Frequently Asked Questions – Revlite

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 | 55 comments

Updated Photo from the same patient.  First one is after 1 session.  Next set is after 3 sessions (edited). What is Revlite Laser Toning or Skin Rejuvenation? Revlite is a Q-Switched Nd:Yag laser with 1064 nm or 532 nm wavelength that uses non-invasive light energy to gently stimulate skin’s natural collagen. Collagen is the glue that holds the body together. We would literally fall apart without collagen. Collagen in the skin breaks down as we age resulting in wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. Furthermore, years of sun exposure and other environmental factors result in pigmentation (like freckles, melasma and sun spots), redness, and enlarged pore size.   Revlite is the best way to treat these skin problems and is indeed proven to minimize pores, treat unwanted pigmentation, rejuvenate the skin, and enhance collagen regeneration and is often called as “Laser Facial”. Basically, Revlite Laser stimulates collagen production which reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lessens or improves pore size, evens out skin tone, removes skin pigmentation and regenerates the skin. Revlite laser can also improve acne scarring and skin texture.   How does Revlite work?   Revlite laser does not affect the outermost layers of the skin and instead passes safely through the upper layers to stimulate collagen beneath the skin. Revlite Laser delivers results with no downtime, which is why patients are more inclined to avail this treatment over other ablative lasers.   5 to 10 treatments of Revlite Laser are normally recommended for maximum results at intervals of 2-4 weeks between treatments. After desired results are achieved, maintenance touch up sessions is recommended especially for treatments of melasma.   Who is Suitable for Revlite Laser Treatment? Patients with concerns in tattoos, pore size, skin pigments, skin texture and laxity will benefit from this procedure. Revlite is the gold standard for pigmented lesions which includes melasma and freckles. It is also being used for axillary pigmentation or any similar indication and laser facial to replace the monthly facials to remove blackheads, whiteheads and the like.   Revlite laser treatment can be used to rejuvenate the skin on the face, chest neck, hands and body. Patients of all skin types including tanned and darker skin tones, can be treated with Revlite. Read the contraindication in the consent form.   What is the Procedure for Revlite Laser Treatment?   Patients will be asked to read and sign a consent form after consultation before going through the treatment. The area of concern with be cleansed and patient will be provided with a protective eyewear. Revlite Laser treatment is fairly comfortable, but those who have low pain tolerance may request for local anesthesia or any pain medication.   Revlite laser treatment averages 15 to 30 minutes or until the skin turns slightly red.   What is the downtime? Initially, a mild erythema or redness is to be expected in the treated area. This usually goes away immediately after the treatment depending on the settings used. Patients may resume with normal activities except for heavy work out and use of tretinoin or other products that makes the skin sensitive to light. A post treatment...

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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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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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