It is time you make these New Year’s ‘skin resolutions’

Philippine cinema icon Hilda Koronel, a valued client of iSkin.

Wow, It is 2024!

Is it just me, or don’t you all get the feeling that time passes more quickly now than it ever did? Not too long ago we were just welcoming the year 2023, and before I knew it, we are now entering–yet again – another year!

I don’t know but maybe being in the beauty and cosmetics industry, you tend to notice more of these nuances, so to speak. It’s like seeing exactly how time can either be your greatest enemy or your best ally when it comes to your skin – I most certainly see the latter. Because, after all, it is what I do as an aesthetician –– I help you achieve your best skin at any age as if time has been very kind to you no matter how much of it has passed. BUT this (just like every other good thing) takes commitment, work and wisdom.

Allow me to engage you in some skin-wisdom we would like to call “Skin resolutions” for a more beautiful 2024-version of you.

Having healthy and great-looking skin is tantamount to how you take care of it. And you do so by knowing first of all, what normally keeps your skin tissues in its optimum state and condition. This is where we encounter the word “collagen.” Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It provides structure, support or strength to your skin, muscles, bones and connective tissues. This protein helps in the production of new cells in your middle skin layer (dermis), plays a role in replacing dead skin cells, and gives structure, strength and elasticity to your skin, among other vital functions. As we age (and we all do), your body produces less collagen, and existing collagen breaks down at a faster rate. The collagen is also lower in quality compared to when you were younger. This brings us to the our main goal of how we train our bodies to support collagen production to maintain that youthful state of our skin.

We all know this but it is worth repeating: A well-balanced diet rich in Vitamin C, Zinc, Glycine, Proline and Copper will significantly help in supporting collagen-production. Lifestyle changes such as avoiding exposure to ultraviolet light, eating too much sugar and refined carbs, and smoking are essential if you want to see changes in your skin (look naturally glowing even look younger over time, fresh-looking and just loving the  skin you are in). This process may take time especially after menopausal stage and for those who have had unpleasant lifestyle habits to begin with. But IT CAN BE DONE… And HAS BEEN DONE to clients who want to look and feel good when they see their reflection in the mirror. We have been doing this for years and it is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We customize our treatment based on your skin’s needs whether it be dermal fillers, collagen supplements, vitamin-infused facials or facial contouring that are centered on collagen boosting components – name it, we’ve customized it all and made it work to our clients’ satisfaction.

One of our valued client who is a prominent celebrity and one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine cinema is Hilda Koronel.

She is in her 60s, and we started working on her skin since 2018, starting her on a collagen-boosting
program. Years later, countless people could not get over how youthful she looks.

With Ms. Hilda, we were very careful not to do way too much or too less, because she already has a
beautiful face to begin with and we didn’t want to mess with that as it will reflect on our practice. We
wanted to preserve her natural beauty, her ageless aura without it looking too “overdone.” Everything was
entirely customized based on her inputs and her needs. And the results just speak for itself: people are
coming to our spa asking what treatment we did with her.

You may have been one of those who have seen her photos and asked us, or you could be thinking that this
is the year you want to make skin resolutions and start getting serious about your “self-care” goals. Well, we
can definitely help you with that. If you want to restore and bring back that youthful look that you see in
your old photos 10 yrs ago, we can do that for you and with you.

Anyone is a good candidate – and can start as early as in your 30s. Male or female, you are a good candidate.
Some people tell me during consultation: “I miss myself… I see my old photos and I miss that face… I don’t look in the
mirror anymore because I don’t like what I see…”
I love it when client are totally honest with me about what they
actually think and feel about themselves. And I value that trust they give me.

Our practice is unique in one hand because we don’t do things “generic” here. On the other hand, it is also
not as uncommon as we make it our mission to involve our clients in their own self-care journey. You know,
making that cliched-yet effective – “commitment and work.” Remember: consistency is key and “beauty is a
lifestyle.” So if you haven’t started making a new year’s skin resolution yet, you might want to make that to
be the first two on your list…

Give us a call. We’d love to help you bring back that “old you” – or better yet, a newly improved version. If
you are in the LA area, feel free to swing by iSkin Beverly Hills. And if you happen to be in the Inland
Empire and Orange County, we have MiSkin Spa for your self-love and self-pampering needs.

For more information you may visit

Visit iSkin Med Spa and MiSkin MedSpa for a free consultation. iSkin is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd.
Penthouse Beverly Hills ,90211 or call 424-382-1002.

MiSkin MedSpa is located at 9227 Haven Ave. Suite 120 in Rancho Cucamonga, 91370 or call 909-9898464.

You may also follow us on social media: @iskinmedspa and @miskinmedspa or watch her YouTube channel
that talks about how you can make “beauty a lifestyle,” on “Beauty Talk with Imee.

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Known to several Filipino-American awarding circles, Imee has recently been awarded the “Premier in Beauty and  Skin Treatment.” for iSkin Face and Body Spa. She maintains a monthly beauty column on Asian Journal, and a  YouTube Channel, “Beauty Talk With Imee.” 

Imee Ong-Maghanoy is an established aesthetician, a business owner and CEO of iSkin Beverly Hills, iSkin MedSpa  and MiSkin MedSpa. Imee has been in the aesthetics industry for more than 20 years. She has a degree in Biology  and Doctor of Dental Medicine. iSkin MedSpa and MiSkin MedSpa are fast emerging as a top spa destination in  LA. iSkin is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd penthouse Beverly Hills, CA 90211. MiSkin MedSpa is located at 9227  Haven Ave. Suite 120 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91370.

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