Set in an unassuming suburb in Parkview, on a leafy residential street lies a hidden gem in the aesthetics world.
I’ve been battling with my skin for the past few months, largely down to lack of water and sleep, and I reached out to people asking for recommendations. When 3 people all suggest the same place, in fact, the same therapist, you know that it must be something special.
Wanting more than just your “cut and paste” facial, I was eager to find a more personal Spa. I needed a professional who would analyse my skin and treat it appropriately, La Beaute on the Lake, did just that.
As soon as I found the right place (there is no sign outside), I stepped into a relaxed, tranquil environment with nothing but the sound of the huge oak trees rustling in the wind.
The rooms are comfortable and well presented, and the beauty therapists are warm, friendly and highly knowledgeable. Tebogo assessed my skin and recommended a combined treatment to target breakouts as well as a brightening complex. She recommended the DermaFix range for my skin. When I go for treatments I don’t like to talk, I can literally fall asleep during a wax! Spa time is my only time to just be, so I enjoyed the fact that Tebogo didn’t talk too much during the treatment. After a great cleanse and steam we moved through to the unavoidable extractions, which I made through without a tear. High frequency was done to promote circulation and prevent any more breakouts from occurring and the facial was finished off with two mask treatments, one of which is reusable and I got to bring home!
After my facial I was treated to a JelliSpa Pedi. I’ve heard a bit about this “JelliSpa” stuff being used in Pedi’s, but as most mums know, I haven’t had a chance to experience one for myself. Think thousands of jelly like balls (akin to tapioca) all working to hydrate your feet. What a treat! The mom in me popped up and I knew I had to try some sensory activities with the boys (see pic below).
Overall: I was pleasantly surprised. I lived in the area for years and never knew La Beaute on the Lake existed! It’s clean, comfortable and what gives in the star factor is certainly the dedicated therapists. Surprisingly, their pricing is not bad at all!
It offers treatments such as laser hair removal (next on my list along with the LED treatments), facials, microdermabrasion, and manis/pedis. They also offer a range of “non-surgical facelifts”, photo-rejuvenation and pigmentation treatments, and the latest rage, DermaPen needling systems. Products used include Matis, TheraVine, RegimA and DermaFix.
Beaute on the Lake:
26a Dundalk Ave, Parkview, Gauteng
011 646 2228