It was a hot June afternoon and my tanned face needed some pep. And at this time an invite from Dr Simal Soin to try the Hydra facial offered at her clinic Aayna was all that pep for my looks. While the facial is a 30-minute odd session, its results are tremendous. It makes your skin supple, shine and suddenly all my tan had vanished, even my dark circles under the eyes had reduced considerably. Now, you tend to experience this in any facial, but what makes hydra special? The process includes five steps:
1. Cleansing and Exfoliation – Dead cells are gently removed to uncover smoother healthy skin
2. Peeling Serums – Gentle chemical peeling cleanses pores and improves pigmentation.
3. Extractions – Painless, quick extraction of blackheads and whiteheads with a special vacuum tip.
4. Hydration – Vortex fusion technology for deep penetration of antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which help hydrate skin and reduce signs of aging.
5. Protection – The Hydra facial range of products used during the treatment include a special sunscreen which looks invisible on skin and helps sustain and secure treatment results.
Done by trained therapist, you don’t need to mess your clothes or even bother about how your hair would look later. It’s something that takes care of all your skin’s needs, says Dr Soin. If done on a regular basis, as in about a month’s time like a normal cream facial, it improves skin quality, texture and has an anti-ageing effect. It helps in regulating skin cycles, assists in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blocked up and enlarged pores, sensitive or acne-prone skin, brown spots and hyper pigmentation.
It touches the deepest layer of your skin to rejuvenate it and for two days, no threading, no soap and no going out without a sunscreen. And now it’s been more than a week for me and I still don’t have the tan. Best thing, it is suitable for all akin types, especially for acne-prone skin.
|Dr Simal Soin, the dermatologist who dreamed up Aayna
While getting to know about the Hydra, Dr Soin shared some more skin secrets. (This doctor from Patiala trained in UK—London and Cambridge–for dermatology and then opted for specialisation in cosmetic dermatology. She travels around the world for conferences and seminars to keep learning and sharing her learnings. She established the famous Three Graces in Delhi and Aayna is her new venture.) Excerpts from the conversation:
You offer a lot of treatments related to beauty and wellness such losing weight, anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle, foot clinic, medical facials and more.
We like people to look and feel good. Beauty is not skin deep. It is looking after yourself to feel good.
Why are such treatments not found in hospitals as they are safe?
People like their privacy for looking beautiful. And we are happy to make them look beautiful where they wish to.
What is the difference in treatments through German and US technology?
I use the US technology and I think it’s just wonderful. Good machines make all the difference in the treatment. It’s a quality versus quantity issue and for me quality rules. People do sometimes come and tell me that they have heard of someone offering a more competitive price for the treatments, but as I offer quality, I stick to what is better for the client in the long run. For instance I offer a treatment for anti-ageing called Thermage. This is really expensive and it reaches its peak in about six months as the collagen is stimulated. We cannot stop ageing but we can enjoy good skin at any time.
Difference between serums, creams and gels…
Serums penetrate the deepest layer of the skin, creams a little less and gels are pleasant for surface use.
You also have a salon…
Yes, it’s an aesthetic clinic; this gives people a chance to do get all their regular beauty treatment too.
Who is your target clientele?
One and all. They all come with different problems and we offer customised solutions. We have even worked with children.
What more comes under brand Aayna?
We hold workshops and individual sessions by the masters in Reiki, past life regression therapy, chakra balancing, hypnotherapy, tarot cards, pranic healing and meditation.
Tips to take care of your skin on a daily basis.
1. Use a sunscreen.
2. Avoid smoking, it ages your skin.
3. Take regular doses of Vitamin C.
4. Use a gentle gel cleanser.
5. Drink 6-7 glasses of water a day.
Why visit Aayna?
I liked the ambience, the fact that it’s clean and serene. The technology is safe and Dr Soin an expert. You can trust her with the treatments and the therapists are polite. The treatment is well explained and you need to fill in some forms and are guided to what suits you best. And you come out looking beautiful! The place lives up to its promise.
To complement your looks and health, there is the weight loss and lifestyle modification programme which combines smart dietary regimes; US FDA approved technology and body contouring treatments to melt those annoying bulges and inches.
You can get a world class foot clinic by Margaret Dabbs of London oﬀering medical pedicures for the first time in India. Corns, bunions, warts and cracked feet are treated in a luxurious, painless manner so you can walk better.
The aesthetic clinic oﬀers the finest dermalogica facials, forest essential facials, hair spas and luxury oxygen infused pedicures and manicures.
Address: ‘Ambawatta One’, H-5/5, First Floor, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110 030 (Landmark – Facing the Qutab Minar)
Timings: 10 am – 7 pm
For Appointments: (+91) 96502-06153, (+91) 96502-05873, (+91) 98711-38222