Dr. Armi Judy Apalisok Piollo, Bohol’s first cosmetic surgeon to train in Seoul, South Korea, has every reason to be smiling nowadays. Her clinic, Dr. Piollo Aesthetic, Cosmetic & Wellness Center just marked its 1st anniversary.
Located at the Tagbilaran Community Hospital, the beauty and wellness haven has been one of her dream projects ever since she trained at the Korean College of Cosmetic Surgery (KCCS)
Fractional CO2 for skin resurfacing & large pore minimizing and NDYAG Laser for tattoo & birthmark removal are two of the most requested services. Her clinic also offers Korean Body Glow, Chin Implant &Noselift, among others.
Fractional CO2 Laser
During our chitchat, the amiable doctor shared a very interesting insight in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. “With societal pressure and with social media’s incessant pursuit for physical perfection and coupled with advances in plastic surgery & procedures that are readily available, people are now flocking to wellness centers here in Bohol”
“Aesthetic & cosmetic procedures are not for everyone. Doctors have been trained to determine whether a procedure is needed or not.
Is it to improve one’s state of mind & to boost one’s self- esteem? Is it from pressure to look perfect and to fit in? Is it to snag a lifetime partner?
More importantly, will such surgical intervention be the solution for increased self- esteem?” and if the patient believes that it’s a make or break when it comes to cosmetic surgery, then go for it”
Dr. Piollo reiterated that with more competent Boholano doctors in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, and specialists in beauty & wellness, better and improved services are now within reach to the Bohol community.
She stressed that while functional & purposive cosmetic procedures have proven to be helpful for deformities through genetics or from accidents, they should never be the shortcut to validate one’s worth.
As a parting shot, she gently reminds that the key is to improve one’s state of mind. To be more accepting of one’s flaws & imperfections. It may be a cliché but it really is true that true beauty comes from within.
Visit Dr. Piollo at Tagbilaran Community Hospital Monday- Saturday, 9 am- 6 pm