The best treats to tackle an uneven skin tone head on
Treatment: Isolaze system
Therapist: Natasha Bennett
Best for: Age spots, hyperpigmentation
Venue: Dermalase Clinic
The rundown: A combination of pulsed light and vacuum technology is run over the surface of the skin, killing any sign of bacteria in its wake. Dr Ahmed Al-Qahtani has created the AQ Skin Solutions line of skincare, the star product being the GF (growth factor) Active Serum. When applied to the skin it repairs cell damage, fights age spots and promotes a brighter, more youthful complexion.
Location: Villa 4, Jumeirah Beach Road, opposite Gate 5 of Jumeirah Beach Park
Tel: (04) 3497880
Price: Isolaze Dhs750 with AQ GF Active Serum Dhs1,500
Time: 75 minutes
Treatment: You Have Been Spotted facial
Therapist: Sandra Uypico
Best for: Holistic approach
Venue: Kalm Holistic Beauty Spa
The rundown: A cleansing milk is slicked on the skin, before a steamer works its magic on opening pores. A mangosteen facial scrub sloughs away dead skin cells, preparing the skin for the extraction stage. With blackheads banished, the therapist spends 20 minutes massaging the face to encourage lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins. Finally, with a spritz of the Kalm Aroma Facial Mist you’re left feeling refreshed, with a refined complexion.
Location: Between Shoreline buildings 7 and 8, The Palm Jumeirah
Tel: (04) 4519988
Time: 60 minutes
Treatment: Sqoom Concept
Best for: DIY skincare
The rundown: The Sqoom device vibrates one million times per second. Using ultrasound it massages the face and enables the cleansing gel to penetrate through to the deepest layers of the dermis, providing an unparalleled cleanse. The increase in blood circulation triggers collagen production and regeneration of cells, improving the skin’s structure. Just 12 minutes per week with this high-tech machine and you can achieve a more radiant visage.
Price: Dhs3,999 for a starter kit including Sqoom device and accompanying creams
Buy: Available at Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall
Time: 12 minutes
Treatment: The Cure
Therapist: Nyomen Sumerini
Best for: Blocked pores, blackheads and whiteheads
Venue: The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
The rundown: This thoroughly deep cleansing Natura Bissé facial uses a cutting-edge thermo-active enzymatic detoxifying process that opens and softens the pores. Once the pores are open a botanical formula is used to purify them leaving the skin revitalised and cleaner than ever.
Location: The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
Tel: (04) 4367777
Time: 60 minutes
Treatment: Pimple free peel
Advisor: Dr Gina Aljouri
Best for: Acne
Clinic: Kaya Skin Clinic
The rundown: After a consultation where skin woes are discussed, and a peel sensitivity test is conducted, a gentle cleanser is applied to prepare the skin. The peel (consisting of salicylic acid, green tea and vitamin C) is then applied to the face to fight acne, strip pores and reduce sebum. Once removed, the peel neutraliser is worked into the skin, followed by a layer of sunscreen to protect against harmful UV rays. A little redness is to be expected but only lasts a few hours. Note that this treatment is not suitable for Aspirin allergy sufferers.
Location: Marina Walk, Shop no. 8
Tel: (04) 4508438
Price: From Dhs425
Time: 30 minutes