Rhinoplasty, Lipocontouring, And More—The Best Cosmetic Procedures To Undergo During Pandemic
Surgical and non-surgical doctor’s procedures are the biggest beauty trends this pandemic according to “Doctor Spark” John Paul Cruz Pareja, M.D. of Skin and Beyond Aesthetic and Wellness Centre
Emerge from this pandemic more beautiful and more confident. This is what “Doctor Spark” John Paul Cruz Pareja, M.D. of Skin and Beyond Aesthetic and Wellness Centre is helping people achieve amidst one of the most stressful and anxiety-filled moments in recent history.
Because everyone is staying home because of the pandemic, more and more people are going to beauty clinics for cosmetic procedures and surgeries that would otherwise be too bothersome and difficult to manage. This is why even though many businesses and clinics suffered during the pandemic, Dr. JP feels blessed that Skin and Beyond was not just able to survive, but they actually grew and are now doing better.
“I think it’s a blessing in disguise,” says Dr. JP. “Before the pandemic, most patients would come in for IV drips, laser treatments, and facials. Now, even though we’ve cut down from more than 10 patients a day to a maximum of just 5 patients, we’re seeing that patients are more aggressive when it comes to procedures and surgeries.”
Why Skin and Beyond?
Skin and Beyond just started in 2016, but they have started to grow a steady and loyal clientele because of their founder and principal doctor, Dr. JP. Specializing in Aesthetic Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Anti-Aging Stem Cell Therapy, Dr. JP trained in South Korea for two years and became a fellow in one of the most popular cosmetic clinics in Korea.
“Here in the Philippines, there’s still a taboo surrounding cosmetic surgeries. But in Korea, you would be amazed how much they accepted it; it’s just like having a haircut!” says Dr. JP. “That’s what I want to bring here in the Philippines. With me and my clients, there’s no language barrier. They can communicate exactly what they want to me. I love making connections with my patients. It’s fulfilling to know that I make my patients happy.”
Treatment and procedures at Skin and Beyond are specialized and personalized. Especially when it comes to more surgical procedures, Dr. JP says he makes sure to talk to his patients well before the procedure because any surgical procedure is irreversible.
Because of Dr. JP’s passion for making people happy and his dedication to making every experience personal for his clients, more and more people are coming to the clinic for their transformations.
“It’s very emotional for my patients. Some undergo bullying, low self-esteem, and feelings of inferiority. Most of my patients have issues they deal with in their lives that the enhancement would help them cope with. And that’s what’s important for me. That I can help them become happier and healthier,” says Dr. JP.
Skin and Beyond also makes sure that all their staff and patients are safe inside the clinic. On top of the limited patient accommodation, everything is on an appointment basis. Everyone in the clinic undergoes mandatory swab tests every week, and are vaccinated. The staff are also protected with flu vaccines, vitamins, and masks.
The biggest beauty hits and trends this pandemic
When we ask Dr. JP why surgical and non-surgical doctor’s procedures are the biggest hits during the pandemic, his answer: “No one would see the downtime because everyone is staying home!”
And that’s exactly why more people are becoming more confident and comfortable about going to the clinic for these procedures. With the Philippine climate about cosmetic procedures getting better, more and more Filipinos—both men and women—are being more open about their desire to enhance their features.
Here are the 4 most sought-after procedures at Skin and Beyond during the pandemic:
Dream Nose Rhinoplasty
At Skin and Beyond, Dr. JP performs a rhinoplasty almost every day.
“Across Asia, one of our greatest insecurities is our nose. Most patients would tell me, ‘Doc, this has always been my dream.’ That’s why I call my rhinoplasty the Dream Nose. It makes me happy seeing how I can transform people. You can really see how you have boosted their self-confidence after the surgery,” says Dr. JP.
What made rhinoplasty so popular this pandemic is because everyone is not just staying home; it’s also because we’re required to wear a mask everywhere. And since rhinoplasty takes the longest to heal, the pandemic has made it the best time for the procedure.
usually takes at a minimum of 1 month to heal. Best results are seen between 6
months to 1 year after surgery, because that’s when the swelling subsides
Liposuction is one of the most in-demand cosmetic procedures in the Philippines—but it is also painful and tedious to do. Thanks to the unique modern technology machines at Skin and Beyond, they are able to achieve what liposuction can do for so much less pain and trouble.
At Skin and Beyond, they call it Lipocontouring. So, what’s the difference?
With Liposuction, fats are taken out of the body, leaving the patient straight, with no natural curves. Usually, the surgery takes 4-6 hours at a minimum, with more trauma and hematoma, and more painful on the patient that they’re usually required to stay in the hospital or clinic after the surgery.
With Skin and Beyond’s Lipocontouring, the fats are dissolved inside the body before they are extracted, making downtime quicker, no more lying-in needed, with patients walking out of the clinic right after the procedure. On top of the fat extraction, Lipocontouring also comes with shaping so they can enhance the natural curve lines of the body. They can also transfer some of the harvested fats to other areas of the body that the patient wants to improve such as the breasts, butt, and hips.
Because of the lessened procedure time, a very short downtime of 5 days, and a less painful procedure, Lipocontouring became so popular that Dr. JP would have 4-5 Lipocontouring surgeries a week.
For those who have acne-prone and oily skin with large pores, Smart Skin is one of the most popular procedures at Skin and Beyond. This procedure uses fine micro needles that deliver radio frequency heat to increase the collagen beneath the skin to tighten pores, reduce acne, lift the skin, and eliminate dark spots.
Compared to microneedling—which uses no heat and is operator-dependent—Smart Skin uses an AI-powered machine that determines how much penetration and heat the skin needs.
The procedure has a 5-day downtime, where the skin will have redness and puncture marks. Because of this, the pandemic setup has become perfect for clients who want to address their skin issues.
Facials and light peels for maskne
Because of the heavy mask usage, many people are still dealing with the adverse effects of maskne. To remedy this, Skin and Beyond has a dedicated list of facials and peels that deliver deep exfoliation and unclog the pores.
To keep all customers and staff safe, all patients who will undergo facials and peels are required to take swab tests before the procedure.
Skin and Beyond also has an anti-acne mask that Dr. JP prescribes for those who undergo facial procedures to lessen the recurrence of maskne. This patented mask has a double wire—one on the nose and one on the chin—so that the mask is not sitting on top of the skin and causes less friction.
To maintain the results, Skin and Beyond has their own lineup of skincare products that they can prescribe.
For more information about Skin and Beyond treatments and safety protocols, check out their Instagram page at @skinandbeyondaesthetic or call 0917-675-7685.