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(Giveaway Alert!) DermaPro: Because Beauty Junkies Need Good Skincare

February 7, 2013

I am obsessed with skincare. I have been since I was a very pimply teenager who saw many many dermatologists and had to endure many many treatments in the past two decades. Thankfully, my hormones began to have pity on me and my skin problem went from impossible to manageable. BUT. With my 38th birthday just around the corner, my anti-acne obsession has turned into an anti-aging obsession. More than worrying about looking older (happened already) or getting wrinkles (not happened yet, thanks to my oily skin), it’s about keeping my face healthy and blemish-free. I kinda think that if you’re as obsessed with makeup as I am, you better be as obsessed with skincare.

I got an invitation from DermaPro last year, and I finally, finally got to pay them a visit very recently. The two dermatologists behind DermaPro, Drs. Candy Villaroman-Tuliao and Feliz Orig-Palma, are two cool babywearing and breastfeeding mamas who totally understand what moms are looking for in a skin care facility. Friends since medical school, putting up their own clinic is a fulfillment of many years of friendship and partnership.

The services menu of DermaPro pretty much reads like a normal dermatology clinic. They offer facials, slimming solutions, hair reduction, peels, and other dermatological things.Β What I like about DermaPro is the very casual and relaxed atmosphere, and the personal care you get from two women who know what they’re doing. There are little touches of Candy and Feliz everywhere, the bathroom is quite nice (says a lot to me) and the waiting room is cozy and kid-friendly. Yes, you may leave your little one at the waiting room. The TV is armed with The Backyardigans and other kiddie shows. The clinic is also right in front of Mobler so you can do some IKEA shopping before or after, and have a milk tea and stuffed peppers at Tea Tap which is right around the corner.

During my chat with Doc Candy before my treatment, we touched a bit on the Philippine Dermatological Society’s Skin Safety Campaign. It’s so important to go to a clinic with real dermatologists at the helm to make sure that everything they do to you is safe and apt for your concerns and the staff under them are trained properly to administer some treatments. So don’t take every offer of just anyone to inject you with glutathione for cheap. It’s too scary.

DermaPro’s treatment area

That afternoon, I got to try DermaPro’s RF (Radio Frequency) treatment on my face, and the DermaPro Anti-Aging Facial. The radio frequency stimulates collagen synthesis and urges your skin to get going and fight gravity. At this point, Doc Candy says this is mainly preventive for me, because I don’t have any real visible sagging yet. (Thank God) The machine uses heat to make the synthesis more effective, and it was very soothing. The treatment consists of two wands, with the red light doing the collagen synthesis, while the blue light has acne-prevention properties as well.

I like the RF machine, “Magic Pot.” I found it so cute. It looks like a rice cooker.

After the RF Treatment, one of the DermaPro gals, Lyka, gave me an anti-aging facial. She has magic hands. She cleansed and gently gave my skin a scrub, with a very relaxing facial massage. After that came the enzyme peel, some extraction and then a collagen serum mask that came with a neck and shoulder massage. I hope I got that sequence right, because I dozed off at some point. It was sooo relaxing.

Getting an enzyme peel. All done. With Lyka.

I felt fresh and rejuvenated after the facial. No swelling and no dear-Lord-don’t-let-me-run-into-anyone-I-know moments. I was able to do errands after without looking too hideous.

And here’s the best part, one of my readers will get to try DermaPro’s Anti-Aging Facials too! DermaPro will be giving out an Anti-Aging Facial Package that consists of 6 facial sessions, valued at PhP1,000 per session! Thank you DermaPro!

Here’s the contest stuff:

  1. All treatments will be availed at the DermaPro clinic at 200 Wilson St., San Juan, Metro Manila.
  2. All entries will be tracked via Rafflecopter. Here’s how you can gain entries:
    • “Like” the DermaPro page on Facebook. (required)
    • “Like” The Painter’s Wife page on Facebook. (required)
    • Share a skin-care tip from the DermaPro Facebook page on your Facebook account and/or RT a skincare tip by @DermaPro_Clinic to your Twitter followers. Please tag both DermaPro and The Painter’s Wife on your FB and Twitter shares so we can track and verify your entries.
  3. Entries will be accepted from 12mn of February 7, 2013 to 11:59am of February 21, 2013. Winners will be drawn via Rafflecopter and announced on this blog, Facebook and Twitter. The winner will also be contacted via email.

