As increasing numbers of beauty salons add high-tech treatments to their menus in a bid to attract clients, one leading Sydney cosmetic doctor is adding more traditional beauty and wellness treatments to his clinics’ menus.
Although Dr Hkeik will continue to perform cosmetic procedures at the new clinic, and his well-established clinics in Parramatta and Surry Hills, the clinics’ new focus is “holistic skin care”.
Dermal therapists, aesthetic nurses and wellness experts at the clinics will offer a wide range of treatments including performance facials, medical peels, collagen induction therapy, nutrition as well as chakra healing therapy.
“We take a holistic approach addressing the three pillars of skin health: nutrition, relaxation and skin care/treatment,” says Dr Hkeik.
“We have six treatment rooms (for facials, etc) and one room where I do my treatments as I only constitute a section of each client’s journey.”
He says Sydney “needed a destination place” where people can have their “mind, body, face and skin concerns addressed under one roof whilst surrounded by the most beautiful structure”.
“I personally have seen the benefit from this approach (over the years) but had to go to three or more places to find what I was searching for.
“In a world where we are time poor, I wanted to combine the different modalities in one session to optimise the benefits from our treatment menu for each client.”
“I still believe in the most natural results and realised we need to be inclusive of other modalities and rituals to help clients get even better results.”
Dr Hkeik says he had wanted to create a “dream retreat” to nurture his clients for many years but had struggled to find a perfect location until “an interior designer friend spotted the building in Double Bay as a potential site in 2010.
“I loved it instantly and drove by at least once a week until the opportunity to buy it presented itself in August two years ago.”
Since then the Victorian building has undergone a major transformation. Although most of the Victorian exterior has been preserved, the interior has been transformed into “subdued luxury” with the finest finishes by interior designer Blainey North and the display of Dr Hkeik’s collection of books and art from around the world.
“I wanted to create an environment for our clients safe enough to surrender and fully enjoy the experience whilst having a treatment or facial with our elite skin team, says Dr Hkeik
He stresses that although the new clinic has been purpose built as a wellness clinic, the other two All Saints clinics “are similar in philosophy”.