Luminisce Skin & Laser Clinic

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience

Thursday, August 04, 2016

     Tell me if I'm wrong but in my observation, even those who have the less problematic skin need to visit and consult a dermatologist from time to time to have their skin checked. Skin care products, skin care supplements and non-surgical treatments at home are not enough to address the issues of the skin. I cannot totally say that I have clear skin. I still suffer from breakouts from time to time especially when it's time of the month, I also have skin pigmentation that needs attention and utmost care from an expert.

     I've been reading blog posts from co-bloggers trying out Luminisce's facial care services. Reading their stories and seeing the improvements after their first session gave me the go signal to see what Luminisce has to offer. To feed my curiosity, I went to Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic two weeks ago. So for the past 7 years I've been telling myself that those brown spots on my upper cheeks are freckles until someone enlightened me regarding my skin condition. Sharing with you below what happened during my visit at Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic- my discoveries and services that made me decide to visit a dermatologist monthly.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic is very accessible by all means of land transportation. It is located at the 2nd floor of the Mercury Building in BGC and in front of St. Lukes Medical Center. These well-known landmarks made it easier for me to reach the clinic hassle-free. I was welcomed by friendly and accommodating staffs offering something to drink. The clinic is well-lit and the ambiance is very relaxing. I felt like a princess inside Luminisce because of the royalty-themed furnishings. One of the attendants handed me a form to fill-up. I wrote there everything, from my health care related history and skin concerns.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     My mission that day was to know the root cause of my skin pigmentation and to seek advice from an expert. I met Dr. Kaycee Reyes and learned a lot from her. She is a London-trained dermatologist and a wellness advocate. During my visit, Dr. Kaycee made an expected extensive skin analysis and enlightened me on my skin issues. I'm expecting her to tell me that I have freckles on the upper side of my cheeks and melasma. The latter is expected since someone already told me that but I was shocked when she told me that I have Hori's Nevus- also known as acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules or acquired dermal melanocytosis which is common with Asians. It's my first time to hear about this skin condition. I did not panic after hearing Dra, Kaycee's explanation and listened carefully to her advice.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     According to her, this condition is like melasma that cannot be treated but can be managed to make them look lighter and not visible. Melasma and Hori's Nevus can present concurrently. If not given attention, the pigmentation will spread and become bigger in the long run. Hori's Nevus is challenging to treat that's why regular visits to a dermatologist is required and the recommended type of service for this is Clear Laser Treatment. For my case, I need around 4-6 sessions of Clear Laser Treatment to see maximum results.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
     Sharing with you the Clear Laser Treatment (procedure and photos) that I've tried at Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic below. 

A. Luxury Facial (P2,500)
     Luxury Facial- this is Luminisce's special facial treatment that deep cleans pores and removes bacteria-causing acne, trapped dirt, and excess oil while minimizing pores for up to 2 weeks! This is the first phase before the recommended laser treatment for my melasma and Hori's Nevus

1. The nurse cleansed my face and gave me a relaxing massage. But before this, I asked her if she'll be removing everything on my face. She said that eyeliner and my lip color will stay but my bb cream, tinted sunblock, and face powder will be removed. So what you'll see in the following photos below is my bare face.

2. Next step is Sonophoresis- this is a procedure where a handheld metal device runs all over my face wherein ultrasound waves seep nutrients in the skin while removing blackheads and whiteheads at the same time.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience

3. Then another device that uses electric currents was used to lift and revitalize the skin. There's a gauze bandage placed over my face and the device safely passes those currents onto the different parts of my face.

4. Two more metal devices run all over my face. Both also have electric currents to take out impurities, energize, and make the skin glowing and radiant.

5. The Last step for this facial is infusing oxygen onto my bare face from the oxygenating machine. This releases oxygen to hydrate the skin and pores. This is a combination of Vitamin C for lightening and Ceramide for anti-aging. After the procedure, my skin felt soft and smooth to the touch.

     Can you spot my melasma and Hori's Nevus? They're still there so the next phase of Clear Laser Treatment follows after pampering my skin with the Luxury Facial that my skin deserves. This is called clear laser peel!

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience

B. Clear Laser Peel (P5,000)

     Clear Laser Peel-  Uses a film of carbon lotion to regenerate collagen and correct melasma, pigmentation, acne, skin tone, pore appearance, and fine wrinkles. Best of all, these procedures are done in minutes, safe for all skin types, and require ZERO downtime so you can get back to business in no time!

