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Laserfit: We Melt it, You Burn It (as featured at Great Philippine Expedition)

Posted last May 15, 2014, 5:03 am in Health report article

Dr. Claudine Roura, MD, is a no-nonsense and non-commercialized beauty doctor in the country. The managing director of Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute and Zerona Laser Slimming and Aesthetics, defies the usual celebrity-endorser strategy to popularize her clinics. Instead, she relies on the power of word-of mouth endorsements and the Internet’s massive reach.


Dr. Roura said her one and only guiding principle in the performance of her job is, “Never promise what you cannot deliver.” As her personal commitment to clients, she is emphatic about her being no-nonsense in her service and pledges to assure satisfaction. “Unlike others, I only promise what I can deliver, probably more but nothing less. I will remain true about my service to my clients, not oversell just to make a quick buck,” she said during an interview with this writer.


Dr. Roura who earned a medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, is a certified dermatologist and Fellow of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) as well as the Philippine Academy of Cutaneous Surgery (Pacas). She also holds the distinction of being the first and only Filipina cosmetic surgeon to practice Vaser High-Definition Lipo-Sculpture in the country.


Being totally different from the rest of celebrity-powered competition was not an option because, according to her, “We are not being endorsed by major artista [actors and actresses]. We have no fancy gimmicks. We deal more with real clients who want real results.” Her immense enthusiasm in the art of body sculpture and her thirst for further knowledge about it continue to push Dr. Roura into trying to discover newer technologies and undergo even more extensive training here and abroad to keep her abreast with the many meticulous aspects of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery.


Locally, Dr. Roura’s training included one on cosmetic surgery under distinguished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Raul Guanzon, a fellow of the Philippine Society for Cosmetic Surgery. She also underwent further training in dermatologic surgery under a training program of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery with Dr. Sorin Eremia in Riverside, California.


Having a keen interest in phlebology, Dr. Roura was awarded the 2005 Walter de Groot Phlebology Fellowship. She finished her fellowship under renowned dermatologic surgeon and phlebologist Dr. Robert Weiss at the Maryland Laser, Skin and Vein Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, in October 2005.


“We melt it, you burn it!” has easily become the mantra at all Contours clinics nationwide as Dr. Roura introduced the company’s latest offering, the LaserFit. That mantra is fast becoming the craze thing among more and more health buffs, body-conscious and even overweight individuals. And why not? ‘Melting’ unwanted fats has never been this easier and cheaper! Laserfit is a holistic approach to weight loss and body contouring. This is a combination of non-invasive full body cold laser exposure to melt fat, 10-minute power circuit workouts to burn fat and proper nutritional recommendations.


“Cold laser (Zerona) exposure releases fats from the body for three days. Daily 10 minutes

workouts are recommended to burn fatr, trim down and lose weight,” Dr. Roura explains saying

the patient will begin to see improvement after the second session with his or her clothes getting loose.


Dr. Roura’s clinics have the regular menu of services for face and body enhancement. What

apparently makes her practice stand out from the rest is her mastery of the art of body contouring. Her clientele, which includes foreigners, want to look “perfectly contoured.”


Dr. Roura opened her first clinic in November 2008 after a short stint at Las Piñas Hospital

in Metro Manila. Today, Contours Advanced Face & Body Sculpturing Institute is now recognized in the field of dermatologic surgery.


Branches are at SM Megamall; The Block SM North Edsa; SM BF Paranaque; Festival Mall Alabang; and South Park Plaza, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City. For inquiries, visit or call hotline 5564878.


Source: Great Philippine Expedition newspaper April 29 – July 28 2014 issue, p.7

By Leony Garcia