Metro for Men

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 September, 2005, 12:00am

What is it?


A package for men that comprises a cocktail of anti-ageing procedures, including Botox, intense pulsed light (IPL) and SunFX spray-on tan.


It sounds like a lengthy routine


Face Magic Haven, which offers the package, says it takes about 90 minutes, but the effect can last up to six months.


Why would a man want to have it done?


Men tend to have stronger facial expressions and, as they age, deep facial lines often appear, says managing director Deborah Sims.


Isn't a dab of moisturiser enough?


Sims says that, as well as a daily regimen, men should get professional grooming to give their skin a boost.


What does it entail?


Botox is used on a particular area of the face (crow's feet around the eyes or lines on the forehead, for example). IPL, which is designed to rejuvenate skin by encouraging elastin and collagen production, is applied over the whole face. Finally, the fake-tan is sprayed on. IPL is painless, but some say Botox stings when it's applied.


Who does the procedure?


Botox is administered by a doctor, Sims says. The IPL is done by experienced operators. Sims says the treatments are non-invasive, safe and done in a spa-like environment.


How much does it cost?


$3,188.


Where can I have it done?


Face Magic Haven, Unit 2B, 30/F, the Centrium, Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2524 6565