I made the mistake of not wearing enough sunscreen to my last beach trip at Baler more than two weeks ago resulting to a mild sunburn on my face. Even though I like the nakainom "glow", there was a slight sting everytime a contact was made on my face. Not to sound like a wuss, it was actually bearable. What I don't like was the idea of neglect which could've been avoided with just a simple act of applying sunscreen (and to think I've been talking about taking care of my skin lately now that I'm 32). I even considered not to pursue with my clinic visit to Luminisce which was set the following day after my Baler trip because of this --thinking that any procedures or treatments I might undergo will just make things worse.
Photo from the Freewaters CSR initiative taken last March 2, 2016
Good thing I pushed thru.

I've been hearing and seeing a lot of good things about Luminisce from fellow bloggers and influencers like Patty Laurel and Maggie Wilson for quite some time already before I decided to pursue an appointment. I was lucky enough to have a consultation with Dr. Kaycee Reyes herself on my first visit. I told her about my then-situation and my apprehensions on any facial treatments because of the damage the sun has caused my skin. Dr. Kaycee recommended a series of facial treatments including one that sounded music to my ears--Baby Skin Laser.

We started by documenting the "Before" status of my skin through a photo session which obviously, I enjoyed so much.

I'm blaming the perfect lighting for concealing my sunburnt and tired skin.

To address my tired looking skin, we started with the Luxury Facial.
Luxury Facial is a pain-free procedure that begins with a soothing facial cleanse and relaxing facial massage. Then, skin nourishing vitamins are absorbed into the skin via sonophoresis, a process wherein ultrasound waves seep nutrients into the skin, removing blackheads and whiteheads along the way. After, electric currents safely pass through the skin using a special machine to lift and revitalize the skin. And finally, an oxygenating machine releases cool, pressurized oxygen into the skin to hydrate and open pores.
Followed by the Skin OXYGlow.
Skin OXYGlow infuses oxygen and hydrating nutrients deep into cells that immediately rejuvenates the skin by improving blood circulation while encouraging collagen production to protect the skin from the harsh environment.
And finally, the Baby Skin Laser wherein the procedure was personally done by Dr. Kaycee.
Lasemd station is an optimized laser device which quickly creates precise and controlled microchannels into the skin for ideal delivery of advanced cosmeceuticals.
The treatment area was as luxurious as the Luxury Facial making my whole Luminisce experience enjoyable.
To address my photodamaged skin, the Lasemd station was used to administer VC (Ascorbic Acid).
Vitamin C (VC) is one of the strongest naturally occuring antioxidants that encourage younger, healthier skin by promoting healthy collagen structures. It also helps to rejuvenate photoaged and photodamged skin.
The treatments: Skin OXYGlow, Luxury Facial, Baby Skin Laser including the "Maximus" on my abdomen (which deserves a separate entry) lasted for just a little over an hour. I usually get bored every time I have a facial but to my surprise, I didn't. Well that's maybe because the usual steaming and mask (which you can still avail as per Luminisce's recommendation) were lifted from the whole process. I particularly liked the no-pricking process they used to extract the deep-seated dirt on my face and the pressurized oxygen! The latter was relaxing.

Here I am, post-procedures. Parang wala lang.

Thanks Dr. Kaycee for the kind words and for personally attending to my skin's needs. I can't wait to go back to continue my treatments and try the other ones as well.

Post-treatment update: the following day. No redness, no more sting. Of course, I did not forget to wear sunscreen this time.
At the CBTL Create: Brew Your Best Masterpiece event held last March 4, 2016 at Bonifacio High Street.
Latest update: 2 weeks after my Luminisce treatments. Zero breakouts, smaller pores, glowing (lol) skin. By the way, Dr. Kaycee did not want to touch my crow's feet the lines outside the corners of my eyes because it adds charm when a guy smiles. Sige na nga, doc.
Photo from the Rustan's Colors and Petals Summer 2016 Campaign Sunset Launch Party held last March 17, 2016 at The Loft @ Manansala
If there's one thing beside my health which I invest so much on, it would be my skin. And if I invest on something, I wanna see the results pronto! I don't like downtimes. Who does? With the treatments I had done at Luminisce, I was able to go out the following day, attend events, and do my usual activities without looking like I just came from a facial treatment complete with red marks here and there.

I recommend the set of treatments I had done to people who have so much on their plate but still want to look their best while they're at it minus the downtime.

Luminisce Skin & Laser Clinic is located the 2nd Floor Mercury Drug Bldg., 32nd St. Cor. 4th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634.

Luminisce Skin & Laser Clinic and follow Luminisce on Facebook and @luminisce_official on Instagram, @luminisceskin on Twitter. Luminisce is open from Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 7:00pm and by appointment on Sunday. Book your appointment now by calling 09159794661.


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