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When it comes to personal milestones, Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz is a great example of what a woman can achieve when she feels confident about herself.
The beauty queen and actress recently came back to the Philippines and was introduced as the newest brand ambassador for Thermage, at the Lift Up Your Beauty Press Launch last Dec. 18, 2023, at the Penthouse No.66, Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Precious shared that it’s important for women to feel confident whatever stage of life they’re in. “Everyone is striving to reach their milestones,” Precious said. “But we have to make sure that aside from our responsibilities, we also give time to take care of ourselves because that’s when you’ll feel the most beautiful, most confident.”
Precious took a step back and remembered being in the spotlight after being crowned Miss International in 2005, which gave her a bit of pressure since becoming a role model for a lot of Filipina women. She mused, “Even when the spotlight softened a little, I always ensured that what I say, do, and portray never goes against any woman or anyone. I want to show that you can be in the spotlight while also being respectful to everyone and just bring positivity to the room.”
She also said that her mindset only became stronger when she settled down and raised a family with her husband, former actor and collegiate basketball varsity, Marco Alcaraz. “I wanted to prove to myself too that I can be a good wife and mom while still becoming a good influence to the community.”
When asked what advice she would want to give to those balancing family, career, and personal dreams, Precious harped on giving time to take care of oneself. “As much as you want to give to others—be it your family, your community, or even your work—you have to listen to what your mind and body are telling you. If something is too much, you should be willing to let it go, if not adjust, or make it better for you.”
This was a turning point for Precious as she looked back on her first treatment session with Thermage. “I think that’s an experience they want to provide for all their patients. They go through everything that’s going to be done, how it works, and what’s going to happen after so I never got worried after,” she recalled. “They helped me feel at ease that there’s not going to be any pain, my schedule won’t be affected, and most importantly, the recovery improves over time.”
During the event, this process was explained further by Thermage Product Manager, Karina Laurena, highlighting that the procedure uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep, layers of the skin and boost collagen production, helping the skin to become younger-looking and address signs of aging.
As most people age, the collagen that keeps skin looking young and plump decreases production and breaks down, producing sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. With just one treatment, results can appear as fast as two to six months and can last one to two years depending on each patient’s skin condition and aging process, with results improving over time.
A pioneer in non-invasive skin tightening treatments since 2002, Thermage has conducted more than 2.5 million treatments and over 50 clinical studies which have proven its system safe, efficient, and comfortable for patients all over the world.
“With significant improvement, we are proud to culminate the Thermage FLX, the fourth generation of its kind, which now offers more than 90% of patients achieving positive results enabling us to help anyone Lift Up Their Beauty to the fullest,” Laurena shared.
The exclusive event for the press also unveiled the Thermage Woman of the Year Award, which aims to spotlight a new beacon of beauty and success empowered with a flourishing career, a strong sense of community, and a never-ending pursuit of knowledge and solutions. Nominations for the award may be submitted from Jan.15 to Feb.15.
Send in nominations for the Thermage Woman of the Year Award, read more information on how Thermage works, and find affiliated clinics by visiting www.thermage.com.ph. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.
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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Thermage RF System.