Treat Yourself To A Celeb-Worthy Facial This Valentine’s Day
Because your skin deserves this much love!
February 14 comes for all of us again. However you feel about the sweet holiday, you have to agree that this day calls for you to do something special! So while everyone is still on an oxytocin high–whether naturally-produced internally or contaminated by all the hearts and flowers and balloons that surrounds us during this time of the year, you deserve a major treat. So even if you’re stag this February 14 or going on a special date with your S.O., you need to look your best, and we’ve got just the thing for you: the Aivee Astralight.
Aivee is, of course, known as one of the premium places to go to for one’s aesthetic needs with the likes of Kathryn Bernardo, Kelsey Merritt, and Mimiyuuuh as frequent visitors of the clinic. And they continue to live up to that name by constantly evolving and exploring new ways to make their clients look and feel their best. Now the clinic has added one more luxurious experience to their roster of services, and they’re saying it’s the “future of skin treatment”. The new Aivee Astralight is a photofacial therapy like no other. They describe it as, “a new and brilliant FDA-approved photofacial IPL (Intense Pulse Light treatment).” The treatment uses the Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) to treat various skin conditions and hair removal for a total skin resurgence. The technology is considered the gold standard for photofacial therapy.
So with all that in mind, of course we had to try the treatment for ourselves and see what the future of skin treatment was like.
Now, an Aivee treatment is not just a procedure–it’s an experience! From the moment you go inside the clinic, you are greeted with a warm smile and you immediately are asked to fill out your info so they can take you for a skin assessment. And this is not just your basic skin check up. They have a 3D machine that gets your skin’s overall condition and lets them know exactly what “problem areas” they need to focus on. From there, they can recommend what treatment/s you should get.
They first start off with a cleansing facial to get a clean slate and make sure your face is squeaky clean before any procedure is done. They put on a minty facial mask and do the steaming to loosen your pores, ready for extraction. It takes about 30 minutes for all the prep work and they finish with a diamond peel to remove any dead skin cells and reveal glowier skin.
Now for the main event. We transfer rooms where the doctor met up with us and she explained what the benefits of the new Aivee Astralight to us. She explained that, “the broadband light usage that the Aivee Astralight has provides a delicate but active brightening effect on the face, targeting various skin conditions. It addresses acne as it effectively reduces the swelling and redness of the skin. It lightens age spots, melasma, rosacea, freckles and warts.”
They start the procedure by making sure you have protective eyewear throughout because the light it emits can be too flashy for the eyes. After that, the doctor carefully sections the blast of light throughout every corner and crevice of your face, she taps on your skin with the handle and you will feel the slightest tinge and heat. But it’s easily tolerable, don’t worry! They didn’t even need to put any numbing cream as compared to IPL treatments before when that was a must. We were done after 10 minutes.
Bonus: if you have dry eyes syndrome, a condition where tears can’t provide enough lubrication that can cause inflammation around the eyes, the light from the treatment raises the temperature of the affected eye glands.
I got up from my utterly pampered state of self and checked myself in the mirror. You can immediately tell that the skin is so much brighter and refreshed after just one session! In truth, I’ve always been curious if a clinic like Aivee that celebs go to are just pure hype, but I can vouch that Aivee really knows their stuff! They treat you with the highest service and really have the technology to give your skin the best treatments you deserve. The Aivee Astralight caters to everyone so unlike your date, you don’t need to think if it’s right for you or not. We kid! But seriously, it’s a great way to give yourself an extra special Valentine’s gift or if you need to look your best for a candlelit dinner.