We Tried This Boujee $800 Facial So Now You Know What To Chuck In For This Mother’s Day

By Rebecca Keating
26th Apr 2022

Booking in for the Ultimate Aqua Gold Facial at Perth Medispa is guaranteed to be one of the boujiest experiences you’ve ever had. It’s the ultimate luxury skin treatment out there and delivers nothing short of a serious treat yourself moment, so what better to gift the special lady in your life this Mother's Day?

For those of you not in the know, Perth Medispa is the seriously stunning Moroccan inspired boutique spa calling Mount Hawthorn home. The spa specialises in cosmetic injectables, dermal therapies and full-body spa treatments using Medik8—one of the best skincare brands on the market. 

What Is An Aqua Gold Facial?

The Aqua Gold Facial uses a small medical device with 24 carat gold plated needles (not the scary kind) to deliver a bespoke cocktail of magical skincare ingredients directly into your skin. 

The best part? There’s no downtime, so if you’ve got a big event on, this is the treatment you need just before. Think plumper, glowing and healthy looking skin. 

What Can I Expect During The Aqua Gold Facial?

First of all your dermal therapist, or in the case of Perth Medispa, the registered nurse will discuss your skin concerns and what you’d like to achieve with the treatment. This might be plumper looking skin, less fine lines, or a radiant glow. 

You’ll need to have a quick chat with a Doctor to make sure everything is looking alright. This is because the medical device can deliver a small amount of wrinkle relaxer and skin boosters in to the first layers of your skin. 

When all the formalities are over, it’s time to sit back and relax. The treatment starts with a double cleanse to make sure your skin is squeaky clean. The tiny gold plated needles are then pressed into the skin to deliver a mix of skin treatments including a small amount of wrinkle relaxer to shrink pores, hydrating skin boosters and vitamins and minerals.  

The needles on the device are super thin—finer than a strand of human hair, so no numbing is required and you’ll experience minimal discomfort. As the needles are used to penetrate the products directly into your skin, you’ll see immediate results. For most people this means plump skin and a glow set to rival Beyonce. 

As this part of the treatment comes to an end, this is where things start to get oh-so relaxing. You’ll get to bask under the regenerative LED light to optimise results and stimulate collagen production, helping to deliver those skin goals. 

After the LED treatment, it’s time to finish off with a neck and shoulder massage as a pure hyaluronic acid face mask is applied to seal the deal and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised. 

What Results Should I Expect?

As you’d expect, everyone’s skin is different, and so results will vary. 

The solution used with the gold plated medical device includes anti wrinkle treatment meaning that you’ll see your pores become smaller and feel a sense of tightness of the skin. 

The skin boosters are incredibly hydrating—think smoother skin and a more even skin texture. Finally, a mesotherapy of vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids and enzymes is used to give the skin a healthy glow and clear complexion. 

The treatment was super relaxing—especially laying under the LED light and falling asleep with a heavenly massage. Straight after the treatment, I could see the difference—my skin looked healthier, had a really nice glow, and I felt like it really did look a little plumper. Kind of like what you’d expect to see a couple of days after skin needling. But without the redness and peeling. 

How Much Does It Cost?

The treatment costs $800 and takes around one and a half hours. We warned you—it’s a boujee treat—but hey if anyone deserves it, it's Mum, right?

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