C’mon, it’s already 2018! We are already free to decide what we want to aesthetically change in our bodies in order to make us feel more comfortable living in it. So before proceeding in reading this feature, make sure that your mind is open to aesthetic procedures (invasive ones included) that aim to alter the natural course of aging.
Manila Millennial attended the launch of Menarini Group’s Relife, a new worldwide company that specializes in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Menarini is from Italy’s largest bio-pharmaceutical company with more than 130 years of medical experience. They have developed a revolutionary new approach which brings life to the confidence movement.
With its global headquarters in Florence, Italy (the cradle of the Renaissance), Relife draws on its dual scientific and artistic heritage to create beauty. Its science-based products and treatment protocols reflect its scientific heritage while the company’s concept of conscious innovation embodies its artistic heritage.
“Gone are the days when women are ashamed or afraid to try new products and even cosmetic procedures. Filipinas are very particular about how they look, and they want to be sure that they go for the best especially when it comes to their body,” says Menarini Group’s Medical Affairs Doctor, Dr. Grace Nilo. “Now that the Menarini Group has arrived in the Philippines, we’re here to provide revolutionary aesthetic medicine that will empower people to be the most beautiful and confident versions of themselves.”
They also offer healthcare practitioners (HCPs) a holistic approach to aesthetic medicine which gives a natural-looking and youthful appearance. This is achieved with a combination of unique products and treatment techniques developed in collaboration with leading HCPs/ specialists and the global scientific community. Their aesthetic range consist of two core products:
1. HAPPY LIFT SUSPENSION THREADS
Happy Lift is a patented line of absorbable, monofilament, suspension barbed threads designed to lift and hold soft and/or sagging facial tissues for a refreshed look and more defined facial contours. Happy Lift is made of unique materials poly-L-lactic acid and caprolactone. Unlike some conventional sutures which are smooth, Happy Lift threads have tiny barbs. Once inserted into the skin, these tiny barbs stimulate the fibroblasts to synthesize the extracellular matrix and collagen in the skin that act as scaffolding to lift and hold soft facial tissues in place, giving longer-lasting results than most other kinds of sutures. Short recovery time and a scarless operation has been assured by Menarini representatives.
Happy Lift is already available in both public and private hospitals in the Philippines at around P49,000, depending on the procedure done and the doctor’s fee. If the patient is qualified to be admitted in a public hospital like the Philippine General Hospital, they will only be required to pay for the fillers. This is set to offer at least 18 months of face lifting.
2. SKINFILL HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS
SKINFILL is developed based on the patented COESIX® Plus technology, an effective cross-linking technology that allows the filler to be optimally balanced between duration and moldability. SKINFILL is made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the human body and cross-linked with butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE) for increased stability. Together with collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid is responsible for the skin’s youthful appearance. SKINFILL is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore lost volume, and reshape facial features without bruising and complications. This will reach the Philippine shores around mid-June and will only be available in select clinics and doctors that have been accredited.
Both procedures are recommended for ages 30-60 years old. Before undergoing these invasive treatments, doctors make sure to explain the process and prepare their patients since it may take a while for the bruising to heal and for the actual “finished product” to be evident.
SMILE TRAIN PARTNERSHIP
Relife not only passes on the smile to their patients, but also to kids who have untreated clefts. They have commissioned a series of seven paintings called the Masterpieces of Beauty by a rising star in the Asian art world – Monica Hapsari. At the end of each launch event in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, all the paintings from the Monica Hapsari’s series will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Smile Train, a global alliance of charities working together to share beauty and happiness by giving children with cleft lip and cleft palate back their smiles and confidence.
All the paintings will incorporate Asian perceptions of beauty tastefully, combined with the Renaissance concepts of science and art. You can also help out! To find out more about Smile Train in the Philippines, visit www.smiletrain.ph/.
What do you think of this new procedure? Would you be interested to try it yourself? Follow Manila Millennial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your thoughts and get instant updates on interesting beauty innovations here in the Philippines! For more details about Relife and Menarini Group, visit: www.relifecompany.com/