Dr. Herbia Joy Gonzales-Mongcal graduated from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City with a degree in BS Biology and went on to medical school at the Cebu Institute of Medicine and graduated in 1984. She had her post-graduate internship at Iloilo Doctors' Hospital in 1985 and passed the medical licensure exam in 1986.She underwent residency training for Internal Medicine at the Perpetual Succour Hospital in Cebu City from 1986 to 1988. She then went into preceptorship training in Dermatology at the Dermatology Institute Foundation of the Philippines from 1990-1992. She further specialized in Cosmetic Surgery training under Dr. Corazon Collantes-Jose from 2004-2006. She also underwent a one-on-one training in Autologous Fat Stem Cell Therapy under Ali Modaressi, currently the Chief of Clinic of Plastic,,Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Department University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland.Her latest training was at the International Master Course on Aging Skin.Dr. Herbia Joy Gonzales-Mongcal continues to update her dermatologic and cosmetic surgery training with the latest techniques in the field of aesthetic medicine by regularly attending conventions locally and abroad. She has been a practicing dermatologist since 1992 and in 2006, she renamed her clinics Skintrends, now operating 8 branches around and outside Metro Manila, of which she is currently the Medical Director.Dr. Mongcal has been treating at least ten acne patients a day since 1990 which translates into more than 50,000 cases in a span of more than 20 years.She has passed on her expertise to her therapists by personally training them. In 2013, Skintrends has rebranded as the Acne Authority,because it is what it does best.