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By JR, Special For Diversity News Magazine.

On Saturday, February 4, 2012, the San Fernando Valley of the SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute held an open house for it’s grand re-opening, red carpet and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Located at 14545 Friar Street in Van Nuys, CA, and held from 2:00 -5:00pm, the stellar event included delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with an open bar and violinist Krissy Staykova, who played through out the first hour while guests socialized. Master of Ceremonies Noel S.V. Omega said “It’s always a pleasure to support the Southmain Rejuvenation Institute, they do so much for the community.”

Louella D. Eischen, certified Aesthetic Consultant, Aesthetic Director and Operations Director for the Institute explained, “Mastery of the art and science of medical aesthetics is always what we aim for.” She continued, “and excellence in customer service and quality care is our top priority.”

A public prayer and blessing was officiated by Father Ramon Pedro, who also gave a private candlelight blessing in the offices upstairs, distributing holy water through out, after the ribbon was cut. Dr. Apolinar Tiongson and Louella D. Eischen received certificates of recognition from The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA and from the office of Tony Cardenas, Councilman, Sixth District, City of Los Angeles.

There were speeches and special performances by Kristine Remigio, a retired Broadway star from the show Miss Saigon, child vocalist ‘Anya’ aka Razel Zapanta, and singer/songwriter Leizl.

“SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute (SRI) Grand Opening event was a huge success. There were a lot of attendees. The receiving area was full of people. The red carpet was covered by a lot of media and professional photographers. All the guests were entertained with singers, and a violinist.

The guests were served with great tasting hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and beverages. Most of the guests went home happy with their free treatments raffle prize give aways. Louella Eischen, Aesthetic Director and Dr. Apolinar Tiongson of SRI were very happy and pleased of the turn out of their Grand Opening.” said  Mary Ann R. Omega, Vice President of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles.

They had door prizes and raffle items which included Laser Rejuvenation sessions, Neuromodulators (e.g. Botox, Dysport), Dermal Fillers such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm, Microdermabrasion, Flaxel Sessions, Laser Hair Removal, Weight Loss Sessions and many other items. All of the visiting guests were treated generously by being given a future free laser facial session.

Some of the attendees seen on the red carpet were Dr. Apolinar Tiongson (Medical Director of SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute), Louella D. Eischen (Director of Operations of SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute), Chef Franco de Dominicis (Former Head Chef at the Biltmore-Los Angeles), Father Ramon Pedro, Fawn (Billboard top 10 singer/songwriter), John Palisano (Book author of ‘Nerves’), Liezl (Singer/songwriter), Kristine Remigio (Retired Broadway star from Ms. Saigon, Krissy Staykova (Violinist), Noel S.V. Omega (Master of Ceremonies), Mary Ann Omega (Vice-President Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA), Patty McCall (Book author Unmasking the Pain Within & Founder P.A.I.N. (Prevention Awareness In Neighborhoods), Jemela A. Nettles (Attorney), Leo Maranan (Chamber Founding Member – Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA), Rodel Lumanog (President of Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA), Mary Joy Ramirez (Vice Consul of the Philippine Consulate), Greta Kiley (Patient), Mercedes Palabrica (Patient), Lorna Guiting (Patient), Binky Pagal (SouthMain Staff Nurse), Liza Ramona Deocampo (SouthMain Staff Nurse), Jennifer Japitana (SouthMain Staff Nurse), Jackie Lee (Long time patient), Minette Arriergado (Patient), Joji Sorongon (Patient), Roy & Vangie Taberrah and Ramon Porras (Patient).

The event media, marketing and public relations was handle by World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations in association with Diversity News Publications.

About SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute (SRI):
SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute specializes in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Serving the community since 1999 , SRI main office is in Milpitas, California and has offices in Los Angeles (est. 2008), and San Francisco (est. 2000). All three offices in Milpitas, San Francisco and Los Angeles Offices are all staffed with highly qualified registered nurses and physician providers and equipped with advanced lasers and instruments in order to consistently render quality care. For more information please visit http://www.southmainrejuvenation.com or call (888) 678-SKIN (7546).

About Apolinar Tiongson, M.D.:
Apolinar Tiongson, M.D. is a licensed physician in the State of California. Dr. Tiongson received his medical degree from Southwestern University in Cebu City, Philippines in 1990, completed internship in internal medicine at the New York University Medical Center-Deparment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1994 and residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center. After residency, he pursued independent training in aesthetic medicine and all his continuing medical education is exclusively focused on cosmetic dermatology and medical aesthetics. Through the years, he has accumulated intensive specialized training in non-surgical aesthetic procedures including Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers, chemical peels, medical lasers for skin resurfacing, acne treatment and hair removal, radio frequency skin treatments, among others. Since 1999, Dr.Tiongson has personally performed more than 60,000 laser procedures, over 3,000 botox treatments, and almost 1000 injectible dermal filler procedures. Dr. Tiongson as a scientist developed the proven clinicallly-effective APOLINAR skincare line.

Sources: Diversity News Publications, Examiner.com, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations

Photos credit to: Bob Delgadillo Photography, Tzuming Sun and Diversity News Publications.

Editor’s Note: Esteban Steven Escobar contributed to this story. Also we want to congratulate and wish the best with their business to Dr. Apolinar Tiongson and Louella D. Eischen.

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