Last 17 September 2020, medical aesthetic industry pioneer, Merz Aesthetics® held its annual prestigious Tala Awards to recognize the outstanding performance of their partner dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aestheticians and beauty clinic owners all over the country

In accordance to the current social distancing measures, the glamorous night was held in a one-of-a-kind livestream event, with all attendees and guests sporting woven-patterned Filipino attires symbolising the strong bond between Merz Aesthetics® and its partner clinics in the Philippines.

“Each individual story is a beautiful thread in itself, but when woven together, we emerge stronger together. We have the power to create new patterns of transformation and pave new paths to learn, adapt, and thrive. In the same way, Ultherapy’s new #TheBestU campaign serves as a timely inspiration and challenge to put our best selves forward as we brave a new dawn of beauty,” says Merz Country General Manager Jorge Libanan as he opened the night on an uplifting note.

The event was hosted by no less than Miss Universe 2015 and Ultherapy® ambassador Pia Wurtzbach whose busy life – juggling her time between shoots, appearing in shows, and hosting events – doesn’t stop her from continuously championing for social advocacies. Among many of her causes, Pia has greatly contributed to bringing aid to frontliners and other individuals who are suffering because of the ongoing pandemic. With Merz’s non-invasive procedure, Ultherapy®, Pia has more time to care for others, while also effortlessly taking care of herself. Now, she’s telling you to make sure you take the time to care of yourself too despite the challenges and bring out #TheBestU.

With the goal of helping people bring out the best version of themselves despite these trying times, #TheBestU seeks to boost confidence with Ultherapy® Hyper-Personal Lift’s youthful and natural-looking results. Love the way your skin looks everyday and flaunt your defined angles with this U.S. FDA-cleared non-invasive skin tightening and facelifting procedure. There’s also no need to stress out when booking an appointment as Ultherapy® is meant to be a once-a-year procedure that is designed to have a lasting result.

Aside from the gold standard service Merz’s partner clinics provide and their unwavering dedication to help bring out the best in everyone, partner dermatologists and practitioners in the medical aesthetic field are praised for their swift and innovative health measures to ensure the guests’ safety while providing them with the same world-class service.

Taking home the highest overall 7-Star accolade is Dr. Aivee and Dr. Z Teo of The Aivee Clinic, awarded by Merz Asia Pacific Regional Commercial Director Conway Rappa. Meanwhile, Merz Philippines General Manager Jorge Libanan, Merz Asia Pacific Executive Director of Marketing Sylvia Lee, Merz Philippines Sales Director Ludovico Perez, and Ultherapy® Ambassador Pia Wurtzbach awarded the other 7-star, 5-star, and 4-star, and 3-star awards respectively.

“It’s such a privilege to be receiving these awards during this time of the pandemic, where the aesthetic & dermatology industry has been greatly affected,” Dr. Aivee Teo said in her acceptance speech. “We would like to thank everybody—especially our patients for their trust in the Aivee Clinic these past ten years, our doctors who have been working so hard with us, and of course, Merz who we’ve been working with for the past many years. Ulthera® has really been the staple treatment in the Aivee Clinic.”

Dr. Z Teo also added: “We are really honored to be the champions in all the categories, as well as the overall champion—and we’d like to dedicate this to all our colleagues in the industry as well. Let’s continue to strive hard, work hard, and trust that there’s going to be a better tomorrow. Chin up, and let’s continue to make our patients happy and beautiful.”

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Watch highlights from the first-ever virtual Merz Tala Awards here:


Ultherapy and Merz Aesthetics are registered trademarks of the Merz group of companies. Imported by: Merz Philippines Healthcare Inc. 10/F Ore Central Bldg., 9th Ave. cor. 31st  St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. To view the complete list of accredited clinics, please click here. For more information, you may visit, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @UltherapyPH @MerzAestheticsPH. 

To view the complete list of accredited clinics, please visit here.

For more information, you may follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @UltherapyPH @MerzAestheticsPH


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