Face Magic Haven

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am


On your first visit to the Face Magic Haven (FMH) Medi-Spa, a visual skin analysis is done to check its condition from different angles. Computerised close-up images are taken, then manager Lisa Lum examines the results. Factors such as wrinkles, dry and oily areas, pore size and sun damage are considered before Lum recommends the most effective treatment

In my case, it's a combination of the Red Carpet Mask and the Silk Peel Dermal Infusion.

The Silk Peel comes first - a non-invasive procedure that exfoliates, cleans and simultaneously applies a topical solution thanks to a nifty 'diamond tip' microdermabrasion wand used on the skin. After cleansing my face, neck and decolletage, the therapist works the wand slowly over the skin.

There's a pleasant warm, sucking sensation from the wand as it exfoliates the top layers of skin and cleanses. A solution is applied at the same time through the wand. There are four types to chose from - hydrating, vitamin C, clarifying and lumixyl (for hyperpigmentation).

A soothing facial massage follows, and a thick, cool layer of face mask is applied. Devised by Dr Jules Nabet, the Red Carpet Mask claims to stimulate, hydrate and plump the skin. Once the mask is applied, the therapist gives you a hand massage.

After 20 minutes the mask is removed, your face cleaned and the treatment is complete.

The effects are immediate and remain visible for about five days. My patchy skin tone is more even and luminous and my face looks radiant. The skin is smoothed and brightened.

It's an effective non-invasive (and rather relaxing) pick-me-up for the skin. Although a little pricey, the combination of the two treatments works well and is worth splashing out on for holidays, weddings or other special occasions.

The Silk Peel Dermal Infusion and Red Carpet Mask costs HK$3,180 and lasts 75 minutes

Face Magic Haven (FMH) is at 30/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central, tel: 2524 6882; and Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 1309; fmh.com.hk