RevLite Pigment Laser

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 | 123 comments

Tired of Dark Underarms, Elbows and Bikini? Or do you simply want a clearer, lighter and more radiant face? RevLite Laser is the best gift you can give yourself this Christmas. You won’t need to cover anything up when you’re done with RevLite. No wonder this is the treatment every girl wants but cannot have, or at least used to, because now, we are offering Revlite Laser at affordable prices. The RevLite EO Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser from ConBio, A Cynosure Company is an evolutionary step in the Company’s MedLite® series of lasers, which transformed the Asian aesthetic industry 20 years ago. Today, the RevLite is not only a preferred gold standard among Asian physicians for pigmentary issues, it stands apart as a multi-wavelength aesthetic laser that treats a wide-range of indications.   Revlite Laser makes use of the PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse (PTP), which is gently delivered deep into the skin without harming the skin’s surface. This shatters the clusters of pigment resulting in an immediate noticeable lightening effect. Aside from underarm discoloration, it is very effective for age spots, melasma and tattoos too.   Underarms   Patients who used to pluck, wax or shave is always left with dark underarms. Not everyone is a good candidate with underarm skin peeling, that some patients are left with darker skin tone than when they started. Factors that may cause this is excessive sweating, hormones… Or, the patient simply does not respond well with peeling.   RevLite is a painless treatment that whitens the underarms with no downtime. It even removes the hair as a side effect. No need to be embarrassed when you have Revlite, it treats chicken skin too.   Elbows, Knees and Bikini   It is common to see women with discoloration in their elbows, knees and bikini because these areas are more prone to friction and are normally dry. It is advised to moisturize and hydrate these areas before treatment, and let Revlite do the rest.   Face   Revlite laser toning is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to gently stimulate collagen production, pore reduction, remove pigmentation, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.   Revlite works in that it stimulates the development of new collagen. Collagen is the protein that holds our skin together that breaks apart as we age due to years of sun exposure and other factors. The overall effect is improved color and texture that will make the face more radiant.   The Revlite emits light in rapid, short pulses at high peak energy for maximum efficacy and comfort. The impact feels like no more than the rubber band snapping. Results can be seen in 5 to 10 sessions.   For more information regarding Revlite treatment, contact the following branches: Quezon City  0917.898.7546 or 02.254.3987 Pasig              0917.829.0990 or 02.542.4106 Clinic Hours Mon, Wed to Fri 11am to 8pm Sat & Sun             10am to 7pm Tuesdays...

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Deep Acne Scars Be Gone – Pixel Fractional CO2 Laser

Posted by on May 16, 2014 | 27 comments

Have you been living a life trying to cover your acne scars with heavy make-up, applying different exfoliating creams and solutions but don’t seem to be helping you? Afraid of using Laser treatments because of its ablative properties and long down time duration? The battle against acne scars has been going on for generations now and boy, was that not ending!   Also, a lot of Korean and China brand machines have been proliferating the aesthetic market, unfortunately claiming to give the desired effect at a lower cost when in fact it is really not the case. With each different laser, there are potentially different results, which can lead to inaccuracy and discouragement to the masses if the laser being used is not clarified.  This is why it is important to do research on the brand of the machine, background of the clinic and experience of the operator or the dermatologist. With Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic’s  latest offering, treatment for deep acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles need not be expensive.  Our Pixel Fractional CO2 Laser  (10600 nm wavelength) is different from Pixel Erbium with 2940 nm wavelength that other clinics offer.  What we are using is a medical grade, stand alone unit that is more effective in giving results. Do check the photo of the machine for easy reference. Allow me to show first how Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment works. From the word “Fractional” and “Pixel”, the laser light passes through the patented Pixel® micro optics lens array to penetrate the skin with tiny thermal channels.   The Fractional CO2 Effect ü  It creates an ablative and thermal effect in only these channels – a micro-injury – without disturbing the surrounding tissue. ü  These micro-injury sites (about 15-20 percent of the treatment area) start the process of healing. ü  The intact, undamaged skin around the treatment site is what promotes quicker healing for a faster recovery.   Fractional CO2 Skin Resurfacing treatments have been widely used nowadays since unlike topical creams, laser skin resurfacing works deep in the underlying tissues reduce the appearance of acne scarring. This popular and long accepted technology has normally been ablative; meaning that some portion of the top layer of skin is deliberately damaged. Some people, however, wish to avoid all ablative procedures but with Pixel Perfect skin resurfacing, you’ll achieve dramatic results similar to traditional CO2 while minimizing long-term discomfort and the risk of complications. Pixel Fractional CO2 Laser significantly improves the tone and texture of skin in one treatment with minimal downtime and faster healing – patients usually return to normal activities within three to seven days. Pixel Fractional CO2 Laser has a lower risk of complications compared to traditional CO2 laser resurfacing with a short learning curve. What’s more, the Impact ITED hand piece will ensure 100% absorption of your trusted topical cream for complete and effective absorption. Expect lightening and improvement of skin color and texture with the use of Impact ITED only from the Alma Lasers. This is something that other Fractional CO2 Laser does not offer. Did I mention that this is an FDA Approved machine? So be more confident, smoothen...

