ONE of my dear mommy friends, Arrissa Navarro, invited our zumba family to the opening of her newest aesthetic clinic Uptown called Skin Rev. This is her second branch; the main one being in LimKetKai. The latter has been operating for the past 8 years, so it was a natural decision for Arrissa to expand in this booming residential district of our city. She has a long-standing partnership with Doctor Joel Mendez, also known as a celebrity-doctor to the stars, with clients like Janice De Belen, Ara Mina, and Claudine Barretto.
Upon hearing the brand, the first thing that came to my mind is skin revitalized. And who does not want ageless, flawless, and glowing skin?! We mature in wisdom through the years, but our skin doesn’t have to follow unflatteringly in this direction. There are many ways to delay the aging process and these steps can be done with healthy eating, exercise, and relaxation. There is a vast difference between plain aging and aging gracefully—the latter being like fine wine that just gets better and better with each passing year.
Sometimes, reality bites...hard. Arrissa said: “Work can be very busy so it is important to take some time off to relax and de-stress from that hectic schedule! It doesn’t always have to be a fancy vacation; a quick trip to the spa can already work wonders in lifting our mood. Failure to prioritize our well-being will certainly lead to burnout. Besides, if we look good, it means we also feel good and we can do so much more and accomplish more.”
Skin Rev offers many services under the supervision of Doctor Mendez, who is a board certified dermatologist. He has been practicing for almost two decades now, with clinics here in CDO and Manila. He is the current President of the ASEAN Anti-aging Medical Society, and he is also the President of the Philippine Bariatric Society. The Skin Rev aesthetic clinic offers not just the typical spa services but also weight loss procedures.
Dr. Mendez said: “Aside from the usual massages, mani/pedis, gluta IV-drips, diamond peels, botox, and our sauna; we also offer mesotherapy (weightloss through injection), sclerotherapy (taking out spider veins and varicose veins), Lipo-Cavi/RF (nonsurgical way to burn fat), rhinoplasty (nose-enhancement), and thread lifting (to make the skin look more supple).”
Upon entering Skin Rev’s main foyer, the clients would certainly get this distinct impression of glitz, glam, and class. The elegant golden hues, coupled with chic-modern furnishings, provide a posh and intimate setting to help clients feel pampered, relaxed, and rejuvenated. In this beauty-centric and weight-conscious word, Skin Rev aims to help every human feel awesome without breaking the bank.
Doc Joel even noted: “Don’t be afraid to come inside our shop. We may look pricey, but we have something for everybody. We even have facials for as low as 200 hundred pesos. A few injections here and there, and you can now smile as widely as you want, without worrying about those wrinkles, laugh lines, or crow’s feet around the eyes making their nasty appearance.”
There are those who raise their eyebrows at women who make frequent spa trips or who get enhancements, saying they’re too vain. But know this: you are always in control of your own life. Don’t be afraid to make your decisions for fear of what others will way. What we feel and say about ourselves matters the most.
No one knows what each one of us is going through. People will always have their opinions, judgments, and comments whatever we do. We can never please everyone...so stop trying. If you are happy and feel that you’re making the best choices for yourself without hurting anyone else, then that is all that matters. Only you have the power to change yourself. Never give-up on loving yourself even if it feels hard to do on our most toxic days. Be proud of who you are, and never let anyone’s opinion take that power away from you. Don’t let anyone dull your shine!
Keep looking fabulous and stay glowing from within with the help of Skin Rev. To find out more about this aesthetic clinic, visit their newest branch at Skin Rev G/F Door 5 VLC Tower 1, Business Park, Pueblo de Oro, Cagayan de Oro. You can also check-out their other center downtown at the LimKetKai Mall.
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