When I got pregnant with my second daughter Shane, I had breakouts on my face that I said I will really go to a skin clinic regularly in order to get facial cleaning and diamond peel. I am careful not to let harmful chemicals touch my face because I am with child.
But in the end, I never set foot on a derm clinic, up until yesterday, when I went to the Ysa Skin and Body Experts Bacolod here at the Robinsons Place Citywalk, Bacolod City. At this point, Shane is almost 11 months old so that means it has been almost 2 years since I had a facial. Bummer. So you can just imagine how my face needs some tender, loving care.
My treatment package was a facial with diamond peel. My attendant, Cindy, enthusiastically explained to me the procedure of my treatments. First, I was made to wash my face using liquid papaya soap.
Then I was made to face a dresser with little fan where she applied a mask. The fan helped in drying the mask, which was then rinsed with water after about 10 minutes. After this process, I was led to my dimly-lit room where a softening cream was applied while a gentle steam was blowing on my face. It was applied with soothing facial massage strokes that I felt really at ease. The steam continued for a few more minutes so as to open the pores.
A vacuum continued to open the pores and remove some surface dirt before the actual pricking and blackhead removal. Then came the diamond peel to exfoliate the upper layer of skin. After everything was done, a skin antibiotic was applied and the pores were closed with a laser and then cold compress. My skin felt so fresh and smooth.
I used to have acne that I would need injections just to make the bump die down. Eventually, these led to deep scars that get deeper with age because the collagen on the skin get depleted. I was told that for optimum results, I should have a facial and diamond peel weekly for the first month, twice on the following month, and then once a month thereafter. This is supposed to improve my skin because the diamond peel will induce the production of collagen. But it should not be so far apart because the effect will not obvious. I wish to continue doing this for about six sessions so I’m going back there on July 15 and I hope to see better looking skin after the six sessions have been completed.
One thing that sets apart Ysa Skin and Body Experts Bacolod from other salons offering facials is that it really is a derm clinic. They have a resident dermatologist whom you can see at an appointment. All the rest of the staff, from the supervisor to the attendants, are all registered nurses. So you know that you are in capable hands.
I was sent home with the advice to use only their mild soap and cold water on my face for three days. Then I bought their Sunblock Gel with SPF 35 because I really need it and I am happy that they have it in gel form. It also has a powder finish so it is non-greasy. I love it!
I am glad that I took the afternoon off yesterday. Super thanks to my husband who gamely looked after the kids while I was gone and who did not call me when I will go home. He let me enjoy my time off even though I took an extra hour off. Thanks to Ysa Skin and Body Experts Bacolod for this wonderful treat and for the staff that made me feel ever so welcome. Till next time! 😀