Temple of wellbeing
By Nico Erle Ciriaco
DermAsia celebrated its first decade in the wellness & beauty industry through an intimate gathering, hosted by Tim Yap and Giselle Toengi, at the ballroom of the Fairmont in Makati City. As a partner of choice in advanced aesthetic medical technology, DermAsia Corp. is the leader in the marketing and distribution of clinically-proven dermatological skincare products (Heliocare, NeoStrata Professional, Bioderma, and Skin Medica), medical aesthetic & body contouring systems and devices (i-Lipo by Chromogenex and RegenLite Transform) in the Philippines.
“We offer a wide range of non-invasive aesthetic devices with the idea of modern sophistication; understanding each of our clients’ needs. We make the market more exciting as DermAsia brings to the forefront the cutting-edge technologies that battle against the ravages of time,” intimated company spokesperson Nikki Tang in her welcoming speech.
The i-Lipo multi-platform body contour system is the most advanced non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping procedure. It incorporates both visible red and infra-red laser for bio-stimulation of metabolic pathways resulting in the release of fatty acids and glycerol, thus shrinking fat cells. Results are seen immediately with an average of 3 cm (an inch) per 30-minute treatment.
Procedures are safe and comfortable and can target specific stubborn pockets of fat as well as reshaping the body. Laser treatment is followed by a combination of laser and massage to enhance lymphatic drainage, improve circulation and achieve deeper penetration of laser into fat cells for improvement in cellulite mass.
“What i-Lipo does is targeted fat reduction and not weight loss. It zeroes in on specific areas with unwanted fat. The fat, in turn, gets out of triglycerides after the standard 8-treatment program,” apprized Dr, Stephen Eubanks from the University of Colorado’s Center of Dermatology in Denver, during his short lecture.
RegenLite Transform, on the other hand is a medical laser which emits a unique light, SmartPulse, from a hand-piece held close to the skin. It has been engineered to supply exactly the right amount of light energy to the vessels at exactly the right time, taking them to the brink of damage and maximizing collagen stimulation without causing long-term impairment. The laser offers swift and effective treatments with no need for cooling or anesthesia; with little or no visible after-effects, allowing the patient to resume normal routine as quickly.
“Low level laser will be as important as high level laser very soon. They both trigger cells to give biological responses. Both penetrate deep tissue, in varying degrees, just like how a flashlight glare goes through the palm of your hand. Before the advent of Chromogenex’s technology, the other options available in the market included cryogenic lipolysis, ultrasound and radio frequency,” Dr. Eubanks added.
It is Dermasia’s commitment to continuously provide product advancement to the Filipino aesthetic medical market. Having the expertise and technical proficiency to tap into the pulse of the industry, the DermAsia team remains customer-driven, providing marketing and technical support and services to the medical professionals primarily focusing on the dermatologists as well as plastic and cosmetic surgeons.
“Homogenics, DermAsia’s off-shore partner, is based in South Wales in the United Kingdom and has been in the beauty business since 1886. We invented the first hair removal device using bio-stimulation for lesser pain. We use advance science for absolute results,” enthused Uri Michaels, VP for the Asia-Pacific markets.
Through the years, DermAsia has valued the importance of maintaining good relations and is proud of its long-standing business partnerships, both local and overseas. The company is under the D’Mark Group of Companies, which, for over 20 years now, has established itself as a premier distributor focusing on health and beauty. Its diverse client portfolio includes medical doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, skincare centers and medical spas.
As an advocate of all things beautiful, DermAsia believes in the maxim “Luceat venustras vestra,” as easily as saying “let your beauty shine.”