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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Hello Laser… Goodbye Razor!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 | 106 comments

Hello Laser… Goodbye Razor!

Smooth and hair free skin can make you feel more comfortable and confident.  When you are happy with the way you look, you can conquer the world! Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic uses an advance diode laser hair removal machine.  It targets the hair follicles, making it extremely hard for hairs to grow back.  90% hair reduction is experienced by majority of the patients.  Usually an average of 6 to 8 sessions are necessary to reach an ideal level of hair removal.  This is because your hair grows in 3 cycles.  Some hair follicles may be stagnant during a laser hair removal session, and may seem unaffected by the laser. Some hairs may also be more resilient than others, needing more than once to zap, depending on the type, texture and density. Rest assured, this top of the line diode laser hair removal is compatible for all skin types.  Our laser technicians are also skilled and trained in choosing and rendering the correct settings for a particular skin type for a maximum overall hair reduction. Note:  Don’t wax or pluck 4 weeks before Diode laser hair removal schedule. Do not apply whitening cream for 2 weeks before Diode laser. 4 to 8 weeks interval per session.  6 to 8 sessions for permanent hair reduction. On your 2nd session, please shave the hair 1 day before coming for your treatment. Once patient stops manual hair removal like epilating, plucking, waxing and shaving, over all texture and color improves over time.  The need for additional underarm whitening treatments will be determined as patient progresses with the session. Before the Diode laser hair removal treatment, the patient will be informed about the do’s and don’ts for safe laser sessions.  It is important to note that the patient should not use any whitening or peeling product 2 weeks before and after diode laser hair removal treatments. This is important to avoid complications that may arise during or after the session.  Take note that the patient can wash his or her face, underarms or the treatment area, and take a bath provided that the water is not too hot. The patient will experience heat transferred from the machine, with tiny bursts of lights in areas with hair.  2 weeks after the procedure, some of the hairs will automatically shed with no effort. The diode laser hair removal machine at Skin House Clinic can target virtually any part of the body including underarms, upper lip, legs and even the bikini line with minor discomfort.  If you’ve been having dark underarm problems for the longest time, this is the first step to achieving that flawless (if not presentable) looking armpits.  Give yourself the gift of beauty… You deserve it! Due to the yuletide season, major discounts await new and old patients. Quezon City 170 Mayon St. Near Retiro St. Q.C. 0917.898.7546, 0917.515.7546 or 02.2543987   Pasig 8006 Pioneer St. Corner United St. Kapitolyo Pasig (Inside Pioneer Center Supermarket) 0917.829.0990, 0917.713.1588 or 02.6310136   Clinic Hours Mon, Wed to Fri 11am to 8pm Sat & Sun 10am to 7pm Tuesdays...

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