First South Korean dermatological and surgical beauty clinic franchise opens doors to Filipinos
Clara Lee, Korean Hollywood Actress, Oracle Clinic Ambassador
The Philippine beauty industry has been growing at a phenomenal rate, and is expected to grow 6.1% to P139.8 billion in 2016. Increased demand has been driving the growth, as Filipinos become ever-more discerning consumers of beauty and cosmetic products and services. The Korean invasion of beauty products has been a big factor in the industry’s expansion, but its world-renowned cosmetic technology has yet to reach Philippine shores – until now.
Oracle Clinic, the largest networked dermatology, plastic surgery, and obesity clinic in South Korea, opens its doors to Filipinos with its first franchise in the Philippines – the Oracle Beauty Clinic. Its goal: enhancing Philippine beauty through Korean technology and expertise. Its services include top-of-the-line, non-invasive procedures such as skin lightening, tightening, resurfacing, and rejuvenation; anti-aging; hair growth; laser hair removal; signature facials; and body contouring. Plans are also underway for surgical procedures to be offered as part of its roster. In addition, the proprietary line of Dr. Oracle products will soon be made available at the clinic, allowing clients to continue their skincare regimen at home.
Founded by renowned Korean dermatologist, Dr. Ro Young Woo, Oracle Clinic has branches in Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China and recently, Hong Kong, and won the Korea Industry Grand Prize in 2011 for its top-class Korean technology, training, and experience. Its first Philippine branch is staffed by doctors and registered nurses who not only have extensive experience in beauty, dermatology, and plastic surgery, but were also trained in South Korea to know first-hand the secret behind the success of Oracle Beauty Clinic.
Says Susan Dimacali, one of the partners of the Oracle Beauty Clinic franchise in the Philippines, “From Koreanovelas to Seoul food to KPop, South Korea is particularly close to my heart. I have always been amazed at their dominance in the beauty industry, driven as it is by innovation, technology, and a true understanding of beauty. Opening the doors of Oracle Beauty Clinic to Filipinos is exciting, because now we are able to take our love for all things Korean one step further – by using their state-of-the-art technology to enhance our innate Philippine beauty. We welcome everyone to experience and see first-hand what truly world-class dermatological services are like.”
Adding to the excitement of the country’s first South Korean dermatological franchise is the face of Oracle Beauty Clinic, Clara Lee. The South Korean actress, singer, dancer, host, and model rose to fame with Gwiyomi Song 2 and the Koreanovela Emergency Couple. Lee, who has music videos, television shows, and movies to her name, is thrilled to be part of the Korean beauty phenomenon in the Philippines. She states, “As a Korean, I am very much aware of our impact on beauty and culture, especially with the popularity of KPop and Koreanovelas. It warms my heart to know that we have fans in the Philippines who support us. This is why it is a privilege to be a sort of ambassador for my country and be an international face in a local market. I am honored to be part of the Oracle Beauty Clinic family and I invite all Filipinos and Koreans in the Philippines to visit the first branch in Manila.”
Oracle Beauty Clinic is located at 2/F Republic Glass Building, 196 Salcedo Street corner Soria Street, Legaspi Village, Makati. To request for an appointment, call +632 801-4131 or +63916 223 8821. For more information, visit www.oraclebeauty.com.ph.