TIME OUT AT TEN SPA
By Liz Crawford
Like Renée Zellweger in Jerry Maguire, she had me at ‘Hello’. Well actually, it was more like she had me at “You don’t have to age,” said by Elena Zinchenko, Ten Spa’s savvy and knowledgeable Spa Director, while looking across the table at me in the lounge at the Fort Garry Hotel. I had no idea at that point what she was referring to but sign me up! So fast forward two weeks later and I am all booked in and ready to try the Ten Skin Rx.
The Ten Skin Rx laser treatment uses the Regenlite Transform laser to deliver smart pulse light into the lower layer of the skin. The laser light delivers maximum collagen stimulation with little to no discomfort. Upon arrival my aesthetician, Elmira Temirova had me fill out some standard medical forms and a waiver that lists the possible side effects. Admittedly at that point I was having a few doubts. I imagined leaving looking like Samantha from Sex in the City post medi-facial. I was fully prepared with a big scarf and sunglasses. I have heard that the aestheticians at Ten Spa were highly trained and very knowledgeable so it wasn’t surprising to me that Elmira was like a truth seeker of skin. No point trying to lie to her about your past Botox injections or the girls weekend away you had prior as she can read your skin like the Long Island Medium can read your aura. After a thorough consultation the treatment begins. Lasting approximately 4-5 minutes, Elmira went over my face, eyes covered, like a finely skilled surgeon moving the laser quickly and rhythmically. With very little discomfort and no need for big sunglasses, thankfully I left feeling like I had discovered my new must-have. 10 days later I have noticed my skin looks dewey and the colour and tone is more balanced. I have two more treatments to go and can’t wait to see the final results. The Ten Skin Rx is definitely worth it.