Venue Review: My Top 5 Facial Treatment Choices

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Over the past few months I have been going to visit Dr Olimpia Carmen to try some of her “cocktails” of special facial  treatments.

It makes me feel really happy when I see family and friends who tell me things like “Wow Corrine, you look so good, what’s your secret? My not so secret is, Dr Olimpia:)

These signature treatments surely must be working on me! I must say, that my skin is feeling much smoother and looking a lot less dull from when I first started with her!

Here are my top 5 treatment choices!


DIAMOND PEEL:

It’s a type of exfoliation treatment similar to microdermabrasion but wayyyy less invasive!

It involves the use of a small diamond tip instrument that comes in various sizes. It is made of natural diamond chips (sand like) with a variety of coarseness for different skin conditions. Using this wand, Dr Olimpia runs it over the surface of my skin to vacuum away blackheads, whiteheads, dirt and dead skin!

Having the diamond peel treatment can really aid in the removal of dry skin and dark circles (two things I suffer from).

I do recommend teaming this treatment with another procedure to get the full benefits and wonderful effects.

You could either do the “Gold Mask”, “Milk Peel”, “Derma Pen” or my personal fav the “Spectra/Hollywood Peel” (which I feel gives the best results).

Even Dr Olimpia likes to use the Diamond Peel first AND THEN the Spectra/Hollywood Peel! the reason being, is that if the stratum corner is removed after doing the Diamond Peel, then the sebum can absorb any treatment directly into the pores. The carbon particles used in the treatment will penetrate deeper and the treatment will thus be more effective. Therefor, as with many of her facial treatments, the first step is always to do the Diamond Peel!

  1. Diamond peel
  2. Spectra peel (laser peel)
  3. A fruit acid peel (depends if the treatment is for acne, pigmentation, anti-aging etc)

Dr Olimpia calls this the “3D” peel! The 3 treatments together create a much greater result that if done individually.

SPECTRA / HOLLYWOOD PEEL:

The name says it all! You guessed it, this treatment is a number one favorite among celebrities in Hollywood!

It’s real name is actually a carbon spectra laser peel, but somehow it is also known as the Hollywood Peel!

This treatment (my favorite) stimulates collagen production and helps with the general look of your skin tone. I LOVE the way it feels and I’m convinced my skin looks tighter and more glowing since doing it! The results are instant with zero downtime!

  • Glowing youthful looking skin
  • Improved overall skin tone
  • Smoother feeling skin
  • Reduction in appearance of fine lines and acne scars

How does it work?

First my face is thoroughly cleansed and then a thin layer of a carbon mask is applied. It kind of looks like you are wearing a mud mask.

Once the mask is on, a laser (pictured below) is passed over my skin (there are two types, one is much lighter than the first). It kind of “zaps” or “snaps” at the mask. The sound might alarm you at first, but there is nothing to be scared of. It’s almost like a magic show, because as your skin is getting zapped by the laser, the carbon just disappears off your face (vaporizes).

 

The first laser is used to somewhat exfoliate the skin, and the second is used to “peel”. By doing all this my pores were able to open up, unclog and then finally shrink. It’s hard for me to explain as I am not a doctor and not technical in my writing. It’s really something that has to be tried and tested!

 

I have NEVER felt my skin feel so clean in my life! The effects are felt straight away! The treatment can take up to 45 minutes, so worth it and also very tolerable.

If you do the Diamond Peel + Spectra Peel combo the cost of this will run you roughly 1000 AED.

GOLD MASK:

 

For thousands of years, gold has been known to heal the skin. Gold has anti-bacterial properties and is also thought to stimulate collagen production in the skin (helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles).

 

This mask was simply applied to my face and I was then left to rest for 20 minutes. I tried to nap during this time! After my 20 minutes was up, Dr Olimpia removed the mask and applied a thin layer of Hyaluronic acid which is known to keep the skin looking young and fresh plus gives tons of much needed moisture! My skin looked extra radiant when I left!

 

MILK PEEL:

Oddly enough, the day I left Dr. Olimpia’s clinic I said it was my FAV treatment…but then changed my mind! It turns out…it’s my least fav of all. But why did I change my mind? Because the day after I had it done, my skin started to peel and get a bit spotty/red. I didn’t like that part! I think I had an adverse reaction because that isn’t supposed to happen.

My skin was cleansed and prepped, and then the milk peel was applied with a feather brush. It is a totally gentle and mild treatment. It stayed on for exactly two minutes! There was an odd sensation during this time (a mild form of stinging). When the two minutes was up, a cream was applied and I was on my merry way! The entire procedure took between 10-15 minutes MAX!

 

When I left my treatment, my face felt really fresh! Maybe as I mentioned before, I had a side effect. It is recommended to follow through with a series of 4 sessions to see optimal results (glowing and healthy skin).

This treatment is said to improve the look of skin damaged by the sun, wrinkles, fine lines around the mouth/under eyes and improve age spots. A milk peel treatment can also improve the overall look of the skin and revive its radiance and shine. It evens skin tone and regulates oily skin + dilated pores and can even treat some forms of acne.

DERMAPEN:

The Dermapen treatment was nice but I felt like I truly had the best results with the Spectra Peel.

The Dermapen facial is a performed using a tiny micro needling device shown below. It has 12 microscopic needles.

The needle tip gently makes contact with your skin and pricks it. Tiny punctures are created on the skin’s surface. This creates “micro-trauma” inducing an immune response which = creation of new healthy collagen. The punctures also aid in carrying any special ointment that the doctor is using for your skin by pushing it deep into the skin layers for an even better effect.

The downtime is minimal. My face stayed slightly red for about 1 hour after treatment.


I hope you enjoyed this post and found it informative! If you are interested in visiting Dr Olimpia then please check out the Medical Wellbeing Centre {HERE}.

Or call +971 4 3484406

They often run promotions so don’t forget to ask on the phone! Plus if you are a member of the Emirates Platinum card you can avail up to 25 % off your treatment (s)

http://www.wellbeingmedicalcentre.com/dubai/en/

1 Comment on Venue Review: My Top 5 Facial Treatment Choices

  1. Olimpia Carmen
    April 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Dear Corrine, I enjoyed working on your skin . You are beautiful inn and out and you need it just a bit of maintenance treatments-like all of us- to help removing the effect of pollution, sun, climate, stress.
    Hope to see you regularly, for your beauty treatments routine.

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