|Dr. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres|
Medical spas, dermatological clinics and anti-aging centers proliferate these days. So do products on skin care and anti-aging solutions. The market is now swamped with multifarious brands with often parallel claims: the ability to deliver a more beautiful, younger-looking skin. Aesthetic solutions come in the form of products and services. A combination of the best choices is often what the market is veering towards.
Celebrity endorsers have been making a killing out of some brands and centers or clinics, but the truth of the matter is, while it’s true that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, enlightened people know better than to swallow hook, line and sinker what every showbiz icon commissioned to represent a brand brandishes, blabbering those memorized lines for, say, television or radio commercials, or those blurbs in print ads. But it’s different when the face behind the name is the proponent herself, who puts her name on the line, subjects her face and body to public judgment, as she braves to be flaunted as the face behind what she offers. “This face behind the Zen Institute certainly knows what she’s talking about and she walks her talk” – people would say – looking very much like her face has been naturally nurtured, suffused with that radiant, youthful glow, and her body looking just as youthful and well contoured. Yes, such is the case with the Zen Institute and the face behind it, which is no less than its founder and the moving spirit behind the respected institution that turned five years old in late November as a medical spa with cutting-edge offerings. All of Zen offerings, put as one, are the best there has ever been in the civilized world, and these are administered only by expert hands – either the hands of Dr. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres herself or hands that she had trained.
Celebrity names like Cory Quirino, Heart Evangelista, Eula Valdez, Ayen and Franco Laurel and Ciarra Sotto have been associated to Zen, but the ultimate definition of the face behind Zen points to Dr. MJ Torres. Still looking young and radiantly beautiful even at her 40-plus age, Dr. MJ is the indubitable best face behind the Zen Institute. She owns Zen and she perfectly models Zen’s good works rendered through expert hands and state-of-the-art technologies on non-surgical, non-invasive, painless procedures for beauty and youthfulness. If Dr. MJ’s objective has been to keep her face and body well-maintained and looking years younger than her true age, then she has certainly hit that objective right in the nail. Dr. MJ Torres indeed walks the talk judging from the way she looks. And her face and body have never seen the knife, and the lady aesthetic doctor has no intention of ever going for surgical procedures, whether for herself or for her patients. Why not, since Zen’s signature treatment alone, the Resonax, has been doing her wonders, which is why she wants to share it along with her other tried-and-tested beauty and anti-aging solutions to other women—and men, too. These solutions are complemented by the ultimate solution to hair loss since the hair is still the crowning glory of every man and woman.
Resonax, reportedly “Europe's most advanced non-surgical technology for face contouring and body sculpting (a state-of-the-art no-downtime, non-invasive body sculpting procedure that can be done in just a few minutes) is Dr. MJ’s signature treatment” that has been proving effective whether done singly or with the PRP Treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma. The latter is a procedure wherein a few drops of blood from the patient will be processed for a harvest of platelets to be reintroduced into the patient’s system to repair damaged cells and to make cells regenerate in certain parts of the face affected by aging.
Dr. MJ explains, “The non-surgical PRP procedure stimulates injured cells to heal and regenerate themselves,” adding, “The PRP treatment stimulates the growth of cells, effectively smoothening out lines and folds, and diminishing, if not, erasing in time signs of aging.”
Dr. MJ’s latest treatment peruses the brand Dermaheal. It is fast gaining a good reputation as a brand carrying manifold products all proven effective at doing wonders in the aesthetic and anti-aging arenas. She reveals: “Dermaheal is a high quality brand of cosmeceutical anti-aging, anti-pigmentation, anti-hair loss and anti-inflammation solutions that treat other skin troubles as well.”
The Zen Institute seems to have the solution for every conceivable skin and body issue, administered in the serene, simple but lovely interiors of the Zen Institute where patients are attended to in attaining their beauty and youthfulness objectives inside-out literally through medical-technological solutions coupled with appropriate and doable lifestyle coaching. And the lady never tires learning and getting yearly updates in Europe, America and Asia. This doctor, who has trained on various aesthetic medical practices and technologies and the application and the testing of cosmeceutical breakthroughs in many parts of the world, makes her annual trips abroad to make sure she always has her hands on what’s best. She has gone a long way from the time she completed her dermatological medicine degree from the University of Sto. Tomas, passed the board and took further studies on Preceptorial Dermatology Training at Clinica Manila and then Liposurgery Training at the Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation Inc. She then took further studies abroad on Mesotherapy and Lipotherapy Training and also on Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Training and so forth, under the tutelage of the world’s best practitioners who have advance knowhow in the medical fields of aesthetics and/or gerontology.
For inquiries and consultations, visit The Zen Institute (A Medical Spa) at Scout Rallos branch, Quezon City (441-1712 or 412-2528), Bonifacio Global City branch, (856-2027 to 28) and Hotel Sofitel (Philippine Plaza branch), 832-6957. Visit its website at www.thezeninstitute.com.