A Personal Touch to skin care

New look at skin care and more at Personal Touch in Golden.

Years of soaking up the sun have caused not only skin cancer, but significant damage to the appearance of our skin. But new technology is offering people a way to reverse some of that damage, and Personal Touch Skin and Laser Centre is bringing that technology to Golden.

“As we get older and we sit in the sun, it ages your skin. Now that we’re learning all of this, they developed this machine that works on your face,” said Bev Dockerty, owner of Personal Touch Hair and Body Day Spa, and now the Skin and Laser Centre. “It takes away all that, and takes you back closer to where you used to be. And it’s getting more and more popular.”

The new Personal Touch, located at 822 11th Ave. S. next to the Golden Bottle Depot, is hosting an Open House on Sunday June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. to tell people about their new skin treatments.

“The services we’re going to be offering is the laser hair removal, which we already do at our current location, APL photo-rejuvination which is intense pulse light, and that works on someone’s face for age spots and rosacea, that kind of thing,” said Dockerty.

“We will be doing microdermabrasion, and we’ll actually have Doctor Virginia Clark, she’s the one who will be doing the Botox if people are interested.”

These services are becoming more and more popular, and Dockerty has many clients who have been travelling to Canmore where they have a medi-spa to get them.

“I’ve always been interested in this kind of thing. So I went down to Canmore and had a treatment, so I could feel what it’s like, see the result, and decide whether I wanted to do it here or not,” she said.

“I’ve done the microdermabrasion and a chemical peal on my face. And my face is so soft now, very different from what it used to be. So I’m definitely noticing the difference.”

The Dockertys already owned the building, so they decided it was feasible to expand and bring in the equipment necessary for these treatments. They renovated the space, and travelled to Terrace to get certifications to use the machines.

“I know that I want it at my age, and a lot of other people my age are wanting treatments like this too, especially with the sun damage. And younger people they want the prevention so they don’t get this damaged skin when they’re older,” said Dockerty.

“People want to look after their skin. And they want to feel good and keep looking young.”

The open house will let people know what these treatments entail, there will be door prizes and discounts on treatments booked that day.