God. I love being a Beauty and Style blogger.
I get to try, and play and review and all those things that are fun (as opposed to work!)
I was very lucky to receive a *treatment at Thaspa in Sydney’s CBD this weekend. As you may or may not know, I suffer from Hyper pigmentation due to hormonal changes in the aftermath of chemotherapy, and left over acne scarring.
I am pretty good at covering it up, but it is a constant battle keeping the brown spots at bay. Make up will not sit well on the skin, if the skin is not in tip top condition and I welcomed the treatment with open arms. ( I may or may not have done a happy dance at this stage)
Thaspa is an oasis in the middle of the CBD, close to Martin Place.
As soon as I walked in, it seemed like I was a million miles away from all the hustle and bustle, and the rain and wind. Smiles were warm and welcoming and I felt like I had escaped LIFE for a little while.
It was decided that the ideal treatment for me, was to have a Microdermabrasion and to follow with Omnilux treatment. I have had both of these before and I know they give very good results.
What is Microdermabrasion? This is how it is explained on Thaspa’s site:
This is an effective way to gently exfoliate the skin by removing the outer layer, revealing your newer, younger skin underneath. After your treatment your skin will feel smoother and have improved texture. This effect will last for several weeks whilst your skin develops a new stratum corneum layer. Your treatment starts with a full lymphatic drainage treatment before the device sprays tiny crystals across your face to lightly abrade the surface then suction is performed to remove the dead skin cells and the remaining crystals.
Our Microdermabrasion deals are perfect if you want to:
•minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
•reduce pigmentation (age spots or brown spots) and other superficial skin blemishes
•minimise the appearance of enlarged pores and reduce blackheads
•minimise acne scarring
•improve your skin tone and texture
Marijana, my therapist, explained that Thaspa uses Sapphire Crystals for their Micro Dermabrasion machines to get the best result.
How does it feel? Is it uncomfortable? The answer is yes, slightly. But not unbearably so. It feels like a little scratching all over the skin. Marijana was very conscious of how it felt on my skin and was constantly asking me about my comfort level. I knew the results would be there and I just grinned and beared it.
The Omnilux Treatment was next.
What is Omnilux? Omnilux is a light therapy that separates the Red Light part of the Natural Light Spectrum to improve the skin appearance and rejuvenates. It does this by stimulate the natural moisture renewal process, it deeply hydrates and plumps the skin. It is safe, it is relaxing, and the results are immediate. (it is said that Kerri-Ann Kennerley has a weekly treatment to keep her skin looking amazing). The application takes 20 minutes of pure relaxing bliss.
A course of 9 is recommended, but a one off treatment for a special occasion really gets your glow on.
How does it feel? I love this treatment. I just want to kiss it, it is that good. If you are claustrophobic, you may want to think twice (or think about the results instead!) I knew what to expect, but it is still a bit of a shock when the light comes on. It is SUPER bright, even with goggles on. Once you get used to the light, and it takes a couple of minutes, it is very relaxing. Marijana gave me a lovely hand massage whilst the light was on. I was struggling to stay awake and woke myself by one almighty snore. Slightly embarrassing.
My skin feels smooth, plumped and glowing. The brown spots, which usually are a little rougher and drier seem less dark. I feel like I had a little sleep on a very lovely beach and my skin is still warm from the sunshine. There was no redness apparent, even though this can happen for up to 24 hours after the Microdermabrasion treatment. To get the best results, a course of microdermabrasions are the way to go. I will be getting a course of these so I will keep you updated with my progress!
Here is a make up less selfie straight after the treatment. (OMG). Sorry, not completely make up less: Had to apply eyebrows, I just looked odd without. No filters. No editing. be nice: Just remember I am 51!
If you work in the CBD, or even can make a trip into the CBD (Martin Place Station is just around the corner) I encourage you to visit Thaspa to talk about your skin needs. They offer a wide range of treatments, including tanning, hair removal and yummy relaxing massages.
The girls there are extremely professional, and highly knowledgeable and will help you out.
Thaspa Luxury Day Spa is at
SHOP 7, 126 PHILLIP ST.
DEUTSCHE BANK PLACE,
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
BETWEEN HUNTER ST AND MARTIN PLACE. 02 -9233 3555
Stuck for Mother’s Day? Thaspa is offering a free Thalgo Eyetreatment with their Mother’s Retreat Package. Drop some hints girls!
Have you had any of these treatments? What is your favourite, go to, things that work type treatments?
* Thaspa has kindly provided this treatment free of charge for reviewing purposes. All photos and comments are my own, and are a 100% honest. Please note, that this review is from personal experience and may differ from person to person.
Til Next time,