As the heavy lead-lit door closes, the gentle hum of city traffic disappears behind it. I have arrived in an urban haven I didn’t even know existed. A place where smiles are part of the crisply-worn uniform, the welcome is warm, and the décor better resembles an exquisite Interior Decorating showroom.
This is Laserway at Sanctum, a modestly sign-posted retreat on Hobart’s Sandy Bay Road where locals can retreat from the haste of modern life and treat themselves kindly for an hour or two. At Sanctum, it appears the only person that matters is you.
After being kindly escorted from reception to the waiting room, a delightful ‘living room’ complete with lavish furnishings, a bold feature mirror and happily chatting clients, I can’t help but smile. This New York Medi-facial, I am certain already, is going to be special.
As their website suggests, ‘your skin….it has to last you a lifetime. It just makes sense to look after it.’ Mine, feeling a little neglected, was ready for the treat. In minutes, registered nurse Chris greets me with the now-expected friendly smile, and guides me up a classic wooden staircase.
I am taken through a detailed form; this leading edge cosmetic medical practice covers all bases. Attentive doctors and nurses use state of the art technology and 17 years experience ensure you’re in trusted hands.
Next, I’m invited onto my comfy bed. White fluffy clouds visible through sheer curtains invite a blue-sky Hobart day into the well-lit room. But for me, it’s time to close my eyes and relax. The air is cooled to a delightful temperature, and Chris happily chats away as she prepares my skin for the initial phase.
First things first, the microderm-abrasion particles get to work, polishing away dead cells. This is followed by a SkinCeuticals Gel Peel, and I quietly smile as I’m told my skin texture, tone and hydration will improve with just one treatment. The SkinCeuticals vitamin and antioxidant therapy is set to improve the appearance of my skin without me lifting a finger!!
In fact, the only time I have to lift a finger is when it’s lifted for me. Because after all this strenuous facial work, comes a hand and arm massage. Next thing I know, Chris is carefully massaging each of my fingers as I drift deeper into relaxation. The music softly meets my ears and I can only muster one thought, “Ah, this is divine.”
When the soothing hour has passed, a generous hour at that, it is with a well-rested body that I begrudgingly rise. A quick glance in the mirror confirms a healthy glow, and might I add it appears those Sanctum smiles are contagious. A grin emerges, knowing that I have been kind to myself and well-spoilt by the Sanctum team. My entire body is grateful.
Of course Laswerway at Sanctum offers so much more than the New York Medi-Facial but for those limited on time, it’s the perfect one-hour indulge with great skin results.
To book visit www.sanctummedical.com.au or call 6223 8998.
Laserway at Sanctum is located at 72 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart.
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