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Ultimate Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 | 3 comments

Everyone who’s anyone has done Brazilian Waxing or Shaving at some point in their lives. Have you seen that episode at America’s Next Top Model when the girls took it all off?   Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.   Brazilian Laser Hair Removal of your Lady Parts is the “in” thing this millennium.  Even the likes of Rhianna and Demi Moore believe in keep it clean and simple.   Most beginners try out shaving because it’s cheap and painless. Despite these advantages, shaving is only a temporary solution. It may also cause pseudofolliculitis or commonly known as shave bumps and itchiness. Waxing is another popular procedure. But this method can be a little over the top painful. I know because I tried it myself. Waxing also needs some regrowth to be effective, which is ¼ of inch. It will take a couple of weeks or more to let it grow. For a temporary solution, it doesn’t seem worth it to pay 500 to 800 bucks a month for the rest of your life.   Thankfully, a more permanent solution is gaining rapid popularity. Brazilian laser hair removal has become so popular because of its speed and efficiency. In 6 to 10 sessions, you will immediately see considerable results.  Real LASER targets the melanin, the chromophore that gives color to the hair.  After your regular sessions, you can simply go back to yearly touch ups for those resilient hair or new regrowth. I myself am a satisfied customer of this treatment.   But is Brazilian laser hair removal for you? Every person’s skin is different thus the effectiveness of this treatment will differ for everyone. Some may also find that they are “non-responders” to this kind of treatment. This may occur if the incorrect machine is being used, the fluence is too low and the correct treatment time is not followed, or this treatment is simply just isn’t for you. So before anything else, the most important thing to do is to do your research. Don’t despair; I am here to guide you with my experience with laser hair removal.   My experience as a patient/ laser technician   There are many clinics that offer lowered, promotion service ipl, even diode unfortunately, with whitening. Don’t be fooled because they might be using using low-end machines which won’t yield the results you expect even after 8 to 15 sessions. Don’t lose faith though because there are clinics who invest on premium, medical grade laser hair removal machines like Lightsheer Duet, Soprano xl and GentleMax Pro (gentlelase or gentleyag).  But quality and brand alone don’t make an effective treatment, some of the efficacy is still dependent upon the skill and experience of the staff/doctors administering the treatment.   LightSheer/ LightSheer Duet – this diode technology is the gold standard in laser hair removal.  It has 800nm wavelength which penetrates the hair follicle down to the root.  It works by focusing the energy one area at a time.  The doctor or nurse can undergo around 2 to 3 passes for this treatment.  Upper Lip will take about 15 minutes, underarms around 20 minutes, and...

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GentleYag® Laser Vein Removal

