Dr. Peachy Paz - Lao MD FPDS

Dr. Peachy Paz – Lao finished residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at Makati Medical Center. She was Chief Resident in her senior year of Dermatology residency.

She was Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Makati Medical Center from October 2008 to March 2018. She was the Department’s Training Officer from 2005-2008.

At present, she is the Officer-in-charge of the MMC DermLaser and Phototherapy Center, a position she has held since October 2011. She is presently the President of the Philippine Dermatological Society and has been a member of the PDS Board since 2015.

She is a fellow of the Philippine Dermatological Society, an international fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the International Society of Dermatology, and the Asian Dermatology Association.

She has authored and co-authored several research papers on varied topics, a key opinion leader and advisory board member of several pharmaceutical and laser companies. Her main interests are medical dermatology, laser, acne and dermatological aesthetics as toxins, fillers and threads, chemical peels and is a well respected speaker in the Asian region circuit.

Pre-Medical Training

  • University of the Philippines – BS Physical Therapy

Physician Training

Doctor of Medicine

  • FEU – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
    • Ranking in Batch – 12th

Residency Programs

Department of Dermatology, Makati Medical Center, Philippines
– Chief Resident
Department of Internal Medicine, Makati Medical Center, Philippines

Examinations Taken & Passed

  • Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) Specialty Examination ( Diplomate & Fellow)
  • Philippine Licensure Examination for Physicians
  • Philippine Licensure Examination for Physical Therapists

Research Studies

2017
A2 Part: Face 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of BIIB059 in Subject with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Active Skin Manifestation and in Subject with Active Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus with or without Systemic Manifestation. (Ongoing)
Ma. Purita Paz-Lao M.D; Paolo Lorenzo, M.D
2016
An Open Trial on the Safety and Efficacy of a new topical Hyaluronic acid Regimen (Fillerina) for the treatment of photoaging: A Patient Experience.
Ma. Purita Paz-Lao M.D; Ma. Teresita Gabriel M.D

A Randomized Split Face Double Blind Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of a Novel botulinum toxin Type A and Onabotulinum Toxin Type A in the treatment of forehead lines: A Pilot Study
Principal Investigator: Ma. Cristina A. Puyat MD, Co Investogators: Ma. Purita Paz Lao MD, Rosalina E. Nadela MD, Roberto Antonio B. Pascual, MD

2015
Meeting the Challenges of Acne Treatment in Asian Patients: A Review of the Role of Dermocosmetics as Adjunctive Therapy.
Authors: Goh Chee Leok1, Nopadon Noppakun2, Giuseppe Micali3, Noor Zalmy Azizan4, Waranya Boonchai5, Chan Yung6, Cheong Wai Kwong7, Chiu Pin Chi8, Kristiana Etnawati9, Zharlah Gulmatico-Flores10, Henry Foong11, Raj Kubba12, Purita Paz-Lao13, Lee Yin Yin14, Steven Loo15, Farida Modi16, Nguyen Trong Hao17, Pham Thi Lan18, Shih Yi Hsien19, Irma Bernadette Sitohang20, Wong Su Ni21
* Published: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, April – June 2016, vol.9, no.2, Issue 2
2014
A Guide on Dermocosmetics in Acne. A Handbook; Chair of Editorial Board. Nov. 4, 2014:
Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, M.D., F.P.D.S

What lies beneath? A Case of Demodicosis. Poster Presentation: Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, M.D., F.P.D.S, Kathryn Jayne Tan, M.D, Fatima Joy Tan, M.D., Nov. 2014

2013
A Single Arm, Phase 1V, Open-Label, Split-Face Trail to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Kinetin, N6-Furfuryladenine, 0.1% for Treatment of Cutaneous Photoaging:
Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, M.D., F.P.D.S
2012
Atopic Dermatitis at the Out-Patient Departments of Philippine Dermatological Society – Accredited Training Institution from 2007-2011. “Prevalence and Clinical Profile”
Ma. Teresita Gabriel, M.D., F.P.D.S, Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, M.D., F.P.D.S
2009
An Open Pilot Study on the Treatment of Mild to Moderate, Chronic Plaque-Type Psoriasis Vulgaris with a Combination of Red and Near Infrared Light-Emitting Diode (LED)
Aileen M. Eduvas, MD, Ma. Purita Paz-Lao, MD, FPDS, Rowena F. Genuino, MD, FPDS
Won Third Place in 2008 Makati Medical Center Residents’ Research Paper Contest
* Publication: Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society, May 2010, vol.19, no. 1, pp., 08-11

Present Positions

Head, DermLaser and Phototherapy Center

Makati Medical Center, Philippines
October 1, 2011 – Present

President of the PDS

Philippine Dermatological Society
Present

Chairperson, Committee on Annual Convention

Philippine Dermatological Society
2017 – 2018

Chairperson, Committee on Membership Assistance

Philippine Dermatological Society
2017 – 2018

Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Infrastructure

Philippine Dermatological Society
2017 – 2018

Member, PDS Board of Director

Philippine Dermatological Society
2015 – Present

Member, Asian Dermatology Association

November 2012 – Present

Member, International Society of Dermatology

2012 – Present

International Fellow

American Academy of Dermatology
2009 – Present

Member, PADSFI

(Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation, Inc.)
October 17, 2010 – present

Member, International Society of Dermatology

2012 – Present

Member, Senior Consultant Staff

Department of Dermatology,
Makati Medical Center, Philippines
May 2002 – Present

President of the PDS and Officer-in-charge of the Aesthetic Center of Makati Medical Center

Makati Medical Center, Philippines
Present

Past Positions

CHAIRMAN

Department of Dermatology,
Makati Medical Center, Philippines
October 1, 2008 – March 2018

Chair, Communications Cluster

Department of Dermatology
2015 – 2016

Chair Committee on Public Relations and External Affairs

Department of Dermatology
January 2013 – 2014

Member, Committee on Membership

Department of Dermatology,
January 2013 – 2014

Member, Ethics Committee

Department of Dermatology
March 2011 – 2014

Chair Committee on Public Relations and External Affairs

Editor- in-chief, Skin Contact
March 2011 – Dec. 31, 2012

Training Officer

Department of Dermatology
Makati Medical Center
2005 – 2008