Chuan Spa is a relaxing sanctuary, especially after having navigated the Mong Kok MTR and Langham Place.
The rather scary looking machine used in the treatment on the face and neck is billed as offering "innovative synergy of 3-D multi-polar radio frequency energy and pulsed magnetic field therapy". It's meant to provide striking results, while being non-invasive and pain-free.
Rolled along the skin in long fluid lines, it feels warm to the touch and is meant to stimulate deeper layers of the epidermis for immediately visible results.
The treatment — which features Thalgo products — includes a hydrating gel mask and soothing facial massage. The therapist advises one treatment per week for several weeks before moving to once a fortnight.
Because of the price, I'd advise using the Venus Freeze for special events, or those times when you need to look on top form.
From my own results, I can see that there is definitely a visible brightening, softening and anti-ageing effect as claimed, but the effects only last a few days so regular top-up treatments would be required to maintain this.
The process of "thermal magnetic rejuvenation" is over my head, to be honest, but there seems to be an effective response with fine lines becoming much less visible, and younger, more radiant and softer skin.
Although the effects faded after days three and four, the Venus Freeze is a painless and enjoyable treatment, which delivers immediate results. Jing Zhang
The Venus Freeze (MP)2 Precious Facial Treatment (60 mins, HK$2,850; packages available), until July 31. Chuan Spa, Level 41, Langham Place Hotel, Mong Kok, tel: 3552 3510, chuanspa.com.hk