Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Spanish Peel experience, first time!

Finally, I can now share with you my first-ever peeling experience.

Pretty flowers by the lobby.
Waiting for my appointment. Chilling at Clarity's pretty lobby.
Two weeks ago, I went to Clarity Aesthetic Medical and Dental Center to try out their Spanish Peel. I was so intrigued because one I've never tried a facial peeling treatment before and two it says Spanish! I love anything Spanish! ♥

The treatment didn't take so much of my time so I definitely recommend it to people who don't have much free time to block off an hour or two for a facial.The Spanish Peel treatment, a deep penetrating TCA and multivitamin infusion reatment, lasted for only about fifteen minutes. (note: Clarity's Spanish Peel nourishes the skin with vitamins C, E + minerals like zinc and selenium)

At Clarity, Spanish Peel is always conducted by a dermatologist. Intensive peeling is a tricky treatment so it's best that you undergo an intensive peeling procedure under the careful hands of a doctor. It's not enough that you're attended by a professional, you don't want to be "burned". You want to be pretty and radiant, hence being handled by a doctor is the safest way to go!

First the face is cleansed by a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. I know! I was baffled too! I had no idea that you can use your basic isopropyl alcohol on the face! Apparently, you could. However, I'm sure it's not for daily use. The face has very delicate skin which you have to care for properly to avoid early signs of wrinkles or sagging. I recommend using Moringa-based cleansers or toners on your face. Moringa better known as malunggay is rich in anti-oxidants that effectively beautifies the skin. You can try using Hype's Moringa cleanser, as endorsed by the flawless Isabel Oli, or opt to using Human Heart Nature's all-natural Moringa cleanser, as endorsed by none other than Bond Girl, Rachel Grant.

Second the doctor applied a thin film of Jessner's Solution on my face. The Jessner's Solution effectively diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and balances irregularities in skin tone. She let the solution sit on my face /til frosting began. Here's a photo of me with my "frosted" face. :)

Frosted face :) Redness in some parts.
I cried a little during the procedure. I was fidgeting and was escaping to my happy place to forget the "burning sensation" that was going on. It was my first time, and the doctor said it's a typical reaction to the formula but she reassured me that she was being kind on my skin. There's a little pain involved in intensive skin peeling, but the results are worth it.

Check out my red spots! That's a photo of me right before leaving Clarity's private rooms. Rosy cheeks much :D Anyway, if you like my lipstick, that's from The Face Shop's Face It lipstick line. SUPER GREAT lipstick! :D Try it!
Shiny face because they had to leave the solution on the face. Ha! Di pa ako nakapag-pagroom ng brows that time! Was having lunch with my super friend, Carmela at Bigby's... befoe watching The Social Network! :) Bigby's Restaurant, not fun. Not recommended. Sorry guys. Bad service, mediocre food. #justsayin
Because the doctor was reassuring, my fears started to fade away. Next thing I know, the little fan and it's comforting wind soothed my skin and the doctor's assitant was applying sunscreen on my face. Can't believe it, I'm done with my Spanish Peel! I can catch my The Social Network date :)My face was a little sore in some area, redness was visible, but it faded away after the movie... must've been the coldness in the theater! :)

After-peel care was emphasized by my doctor. Since I would be peeling in a few days, revealing a new younger layer of skin, I have to care for it with sunscreen. SPF 50 is recommended It was a good reminder because I tend to take my skin for granted since work often leaves me indoors. The doctor said even if we're indoors, we should still wear sunscreen (peeling or not peeling) to delay skin aging. Well, that's enough reason to be obedient!

For best results, one can undergo Spanish Peel every four to six weeks. Although based on my experience, the post-procedure peeling was pretty much very even, a more consistent peeling regimen would result to a more even-peel and a more radiant glow on the skin.

I didn't feel much the day after my procedure. But come day two, my face felt coarse and tight, which was a good sign because it means my old skin is being lifted already. Day three, the peeling began. I looked like I went swimming!

The peeling lasted for seven days. I found it inconvenient because I had to go to work in that! haha But after the peeling ended, my skin felt soooo smooth. I love my new skin now! Spanish Peel is a feel-good treatment. Perfect for those who want to prep their face for a special occasion! Just remember to reserve at least two weeks prior your special event so you'd face the crowd smooth and a little bit more perfect than the usual!

No need to use foundation or powder. When running late for work *ahem* eyeliner agad! :p
I recommend Spanish Peel to those who want to even out their skin tone, reduce acne scars and to those with oily skin and large pores.

