I had a surprise recently - for being an extra specially nice person to my lesser half, I was treated to a session of cosmeticpampering at the Royal Tunbridge Wells Skin and Laser Clinic (formerly known as MedSpa).
He rather too quickly pressed the point that I clearly didn't NEED treatment to look beautiful - he just thought it would make me feel nice. I graciously accepted and made a mental note to make him suffer at a later date.
However. I'm loathe to admit he was right on the button with this one. I took myself off to the Royal Tunbridge Wells Skin and Laser Clinic feeling like I was going to a dentist's appointment, but was pleasantly surprised at how warm and friendly the treatment rooms were, and how not like a clinic it was.
The atmosphere was very chilled out, relaxing, and I was made to feel very welcome from the minute I walked in the door. I was booked in to have a session of their SkinMaster Rejuvenation System, and exactly what this was all about was explained to me (kindly!) during the initial consultation, along with an explanation of how my skin is changing as I get older.
The SkinMaster Skin Rejuvenation System is a long luxurious facial using a series of electrical gizmos that exfoliate, tone then moisturize your skin. Based on more tradition microdermabrasion cosmetic procedures, I was told the SkinMaster System is more effective, less invasive in terms of not using crystals or chemicals, and generally leaves the skin feeling "wonderful".
Unlike some facials I've had before (in and out in 45 minutes - okay if you're on a lunch-hour dash) the SkinMaster treatment lasted for a whopping 1.5 hours - I could have bonded with the bed I felt so relaxed. The session goes through different gentle stages where the skin is exfoliated, deeply cleansed and balanced. My face was deeply moisturized (which I'm, ashamed to admit it really needed), and, I have to say, felt very invigorated.
In fact, it felt amazing afterwards - and I did look younger. My skin really was visibly plumper with my fine lines reduced (which makes me sound like an advert), and I got loads of compliments afterwards about how fresh I looked.
To be honest people could have said nothing and I'd still recommend it - just for the way it made my skin feel.
As well as changing the MedSpa name to the Royal Tunbridge Wells Skin and Laser Clinic, my new best friends are also moving to a lovely new spacious premises on Cobden Road on April 1st. And I will definitely be popping along for a bit more pampering - I want to get used to feeling like this!
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Natelie Fitzroy is a freelance writer and photographer with The Little White Studio.