They say summer bodies are built in the wintertime, but if you’re still striving for the svelte and toned physique you’ve always wanted — or to rid yourself of that baggy chin once and for all, now’s the time for a little tech-powered boost to your routine. These spas pack a punch when it comes to high-tech treatments, with services aimed at everything from lifting and fat reduction to laser hair removal and even hair growth.
Over at W Hong Kong, Bliss Spa has just launched a summer package introducing two new advanced medi-spa technologies to help you get your dream summer body. The 4D RF and MP Face and Body Thermal Therapy uses radio frequency (RF) and magnetic pulse (MP) to produce a therapeutic heat matrix deep under the skin’s surface — accelerating fat burn, collagen synthesis, and fibroblast growth (which helps lift and tone the skin). The combined effect is reduced cellulite and wrinkles, and skin that’s tightened and toned.
The second groundbreaking treatment is the LPG Endermologie Face and Body Therapy. Widely used in medi-spas across town, Bliss Spa touts the latest generation of the technology, initially created to treat burn victims and scar tissue. The patented device creates mechanical stimulation over affected areas — lightly pinching and vibrating the skin to help activate the lymphatic system and boost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic production. Just a 15-minute trial session helped us blur away neck wrinkles and helped reduce bloating in the decolléte, lifting saggy jowls to a more contoured face.
Get in on Bliss Spa’s four-week Summer Intensive Makeover Programme (HK$22,000, 40 percent off the original price) available to book through 31 August, with packages tailored for either body or face sculpting — they also include access to W Hong Kong’s harbour view swimming pool, jacuzzi and Fit gym on the day of your bookings. Complete your package within four weeks and earn HK$5,000 worth of spending credit on Carol Joy or Natura Bissé retail products at the spa.
Bliss Spa, 72/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2797
A mainstay in the beauty clinic scene in Hong Kong, Nude Beautique has won hearts for their expert Brazilian waxing services, but it also offers an experienced hand at clinical beauty treatments, ranging from medical-grade laser hair removal to skin tightening treatments, and even rejuvenation and tightening for intimate areas.
Definitely drop in for a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) session: We’ve tried the popular non-surgical facelift session which helps smoothen the skin as much as give a sharper, V-shaped jawline. The sound waves are applied to three layers of skin: down into the muscle layer, the dermis and the epidermis. This stimulates collagen production to tighten muscle and skin tissue around affected areas, with results developing over time. Nude uses the Ulfit machine by South Korean brand Cluederm, widely considered to be the more comfortable alternative to leading American tech that’s also on the market, which reportedly requires general anaesthesia when done in doctors’ offices. Feeling less painful than rubber band flicks, the quick half-hour session also involves a relaxing cleansing and hydrating mini face massage — you’ll walk away with no down-time and a renewed, energised complexion.
HIFU at Nude is available for first-timers at an attractive price of HK$2,388 compared to the usual HK$8,000. Nude recommends four treatments over a month to achieve lasting and consistent results. There are three convenient branches across town, in Lan Kwai Fong, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui.
Nude Beautique, Unit 1401, 14/F, M88 Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong; 17/F, Canton Plaza, 82-84 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; 2/F, 18 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2868 9100
Sense of Touch
Sense of Touch is one of Hong Kong’s most beloved day spas, boasting three locations in Central, Repulse Bay, and Tseung Kwan O. Offering award-winning facials and massages as well as hair removal services, mani-pedis and spa-rty venues, it’s also highly regarded in town for its medi-spa menu, delivered with its award-winning personable service.
Book in for a laser skin rejuvenation session, a LPG Endermolift and fat-burning Lipomassage, or the ultimate lifting treatment — HIFU. Targeting three layers of the skin, the HIFU here focuses the highest ultrasound energy on the jawline and neck, medium levels to increase elasticity in the forehead, and finally lower frequencies to delicately lift the eye area, targeting fine lines.
For those concerned about potential discomfort of HIFU, you’ll want to book in for the newly launched Liftera-V Lift treatment, considered to be the latest high-tech beauty treatment that combines HIFU and Thermal Diffusion Treatment (TDT) Technology. Equally non-invasive, it comfortably lifts trouble areas such as the neck, jawline and eyebags. Try it at their Balinese villa-inspired spa in Tseung Kwan O.
Sense of Touch, 1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, +852 2526 6918; Shop G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade,109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong +852 2592 9668; 3/F, Crowne Plaza, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 3983 0406
A longtime integrative medical centre under the banner of LifeClinic, LifeHub is now a multi-storey one-stop-shop for all things wellness in Central. There’s a floor dedicated to medical health and cancer care, while another floor addresses holistic wellness with services including supplement-filled IV drips, oxygen therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy as well as a full range of aesthetic treatments. There’s even a high-end IV drip (priced approximately HK$200,000 per dose) using cell cytokine therapy that has helped scores of patients attain better quality of life across all areas, from better memory and vitality to improved life in the bedroom.
Exclusively stocking South Korean clinical beauty brand Clinicell, LifeHub’s beauty treatments use the science of cell signalling to boost tissue repair — by improving the body’s information processed at the cellular level. Thinning hair or unhealthy scalp got you down? There’s also a menu targeted at hair rejuvenation. LifeHub also offers clinical beauty treatments such as Botox, fillers and laser treatments.
LifeHub, 1/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3622 3452
Jessica Beauty is one of Tsim Sha Tsui’s latest clinical beauty centres. You’ll spot the likes of Jessica Jann, model and beauty influencer, at the centre — the eponymous studio is opened by her husband after all. Jessica Beauty serves all kinds of anti-ageing and skin-saving treatments — from Liftera-V face lifts to Hydro Magic Peel skin resurfacing; USA-sourced Ulthera HIFU treatments to CLATUU body cooling to help induce fat burn.
Its sister studio, Cosmetic Central, is headed by a team of leading aesthetic surgeons. It’s a longtime purveyor of clinical beauty treatments, offering the likes of serum infusions, peels, HIFU, PICO laser, and even vaginal tightening. It also houses a Robotic Hair Transplant Centre in Hong Kong, using state-of-the-art technology to restore healthy hair with precision.
Jessica Beauty (website in Chinese), 7/F, Mangan Building, 18–20 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2806 2727; Cosmetic Central, 18/F, M88 Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong