Sunday, February 10, 2013

Skinplace - Acne 911

If you've got a pimple sitting on your face - who do you call? Not Ghostbusters! I always dial Skin Place when I have an acne emergency.

Last week, I've been bombarded by pesky cystic acnes.  I've tried putting salicylic acid (My first aid when it comes to zits) and even had them injected at a nearby derma.  These made them subside however they did not go away completely.

So I had no choice but to visit my ever trusted, very good dermatologist - Dra. Mylene Macalood for acne surgery!

Dra. Mylene Ledda Macalood - Zits Beware!

Pore Alert! My face right after washing and ready to be  pricked
Acne surgery, sounds scary right? Actually, no. I find it therapeutic to rid of my face of pimples.  I'm a masochist when it comes to beauty.  The more she pricks and extracts my pimples, the better I feel.  I know that I am getting my money's worth because she inspects every square inch of my face. She can even extract those non evident zits.  The secret to my pain endurance is I prepare myself for what's coming by looking into my handheld mirror on which pimple she's going to pop next (ewwww, sounds gory but it works for me).

The process starts with her nurse washing my face while I'm lying down.  Midway through this process, the face steamer will be turned on to open up my pores.  As soon as my face has been cleaned, Dra. Mylene will then work on me.  Using a surgical blade, she would prik the skin on top of the pimple.  This will allow the pus/whitehead/blackhead to be extracted safely without causing permanent scars.  This is why we should leave the zit popping to experts!

The piece de resistance for me is when Dra. Mylene leaves the best for last! She would pop the cystic and big zits last! As soon as the pus gets extracted, my face does not feel itchy anymore.  I get a different kind of high from that hahah!

So how far did I go for this? Far enough I should say.  I'm from Taguig and her clinic is Taft Avenue in Manila.  After rendering 3 hours of overtime in the office, I  went to to her clinic which took took another 3 hours of commute.  Not only did I have to brave through the overcrowding in the MRT (as it was rush hour), I also had to endure the people's stares at my red face.  Luckily, when I came in to the office 8 hours after the surgery, the swelling and redness have already subsided.

I wish that Dra. Mylene would put up a clinic near Makati or Taguig soon so that I don't have to commute like that again.

Overall, I am happy being Dra. Mylene's patient.  She is very nice, soft spoken and very meticulous! I've been her patient for almost 5 years now.   She also does not upsell services to you.  I am still able to use the current products I'm using. If you have a skin emergency, Skin Place may just be the answer for you!

Skin Place is located at:
Room 304 West East Center
1336 Taft Ave (Fronting PGH, Beside KFC Near Faura)
521 2854

Price: 700 Php for acne surgery

Holy Grail Verdict:

Effectiveness: 5/5
Price: 3/5
Accessibility: 2/5


  1. I hate facials bacause they prick my face like crazy! HAHA! :)

    Jamie Kate
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    1. hahaha jamie! thats what i love about facials, my derma really gets down and dirty on my zits

  2. you could try manila derm in 3rd flr of market2! the dermatologist do the extractions too :) and they're friendly as well.