High above Westfield in Bondi Junction is one of the country’s go-to boutique medispas for Sydney’s socialites and celebrities (there’s even complimentary valet and a private entrance to avoid the paps). The practice, which is fronted by high profile cosmetic surgeon Dr William Mooney (you might recognize Dr Will from Channel 9’s mornings), offers a range of cutting edge cosmetic treatments from herbal peels and laser facials to Botox and rhinoplasty.
I’m here to try the Laser Genesis treatment (read about it here) and as I step into the waiting room, it’s every bit as inspiring as I remember it.
The bright modern space is structured beautifully to take in the exceptional views across Sydney’s east and out to the Harbour. Black Eames Barcelona chairs are dotted with Missoni cushions and David Bromley artworks adorn the walls. Elegant orchids and coffee table books add to the sense that you’ve just stepped into someone’s very luxe living room (rather than waiting for a consult at a skin clinic).
With an emphasis on keeping the end result as natural as possible, Dr Mooney says his first step is always to guide patients to skin health through adequate skincare. This is followed by a high tech treatment plan tailored to the individual, which is measured at every step with clinical photos to track your progress.
There's a team of highly skilled nurses and dermal estheticians to advise you on everything from medical grade laser skin resurfacing, facial rejuvenation treatments, evidence based cosmetic facial treatments and the absolute latest in skin care innovation.
I particularly love that they offer alkalised water with fresh cucumber and mint or “complexion tea” in the waiting room to start, and then they wrap up with Probiotic Skin Elixirs by Beauty Chef after treatments. There are also standard beauty treatments like brow shaping on the menu so you can tick off regular beauty maintenance while you’re tending to the more high tech on your to-do list.
Face Plus now has three clinics at Bondi and Bankstown and recently opened a third on Bondi Beach. The practice has been awarded several accolades, being named one of the top five Salons in Sydney by the Australian Financial Review and being featured in Vogue Australia’s Best Salons in Sydney.
Review by Sigourney Cantelo
Suite 1902, Level 19
101 Grafton St
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
1300 939 095
Receive a complimentary Omnilux, light therapy treatment with any facial booking. Valid Monday-Friday and both treatments must be redeemed on the same day. Bookings are essential. To redeem this offer, please mention ‘Beauticate’ when you book. Offer expires March 2016.