Fashion & Beauty

Look, feel and stay young with personalized skin care

Svelte.  The very word connotes grace, elegance, and a sophistication that make one stand out from the crowd.  It is often applied to fashion, image, and how a person projects herself in public.  But creating one’s own style can transcend the runway and the careful choice in preparing one’s wardrobe.  Thanks to SvelTi, the new and popular beauty and wellness center in Timog, the proper skin care that can lead to a fresh, shining radiance can be equally personal and unique. In a sense, their treatments and the aesthetic nurses that administer them can help make the lady or gentleman customer own their own glow.

“Each customer who comes to us has her own skin condition and her own objectives and desires on what she wants her skin – especially and most prominently, the face – to look like,” says says Dr. Lalaine Salazar, SvelT’i’s Medical Director.  “Some come with very obvious conditions that have to be treated like acne or really visible warts on the face.  Others who are reaching middle age want to remove their fine lines or wrinkles. And there are those who may not have any of them, but they just want to look as best as they can.  We approach each case individually, look at the person’s medical history, and make the proper recommendations on how she can reach her objectives.”  Dr. Salazar pauses and then says, smiling, “And yes, to the best that we can, we want them to come out of our center looking as ‘lovely’ or as ‘beautiful’ as our treatments can make possible.  We want them to return home or to their workplace with a spring in their step because they exude a greater confidence.”

This personalized care goes counter to the current one-treatment-fits-all approach.  Oftentimes, ladies who just want a facial wart or mole removed trot to the nearest spa or aesthetics center, asking for a procedure that she had just read in the papers and which she believes would help her condition.  Not a few centers are all too willing to accommodate, no questions asked.  This shotgun method, however, will only leave the patient the benefits of the treatment for just a few days or a week at the most; at its worst, a misdiagnosis or the application of a procedure incompatible to her skin condition can have more serious repercussions like skin complications that would cost more to treat in the long run.

In contrast, SvelTi’s clinical specialists take time to interview their customer before recommending a treatment. Only then does the SvelTi clinical specialist give her recommendation, and the treatment is always specifically designed for the patient. Simple freshening of the skin that can give the face a more youthful glow can be achieved with the special rejuvenating peel that removes dead cells through exfoliation. Regardless of whether or not her skin is oily and dry, the lady can receive a facial treatment that combines cleansing, a relaxing massage, and various kinds of masks; the end result is usually a moisturized, smoothened face with an improved skin tone.

Acne, which springs from stress, hormonal imbalances, and other skin impurities, receives a deeper kind of cleansing that removes the dirt, dead cells, and other harmful specks that lie beneath the surface of the skin. SvelTi’s acne treatment covers the condition as it is found in many body parts aside from the face, such as the chest and the back. Ungainly warts that tend to warp the appearance of a face are eliminated by a removal treatment that is painless, quick, and complication-free.

“Given the information overload today, customers who want to look good and be physically healthy have to be discriminating about their choices.  It’s not as simple as doing a search on the Internet and picking a treatment because it ‘feels right’ to them or the treatment is cheap,” continues Dr. Salazar.  “You have to be careful because incorrect treatment will have repercussions on your skin and overall health. We also teach our patients to become acquainted with their bodies because, in a sense, they are co-healers with us in the path to wellness. They have to know the exact nature of their condition, the status of their skin, and why we recommend certain treatments for them.”

Treatments are also a process that can take a few weeks to a few months for its fullness to be experienced. The solutions that SveltTi offers do show visible results immediately after one session; however, a few more sessions may be needed to sustain the effects of the treatment and prevent the former condition from returning.

“Think of it like you’re losing weight,” smiles Dr. Salazar.  “You may lose ten to fifteen pounds today because you did continuous physical workout or because you underwent liposuction.  But that slim figure won’t last if you go back to your old habits and start binging on your favorite foods. Stopping the exercise would also invite the return of those flabby fats.  Once you have adopted a healthy habit, stick to it to maintain those wonderful results.  The same is true for skin care.  One session is an encouragement to remove a significant part of that skin condition, and show you what is possible. Going through the entire process consisting of several sessions will not just rejuvenate your skin, but possibly restore it to wellness and prevent the future onset of those skin conditions and diseases that you want to avoid.”

The path to wellness is a very personal walk, and the proper skin care can help unleash that inner beauty that stress, pollution, and unstable weather changes have held back.  It can empower you to achieve that physical, unblemished radiance and create and embody your own definition of svelteness.

To know more about SvelT’I’s facial and skin care services, please inquire at (02)332-7546 / 09188-SVELTI (783584) or visit the clinic at 5F South Insula Condominium #61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City from Mondays to Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. You may also visit SvelT’i FB page at and IG account @SVELTI_PH.






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