Gravity is no friend of ours, especially where ageing skin is concerned. Despite your best-curated skin care routine, you can’t stop the ticking hands of time on degenerating your skin’s collagen level. For that, you will need some extra help. If cosmetic surgery and fillers aren’t your sorts of thing, then you can try out the AsterSpring Ultimate Lift Therapy facial treatment.

The treatment

I recently got to try this high-performance facial treatment, which promises instant results after the 78-minute treatment. But for the uninitiated, what exactly does the AsterSpring Ultimate Lift Therapy entail?

AsterSpring Ultimate Lift Therapy
The new AsterSpring Ultimate Lift Therapy aims to lift, tighten, and firm skin. (Picture: AsterSpring)

For starters, it’s a blend of modern technology and traditional ingredients. Part of the treatment uses a Local Dynamic Micro-massage (LDM) ultrasound machine from Germany, and the Ultra Face Lift Mask later in the treatment process contains nine natural extracts, including several traditional Chinese herbal ingredients. The AsterSpring signature massage is also incorporated to allow better penetration of the product, as well as fighting against signs of ageing. The facial is then completed with a Dermalogica Ionactive Retinol 1% or Hyaluronic Acid serum customised to your skin.

All in all, the AsterSpring Ultimate Lift Therapy promises instant-lift, firming, and tightening of skin, improved facial contour, and less fine lines and wrinkles. Did it live up to its expectations? Read on.

The experience

The treatment starts off like any other facial — the cleansing, exfoliating, and — my favourite, yet not-so-favourite part — extraction of blackheads. However, because I was in the Bangsar Village II signature outlet, I also got to experience an extra rejuvenating massage session. This is only available at AsterSpring signature outlets.

Next comes the high-tech part of the Ultimate Lift Therapy session — several types of serums from Dermalogica were massaged into my skin using the LDM ultrasound machine, which helps target fine lines and wrinkles. Afterwards, we move on to more massaging — specifically, the signature AsterSpring revitalising massage that boosts product penetration and fights against ageing signs. Age-fighting or whatnot, the massage was a much-needed respite, perfect to relax my shoulder and neck muscles tensed from a desk-bound job.

AsterSpring Ultimate Lift Therapy
The treatment uses a Local Dynamic Micro-massage (LDM) ultrasound machine from Germany. (Picture: AsterSpring)

After the relaxing massage session, we move on to a masking session using the Ultra Face Lift Mask, which comes with skin-tightening memory technology and also the earlier-mentioned nine natural extracts, which are rich in antioxidants. And as any anti-ageing warrior will tell you, antioxidants are your matured skin’s best friend. Several minutes of quiet time later, my mask is washed off and the facial therapist applies a Hyaluronic Acid serum to combat my sensitised, dehydrated skin. Then, the facial wraps up with the standard application of moisturiser and sun protection.

The results

If you were to tell me that it was possible to instantly see lifting results from just massaging techniques alone, I would be doubtful. Yet, a before-and-after selfie proves me wrong. The slightly slack jawline in my “before” image is evidently lifted after the treatment. My skin certainly looks rejuvenated with that after-facial glow too. As for fine lines and wrinkles, I’m unable to comment because my oily-combination skin means that I generally do not have many fine lines just yet.

One thing’s certain is that the AsterSpring Ultimate Lift Therapy treatment is a good alternative to otherwise invasive options. It’s essentially a facial but with the benefits of Botox. Go for it often enough and you’ll be able to maintain that lifted skin effect.

The Ultimate Lift Therapy is priced at RM528 at regular AsterSpring outlets and RM568 at the AsterSpring Signature outlets. 

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.