The Category: Medispa Facials
The Award: Best Medispa Anti-Blemish Treatment
The Winner: Avenue+Co – HydraFacial and Jessner Peel

The Treatment

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A combination of two treatments, HydraFacial and Jessner Peel ($189), this helps your skin become smooth, even and glowing. HydraFacial uses a hydra-dermabrasion device with a gentle yet powerful vacuum suction to cleanse the skin. It removes impurities from pores with a solution of glycolic and salicylic acids, willow bark extract and anti-inflammatory Tasmanian pepper.

After this thorough cleansing process, an intensive moisturiser containing antioxidants and peptides is applied to maximise skin hydration and radiance. To finish, LED light therapy is used to stimulate collagen production and eliminate bacteria to keep skin healthy.

Best bit? The HydraFacial takes just 30 minutes. And what you’ll see immediately is a lit-from-within glow.

The second part of the treatment, the Jessner Peel, is a gentle pharmaceutical-grade chemical peel that contains AHAs (citric and lactic acids), BHA (salicylic acid), resorcinol, which has antibacterial properties, kojic acid and hydroquinone. The peel helps exfoliate dead skin cells, lighten pigmentation, treat acne, and improve skin tone and texture. Avenue + Co says it is a versatile peel that’s suitable for all skin types, especially for those suffering from acne.

What you’ll see is a brighter and clearer complexion, a reduction in blackheads and whiteheads, and an improvement in shallow scars and pigmentation over time.

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What Happened After We Tried It

“I have an oily T-zone and combination skin that is prone to clogged and open pores, so my skin texture often looks and feels rough.

During my visit, I was very captivated with the clinic and its modern art gallery design. Anyone feeling anxious about an impending treatment would immediately feel soothed while waiting there. In fact, I almost fell asleep during the treatment.

The HydraFacial is exactly as described and, more importantly, there was no painful extraction involved. The therapist administered the three-step treatment using the device, which exfoliated and sucked up my dead skin, whiteheads, blackheads and all the debris efficiently and painlessly while saturating my skin with serums. After that, my skin was bathed in a LED red light treatment to boost skin rejuvenation.

After the HydraFacial portion, the doctor came in to administer the Jessner Peel treatment, carefully applying three layers of it. I was told to expect a prickly or biting sensation, but I did not feel anything.

After the peel, the therapist came back to clean off the peel and finished the session by applying a soothing moisturiser and sunscreen.

My skin looked so squeaky clean, glowing, bright and radiant. I was so impressed with the stunning results that I’m contemplating indulging in regular treatments.”

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