Thursday, January 10, 2019


Having smooth, even-toned, and supple skin can boost confidence and improve one’s overall well-being — Agree or disagree? For sure, you are already nodding your head as you answer my question. And to keep the skin in tip-top shape, one needs to have a good skin care regimen not to mention well-maintained professional treatments in a clinic. Yes? Yes!

It was the second week of December when Luminisce introduced and launched the latest technology in the country, the PICOPLUS system.

Napa-research agad ako when I received the invite for the said launch. For sure you will feel as ecstatic as I did especially when I learned that it is the first in the Philippines pa lang.

With Dra. Kaycee Reyes

Luminisce is the provider of premium skin and body solutions that are tailor-fit to every individual’s specific needs. It is a world-class boutique clinic that aims to provide wellness, beauty, and body care through premium and innovative skin care services.

I gotta thank Dra. Kaycee Reyes for continuously striving for innovation and for wanting to bring the best for her patients. :) 

PICOPLUS System is a versatile, non-invasive, and US FDA-approved laser that can treat various skin pigmentation problems.

Its effectivity, precision, and reliability make it an exceptional treatment option that meets patient expectations with guaranteed results. 

Picoplus is the latest in skin laser technology that introduces a faster, better and safer way to remove melasma, pigmentation, and pigmented lesions, tattoos, acne and acne scars, age spots, freckles and other diffucult skin cases that do not respond to similar technologies.

-It sets itself apart from traditional lasers as it can deliver energy in a fraction of a second. 
-This speed allows fewer treatments with less downtime. 
-With the efficacy and precision of the picosecond laser, Picoplus still stands out from the rest as it produces the highest energy (1.8GW) compared to other picosecond lasers. 
-It can treat a wide range of skin problems such as spider veins, age spots, freckles, dark spots and more. 
-It is the most advanced Nd:YAG laser to date.
     >>>> Nd:YAG stands for Neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet, a crystal used as a laser medium. The Nd:YAG laser is non-ablative, which means it can heat tissue without destroying it. 
-The Picoplus works in high-power, quick and short 450-picosecond laser pulses compared to the current Q-switched, Nd:YAG nanosecond pulse lasers that have been used for decades which delivers longer pulse durations.
      >>>> The longer the pulse the greater the risk of damaging the surrounding tissue and less efficacy in treatment. With short pulses in a high energy, the pigment is destroyed into smaller pieces, making elimination faster, producing more visible results in every treatment and allows for shorter sessions overall. 
- The picosecond pulse coming from PicoPlus does more than just protect the surrounding tissue from thermal damage, it provides greater targetting and power to break up pigment into easier forms for the body to process.

While current lasers deliver results as well, it is still limiting in terms of color density, side effects, lack of power and pain tolerance for the patient. 

Moreover, it has mastered Asian skin like never before when previous models only allowed treatment for lighter skin types. Its versatility — offering four wavelengths — means that it can achieve far better results as each treatment may be customized depending on the patient’s skin condition. Its effectivity, precision, and reliability make it an exceptional treatment option that meets patient expectations with guaranteed results.

Luminisce’s premium services not only address skin care needs but the patient’s overall health across skincare, physical fitness, and psychosocial well-being.


I was able to experience how the PICOPLUS laser works....Continue reading on and be amazed as I did.

Below is my photo diary where I narrated my step-by-step experience. Trust me, it's a pretty amazeballs result even with just the 1st session.

1st step:  They cleanse my entire face — this is to make sure that my face is free from dirt, oil, and makeup.

They used an ultrasonic spatula-like device that use vibrations to loosen the built-up oil and sebum in my pores as they scrape it out.

Love how cozy my room was for my PicoPlus laser procedure. They prepared this as I was having my facial cleansing in another room. 

Notice the sunspots, freckles, and blemishes from pimple marks? :(  Ang dami diba? Halo-halo na sila sa face ko.

State-of-the-art PicoPlus Laser ~ the first in the Philippines and it's only available at Luminisce

Prior to the start of the procedure, I was briefed about my skin condition and what they will do on my face. 

There really was no pain ~ except for a little bit that feels like that of sparklers that touches my face.

The procedure took around 15-20 minutes only ~

No downtime, so if you had the procedure, you may go ahead with your normal activity thereafter.

See? No redness.

They applied an ice pack to make sure that there will be no redness.

Here's my own before and after photo ~ be the judge. 

What an amazing result with just one session of PicoPlus. :)

If you are interested in PicoPlus laser procedure and if you have more questions~  you may inquire  at Luminisce Skin Clinic on Facebook or contact (02) 511 8500. You may also visit for more information.


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  1. Wow ganda po ng results 😍😍 ganyan din po ako dami ding sunspots, blemishes at pimple marks kaya nakakastressful.

  2. Yes yes i agree! πŸ˜πŸ‘ As i age that is my goal tlaga kahit d man gaano ma achieve but this year am hoping to stay focus on taking care of my skin. btw, ano pala pala lahi nyo? I find freckles cute and pretty on face kaya ung iba may fake freckles while doing makeup. I have blemishes on my face, dark spots gawa ng nasa genes na but i love this new breakthrough πŸ‘ Effective agad and visible sa unang session mo😍

  3. Wow gusto ko nito .. Huhu gusto ko matry ng pampering for my self taong bahay na ko at full time mom gusto ko mag relax ng ganito ..

  4. Nice reading, I love your content. This is really a fantastic and informative post. Keep it up and if you are looking for Laser Ablation Procedure then visit Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic.