Who wouldn’t like to have his skin analyzed and get the best treatment possible? Before we splurge, though, it is but proper to know who to run to and seek for his expert opinion.
When to consult a dermatologist? And what skin problems are better addressed and solved by an aesthetician?
A dermatologist can better address concerns on all skin care problems from skin cancer, moles and other skin growths, eczema, psoriasis to rashes. He is trained to perform fillers, injections, and laser treatments. He is a doctor.
An aesthetician, on the other hand, takes care of microdermabrasion, extraction, pore cleansing, exfoliating treatments, radiofrequency procedures, skin irregularities treatment among others. He does a skin analysis and cleansing through non-invasive procedures and non-prescription products. He is not a doctor but attended a formal training to become a medical esthetician.
I have met a kindhearted and passionate aesthetician last week. She spends most of her time managing her two skin centers, one in Makati, Philippines and the other in New York, USA. She is also the founder of La Manille School of Esthetics, the only ITEC esthetic school in the Philippines. (ITEC is International Therapy Examination Council, a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service.)
She is Ms. Sylvia Cancio, a New York-based Filipino aesthetician. And the skincare clinic she co-manages is the Piel Acne and Skin Center.
Piel is a Spanish word for skin. At Piel Acne and Skin Center, the estheticians specialize in acne treatments without the use of drugs and antibiotics. I came there one rainy afternoon and just like other skincare clinics, I was oriented about my acne condition. But unlike others, they give non-invasive solutions. They use light chemical peels for skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing for all skin types. Aside from pimples, they also help in anti-aging concerns and address pigmentation problems. And just like in their New York branch, they use a lot of technology to provide treatments that bring back skin health. And the best thing about their skin center? All these treatments are delivered by professionally trained aestheticians.
I was told that I do not have any pimples anymore but I got some flat brown dots left behind by those pimples. And to remove those scars, I need at least five sessions of microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of the skin and reveal a younger, healthier-looking one.
Having had gone through a number of treatments and skin products at other dermatologists and skincare centers, I thought microdermabrasion would be enough and some skin products I need to buy from them. Before my microdermabrasion, I was given an Enzyme Peel. Enzymes are organic substances which aim to revitalize skin and return the youthful glow and feel to the face. They can also slip into the skin to help cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. Through the enzyme peel, dead skin cells can easily be removed which will eventually lead to the promotion of younger cells, and may also diminish scars, stretch marks, age spots, fine lines and even discoloration. Enzyme peel will prepare my skin for microdermabrasion.
I am happy that I was invited to try the services of Piel Acne & Skin Center. They educated me on my acne condition. And I was told they will closely monitor my progress and make adjustments when necessary to clear my skin as quickly as possible. I hold on to their commitment that I will see results within 12 weeks.
It has always been Piel Acne and Skin Center’s vision to be a major provider of professional, non-invasive skincare services in the country at the most affordable prices in order to reach the greatest number of people. They hold true to that commitment.
Try Piel Acne and Skin Center and enjoy the clean and cozy atmosphere of their skin center and the personalized treatments performed by their highly skilled aestheticians, all personally trained by a New York licensed aesthetician.
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