The Belo Medical Group, led by noted dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vicki Belo, has finally merited an international recognition it rightfully deserves. Dr. Belo’s wide experience in the medical field recently earned her the enviable citation from Thermage International as the number one doctor in the world who has the most number of thermage patients.
The award is both an honor and a dream come true for the Belo Medical Group, which is celebrating its 18th anniversary this year with a current thrust to put Philippine medical tourism on the map and turn the Philippines into “the beauty capital of Asia.” The recognition also proves that Filipino doctors are now at par with other international medical practitioners when it comes to cosmetic dermatology, a specialized, world-class industry.
Mr. Gary Wilson, Thermage International’s Vice President for International Sales, flew in to Manila last January to personally confer the award to Dr. Vicki Belo and the Belo Medical Group for having the most number of thermage cases worldwide for 2006, besting over 2,000 physicians from other countries, including the United States, Europe and Asia.
Thermage International is the renowned medical device company responsible for breakthroughs in radio frequency technology through its patented ThermaCool device. Along with the thermage award, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery also presented Dr. Belo with a $10,000 medical grant for marketing and research.
Approved by the US FDA in November 2002, thermage is now available in over 70 countries. In fact, it is estimated that over 275,000 procedures have been performed with the ThermaCool device and Belo has contributed to many of those procedures in the past two years.
Filipino celebrities who have undergone the thermage treatment with the Belo Medical Group include Albert Martinez, Lorna Tolentino, Edu Manzano, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Margie Moran-Floirendo.
Certainly, being number one in thermage worldwide will open bigger doors for the Belo Medical Group. With the most experience, a not-too-intimidating price, excellent service and standards at par, if not better than, with the rest of the world, there is no better time to encourage non-surgical rejuvenation here in the Philippines.
Dr. Belo, who pioneered tumescent liposuction in the country, has also been promoting thermage in medical conferences abroad where gets invited to become guest speaker. In Istanbul, Turkey last year, she talked about thermage radio frequency during the 27th Annual Congress of the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
In a symposium for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery in Palm Dessert, California, she presented her paper on “The Effects of Thermage on Abdominal Skin Contraction After Liposuction.”
Dr. Belo has become a popular and in-demand speaker in medical conferences abroad, after two papers from the Belo Medical Group were published in two international journals. A paper on “Photodynamic Therapy” was published in the US Journal of Dermatologic Surgery. Another paper on “Aptos Thread Facelift” also came out in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.
After 18 years of trying to make the grade, the Belo Medical Group has undoubtedly established itself as an institution which reaches out to more people who want to avail of its services. To be launched this month is the Belo skin care line – affordable, yet effective – intended for the common market. The products were carefully studied and developed under the supervision of Cristalle Henares, Dr. Belo’s daughter who is learning the ropes of the clinic’s business.
Dr. Belo obtained her Bachelor of Science (pre-medicine) from UP Diliman in 1978; finished her Degree of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sto. Tomas in 1985; and got her Diploma in Dermatology from the Institute of Dermatology in 1990 in Bangkok, Thailand.
To date, Dr. Belo’s field of specialization includes: advance techniques in phlebology from the Pauline Raymond-Martimbeau Vein Institute; dermatologic surgery from Scripps Clinics in San Diego, California; cutaneous laser surgery from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; and skin rejuvenation and laser surgery from St. Francis Memorial Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, California.
Dr. Belo is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and the American Society of Lipoplastic Surgery. She is the only Filipino doctor in the faculty of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), a premier medical organization with over 5,000 members worldwide.
Dr. Belo’s impressive resumé is matched by her equally impressive list of celebrity clients, especially from showbiz. A number of stars go to Belo for simple facials and peels to major surgeries like breast augmentation, nose lift, liposuction, etc. In the process, the stars have become official endorsers of the esteemed clinic.
The Belo Medical Group has clinics at the Medical Plaza-Makati, Podium in Ortigas, Tomas Morato-Quezon City, Rustan’s Makati, Greenhills, San Juan and Westgate in Alabang.
For inquiries, please call the Belo Medical Group’s help desk at 844-2939 or visit its website at www.belomed.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Explore posts in the same categories: News Updates, thermage