I’m already 24 but I just started becoming conscious in taking care of my skin.
I recall a few years back, I was repeatedly told to start using face cream to prevent wrinkles and such. I wanted to address my uneven skin tone, oily skin and large pores for a long time now. I admit there was negligence in my part because I don’t have a skin regimen or even make an effort to protect it from the sun. I would get facials from time to time but not regularly. Thankfully I’m not a fan of using cosmetics which saved me from further damage.
After a sumptuous lunch, we headed to my friend’s recommended clinic and met with Dr. Kristina “Kaycee” Reyes. Wellness expert and health advocate, she studied medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, 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 and St. Thomas Hospital respectively in London.
With her combined education and years of practice, she opened Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovation, a two-year-old boutique clinic that aims to provide wellness, beauty and body care through premium and innovative skin care services.
Be treated like a royalty at Luminisce, where upon entering you are greeted with smiles and offered tea and snacks while waiting. The place has a luxurious and relaxing feel with its interiors in white and gold and cleanliness maintained throughout the clinic.
After filling up the information sheet, Dr. Kaycee asked me a few questions and I told her about my concerns. I was given two options: a treatment that is specifically for pores or a general one that also addresses oiliness. She also showed me photos of their clients who have undergone both treatments. After we have settled on that, I proceeded to their treatment room for:
Clear Laser Peel by Spectra XT
First, let me take a selfie 😉
The treatment starts with Luxury Facial. Ms. Myca cleaned my skin using a lipid free cleanser followed by an acupuncture facial massage. No needles!
Through sonophoresis skin nourishing vitamins were absorbed into the skin with the use of ultrasound waves. Whiteheads and blackheads were removed as well.
A sodium chloride solution was applied to my face while electric current is passed through via a special machine. This is done to lift the skin and relax facial muscles.
Then 5 minutes of refreshing oxygenation procedure, infused with vitamin C and ceramide, was done to remove dead skin, hydrate the skin and open pores.
To address my rough skin, a moisturizing mask was applied and left for 10 minutes.
I honestly felt like my skin’s so clean and smooth afterwards and I didn’t have to fret over the painful pricking of pimples!
For the next treatment, Clear Laser Peel by Spectra XT, a thin film of carbon lotion was applied to my face and left for 10 minutes. Three rounds of laser of different wavelengths were then administered by Dr. Kaycee herself: for absorption, to target the absorbed carbon which causes concomitant decrease in oiliness, and to tighten pores. It wasn’t painful but I got surprised the first time I heard the crackling sound. Haha!
This procedure regenerates collagen, lightens melasma and pigmentation, cures ache, evens and soften skin tone, minimizes pores and fades fine wrinkles with zero downtime and no abrasive tools and harsh chemicals!
Goodbye rough skin, hello suppler cheeks with Coquille Peel. It uses Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) derived from natural fruit and food extracts, formulated by Dr. Kaycee. For some reason I don’t have a photo but it looks similar to my moisturizing mask above. Ms. Myca, told me it would be a little itchy and she fanned my face to alleviate the feels~
My session finished off using another special machine with microscopic crystals for Power Peel.
Here are some pictures right after the session..
..and when I woke up the next day XD
For significant results they are usually visible after 5 – 8 sessions. Dr. Kaycee then reminded me to wash my face twice a day to control my oiliness, gave me a Malic Mandelic Plus soap bar to use and prescribed me a topical cream that I need to use nightly.
At Luminisce, I was able to experience my most relaxed treatment to date. It was easy to talk to the ever smiling Dr. Kaycee, who is very hands on with her clients. She listens to their needs and do not force them into treatments that their skin doesn’t need. Her staff is also well trained, pleasant to talk to and take their time to explain to the clients what will happen during each treatment. I’m very glad I said yes and experienced what it’s like to be a #LuminisceBaby.
So when are you #SkinInvesting? Book an appointment now and be a #LuminisceBaby! Call 511 8500 or +63 915 979 4661.
Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations
2nd floor Mercury Drug Bldg., 32nd St. cor. 4th Ave. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City