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Thermage: Non-Invasive Skin Tightening & Body Contouring Treatment

August 24, 2014

In a quiet little space in Glorietta 4, I discovered the Bench Skin Expert. It was a surprised to me that aside from Bench Salon, Bench has a Skin Clinic that specializes in skin care. During my visit last week, it seems like the fountain of youth was presented to me –  they call it, Thermage.

Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening and body contouring procedure. It utilizes best-in-class radio frequency technology with the introduction of the new system that penetrates the second layer of the skin. This would stimulate body’s natural renewal of collagen. The result is smoother skin, softened wrinkles and lines – a more natural and youthful look.
I couldn’t hide my excitement over the launch because I have this new keen interest in anything anti-aging products and services. Add Richard Yap on the guests list, we were on for a good treat during the intimate event.

It was not the first time I met Richard Yap. The closest encounter I had with him was during his launch as a brand ambassador for a clothing brand. His TV show was as big as his name, and at the time, I didn’t understand why, even younger woman are attracted to hm. Until I met him in person. He is one fine man, with such a youthful glow. I honestly think he doesn’t need a Thermage treatment!

The Thermage promises a more comfortable treatment, which one can avail awake. The treatment can last from 20 to 1 hour and the patient can go back to a normal routine after treatment. One can even avail of the treatment as a walk-in patient (but appointment is suggested) since there is no need for pre-procedure preparation such as fasting or blood work. There is also no need for after-treatment care as patients would only exhibit redness or swelling which can be addressed by normal skin care. Now, this is the kind of anti-aging treatment I like because I personally do not like to go under the knife. Who is with me? 🙂

The Thermage CPT is specially designed for face and body, specifically in the eyes, tummy, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks. The result may be visible after 6 months (provided the collagen production has stimulated) and the effect can last from 1 to 2 years.
During our short interview with the resident doctor, she shared that the youngest patient who took the treatment was aged 32. I felt that I am too young for this procedure, but it is good to know there is this kind available in Manila. For now, let me just indulge with these sweets!
.. and a fine picture with Sir Chief! 🙂
For more information on Thermage and Bench Skin Experts services, check out:
Bench Skin Expert
2nd Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City
(Beside Ascott, The Residences)
(632) 625 0012
(632) 625 0013

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