      In the first step, the attendant applied carbon lotion. After 10 minutes Dra, Kaycee did the laser treatment concentrating on parts of my cheeks where Hori's Nevus are located. To tell you honestly, there's a prickly sensation whenever the laser passes through those spots. It's bearable though. Basing on my experience, she used different strokes for my melasma and for the Hori's Nevus. Here's my face after the laser treatment.

Luminisce Luxury Facial and Clear Laser Treatment Experience
No makeup! Proud to have glowing skin. Thanks, Luminisce
     Fret not if you see redness on my face. I have thin skin and my skin is prone to redness. I noticed that after the procedure, some of the pigmentations lightened a bit. Since it was my first session, I did not expect drastic or dramatic results. Thank you so much, Dra. Kaycee Reyes for letting me try the Clear Laser Treatment and for enlightening me with melasma and Hori's Nevus. No regrets that I've trusted Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic to try the very first laser treatment for my face to date.

     I will highly recommend Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic if you're a newbie who wants to get informed first about your skin issues by an expert dermatologist before undergoing a non-surgical procedure or other kinds of facial treatments. No need to worry about dermatology procedure nightmares that keep you from getting the right skincare treatment that you deserve. Having good skin is an investment and in the long run, it will save hundreds and thousands of pesos from buying makeup just to cover flaws. 

Visit Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic at 2/F Mercury Drug Bldg., 32nd St. cor. 4th Ave., Fort Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines (in front of St. Luke’s Medical Center)
Clinic schedule: Mondays to Saturdays from 10AM to 7PM and Sundays by appointment. 

For more information on Luminisce Skin and Laser Clinic's services
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Call 02-5118500
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4D Non-Surgical Facelift by Luminisce

Sunday, March 13, 2016

     No matter what age you are in, it is never too late or early to be the healthiest and best version of yourself. Visible signs of aging can start when we hit our mid 20’s to early 30's. This includes loss of skin elasticity and volume resulting in sagging skin especially on the cheeks and jaw, fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, expression lines on the eyes and cheek, and more prominent nasolabial folds.

4D Non-Surgical Facelift by Luminisce
Introducing Fotona4D, A non-surgical laser face lifting machine that can rejuvenate skin and fight common signs of aging (Uneven skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines and facial sagging)
    Although Botox and Fillers are first in-mind when it comes to non-surgical anti-aging treatments, there are patients who are not comfortable with the idea of injections and want the least invasive procedure.

Painless procedure with same anti-aging effect as Botox and fillers and no down-time

     Fotona 4D, the latest technology for non-surgical rejuvenation and facelift is now in the Philippines. The great novelty of Fotona 4D is its four-dimensional approach. It is the first anti-aging laser treatment that includes a painless intra-oral approach to stimulate the production of collagen around the mouth, nasolabial area, cheeks, and lower face from the inside out.

4D Non-Surgical Facelift by Luminisce
Fotona4D is enabled by the expanded capabilities of 4 unique modes and 2 complimentary wavelengths that result in a respectable SmoothLifting treatment with low downtime and without any injections.
     It is now offered in Luminisce Skin & Laser Clinic in Bonifacio Global City, dubbed as “the new couture skin clinic” by its Skinvestors. This includes beauty queen Bea Rose Santiago, actress Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi, Ina Feleo, celebrity mom Maggie Wilson, and lawyer Stella Pastores- Esquivias. 

     Wellness expert and health advocate, Dr. Kristina Reyes of Luminisce decided to offer the Fotona 4D technology to meet the growing demand for a non-surgical way of lifting the face without injections, but with everyone noticing the difference.

    According to the London-trained dermatologist, this breakthrough laser treatment is best for people who are looking for a non-invasive way of lifting and tightening the face and body, with no surgery, no pain, no downtime, and no bruising.

     If you want to experience the new dimension in anti-aging technology, 
you can book your Fotona 4D treatment through 
call 5118500/ 09778044601/09159794661.

About Dra. Kaycee Reyes
     Wellness expert and health advocate, Dr. Kristina ‘Kaycee’ Cuevas Reyes, studied medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. She completed her Diploma in Dermatology and Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology from King’s College and St. John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital respectively in London.

About Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations
     Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations is a developed boutique clinic that aims to provide wellness, beauty, and body care through premium and innovative skin care services. Luminisce is located at 2/F Mercury Drug Building, across St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City, 32nd Street corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.


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