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Looking for whitening treatments that have been tried and tested? Read on for your new beauty haven

It’s no surprise that there is always a buzz when new treatments for skin to look younger and fresher are launched. Well, if you want to get whiter skin, it is now within reach with just one visit to Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss. One of my dear friends Maria Katrina Halili commented on my post about this new place and asked me on Facebook:

“How was your visit to the whitening clinic? Is it effective?”

Katrina Halili wants to know more about the skin whitening clinic I visited

Katrina Halili wants to know more about the skin whitening clinic I visited

Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss just opened in December last year. They are the first dedicated systematic whitening treatment in the Philippines.

The promise? To revitalize your original skin color—and, in effect, to make your skin younger and whiter. The treatment is non-invasive and no oral prescriptions are needed. You’ll see guaranteed results with just one treatment in a four-step procedure:

Step 1: Exfoliation

This involves a face and body scrub to remove the dead skin cells. This will improve skin tone, texture, and absorption of cosmetics. You can also specify focus areas with your aesthetician beforehand. What’s great is that the products used have naturally derived ingredients, plus its minimized scrub particles make it non-irritating.

Step 2: Pre-conditioning treatment

The strong whitening effects come from ingredients, which have not been fully disclosed by Suaviss. All they can tell us is that it contains hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural structural component of skin and, in fact, is present in every connective tissue throughout the body. What makes it special is that it has the ability to retain moisture, which is important because as we age, our skin loses moisture, resulting in a loss of firmness. Hyaluronic acid can improve your skin’s moisture content and at the same time strengthen skin’s barrier, resulting in skin that looks and feels softer, smoother, and plumper. The pre-conditioning treatment targets the melanin cells inside the skin and also paves the way for your skin to absorb the light once you step into the Collagen Light Machine.

Step 3: R630 Collagen Light Machine

Step into the beauty lab that works with just one visit

Step into the beauty lab that works with just one visit

The R-630 Collagen Light Machine is equipped with 43 collagen lamps. It is a light therapy that utilizes the strongest but safest light for humans. The light activates the collagen cells in your skin and minimizes melanin cells, thus making skin whiter. This is where the “magic” happens as you are continually exposed to the light and can result to anti-aging, less fine lines and wrinkles, and, of course, fairer skin.

Step 4: Post-conditioning treatment

Just like the pre-conditioning treatment, this step will continue to supplement your skin with the strong whitening effect. This final step will protect your skin and is the finishing touch to complete your whitening journey.

My experience

Before the treatment itself, you have to go through a consultation to assess your skin and medical history. This is crucial, as this will determine how long you can be exposed to the R630 collagen light machine. Not all skin types are equal as some may be sensitive, while others may be able to withstand the light. It can range from 10 to 15 minutes depending on your skin sensitivity.

Once you are ready to start, you will be asked to wear only your disposable underwear. Step 1 is the longest, but the treatment itself just feels like you are having a whole body message. It’s a hidden benefit that I love and makes me feel relaxed afterward. You also have the option to have your aesthetician bathe you before she starts the treatment.

This promotes natural beauty with its organic products

This promotes natural beauty with its organic products

When you’re done, you will have to be completely naked, but don’t worry as this step only involves you applying the pre-conditioning treatment all over your body. So make sure you cover all parts of your body, especially your focus areas.

When you’re ready to go inside the R630, you still have to be in the buff. It’s up to you if you want to stand or sit, but standing is recommended in order to reach every part of your body, even the extremities. It can get boring inside, though, but you can plug in your own music. I was allowed to have 15 minutes of light therapy.

Once time is up, the R630 automatically switches off. Now it’s time for you to apply the post-conditioning treatment. Your skin will appear brighter and lighter. You may experience some redness, which is normal since you have been continuously exposed to light.

My Verdict

While you will see visible results after just one visit, it is recommended that you do this at least 2-3 times a week to attain that visibly whiter and glowing skin. An interesting tidbit: one of the side effects is that it speeds up your metabolism and can actually provide a slight slimming effect. The best part is that there is absolutely no maintenance required and no need to buy any creams in order for the treatment to work. You’re all set after that single treatment—just remember to put on sunblock whenever you go outdoors.

Beauty Lab Whitening by Suaviss Lab White, 3/f BGC Stopover Pavilion, 31st St. corner 2nd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, tel (2) 546-4601


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