Ayoko nang maging artista.
I’m saying this because two or three weeks ago, I had treatments done on me at the Weigh Less Center (Mendez Medical Group) at SM Megamall. And boy were they painful…painful physically and painful financially!
Remember when I was ranting about my underarms burnt by waxing? Naku, it happened again. Twice pa after that! So I really swore to myself I’ll have my underarms lasered. Sobrang nacacahiya talaga mag-sleeveless. Plus my friend Dr. Sugar Blanco told me how her boyfriend was raving about her underarms not having hair. She advised me to look for online promos, ‘coz that’s how she was able to have her underarms lasered without breaking the bank.
And then I saw this deal on Ensogo:
Perfect, di ba? At our local dermatologist, each IPL session costs P3,000 na agad! So this was great. After all, I’m always in the Metro; Mendez Medical has a branch at Megamall, and our condo is near Megamall! So on Friday last week after my class, I headed to its Megamall branch to inquire. I had a feeling that I could get the same deal without having to go through Ensogo. If not, I could easily purchase it online naman. Basta, I’d rather clarify all the terms before buying. So I went. And, I was right! I was able to get the same deal they’re offering at Ensogo! But aside from the Php 3,000 3-in-1 underarm package, I was also greatly “encouraged” to avail of the additional P3,000 for four sessions of blue treatment + diamond peel to remove the “chicken skin” of my underarms daw.
First, my underarms were treated with the whitening cream. While waiting for the cream to dry, I asked about their sclerotherapy. See, it’s also on my bucket list—to eradicate my varicose veins and spider veins! Ever since I gave birth, they’ve started being visible on my legs. Plus I teach the whole, and that requires me to be on my feet for long periods of time. Eh you know how conscious I am about my thunder thighs ‘di ba? Ngayon na nga lang ako nagkakalakas-loob mag-shorts-shorts, tapos babasagin pa ng varicose veins na ‘yan. I can’t just ignore this, because I remember my pretty cousin, Ate Frances, very vividly said this a decade ago: “Basta ako, hindi ako magsho-shorts ‘pag puro varicose veins ang legs ko!”
The clinic attendant called one of the dermatologists there, a Dr. Panes. She looked at my legs and estimated that with their Buy 2 Take 1 promo, I’d be spending a huge amount to fully eradicate the unsightly and painful varicose veins.
Napalunok ako. Here I thought I’d only be spending P3,000 for my underarms. I said I’ll shelf it muna.
Then I asked about what may be done about my crow’s feet. Botox daw. Botox?!? Parang hindi ko kinaya. Parang sobrang extreme na ng Botox ‘di ba? Feeling ko, ‘pag ipinagawa ko ‘yun, parang retokada na rin ako. Because honestly, never akong naging suki ng derma or any beauty clinics. All my life, I went to a derma just once or twice. One of them was a few days before my wedding when I had a diamond peel.
Then Dr. Joel Mendez came to see me. He was really nice, despite his status as a celebrity doctor. He checked my legs and said it was OK naman daw, albeit ‘yun nga, some veins are starting to run through them. He offered me great sclerotherapy deal—freebies worth around P6,000! So, GAME! I got only a fraction of the quoted total sclerotherapy package, para at least ‘yung mga obvious man lang ang matanggal.