• I’ve had some truly awesome facials (from QMS! Medicosmetics, Clarins and Dermalogica) over my career, but I have to say that the bt-facials will be a hard act to follow.

    Why, you ask? I can see the results on my skin with my own eyes (and others can see it too).

    Prepping the skin
    Prepping the skin

    What you need to know…

    Bio-Therapeutic’s been around since 1974 in the US , manufacturing wellness and ageing-preventive medical devices. They use proven ingredients and technology, with scientific white papers backing their claims.

    It’s all about the ATP: Adenosine Triphosphate powers our whole body, acting on collagen and elastin production, blood circulation and muscle contractions. The bt treatments improve ATP production significantly, and the effect continues to improve up to six months afterwards.

    The lights fantastic: The LED lights penetrate into different levels of the skin to activate different cellular processes, depending on the light used. Red light is used for healing, and production of collagen, elastin and ATP); blue light targets acne, green light targets hyperpigmentation and yellow light targets inflammation. They can also be used in combination to address a variety of skin needs, including anti-ageing. WARNING: The lights should not be used if you suffer from epilepsy.

    The recommended regime: a course of four to six treatments a few days apart, after which you come for maintenance every six weeks.

    Down to business

    I had a series of four 90-minute facials, and a whole lot happens during these…

    Facial 1

    First up, cleansing, followed by a (rather too) close skin analysis, which decided us on the anti-ageing programme.

    Next, exfoliation using bt-micro, which moves over your face using ultrasound with microcurrent to loosen dead skin and clear pores (similar to microdermabrasion), leaving skin receptive to the product that follows.

    A series of serums that work with your programme is then applied, with the bt-Micro pushing them into the skin. Then comes the hyaluronic gel masque, which feels a bit like your face is being smooched by a cold jellyfish.

    Enter the LED lights (if you’re having these)… The clear masque allows the lights to penetrate the skin. Your eyes are protected by pads as well as goggles, but you still feel flashing kaleidoscope lights through these. The flashing lights can make some people feel uncomfortable initially, but you quickly get used to it, or they can be toned down.

    While the 20-minute LED programme works, you get a fantastic neck and shoulder massage. Finally, the masque is removed, the excess goop massaged in and the bt-Seal (serums are sealed in with a day cream and sunscreen).

    My impression: No downtime, blotchiness or heat on my skin. It felt hydrated, calm and very firm.

    Facial 2

    The same routine.

    My impression: I broke out on my chin afterwards, which shows how nourishing the facial is, but the rest of my skin looked plumped and radiant and felt fantastic.

    The bt treatments: micro, LED lights and nano lift
    The bt treatments: micro, LED lights and nano lift

    Facial 3

    Because of the breakouts, we skipped the Hyaluronic Masque, using the bt Nano Lift on the jawline and forehead, and the anti-acne programme on my chin area.

    My impression: My eye area looked more sculpted and lifted. The skin felt less oily on my chin for a few days, and by day five, it peeled away. Since then, it hasn’t felt as oily and I’ve had fewer breakouts (probably because of the bt-cocktail as well).

    Facial 4

    Included the masque.

    My impression: There was a definite spring to my skin’s step afterwards; and no breakouts.

    My homework

    The effects of the treatments are boosted by using bt-cocktail skin-care at home (R1 596, it’s designed to last 6 weeks with twice daily use). The three-step regime is all about repair, protection and restarting optimal synthesis of ATP, reducing the appearance of pores, fine and deep lines and wrinkles, improving elasticity. It comprises:

    * Energy 1, a liquid serum for reducing excess oil, and to lighten and brighten the skin.

    * Energy 2, a gel serum targeting tired, dull skin, enhancing its vitality, and protecting the barrier function.

    * Energy 3, a light cream containing peptides that enhance production of different types of collagen.

    I find I need a bit more nourishment, so I use a BB Cream over the trio, which covers all bases, including sun protection.

    Anyone for a cocktail?
    Anyone for a cocktail?

    The result

    My skin has improved over-all. The fine lines around my eyes have become a lot shallower and the tone and texture have improved substantially – it feels springier and simply looks better. My benchmark is my forehead lines, which have become a lot deeper in the past few years. These are much shallower now.

    If you need further convincing… an encounter with the 40-ish deputy ed of a health mag at a launch had us both agreeing that it had made a remarkable difference to our skin. Then the visiting international make-up artist who gussied us up commented on the quality and texture of both our skins. A week later, I saw a Jozi-based colleague, who said the make-up artist had also commented on her skin quality, saying ‘what is it about you all…’. And, yep, you guessed it!


    Depends on how you layer the technology:

    * A normal bt facial with the ultrasound cleansing is between R550 and R700.

    * If you have all the technology, ie, bt-micro, LED lights and Nano Lift with the bt-seal, the recommended price will be between R850 to R1 000.

    Note: Prices vary from salon.


    For your nearest salon and more information about Bio-Therapeutic, click here or phone (021) 824 9029

    Want to win one?

    Bio-Therapeutic are giving away a bt facial to two Iwantthat fans (one in Cape Town and one in Jozi).

    To enter:

    • Like I Want That on Facebook

    and leave a comment below

    Extra entry?

    Like or tweet this page and include that you have in the comments below. Please mention if you are based in Cape Town or Jozi.

    Good luck!


  • 54 Comments to “The best facial I’ve ever had… Want to WIN one?”

