Originally posted in the Telegraph.
Think jet, think VIP airspace, think cleaning your car, think 1990s Gladiator, right?
Now jet is a buzzword in beauty, too, with the launch of the fabulous Jet-M facial.
Similar to microdermabrasion, without the abrasiveness, Jet-M is perfect for plumping up dehydrated or mature skin, while also tackling blemishes and sunken skin with a soothing, cool blast of oxygen.
Also referred to as Jet-Hypadermabrasion or Jet-Peel, the craze comes from our New York cousins, who are always on the ball when it comes to identifying age-defying beauty trends.
“The JetPeel is another non-invasive modality that allows patients to achieve very good results in treating their skin problems,” says Robert Jacobs, a plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of New York. “It’s quick, easy, non-painful and there is no downtime.
“It is probably the strongest non-invasive, non-heat treatment that we have for revitalising ageing skin.”
As in microdermabrasion, a pen is used close to the skin, in this case delivering a flow of air and saline directly to the epidermis, clearing dead skin cells and dirt that can cause blackheads.
The soothing treatment starts with a skin cleanse and a lymphatic drainage massage with the jet nozzles, towards the base of the neck. The water/saline solution feels like a blast of cold air but is not unpleasant.
Next, the therapist works over the skin in sections to cover the entire epidermis, even around the delicate eye area.
Once the hydrodermabrasion is completed, the skin is given a vitamin infusion, applying the appropriate vitamins (in my case, vitamin C) into the skin via the jet nozzles.
The same movements are carried out, starting with the forehead and moving downward over the cheeks, nose and chin.
The whole treatment takes about 50 minutes and skin absorbs the solution like a sponge, instantly appearing smooth,fresh and fabulous.
A course of six treatments is recommended. There is no downtime but, if you have a big event, go the day before - if your pores need extracting, the redness can linger for around 12 hours.