Business Insider has learned that a beauty medics-only groupon is set to be launched in the Philippine capital Manila this week.
The groupon, called “Beauty Medics Philippines,” is an invite-only, one-month subscription plan that offers a $50 gift card to qualified Beauty Medics patients who have registered with the Philippine Health Department.
The company, which was launched in 2015, has so far attracted 2,600 patients and is already recruiting more than 40 new patients per month, according to its website.
The beauty medis are among the most sought-after health professionals in the world, and they’ve gained international attention in recent years thanks to their expertise in treating complex medical conditions.
They are the first cosmetic surgery specialists in the country to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Their unique expertise has earned them the nickname “cell medical” because they specialize in treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema, among others.
The Philippine Health Ministry is actively recruiting more and more dermatologists, surgeons, and plastic surgeons to join the groupon.
The new groupon offers a subscription plan of $50 that allows patients to receive a $5 gift card for cosmetic surgeries as well as other medical procedures.
The plan is available to eligible patients in the form of a prepaid debit card or prepaid Visa gift card.
The Philippine Health and Family Planning Commission (PHPFC) will be accepting applications for the new beauty medico-cosmetic surgery groupon for the coming week, according a statement posted on the groupons website.PHPTFCC President Mar Roxas confirmed the new groupons launch on his Instagram account on Thursday.
He said, “Beauties medics Philippines is the perfect organization for the Philippines to expand its membership in the beauty medi-surgical market.
This is another step towards diversifying the beauty industry and increasing its membership numbers.”
In the Philippines, the beauty medicos are the top medical practitioners in the nation, and the Philippines has the highest number of plastic surgeons in the entire world.
In 2018, there were more than 8,000 plastic surgeons, according TOI.
The country’s population of about 4.5 million is about 2.8 times the population of India, with the country’s median age being over 50.
The Philippines has been the center of cosmetic surgery in the past decade, as the country saw an influx of cosmetic surgeons in 2017 and 2018, following the death of President Benigno Aquino III.
But, in recent months, more and to a larger extent, the cosmetic surgery industry has been decimated by the rise of a new, more aggressive form of plastic surgery, known as elective breast reduction surgery (EMBR) surgery.