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | 2 comments

If you are in your early 30’s, and you are already suffering from either varicose veins or spider veins – you are not alone!  50 to 55 percent of women suffer from some type of vein problem, and so does 40 percent of men, believe it or not.   Women are just more susceptible because of the type of work we do, and the shoes we wear.  Constant standing using high heels make us more prone to either having varicose or spider veins.  Other contributing factor may include ageing, obesity, pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle, exposure to the sun and genetic predisposition. Luckily, in this time and age, there are available treatments to lessen the discomfort that varicose veins and spider veins are causing.  Sclerotherapy is still the gold standard for varicose vein removal.  It takes technical skill to perform this procedure with a board certified dermatologist.  For smaller spider veins, GentleYag Pro (In the GentleMax Pro Platform) is the best treatment, which is now available at Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic.   Our Syneron Candela GentleYAG (part of the GentleMax Platform) 1064nm Laser is most effective treating small to medium size superficial veins. Areas most often treated are the face and lower body. Most people need between 1-3 laser vein treatments for optimal treatment for spider veins. Cherry Angiomas usually respond after 1 treatment, but occasionally need a retreatment for larger, more raised lesions. Before deciding, here are some frequently ask questions regarding the causes, and treatments available for better understanding of varicose veins and spider veins in general.   What are spider veins? Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that are closer to the surface of the skin that varicose veins.  They may be red, purple, or blue and can be found on the legs and face, and can be seen either in a very small or very large area of the skin.  They can look like tree branches or spiderweb patterns, thus, the name “spider veins”.   What causes spider/varicose veins? Healthy veins carry blood with oxygen and nutrients from our legs, arms, and other parts of our body back to our heart through a series of one-way valves. These valves allow blood to flow in the correct way from superficial veins to deeper veins and back to the heart. The vessels are surrounded by muscles, which contract and help pump blood back to the heart. Normally the veins have a one-way valve to prevent backflow. As our body ages, the valves in our veins weaken, and blood can collect/pool inside the veins.  As blood collects within the vein, pressure builds and vessel wall weakens.  Consequently, the vein tends to bulge and twist, or cause our veins to enlarge and become more visible. This is especially true of veins in the legs and ankles, which have to work against gravity to carry blood up to the heart.   Can varicose vein or spider vein cause serious complications? Varicose vein can be an eyesore, but they rarely pose a serious health threat. Rarely, they may cause ulcers (large sores in the skin) especially near the ankles. Varicose...

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Experience the Power of GentleMax Pro Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 | 23 comments

It’s hard to be a woman especially with all the expectations in our society to look a certain way – We are expected to have a great body, flawless skin and to have visible hair in the underarms is just unacceptable. With proper diet, exercise and the right attitude, all these can be arranged.  Go to the gym or try Cohen to get that rockin’ body!  As for flawless skin and hair – that is where we come in!   Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic happen to have the so-called “Rolls Royce” of laser hair removal machines. GentleMax Pro is a combination of the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm long pulse ND:YAG laser.  What this means is that we have Diode, Alexandrite and ND:Yag which provides us the capability to offer the best treatment for all Skin Types.   Photo Courtesty of Syneron Candela Syneron Candela, the maker of this machine, is after all the global leader in the medical aesthetic marketplace.  When you ask a non-biased dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, they will tell you to go to a practice that offer different varieties of LASERs so you can find the one that is more suited for your hair and skin type. Unlike other laser hair removal machines, GentleMax Pro has a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that provides consistent, epidermal cooling and unparalleled comfort for the patients. DCD prepares skin for treatment by selectively spraying the upper layers (or epidermis) with a cooling burst of cryogen in adjustable spray/delay durations, milliseconds before the laser pulse. DCD’s unique design provides excellent visibility throughout the entire process, is operator independent, and will provide the same epidermal protection no matter how fast the laser is fired. This balances the heat so there is not much discomfort.  With this amazing technology, there won’t be any need for cooling gel, which tends to be a little messy when doing Full Bikini or Brazilian and Legs.  Treatment for lower legs only takes about 30 minutes, including the spot test, which takes up around 3 to 5 minutes. Imagine, underarm laser only takes around 10 minutes?  You’re in and you can just go out to go about your merry ways.  Furthermore, the FDA has approved GentleMax Pro for permanent hair reduction.   Just to give an overview: Alexandrite also known as GenteLase is a very powerful near infrared laser hair removal machine for patients with lighter skin types I-III. These are Caucasians and Asians with very light skin tone. It has excellent pick up by melanin (skin and hair pigment), which makes it great for patients with lighter skin tones, but not a good option for those with darker skin.  Alexandrite laser provides quicker, safer and more effective results compared to other lasers with proper settings.  Since it has the shortest pulse duration (or cooking time), it can also effectively lase thinner or lighter pigmented hairs.   Long Pulse ND:Yag also known as GentleYag is an infrared laser that is most effective for patients with Skin Types IV-VI.  The principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis,...

