A Boost of Confidence

Published September 14, 2018, 1:30 PM

by Madelaine B. Miraflor

by Maggie F. Francisco


Here’s the thing—having beautiful skin and a fit body are not a simple matter of genetics. Your daily routine has a great impact on what you see in the mirror. You work out, you have a regular skin-care routine, your eating habits are healthy, and those are great. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to go to a skin and body clinic to help you in your journey to a healthier and more beautiful you.

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to Finessa Aesthetica Clinic at SM Sucat. Opened only in December last year, the skin and body clinic has already established itself as a go-to destination for its skin-care treatments and slimming services.

Finessa Aesthetica offers monthly promos to customersFinessa Aesthetica offers monthly promos to customers

Finessa Aesthetica specializes in non-invasive procedures and offers services like facials, body contouring, wart removals, and laser hair removals. While the services are non-invasive, they are certainly effective! But what I found out about Finessa Aesthetica that makes it very appealing is that they offer high-end service and use high-end technology at very affordable price points.

Finessa Aesthetica is equipped with the best non-invasive technology at very affordable pricesFinessa Aesthetica is equipped with the best non-invasive technology at very affordable prices

The first time I went there to the clinic, I was greeted by a very friendly and accommodating staff. The reception area was very cozy, I instantly felt comfortable and at ease. Upon filling up the information sheet that they handed to me, I met with one of their aestheticians to consult on the treatment best for me. We talked about my my skin and body concerns and what I wanted to achieve. She recommended I get the AHA Fruit Peel Facial to address my acne breakouts, as well as TrioSlim treatment, to address my concerns about my flanks and abdomen.

The writer getting an AHA Fruit Peel facialThe writer getting an AHA Fruit Peel facial

The AHA Fruit Peel Facial is a chemical peel found naturally in fruits that gently exfoliates the skin. Because they’re made from fermented fruits, they’re loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that are easily absorbed by the skin. When the AHA Fruit Peel was applied on my face, I felt a slight tingle on parts of my face, which is pretty normal for chemical peels, especially those that have breakouts. What I liked about this treatment was that my face didn’t have that bright red look after the peel. According to my aesthetician, the AHA Fruit Peel is one of the safest ways to exfoliate and renew the skin. You can do it every other week so your skin will be glowing.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the facial treatment, I was even more excited with the body treatments I was about to receive. The TrioSlim treatment targets those stubborn fats by tightening the tissue, toning the muscles, and also contouring the body. I have never tried anything like this so I was naturally skeptical about the results. TrioSlim claims to shed one to three centimeters off your targeted area after the first treatment. So was it true?

Here’s how the treatment is done. It starts off with CelluSlim, which uses ultrasonic waves to “burst” fat cells so that it’s easy to drain via the lymphatic system. An immediate side effect of this treatment is that you’ll be going to the restroom more often than usual as the fat cells exit the body through urine (and true enough, I had a lot of bathroom breaks when I had these treatments). After CelluSlim, we proceeded with ReForm, which uses radiofrequency and heat to shrink those fat cells. Imagine it like a suction machine to get rid of the stubborn fat. Apart from essentially shaping your targeted area, it also tightens the skin. Both treatments took half an hour each to complete.

It's crunch time! Getting the AbSculpt treatment is like doing 500 sit-ups in 30 minutesIt’s crunch time! Getting the AbSculpt treatment is like doing 500 sit-ups in 30 minutes

The last part of the treatment is AbSculpt, which I had to do the following week so that my body would not be in shock. It was, after all my first time to do it, so naturally, I listened to my aesthetician’s recommendation. Using Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS), Absculpt is basically a muscle toning procedure that uses conductive rubber pads that are placed on the targeted area. Imagine doing sit-up crunches without actually doing them. One round of AbSculpt, which lasts about 30 minutes, is said to be equivalent to 500 sit-ups. Wow!

As a result, I lost three centimetres on my tummy and three centimetres on my hips after one session. My stomach was visibly flatter than before I had the TrioSlim. And while I would have loved to have abs by the end of the treatment, doing the treatment once will not give you the abs of your dreams. But, if you undergo this treatment regularly (the TrioSlim may be repeated every week), the results will definitely be noticeable.

So what’s the verdict? Overall, if you’re looking for non-invasive treatments that are fast, with minimal downtime, and easy on the pocket, Finessa Aesthetica Clinic is definitely the place to go to! Just remember to eat well and take care of your body to go with the treatments, and this clinic will be your new favorite place.


Finessa Aesthetica Sucat is located at 3/f SM City Sucat Bldg. A, Parañaque. Open daily from 11am-10pm. For more info and updates, like finessasucat on Facebook