After getting two recommendations from two different friends for this good skin clinic in Imus, Cavite, I finally decided to go there for my warts removal. I even tagged my mom along as she was actually the one who needed it the most.
The name of the clinic was Cavite Skin Clinic. It lies along Aguinaldo Highway near the PLDT Office and the toll bridge pointing to the road going to Imus Town Proper. It is quite easy to locate. If you’re from Manila and commuting, ride a bus plying the Imus-Dasmariñas routes. The clinic is on the left side and across it is a 7-Eleven Store.[UPDATE: clinic is now situated beside the 7-Eleven store]
We reached the clinic at past 10:00 a.m. We immediately got a number and joined the long queue of people waiting to be served. We met the dermatologist, Dr. Luciano Sarmiento, Jr., at past twelve noon. He was very accommodating and dealt with us in no time.
I got treated first and next to me was my mom. While I only got warts to remove, mom had warts and syringoma according to the doctor. Her treatment took longer than mine. And the pain was understandably worse than mine, too.
During the warts removal, the doctor’s assistant asked me to lie on the patient bed and relax. I remember she applied what felt like toner (or was it antiseptic?) on my face a few minutes before the doctor started cauterizing my warts. The pain was tolerable for me. It’s quite similar to the pain I felt during my recent IPL laser hair removal experience, except that this took longer and used electricity instead of laser beams. After the treatment, I felt a slight stinging sensation on our way home but it was manageable for me.
The doctor asked us to return after two weeks so he could check the outcome of the treatment. If there were warts left untreated, they’ll remove them daw at no extra cost. Cool.
The post-treatment stinging sensation was a different story for my mom. She said her face felt like it was on fire. I was not surprised, what with the amount of warts and syringoma removed from her face. But once we got inside the bus back to Manila, the air-con must have soothed her face somehow that she eventually stopped complaining.
The damage? Well, would you believe we only paid P1,300+ for the two of us including medicines? (The doctor did some assessment on our faces and gave the corresponding prices to us before the treatment.) This is so far the most affordable skin clinic I’ve been to. And very good at that. And I’m saying this for everyone to know. Why pay more if you could get the same (or even better) results at a low price?
I think I love Cavite Skin Clinic already.
Cavite Skin Clinic
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.