Good luck everyone! Thank you DermaPro and thank you Dr. Candy and Dr. Feliz for accommodating me and giving me the opportunity to share this with the blog’s readers! See you guys soon at DermaPro!

With Dr. Candy Villaroman-Tulio. (Thank you!!)

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Marj permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:19 am

    I hope I win the skincare package! πŸ™‚

  2. Margarette Francisco permalink
    February 7, 2013 12:07 pm

    Hoping to win!

    I want to try this!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Jen limbaring permalink
    February 7, 2013 2:25 pm

    I totally agree. I went to visit them recently as well and was treated by Dra feliz since Dra candy was on sick leave at the time. She was very easy to talk to and explains the procedures so youre fully aware that youre in expert hands. Plus everything else in between, I say visit them soon and get your skin a boost! You deserve it!

  4. Vicenta permalink
    February 7, 2013 5:25 pm

    I am a full time mom with 2 kids.I have a natural skin but dry.I want to join this give away hoping to try like this kind of facial for the 1st time.:)

  5. Theresa Cruz-Escaros permalink
    February 7, 2013 7:11 pm

    Please let me win! (hehehe) I need to start to take care of my skin, too, and DermaPro might just be the place I should go to.

  6. audrey w permalink
    February 7, 2013 7:22 pm

    I think skincare is important because having good skin increases one’s confidence by about 1 million notches! I want to win this raffle to achieve that million-dollar skin for myself πŸ™‚

  7. Vesta Laserna permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:37 am

    Skincare is important even to a stay-at-home mom like me since mommyhood doesn’t necessarily mean being losyang. I wanna win this treat coz I already forgot how it feels like to be pampered ever since I found out I was pregnant. And honestly, I just need a facial so bad! Thanks for this contest! πŸ™‚

  8. Helen kristin permalink
    February 8, 2013 9:41 am

    I love this giveaway! Who doesn’t want to be pampered? And have glowing skin after… I’ve been contemplating on getting a facial, but never had the chance to get it done, i think this is the answer.. ❀

  9. Ara V. Padilla permalink
    February 8, 2013 10:45 am

    This would be a nice 2nd wedding gift for me and hubby and as well as a birthday gift for me. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  10. christine batiller permalink
    February 8, 2013 12:57 pm

    i’m not blessed with good skin and i have frequent breakouts. i hope to win this so i might get some help for my skin. thanks!

  11. Francis Falucho permalink
    February 12, 2013 7:03 pm

    Skin caring is very important so we stay young and fresh the whole day. I want to win this giveaway and give it to my one and only loving mother.

  12. February 13, 2013 8:28 am

    joining and hoping to win this treat! πŸ™‚
    i maybe a stay-at-home/full time mom but that doesn’t mean that i shall stop taking care of my self.

  13. Jelo Manongsong permalink
    February 13, 2013 1:59 pm

    I want to win this because I want to try their facial. :))

  14. Abigail Bellen permalink
    February 13, 2013 5:38 pm

    Cleanse,tone,moisturize is my basic skincare routine but it would be perfect if I win a facial treatment to make me feel and look good while taking care of my 3 kids and hubby. πŸ™‚ hoping to win

  15. Abigail Bellen permalink
    February 13, 2013 5:38 pm

    Cleanse,tone,moisturize is my basic skincare routine but it would be perfect if I win a facial treatment to make me feel and look good while taking care of my 3 kids and hubby. πŸ™‚ hoping to win

  16. February 18, 2013 9:28 am

    I want to win this giveaway because I can see traces of aging on my face and I want to prevent it as much as I could.

  17. Dianne Cristelle permalink
    February 21, 2013 10:26 am

    Hope to win! Fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

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