Unless you’re still in your early 20s, chances are you’ve already begun to notice some fine lines and wrinkles around your facial features. Although one can’t stop the natural ageing process — though if you know of a method, please let us know — there are certain ways to can minimise the appearance of fine lines and slow down the formation of new ones (a good skincare routine is, of course, the best place to start).
While before it was all about invasive treatments and plastic surgery, recent revolutionary advancements have resulted in a number of non-invasive treatments, from microdermabrasion to laser skin resurfacing, that can help your skin stay supple and taut. Many of these have found their way into high-end spas around Hong Kong, meaning you can combine an anti-ageing treatment with your next pampering facial or massage. Here are six unique anti-ageing spa treatments in Hong Kong to try out for smoother, younger-looking skin.
This brand-new treatment at The Ritz-Carlton’s plush, sky-high spa uses ultrasonic peeling to revitalise the skin, leaving you with a smoother overall complexion. The trained therapist targets problem areas on your face for a full 90-minute session, which includes using a special wrinkle comb to target fine lines, a jowl-lifting treatment to help contour the jowl line, and microcurrent technology to lift and firm sagging skin. The latter uses the CACI system from the UK’s leading anti-ageing technology developer, wherein tiny electrical impulses are meant to mirror the body’s own bioelectrical field, softening lines and wrinkles and increasing collagen and elastin — the two essential contributors to younger-looking skin.
Price: HK$2,880 from Monday to Thursday, HK$2,980 from Friday to Sunday
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, 116/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2040
Hong Kong’s first bee venom facial (which we can personally vouch for) at Chuan Body + Soul is all about mimicking the effects of botox without the actual needles and injections. As the only spa in Hong Kong to offer the Heaven by Deborah Mitchell facial treatment range, the bee venom facial uses Deborah Mitchell’s patented Abeetoxin ingredient, extracted from bee venom, to naturally increase blood flow in the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production. In between numerous toners and serums used to hydrate the skin, the treatment also includes a relaxing facial, as well as neck and shoulder massage. For better results, pair it with the Bee Peel Facial (HK$780 for 30 mins) which uses natural exfoliating ingredients such as coconut and raw sugar cane to slough off dead skin.
Price: HK$1,380 for 75-minute Bee Sting Facial Therapy
Chuan Body + Soul, 15/F, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2132 7880
The Spa at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is also embracing anti-ageing technology as the only spa in the city to offer Second Skin, a lifting and regenerating electrospun mask for instant skin lifting. Using the same idea behind the medical processes for treating burn victims, Second Skin is a mask created from 3D printing technology, where electric forces are used to weave a fibre patch for targeting skin skills, comprised of 80% hyaluronic acid. Strategically applied to target areas with fine lines and wrinkles, the treatment results in plumper, more hydrated skin with immediate results following the session. Enjoy the revitalising treatment followed by use of the sauna, Chi-Water Jacuzzi and relaxation lounge.
Price: HK$4,500 from Monday to Thursday, HK$5,040 on weekends for 90-minute treatment
With its Central location perfect for a midday spa retreat, The Mandarin Spa offers a unique anti-ageing facial in partnership with pioneering skincare brand, Environ. The Optimal Skin Facial harnesses the healing powers of Environ’s Vitamin A and C serums, helping to regenerate skin cells through Sonophoresis (enhanced penetration of serum using sound waves), and Iontophoresis (light electric current). The treatment works by thickening the skin to allow for normalisation and improvement of collagen and elastin, regulating pigmentation production and restoration of normal skin blood flow. We recently tried it and left with visibly radiant skin — give it a go during your next lunch break for an instant glow.
Price: HK$2,200 from Monday to Thursday, HK$2,500 from Friday to Sunday
W Hong Kong’s panoramic harbour views aren’t the only reason to make a pit stop at their luxurious Bliss Spa — the treatment list here covers a full range of anti-ageing treatments, from the Triple Oxygen skin brightening treatment to the Pro Definition lift and contour sculpting. For instant results, try the microdermabrasion treatments: a trio of resurfacing facials which use micronised crystal particles to help exfoliate dead skin cells. The Steep Clean combines a microderm session with pore-purging extractions and an oxygen wrap, with various serums, toners and calming masks used to hydrate the skin. Follow up the uplifting facial with an afternoon treat at Woobar, which is currently celebrating its “YEH! Shanghai” promotion with a Shanghainese teatime feast (HK$330 Monday to Friday, HK$418 on weekends) of crispy suckling pig, crab meat wontons and a xiao long bao-inspired mousse cake.
Price: HK$2,295 for 90-minute Steep Clean facial
Bliss Spa, W Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2797