7 acne myths busted?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 0 comments

7 acne myths busted?

Here are some homegrown acne myths that we will debunk.  If you’re a Filipino, we bet you have heard this common folklore and it’s about time you hear the truth from the expert, Skin House resident dermatologist, Dra. Cricelda Rescober-Valencia who will get your facts straight.    Menstruation to wash your face can lessen acne  Once you hit puberty, you will hear this suggestion one way or another from a well-meaning person, whether it’s a friend or a relative.  You will be advised to put the blood of your first menstruation on your face to prevent future breakouts.  Believe me, as I know one person who actually did this, who seem to have clear skin to this day.  But before you advise someone else to do this, here is what our derma has to say. According to our resident beauty doctor, you should not do it because it will not only irritate your skin and cause pimples, it might lead to infection.  She also mentioned the obvious that it’s really not hygienic to do so. Myth or truth? MYTH    Are you in love?     Yes, believe it or not, this is something you will hear often when experiencing an acne breakout in the Philippines.  There is even a song dedicated to it: “tigyawat sa ilong, pati na sa pisngi…” Now, before you sing to the tune, let us clarify this one out for all you people in love.   Being in love has no direct correlation to getting pimples. According to Doctor Rescober-Valencia, “If you get stressed because of love, sebum production may increase which leads to acne.”So feel free and enjoy the moment as it will not affect your skin. Myth or truth? MYTH   It’s a teenage thing. Some say pimples or acne will only last until your teenage years: Though this holds true for most people, it’s sadly not always the case because according to our resident dermatologist,“There is adult-onset acne as well as hormonal acne and acne mechanica (due to friction) which can occur at any age“.  If you are experiencing adult acne, the solution is to consult a derma for the best course of action to treat acne so it doesn’t lead to scarring.  Remember that prevention is always better than cure, don’t let acne become worse before going to a dermatologist. Myth or truth? MYTH    Wearing make-up can only make your acne worst! This is another saying we hear so often, to go au naturel.It’s one thing to have the “no makeup, makeup look, and another thing to go bare face.”  Who does that?Our derma mentioned that: Yes, you can experience acne breakout if your makeup brushes are not washed regularly and if you use makeup brands that are not right for your skin. That’s why it is preferable to use non-comedogenic brands. So should you stop applying make-up? No need.  A lot of women with great skin applies makeup.  Just choose the brand that’s right for you.     Can toothpaste help heal your pimples? Yes! Believe it or not, according to the so-called friendly experts, it is supposed to...

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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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