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Belo: A revolutionary in dermatology

Belo Medical Group founder and medical director Dr. Vicki Belo (center) with Solta Medical’s Christopher Cachuela and Dr. Pipo Ronque

Belo Medical Group recently held an event for its doctors in Shangri-La at the Fort. Led by Belo Medical Group CEO and founder Dr. Vicki Belo, the clinic’s top dermatologists gathered together for a sumptuous dinner and to keep them abreast with the latest innovations and best practices on one of Belo’s most renowned procedures — Thermage. Known for bringing the safest and most advanced technologies in skin and body care, Belo Medical Group is the only recipient of the Black Diamond Award in recognition for its excellence in Thermage for many years in the Philippines.  

A First for the Philippines

Porada International Design Competition invited renowned Filipino architect Ramon Reyes Antonio to be a member of their board of judges along with other esteemed academics, industry experts, designers, and top level journalists from various parts of the world. The 2016 edition marked the first time a Filipino has been asked to join this prestigious contest’s elite group of judges. The Porada International Design Competition is an annual search for the most innovative and original designs for wood furniture participated by both professionals and students. The jury gathered early this year in the 18th century building Palazzo Natta in Como, Italy. Original and innovative concept of coat hangers or coat hooks which convey the values and identity of Porada furniture was the theme of the competition. Porada Furniture is available in the Philippines under HomeStudio Inc. and its main showroom is in Connecticut Street, NorthEast Greenhills, Mandaluyong City. For 2017, the contest focuses on different types of small tables and submission of entries is still open. For details, visit

Rediscovering health, beauty and wellness at The Magnolia Residences

Robinsons Residences helps busy urban dwellers save time on going to premier health, beauty, and wellness centers, by putting these within a stone’s throw away from where they live. The Magnolia Residences, particularly, is a four-tower, high-rise enclave located within The Magnolia Town Center mixed-use development in New Manila, Quezon City.

Individuals and families who have gotten accustomed to the sophisticated lifestyle at New Manila will experience this even more along with the privilege of having access to utmost pampering provided by the best global and local brands right within the comforts of their home.

One of these is the Curves fitness gym, which is designed exclusively for women. With the guidance of highly-trained coaches, the gym presents signature workouts that protect muscles, burns body fat and raises metabolism. Curves provides 30-minute exercises that engages every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories through a proven program on strength training, cardio, and stretching. The specially designed hydraulic equipment is suitable for women of all ages and any fitness level.

BeesWax offers all-organic honey waxing services. A healthier alternative, honey used in waxing brightens and exfoliates the skin as well as closes open pores with its antibacterial properties. The combination of Beeswax’ all-organic honey wax, temperature, and the skill and speed of its technicians ensures the process is as painless as possible.

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For those looking for a more intensive skincare with no down-time, they can avail the state-of-the-art treatments at YSA Skin Care Center. The cosmetic dermatology and surgery clinic has for over 20 years pioneered the latest technology in skin care, and its certified medical practitioners provide a wide range of treatments — from simple facials and body hair removals, to Botox injections, stem cell treatments, and radio frequency machines for body contouring.

Meanwhile, going out to get a new haircut or excellent nail care and massage therapy services need not be a chore anymore with the Hue Studio Salon. The beauty center enhances customers’ pampering experience with its modern interiors, mood lighting, tranquil music, and soft comfortable couches.

Maintaining a pleasant smile also comes easy with the Making Smiles Better Dental Clinic which focuses on providing efficient and convenient dental services for patients. Ideal for the whole family, the dental clinic is eco-friendly, with innovative facilities and equipment that follows the highest standard of cleanliness and quality.

The Magnolia Residences’ Tower C will be ready-for-occupancy in December 2017.

For information, call 636-0888, 0925-333-3333 or visit

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