A Youthful Injection

Though injectables can create a marked difference in a person’s appearance, needle-phobic clients may shy away from the ouch factor. The Spa at Trump SoHo (New York City) solves this problem with the Alternative to Injectables Facial (starting at $395, 90 minutes). This anti-wrinkle treatment, which uses Natura Bissé products and micro-stimulating sonic waves to lift the skin and restore density, is patterned after traditional injection sites. But instead of needles, it leverages massage to work the pressure points to relax wrinkles and includes manipulations that lift the skin and restore density. It involves a thorough cleansing and toning, a three-step exfoliation process that includes a peel, the application of 3D Inhibit Concentrate (dubbed “Botox in a bottle” by fans of the brand), pressure-point massage techniques, and the application of a sculpting and hydrating algae mask. “In an urban environment like New York City, clients want immediate results,” says spa director Nadine Shelf. “This facial gives the look that they’ve been on vacation without having an invasive procedure done.” For Natura Bissé products: www.naturabisse.com.—Julie Keller Callaghan