If you feel that a treatment for the face, the body, the hair, and whatnot is too much prodding for one girl to take, here's a fun fact: There are many treatments out there that solve both face and body issues, although some are used more frequently for one particular purpose. But, like your oufits, there's always room to mix and match.
1. Acne Scars and Tattoos
Try: BELO Revlite Laser, price unavailable, Tomas Morato
What it does: Lightens pigmentation, dark elbows and knees, unevenness
Feels like: Warm rubber-band flicks on the skin
See results in: As early as your first session—they treat half of your face and show you the effects mid-treatment.
2. Wrinkles and Sagging Skin
Try: BELO Skin Reboot, price unavailable, S Maison
What it does: Reduces "mom arms" and loose neck and jowls
Feels like: A warm massage (it's radio frequency!)
See results in: As early as one session, especially for the face.
3. Unwanted Hair
Try: FACIAL CARE CENTRE LaserLight, packages range from P15,000 to 40,000, Connecticut, Greenhills
What it does: Removes unwanted hair in the upper lip, underarms, legs, and bikini line
Feels like: Warm pulses
Downtime: Same slight redness treated with anti-inflammatory topical creams
See results in: Two weeks (hair will gradually fall out as the follicle dies) to one year (when hair will be almost completely gone.)
4. Excess Fat
Try: EMPIRE CENTRE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE Fat Grafting, price unavailable, tel. no. 410 8213
What it does: Transfers fat to other parts of the body
Wishing so hard that your fat from a particular body part would just move to another body area to fill out? Well, consider your wish granted. With a little liposuction, the fat harvested from your gut or inner thighs is purified and injected into your selected places in a very careful, very even application with a special needle. They do this quite well at EMpire, a local regenerative clinic, and they don't do it only for cosmetic reasons, but also for injuries and medical conditions. Ahhhh, technology.
*This article originally appeared in Preview Magazine's July 2016 issue.