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Knowing Your Glutathione

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 | 0 comments

GLUTATHIONE is the master antioxidant that counteracts free radicals, boosts the immune system and detoxifies the liver.  Normally produced by our body, our glutathione levels take a dip at age 45 to 50.  Stress, cigarettes, caffeine, alcohol poor diet, toxins, over-the-counter medications, aging and a lot of the mundane things in our life deplete the body of this important antioxidant.     What are the benefits of Glutathione?   Glutathione is the master antioxidant, which means that it has the ability to bind itself to toxins and free radicals for removal from our body through urine or bile.  Glutathione has 3 amino acids – cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid.   The most important of which is the sulfur-rich amino acid is cysteine that traps toxins in the body.  This is rich in eggs, garlic and whey protein.  Aesthetically, patients take glutathione for its whitening side effect, whilst others take it because it decreases the effects of aging and increase longevity.   What are the side effects of Glutathione?   Side effects that are possible with Glutathione include hypersensitivity reaction (allergic reaction), palpitations, chills, fever, insomnia and rash.  It is advised for patient to eat before having glutathione injected.   How soon can patient see the whitening effects of Glutathione?  Is it better to have Intravenous Glutathione compared to Oral Glutathione?   The effect would depend on the patient’s skin type.  Most patients would notice glow on their skin after 2 weeks.  IV Glutathione has faster onset of action compared to the oral glutathione.   Does Glutathione have anti-aging effects as well?   Yes, glutathione has anti-aging effects since it helps our body eliminate toxins and wastes that may hasten our aging process.  It will also help to try placenta injection in conjunction with glutathione for this purpose.   At what age can the patient start having IV Glutathione?   When patient is of legal age, and is able to give full consent to the treatment.   Is it safe to do IV Glutathione indefinitely?  What would be the suggested frequency of IV Glutathione once desired lightening is seen?   There is a limit if IV Glutathione will be done for life.  As much as possible, when lightening effect is already observed, one may shift to oral glutathione which is safer.   Aside from pregnant women, who are contraindicated with IV glutathione?   Patients who are breastfeeding, and those with hypersensitivity reaction would be contraindicated with Glutathione.  In addition, patients with severe liver, kidney problem, uncontrolled diabetes and thyroid problem would be contraindicated as well.   Can a person with liver problems benefit from IV Glutathione?   Yes, patients may benefit as long as liver is not severely damaged since the liver has to process the glutathione being injected as well.   How about a person with Hepa B?   There are no studies yet that a person with Hepa B may benefit from Glutathione.   What would be the brand of choice by dermatologists?   Definitely, one that is BFAD approved.   What are the suggested dosages to get the best effect?  How many times a week can a...

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BOTOX 101

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 | 23 comments

Can you see deep lines in between your eyes?  Do you have deep frown lines, crow’s feet or prominent jaw?  If you have one of these most common facial concerns of men and women, you are probably a candidate for BOTOX®.  Read more to learn about the frequently asked questions. BOTOX® injected to the jaw can reduce the overall size of the masseter muscle, for improved facial appearance and relaxed jaw muscles. This can be used as treatment for TMJ with advised of the Dentist. In some ethnicities like Korean and Chinese, women have a propensity to develop “squarish” or prominent jaw. Only few certified dermatologists have the skill to perform Botox in the Masseter or Jaw in a safe and effective manner.  It is best to come in for consultation and to ask the dermatologist the extent of his or her experience in doing this type of procedure.  Ask for before and after photos of previous clients.  Half of the face is usually covered or cropped for confidentiality.       * The following photos are provided for reference only.  Actual before and after photo will be shown in the clinic.  Usually 50 units are used for the jaw or masseter. You will appreciate that the BOTOX® for jaw reduction is relatively painless. It takes skill and technique to provide this in a relatively painless manner. It will be done in a sterile room, in about 15 to 20 minutes only.  You can go back to work right away since it is a non invasive procedure. If you have always longed for a smaller, more delicate feature, you would want to consider this treatment.  It is more affordable now, than it was before when it first came out in the market.  Patients typically notice softening of the masseter muscle at one week and softening of the jawline at 6 weeks. Some researchers have noticed permanent changes to the jawline after 2-3 treatments. However, it is reasonable for patients to expect long term benefit but not permanent changes. For frown lines, glabellar lines and crow’s feet, the same treatment shall apply with lesser units to be used. Botox will be administered by a board certified dermatologist, and injected into the muscles. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.Due to the improvement in style and technique, you don’t need to worry about the “frozen look”.  BOTOX® now is done in a more natural way.  Some lines may still remain, but the ones that are bothersome will be softened to make the face look more youthful.  Furthermore, studies seem to show that long term treatment with Botox in regular dosages give long term results.  This is advisable as preventive measure in developing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. All our equipments and supplies are original and authentic.  The patient has the option to use Allergan (US Brand) or Botulax.   Questions to ask before undergoing Botox 1.  Be sure to have Botox performed by a Board Certified Dermatologist or Cosmetic Surgeon. 2.  Ask if the Dermatologist or the Cosmetic Surgeon has...

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