Luminisce Hollistic Skin Innovations

We cannot deny that appearance matters. We spend time, a lot of time sometimes, grooming ourselves because we want to appear good. We want to always present our best self. To me, what it really means is being comfortable in your own skin. But looking presentable is not enough. Beauty should be inside and out. Luminisce Hollistic Skin Innovations stands by this principle as well.


I am thankful that I seized the opportunity to visit their clinic because it reminded me how important it is to take care of myself in all aspects. It might come as a surprise to some when I say that I used to regularly pamper myself until I didn't. And no man should be embarrassed to admit such. If I had continued doing what I did, I most probably wouldn't be so uncomfortable having my picture taken. That would explain why you will rarely see a photo of me here in my blog. And I would really like to change that.


ABOUT
Luminisce Hollistic Skin Innovations is a developed boutique clinic headed by Dr. Kristina "Kaycee" Cuevas Reyes , Skin Specialist Dermatologist and Medical Director. They believe that every person deserves to be beautiful inside and out by providing premium services on wellness, beauty, and body care through skin care innovations.

They offer services such as:

  • Laser Treatments
  • Skin Renewal
  • Age-Defy
  • Skin Lift
  • Translucent
  • Pore-Refining
  • Skin Cure
  • Skin and Scar Repair
  • Shape and Sculpt
  • Hair and Healing
  • Fade Away Solutions
  • Profile Enhancement
  • Vein Solutions

Dr. Kaycee Reyes

Expect a thorough skin analysis on your first visit because we know that not all skin type is the same. Dr. Kaycee Reyes will personally attend to this procedure and will discuss recommendations or solutions based on the results. You are in good hands with her expertise as a dermatologist and wellness expert given her exemplary background. She studied medicine in Dermatology of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery and finished 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.


THE EXPERIENCE
I have always considered myself as an outdoor person. I love adventures and that involves a lot of basking under the sun. Being a mountaineer and a travel blogger could really take a toll on the skin. I would have gone back to getting regular facials, but the thought of how painful pricking during the process have withheld me. So when I learned about the pain-fee procedure of Luminisce, I immediately scheduled a visit.

Upon entering the clinic, I somewhat expected it to be typically cozy and dainty. But it was more than that. A very accommodating staff asked me to fill out a form that asked for basic personal information and skin problems. I was then ushered to the doctor's office for consultation.

Consultation with Dr Kaycee Reyes

I told the doctor my concerns regarding having an oily face, enlarged pores, and a recent recurring acne on my chin. She patiently discussed with me the cause of my problems. After, she gave her advises and called her assistant to give specific instructions on what treatments I needed to take that morning. And off I went into one of the treatment rooms.

Treatment Room

Unlike in some facial centers I have been to, there are only private rooms in Luminisce Hollistic Skin Innovations. I appreciate this because it made me more comfortable and it raised my trust that the facialist would be able to concentrate better. It was a pampering bliss with a calming music that helped one relax.

This is me before the procedure:

Picture taken before the session


I underwent 3 procedures, namely:

The Luxury Facial is part of the Skin Revival Program. It is Luminisce's special and pain-free (!) treatment that includes a soothing facial cleanse with a relaxing facial massage. It deeply cleans pores to dirt and excess oil while minimizing pores for up to 2 weeks. A procedure called sonophoresis follows that enables skin to absorb nutrients and eliminates blackheads and whiteheads too. Revitalizing and skin hydration caps the Luxury Facial.

Equipment for Facial
Equipment for the Luxury Facial.
Only the two rightmost devices were used for my facial.

Facial Massage
Facial Cleansing and Massage

Sonophoresis
Sonophoresis


The skin revitalizing procedure uses a device called galvanic that safely passes electric current through the skin. A sheet of gauze was placed on top of my face during the process. I barely felt the current that actually has a tingling effect.

Skin Revitalizing
Skin Revitalizing

The last step for my luxury facial involves using a oxygenating machine to release cool and pressurized oxygen making my skin hydrated.

Oxygenation
Oxygenation


My next treatment is a Coquille Peel. This treatment is very effective in restoring healthy skin and youthful glow. It uses a Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) derived from natural fruit and food extracts that normalizes the skin's natural exfoliating and hydrating properties by shedding the rough skin and bringing back the skin's moisture levels.

Dr. Kaycee Reyes recommended that I try the Coquile Peel to reduce my acne and other skin irregularities, including excess oil, scars and dark spots. It is part of the skin cure program that clears acne inflammation right before it starts.

Coquile Peel

A gauze was put on top of my face before a fruit acid (white cream) was applied. Kate, my facialist, informed me that the gauze was used so that it would be easier to take the cream off my face. After several minutes, Kate raised the gauze and everything was removed. I find this peeling process ingenious. They didn't need to scrape anything off from my face.


Finally, I got one of the laser treatments called Silvercure Laser by Spectra XT. This is Luminisce's ultimate all-in-one skin solution. It was meant to address my enlarged pores and sun-damaged skin. They say that this procedure is considered the safest, fastest, and most advanced laser treatments available today.

Silvercure Laser
Silvercure Laser

I was ushered into another room for this procedure. My eyes were covered with a metallic object to protect it from any damage that may be caused by the laser. Dr. Reyes then came in and personally rendered the session. She informed me beforehand that I may feel something hot as she directs the Spectra XT Revival Treatment machine on my face. The heat generated goes deep into the dermis, causing damage to problem areas to initiate collagen and cell renewal. I think that is amazing.

The doctor said that is usually takes eight (8) session for the pores to fully tighten and minimize. She further added though that it is still a case to case basis. Some of her patients have seen the effect for a less number of visits while some may take longer.

The photo below was taken right after the final treatment:

After the Silvercure Laser
After the Silvercure Laser

Did you notice the difference between this picture and the one I took before the treatment? My acne is now barely visible and my face feels fresher. I cannot wait for my next session and maybe I should start practicing doing selfies.


For more details:
Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations
2/F Mercury Drug Bldg., (fronting St. Luke's Medical Center)
32nd St. corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig, Metro Manila
+63 (2) 511.8500; +63 (915) 979.4661
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