Looking good seems to be a necessity nowadays.
While I believe that there is much more to a person than looks, it is undeniable that looking presentable adds significantly to one’s confidence and attitude. This is especially true in professions that thrive on interacting with people and creating ‘good first impressions’. When we meet someone new, the first impression is often about looks; only later do things such as personality, brains and character start to take on meaning.
Daniel Hamermesh, author of Beauty Pays, found that beauty is absolutely connected with success – well, at least financial success. (www.psychologytoday.com). There is, indeed, a strong connection between looking your best and feeling confident, capable, and empowered. These are some of the ways in which your outer appearance may affect your emotions and behavior.
This is why many of us, particularly women (in Filipino context, at least), spend so much money on products and services that help us look our best. Salons, spas, and aesthetic clinics are sprouting up all over the city. The technology related to wellness and beauty is getting a big chunk of the market today.
Palawan, being an emerging province in terms of economic development, is fast catching up with all these beauty and wellness trends; the various forms of technology for addressing serious dermatological problems are increasingly available in Puerto Princesa. Last week, the Island Polymedic Aesthetic Center , a beauty and wellness center in the city, launched its new line of machines for treating skin issues, and I was personally excited.
Let me discuss the kinds of treatments available in the Center one by one, in addition to their existing derma services.
The ICONTM Laser Treatment
Among the main causes of skin problems is over-exposure to the sun. This causes pigmentation, wrinkles, uneven skin tones and the like, and hasten skin ageing. Another common skin problem is scars — stretchmarks, surgical scars, and acne–which leave marks on the skin that can last a lifetime if not treated.
Are you a hairy person? I mean, do you often razor or wax your underarms, legs and other parts of the body? So annoying isn’t it?
Island Polymedic’s offered solution to this problem is the ICON laser treatment, which uses light-based technology that targets and destroys cells responsible for hair growth. Don’t worry, it’s proven safe and, more importantly, effective. It’s also known to produce visible skin rejuvenation benefits. Let us tell you in the next paragraphs the many ways that this form of tech can address your most annoying or problematic skincare issues.
The ICON can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in just one treatment. This treatment method boasts recovery times of as little as four days, without the side effects associated with invasive surgery. ICON laser wrinkle treatment is preferred by patients who do not wish to opt for unnatural facial changes.
Unlike shaving that lasts days, waxing that needs to be repeated every few weeks, or tedious electrolysis, permanent hair reduction is a lasting solution that takes away the everyday hassle of dealing with unwanted facial and body hair. The ICON system provides permanent and effective hair reduction treatment. Just a few simple treatments is all it takes to minimize hair growth for good.
Stretch Marks and Scars
Stretch marks and other forms of scars are common issues among women. Stretch marks occur when areas of skin stretch considerably over a short period of time, such as during pregnancy, and noticeable lines appear on the skin surface.
Using the ICON system, the appearance of stretch marks can now be improved. ICON uses fractional laser 1540 technology to deliver pulsed energy to the skin. This targets stretch mark discoloration and stimulates the production of new collagen to improve smoothness.
The ICON fractional laser 1540 system is a fast, simple and effective treatment option for scar removal. Developed by the world leaders in fractional laser 1540 technology for scar treatment, the technology boasts minimal downtime and can be used on any skin type.
The procedure involves the use of fractional laser light, which breaks down scar tissue and triggers the production of new tissue.
Fractional laser 1540 scar treatment is a suitable and effective alternative to surgery for acne scars and surgical scars. It also boasts remarkable results on any skin type, including very light and very dark skin.
Now having talked about these common skin issues, let me share what the Island Polymedic Aesthetic Center is recently offering its customers: a three-in-one treatment to address these common skin concerns.
If we dream to have a really healthy and beautiful skin, the Island Polymedic Aesthetic Center has this ThreeForMe laser treatment which addresses dull skin or skin that lacks radiance or glow. ThreeForMe is a proven way to solve all of your skin concerns at once. It can address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure only takes 30 minutes getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.
Aside from these, another breakthrough in beauty enhancement in Puerto Princesa City is the REFORMTM Treatment which uses UniPolar™ technology. This technology uses radio frequency that is safe and effective deep-dermal heating to the tissue which contracts existing fibers, stimulates the formation of new collagen and improves its alignment and thickness while providing a youthful glow. It provides solutions for body contouring, skin tightening, and cellulite. All treatments are safe, effective and suitable for all skin types as well as for thin and delicate areas.
Women or men are having difficulty in reducing bulges in the tummy which we call “bilbil” or “packet fats”, this technology is the answer to your problem.
If your skin is already sagging due to age or dieting, this one is also for you.
This treatment addresses two specific beauty concerns: lifting and tightening loose skin, and fat reduction and improvement of cellulite appearance.
And it’s all here
You can now say goodbye to spending tons of money in Manila to see a dermatologist for your skin care needs. Island Polymedic Aesthetic Center, owned by Dra. Rowena Locsin Lao, a member of Philippine Association of Primary Skin Health Physicians, now sits waiting at Junction 1, Puerto Princesa City.
Dra. Lao is married to Dr. Jonathan Lao who is currently finishing his training for Laparoscopic Surgery at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. Both of them finished medicine at the University of Santo Tomas.
According to Dra. Lao, there are a lot of clients who have been asking about the cure for scars, and others have been consulting about the skin pigmentation condition called “melasma.” Well, melasma is apparent among many women in our province because of too much sun exposure and it seems impossible to treat unless you have the means to have it checked by an expert.
With these technologies for beauty enhancement in our city, people can save time and money as they avail of services in a reputable aesthetic clinic with a doctor who is is well trained and has so much concern for Palaweños.
Now the scary question: How much does it cost? The price of course varies depending on the kind of service the patient would like to avail of, but rest assured that it is affordable compared to the fees and other related expenses when you go to Manila.
For inquiries you may visit the Island Polymedic Aesthetic Center at Unit 9, Junction One Center, Junction 1, National Highway, and Bgy. San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City. You may also call 433-1308/ 0922 831 5675.