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Restylane Philippines Launch

Before anything else, I apologize for the lack of content in this website recently. I have been so busy with my day job and personal life that I almost forgot to publish this Restylane Philippines Launch article.

Back when my schedule was less chaotic, I was invited to an event by Galderma, Philippines.

It was a night of beauty, fashion, and science on July 11 2019 at the Garden Ballroom of the Edsa Shangri-La hotel.

Francis Libiran Restylane Philippines Launch

Fashion Designer Francis Libiran was introduced as the ambassador of Restylane

Restylane Philippines Launch

by Amanda of Filipinow

I was asked to wear something blue or white. I’m fundamentally a clumsy girl so I went with navy blue. I know how most people think that it’s such a boring color and I agree!

I’ve decided to spice it up with neon coral stilettos that show some toe cleavage. Unbelievably sexy and unbelievably painful!

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Amanda Dela Cruz of on Restylane Philippines Launch

The night started out with a delicious buffet that I didn’t put my hands on as my shoes were not made for walking. They constantly pinched my feet and with my current weight, I don’t have the license to eat from a buffet anymore.

I was seated at the back row of the symposium, minding my own business, and enduring the pain when Ms. Michelle de Jesus, Business Unit Head of Galderma Philippines, asked me if I wanted to interview some doctors about Restylane.

Michelle de Jesus Restylane Philippines Launch

Michelle de Jesus, Business Unit Head of Galderma Philippines

I’m going to separate what I’ve learned about Restylane from the doctors themselves into sections. I won’t get into the nitty gritty anymore as I know that you don’t have all day to read this Restylane Philippines Launch story.

Let’s start with what I’ve learned from…

Dr. Grace Lopez M.D.

Dr. Grace Lopez M.D. Restylane Philippines Launch

Dr. Grace Lopez M.D., Founding Chairman of PAPSHPI, CEO, and President of Medical Skin Health Training Foundation Inc.

Apart from being stunned by her elegance, I was also able to learn about Restylane through her gracious (pun intended) explanation.

She explained that Restylane is a filler that’s used to volumize the skin. As we get get older, our skin tends to sag and our face shape becomes hollow due to collagen depletion.

It can be used on areas such as the cheeks, nose, lips, chin, or wherever you need help with in terms of facial structure formation. If definition of the jawline is your concern, Restylane can be of aid too.

Not only does it change the way your face looks like in terms of shape, it can also give you a certain glow.

I was also fortunate to interview another doctor in the Restylane Philippines Launch event.

Dr. Laurence T. Loh

Dr. Laurence T. Loh Restylane Philippines Launch

Dr. Laurence T. Loh, Plastic surgeon and President of Philippines Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons Inc. (PAPRAS)

Dr. Loh was charming, friendly, and eager to share his knowledge with me. I asked him about the difference between Restylane and Botox and he was able to explain it to me in layman’s term.

He said that Restylane is for “dagdag” (adding) and Botox is for “bawas” (reducing).

If your face starts to look sunken or you want to add volume in certain areas, go for Restylane. If fine lines, wrinkles, and the likes are your issue, do botox.

I also asked him about the difference between Collagen Fillers and Restylane and he explained that collagen fillers aren’t used anymore to add volume because they don’t last whilst Restylane can plump you up for up to  1 year.

Furthermore, he said that Restylane is easier to manufacture as it is natural. It’s made of hyaluronic acid which our bodies also produce.

My final question was if it can be used to fill the hips and the buttocks area and he answered that it technically can but it would be too expensive.

Dr. Alvin Jorge

Dr. Alvin Jorge Restylane Philippines Launch

Dr. Alvin Jorge, Plastic surgeon and President of Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery (PAAS)

Albeit the brief time provided to converse with Dr. Alvin Jorge, I really enjoyed the moment. I initiated the conversation because I recognized him from my article called Rhinoplasty Philippines doctors list.

Sorry ladies, he’s married so you can put your illusions back into a box where they belong.

He was also the speaker for the Restylane Philippines Launch. Know more about Restylane here.

And here are some random photos from the Restylane Philippines Launch night

I really enjoyed my time and I’m looking forward to going to future events. My attendance wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for Ms. Ria Veronica Despi’s and Galderma Philippines’ help.

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An Aquarius full time Spinster and Poodle mom.


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