It sounds like a complex manouevre executed by an airline pilot, but a “jet peel” is actually a non-invasive beauty treatment — and it has at least one A-list name in its fan base.
Last year, Dannii Minogue told Beauticate she’s hooked on the facial procedure. “My skin is very thin and delicate and it can’t handle much. I’ve been having this medical jet peel that is just with water and salt, so it’s just amazing,” she said.
Hold up — just water and salt? We’re listening.
Beauty of Earth Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in Sydney is one Aussie business that offers jet peels to its clients. Owner and founder Azita Kokab says while the treatment is “really, really” popular in America and Europe, it’s not quite as well-known in Australia — but she says the results can be “amazing”.
We asked Azita for a quick rundown of how the procedure works and who would be best suited.
How does it work?
Azita says there are a number of jet peel machines available — the one used at Beauty of Earth is called a Jet M, which was developed in Israel. The aim of the machine is to plump and hydrate the skin and encourage regeneration without the need for an invasive or surgical technique. It’s also organic and all-natural.
The Jet M looks like a pen with three nozzles, which shoot out pure oxygen, water and salt. Essentially, it gently pressure-washes the skin, with the air and micro-droplets moving at 332 miles (more than 500km) per second. Azita explains that it works like a “very, very deep exfoliation,” removing dead cells from the skin’s top layer and stimulating collagen production.
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What does that feel like?
The procedure is painless, and clients’ eyes and ears are covered while the machine is being used.
“It is so speedy, it just feels like a jet … many of my clients have commented that it just feels like you are swimming in the ocean,” Azita says.
How long does it take?
The actual “peel” with the Jet M takes about 20-25 minutes, although Azita always cleanses and exfoliates the client’s face and neck first and applies a mask afterwards, which takes additional time. Azita adds there’s no down time and any resulting redness after the treatment is short-lived.
Who is it suited to?
Azita says the procedure suits a range of skin types and conditions, although many women seek it out as a means of making their skin look smoother and fresher — like a "non-surgical facelift" or natural alternative to Botox.
"Afterwards the skin looks so rejuvenated, so hydrated, glowing, with less fine lines and wrinkles. It’s fabulous," Azita adds. A jet peel can also help with scars and pigmentation, as it mimics the regeneration of the cells. (Post continues after gallery.)
How often should you have one?
There's no set number of jet peels a client should have — some will opt for a one-off, while others will have a series of sessions every 10-30 days with "touch ups" as required after the series is completed. Generally, the results will last for six or seven months.
Azita says the number of treatments needed for optimal results is often determined by age. "I would recommend a session of five [treatments] every three weeks, but of course it depends. For younger clients, probably three sessions," she explains.
How much is it?
The cost of a jet peel will vary from one clinic to the next — ballpark, you're looking at between $200 and $450 per treatment. At Beauty of Earth, each treatment costs $250.
Have you tried a jet peel? What did you think?