It’s always a pleasure to visit the tranquil, marble-covered Guerlain Spa in the Waldorf Towers over in midtown. It’s actually like stepping into a whole different part of the world—possibly a Tuscan spa—thanks to the contrast between what’s going on out in the streets and what’s going on in the spa. Guerlain Spa treats its guests like royalty—you will find yourself with a glass of champagne or cappuccino in hand less then three minutes after entering the lobby, and you have the option of lounging around in a wonderful waiting area with tables and banquets or “taking a steam” before starting your service. (By the way, after your service, there is always a delicious artisanal chocolate and bottle of water waiting for you—and each service suit has luscious private showers, bathrooms and storage unit complete with built in phone chargers.)
I was invited to test the anti-aging Microcurrent Facial which reportedly gives the effect of a non-surgical facelift and costs a “reasonable for NYC” $150. Many clients have it added onto their regular facial regime (including the famous Energizing and Skin-Saver Facials) but I wanted to try it on its own to see the much hyped “immediate results’ it supposedly gives.
And about the results? Did I really look younger? Well, I have to be totally honest and my lines looked at least 50 per cent “flattened out.” It looked like my “11’s” had gotten a little Botox and the area under my eyes definitely no longer looked puffy or lined. My nasolabial folds were also greatly improved. I am going to be checking daily to see how the results held up but so far, I look the same as when I left the table! For more info on the Microcurrent Facial and other great services at the Guerlain Spa, go to www.guerlainspas.com. Their front desk staff has a lot of patience so they will answer all and every question about the Micro Current Facial and any other services.