LET’S face it: the ageing process may be far kinder for men than, say, the fairer sex, but men are not taking any chances. In fact, men as young as in the twenties are starting on treatments even before the first sign of ageing or other skin concerns hit them.
From anti-ageing procedures to hydrating facials and everything in between, men have no qualms about wanting to look their best. Better yet, the list of new and improved treatments including the ZapZap series (ZapGlow, ZitZap, and ZapBright) – created by homegrown beauty brand Porcelain Origins – deliver better and faster results with shorter than usual downtimes.
Zapglow – recommended for treating wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin
There’s a reason why the ZapGlow treatment took home the Best Facial: Stressed Skin award in the 2019 Augustman Grooming Awards. ZapGlow is specifically designed to treat the signs of ageing. The newly-upgraded Spanish Variable Pulse IPL (intense pulsed light) technology is set to target the surface of the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines while firming skin texture and brightening up your skin. The intense pulsed light also penetrates beneath the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. To round it off, a firm facial massage in the hands of a seasoned therapist always helps to ease the stress accrued over a hectic day or week.
The procedure starts with double cleansing, exfoliation, intense pulsed light treatment, a custom blended mask (premium), moisture protectant and application of sunscreen.
Duration : 45 minutes | $321
ZitZap – Recommended for scars and acne
The keys to a smooth visage are to tackle issues before they leave a mark, or to minimise existing flaws. This procedure is popular for treating severe facial acne problems, acne scars and marks, as well as for tackling oily skin. The newly-improved Spanish Variable Pulse targets bacteria that cause acne outbreaks, while helping to speed up healing. This non-invasive treatment is safe and effective, and is recommended for treating acne, open pores, and oily visages. Depending on the condition of your skin, results may vary, but most patients reported seeing results within 1 to 3 sessions.
The procedure starts with double cleansing, exfoliation, intense pulsed light treatment, followed by the application of a premium custom blended mask, moisture protectant, and sunscreen.
Duration: 45 minutes | $321
Zapbright – Recommended for treating pigmentation, age spots
Using the same advanced Spanish Variable Pulse in a different setting, ZapBright lightens the pigmentation on your skin by targeting the melanin, while at the same time lightening blemishes on the skin. It’s also a preferred procedure for treating dull skin, uneven skin tone, age, and sun spots. The treatment can be done alone or paired up with the Illuminate facial for a better result. Once again, your mileage may vary, but most reported positive changes within 1 to 3 sessions.
The procedure similarly starts with double cleansing, exfoliation, intense pulsed light treatment, followed by the application of a premium custom blended mask, moisture protectant, and sunscreen.
Duration : 45 minutes | $321
The ZapZap series is available at Porcelain Origins, #04-48, Paragon Shopping Centre.