Back when I was a skincare newbie who spent way too much time on r/asianbeauty, the thought of having someone else touch my face was terrifying. Paying someone to put a metal tool and prick (!) my acne was a terrifying prospect to consider after I’d just DIY-ed my way through the basics of skin exfoliation and moisturization.
A couple of skin clinic visits later, and I’m not as scared as I used to be. Unlike what I’d imagined, clinics are less the hospital-like rooms I expected and more like spas where you get to relax and enjoy some much-needed me-time. Since getting my first treatment (the cheapest and most basic one on the clinic’s menu), I’ve been lucky enough to put aside a bit of my pay to treat ma’self to one every once in a while.
It’s been a few months since my last one, so I figured I’d be ready for a facial service with a little more bite than the usual. At their newest branch in W City Center BGC, Skin House Laser suggested I try out their Madonna Oxylight Facial, a fully-packed six-step treatment which has been dubbed “a workout for the face.” It’s said to be Madonna’s go-to facial and requires no downtime. Yup, you can still head out without worrying about looking weird afterwards.
Skin House’s teal and white interiors give off a clean and natural vibe that are common in other skin clinics of their level, but what really caught my eye was how affordable their treatments were. The medical aesthetics center is known mostly for its laser treatments (hence its name), including diode laser hair removal and hyperpigmentation-busting laser facials that start at P1,000.