    1. jill goldberg on

      This sounds too good to be true. Think I’ll have to save up for one anyway, OR remind everyone that I have a 52nd birthday coming up….

    2. Hayley on

      Oh wow, that sounds FANTASTIC!! Would love to try that out 🙂

    3. Leigh-Ann on

      Yes please……

    4. Diana on

      Already a “I want That” fan and liked the page! Cool prize 🙂

    5. Daniela on

      Whoops! Sorry, early birds, I forgot to mention, please specify where you live to help us choose our winners. Thanks. And Jill, I don’t make the statement lightly. It’s that good 🙂

    6. Jane on

      Sounds FANTASTIC! I NEED this – my husband is younger than me! Already liked the Facebook page. From Cape Town.

    7. Li on

      I don’t just want it, I need it 😉 Cape Town

    8. Laura on

      Have liked 🙂

    9. Kate on

      Sound gorgeous. Have Liked iwantthat on Facebook and i love the sound of this. Getting married and sounds like the perfect pre-wedding treatment. Live in Jozi.

    10. Tania on

      Liked facebook page long ago and liked this page as well. Cape Town

    11. Gail on

      Liked a long time ago!
      PLEASE need one!!

    12. Renee Venter on

      Liked! Sounds awesome!

    13. Samantha on

      WoW…that sounds phenomenal!!! I’ve been threatening to treat myself for a facial for the last year…and liked

    14. Anita on

      I would love to experience this facial. Have noticed the lines on my face after looking at our holiday photos. Even the children commented how old I am looking 🙂 – facial would be such a treat. Cape Town.

    15. Lindie on

      Liked and tweeted! Cape Town based 🙂

    16. Ayesha Abrahams on

      Sounds amazing! I need it please – Cape Town 🙂

    17. Natalie on

      Liked and so desperate for a good face treatment. I recently developed dry red patches on my cheeks and am looking for something that might address that as well as a good nourishment for my almost-40 wrinkles!

    18. Carryn on

      Sounds fabulous!

    19. Carryn on

      Tweeted @VintageKitchy

    20. Mich on

      Hitting 40 and need to look good ! Cape Town

    21. Melissa on


    22. Verena Stefanie Papsch on

      Sounds awesome! Have liked the Facebook page (a while ago) and have liked this page. Live in Cape Town. 🙂

    23. Tessa Tuttle on

      Let me ‘ave it – before I need the anti aging one!

    24. Dominique on

      This sounds awesome, I’ve never had a facial before. Have been considering going so I’ll look my best at my wedding in April 🙂 Jozi

    25. Helen on

      Liked page and would like my face bt-ed please. 🙂

    26. ANSIE BOTES on

      wow sounds amazing i would like to win one thanx

    27. Kim on

      Would love some delicious facial pampering and in much need of it post baba. Based in Cape Town

    28. Shirley on

      Can’t remember the last time I actually had a facial, so this is much needed. Holding thumbs!

    29. Tracy on

      Desperately need a mid-winter pamper! xt

    30. Susan Prozesky on

      Already liked in Facebook. I’d like to win this, but I think the lady who’s never been for a facial should win it more. (Cape Town)

    31. Jessica Oliver on

      PLEASE can I win this! I have such average peeling dry dull pale blotchy winter skin! It needs some love and care – and a revitalizing, recuperating, regenerating boost! 🙂

    32. Meggy Brink on

      This sounds out of this world!!! Please pick me as the Jozi winner – I have tweeted and liked on Facebook 🙂

    33. Yvette Adonis on

      Love this blog!!!! We have just received our Bio Synthesis and already everyone is raving about it!!! Phenomanol Skin Technology xxx

    34. Jacqui on

      I would love to have one of these. I’m based in Jozi, I already liked I Want That and have liked this page. Hoping to win. 🙂

    35. Rench7 on

      Jip, I’ll try the best facial you’ve ever had!!
      CAPE TOWN please!

    36. Michelle on

      oooh I really would LOVE to win this one!!!

    37. Michelle on

      oooh I really would LOVE to win this one!!!
      I am in chilly Cape Town!

    38. Barbara on

      Would love to try the best facial in Cape Town!

    39. Gemma on

      I like already and have tweeted 🙂

    40. Karin on

      Lovely prize

    41. Sylvia du Toit on

      Have heard about Bio-Therapeutic. I’m 61 and counting, will love to try it out and see the lines disappear. Based in Cape Town.

    42. Donné on

      Yes please! Liked and tweeted.

    43. Cathy on

      This sounds like something my skin needs!! Liked. Cape Town.

    44. Desrae on

      It’s my 40th in a few months time and I would love to try this! JHB

    45. naomi adams on

      Would LUV this – Cape Town

    46. Hazel on

      Long time Facebook page liker. My face is desiring this deliciously nutritious treatment and Jozi is just the place do to it! XHX

    47. Sally on

      This Cape Town hen would like to look like a chick again, so a Bio-Therapeutic facial is seriously in order. I have liked this page and have always LIKED I Want That!

    48. Alison on

      What a fantastic sounding treat! Have liked, in Cape Town

    49. Paula on

      Sounds like just what I need right now! You page is liked and this post is liked and has been tweeted:))) Holding thumbs… (Cape Town)

    50. Kim Richter on

      It always makes such a big impact to have a personal recommendation on this kind of thing, especially to hear people are noticing. Sounds brilliant. x

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