloe Vera eye gel to seal everything in place.
Although a course of 12-week facial treatments is probably the smartest way to get more long lasting results, from my experience it’s definitely worth visiting FacePlus Medispa if you’re a local or visiting Sydney.