My skin feels so soft and is rosy, I can pretty much go without powder/foundation! Check out my photo below, just wearing Color Riche lipstick by L'oreal. See you in the malls! ♥


Hot Pink lips. L'oreal Color Riche shade 641. :) (Sorry mejo nabago nung camera flash yung skintone. But at least you get to see the color of the lipstick.)
Sweep on light diffusing powder and add a vibrant lipstick and you're all done!! Using L'oreal 
-K-

Special thanks to Julius of Clarity. Oh, and thank you to Percy to who was so understanding and efficient in scheduling my appointment. I've been having a pretty crazy schedule lately and I had to cancel and rebook my schedule every now and then. I felt so sorry for causing Clarity any inconvenience but all throughout the staff were so nice and understanding. Thank you! Special thanks to Team PRC!


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17 comments:

  1. Magkno nagastos mo sa lahat? including the sunblock and all other medications together with the peel? thanks!

    btw-GREAT SKIN U GOT THERE! ;)

    cheers

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  2. Hi ! :) Spanish Peel is just Php 3,500. Fot the sunblock, I used lang Maxi-Peel sunblock and that, if I remember it well, can go as low as Php40. :)

    Thank you for the compliment. Hope you give Spanish Peel a shot... before summer sun heats up!

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  3. wow! great improvement in ur face! how many sessions did you have when you took that last photo? Was your skin that good right after the first session? meaning, right after a week? and is it Php 3,500 per session?

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  4. wow! great skin you got there! how many sessions did you have to have for that last photo u took? was ur skin that good after just one session? and also, is it Php 3500 per session? how many session do they require u?

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  5. Just one session! :) Yes it's P3,500 per session. Clarity usually hold promos etc, I'm not sure what their promo for March is. If it's still ongoing/or extended, it should be discounted IPLs. You should visit them, maybe Spanish Peel is on a promo! :)

    Normally, # of sessions required depends on one's skin and age, so I can't really answer that with much confidence. Clarity offers skin consultations. :) Maybe that's a better place to ask. :)

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  6. Was your skin that good right after the first session? meaning, right after a week? -- SADLY, no. Technically, "incubation" period (waiting for the peel) + actual days of peeling = a week and a half. Peeling didn't start immediately for me, and when peeling started, it took quite a while and I found it really inconvenient because it's not something I can hid, since peeling was happening on my very face! BUT beautiful radiant skin was revealed right after so it was worth the wait. :)

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  7. hi! plan ko magpa-spanish peel. wala na bang kailangan bilhin sa kanila na gamot aside sa sunblock? baka kasi kulang na budget ko kung may bibilhin pang gamot. thank you. :)

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  8. Yes, no need to buy anything else other than sunblock which I suggest you should have with or without Spanish Peel :D

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  9. hi... in which branch u did ur spanish peel?

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  10. As indicated in the blog, at Clarity Center EDSA Shangri-la Mall

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  11. i want to try this! does it treat acne scars? or just the blemishes? I have both which can be slightly hidden by a bb cream (my etude!) but I am undergoing dermaroller already.. so I don't kung good additional treatment ba ang spanish peel. your skin looked better after pics. or it could be lighting? cause mukang you have really nice skin na talaga =)

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    1. Maybe you should consult if compatible pa mag pa spanish peel. cause dermaroller is already a form of microdermabrasion. baka maoverdo :D

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  12. hi! have you tried any facial treatments? I don't know kasi kung anung klase yung commonna sinasabi ng iba na "pa-facial ako", if that's "facial" thingy is the most basic of all. But regardless of whatever treatment it is, gumagamit ba sila ng tools(stainless). takot kasi ako dun sa mga nagpapantal eh nagpapafacial. :) thanks for answering my concer.

    much love.
    arrajurado.blogspot.com

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    1. maybe what your friend are referring to with "facial" is the regular deep facial cleaning. normally it's cleansing, brushes, pricking (the one where tools are used). It is essential cause its when blackheads, whiteheads and any other clogged pore is declogged. Normally there's slight redness right after but it should subside. if your friend experienced prolonged redness, did she wet her face after the facial? cause you shouldn't within at least 12-24 hrs. some people can also be very sensitive so that could be a reason. but normally a basic facial is harmless :D u should try it!

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  13. Wow! You're so beautiful! And thank you for sharing your beauty regimen.

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  14. Hi! How long did the good skin lasts? Until after how long did you find the need to have it done again? Of all the peelings, i guess this is the most costly cause they suggest to have it done weekly for belo (P5600) and monthly for clarity (P3500) considering the price per session. I know the result is good but having it done twice a year at most is reasonable for me. Hehe.

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  15. Hi! How long did the good skin lasts? Until after how long did you find the need to have it done again? Of all the peelings, i guess this is the most costly cause they suggest to have it done weekly for belo (P5600) and monthly for clarity (P3500) considering the price per session. I know the result is good but having it done twice a year at most is reasonable for me. Hehe.

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