Ways To Prevent And Effectively Treat Blackheads

Ways To Prevent And Effectively Treat Blackheads

Who wants blackheads? Of course, no one!

However, despite all of us want nothing to do with blackheads, some people naturally suffer and deal with acne and blackheads. Yes, most of them don’t do anything about it despite wanting no part of it.

We hope you’re not one of them.

Once your pores get clogged, acne happens and eventually, blackheads. Whiteheads are products of clogged pores with oil and dead skin cells. Unfortunately these, once exposed, can turn black and turn into blackheads.

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Good thing, there are ways to prevent and treat blackheads.

One big help in preventing and treating blackheads is a multi-faceted approach by cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and masking.

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By constantly using an effective acne cleanser, your pores are cleaned out, preventing blackheads in the process.

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Making sure you exfoliate gently at least two to three times per week is important as it lessens the chances of oil and dead skin cells getting clogged in the pores.

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It’s no secret that we all need to regularly moisturize to keep our skin protected from UVA and UVB rays. The same thing goes for your face as moisturizing prevents oil and acne as well.

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Using a sulfur mask also helps fight off a breakout and prevent blackheads. The mask significantly helps in unclogging pores while refreshing and soothing your skin as well to help it heal.

Another one is to make sure you don’t squeeze those blackheads. Squeezing means damaging your skin and further worsening the acne.

As for facial products that you can use to combat blackheads, use something that contains the following ingredients: salicylic acid, sulfur, resorcinol, willow bark, and benzoyl peroxide.

When it comes to straight on treatment for blackheads, Shinagawa Aesthetics is your answer. We have a variety of facial treatments that can help you eliminate those blackheads.

Consult our top-tier dermatologists to know what preventive measures and treatments are best to fight off your blackheads. Just contact our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517.

Actress/Beauty Queen Megan Young calmly undergo the laser part of her procedure with her eyes wide open.

Do You Have To Be Awake During LASIK

In some surgeries, it’s quite usual that a patient is better off to be asleep while being operated on.

But does that apply to LASIK?

No, it doesn’t. A patient is required to be awake during the entirety of the LASIK procedure.

While some patients may like the idea of being asleep during the procedure, it is highly improbable as there would be significant drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery.

The usual duration of LASIK is only around 10 minutes in total. Yes, it is that quick.

With the power of the advanced and precise lasers, the cornea of both eyes can be reshaped in just around one minute during that part of the procedure.

Though it is well-documented, most patients still tend to be surprised by how quickly the procedure really is once they experience it first-hand.

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Actress/Model Kim Domingo is about to embark on her LASIK journey.

A big key in LASIK is the numbing eye drops, and also a mild sedative sometimes, that are there to help make the procedure virtually painless. That’s the reason why there is really not much benefit to general anesthesia during LASIK and patients remain awake for the duration of the short surgery.

Also, for the eye surgeon to perform optimally, it needs complete cooperation and cognizance from the patient throughout the procedure. Conscious cooperation is key to achieving accuracy in the fixation part of LASIK.

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Kim aiding her LASIK by sharply keeping her eyes ready for the different parts of the procedure.

At Shinagawa Lasik Center, advanced LASIK procedures and equipment are available for the best possible experience. These also make it possible for us to perform LASIK without a surgical blade coming anywhere near your eye.

That’s why there’s really no reason to be afraid during LASIK.

Not only will you have a fast and painless LASIK surgery while awake, in just a matter of a few minutes, the process will already be over and done with and in a few hours to a few days, your dream perfect vision will eventually turn into reality right before your refreshed eyes.

Ready to finally experience LASIK and have a perfect vision? Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.

Causes of Crooked Teeth

Causes of Crooked Teeth

You might have crooked teeth but have you ever wondered how it happened in the first place?

There’s actually no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as there are various causes for your crooked teeth.

Normally, the causes of crooked teeth begin usually long before seven years of age. The causes of crooked teeth and/or jaw can stem from developmental issues that begin at birth.

Teeth can naturally develop incorrectly, or with flaws, for a number of reasons.

These reasons include jaw growth deformities, genetic influences, certain oral care habits, chronic mouth breathing or obstructed airways and other severe oral health conditions that you might have.

Other problems associated with misaligned teeth include jaw pain, headaches, as well as difficulty in cleaning the teeth, potentially causing tooth decay and gum disease. Moreover, it can also interfere with proper biting and chewing.

That’s why it really is important to correct crooked teeth not just for appearance sake, but more so for oral health.

While some of the mentioned reasons behind having crooked teeth are beyond your control, there are a handful of things that you can do to have it fixed.

Functional dentistry can help in identifying and addressing the different causes of crooked teeth.

Having braces and other types of orthodontic treatments can be necessary to correct your crooked teeth.

To know what’s best for you specifically, Shinagawa Orthodontics have top-notch dentists that can surely help you with your crooked teeth. Have a consultation for FREE. Just call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book an appointment.

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Treating Enlarged Pores

No one wants visible pores. For sure, you don’t want that as well.

However, the appearance of large pores in some people’s faces are sometimes inevitable. Unfortunately, there are stubborn factors that cause some pores to appear enlarged.

Moreover, large pores can noticeably standout in your face.

Despite that, there are some easy tips you can follow and a specific treatment that you can have to effectively minimize pore size. Keep your pores in check with the help of these:

  1. A Pore Minimizer – The appearance of the pores can be minimized by keeping them clean. This can be achieved thru the use of a pore minimizer that contains glycolic and azelaic acids, green tea and willow bark extract. Among these ingredients, the glycolic acid does the job of exfoliating the skin and keeping the pores clean while azelaic acid helps control acne and keeps the pores from getting clogged. Willow bark extract prevents your skin from being inflamed and green tea fights premature skin aging.

A pore minimizer helps a lot in tightening and refining your pores just a few moments after application, resulting to a flawless and clearer appearance.

  1. Use of a Toner – Using a toner instantly helps your skin reduce oil build-up and residue. A toner containing lactic and glycolic acids can significantly help in removing remnants of any type of cleanser. That also readies your skin for whatever comes next in your skin care regimen and a possible treatment as well.
  2. SynchroDerm Plus – This advanced skin rejuvenation and anti-aging laser treatment that instantly gives your skin a rosy, youthful glow while also shrinking visible pores and wrinkles drastically.

SynchroDerm Plus restores your skin’s youthful appearance, improves your skin’s texture and elasticity, evens skin tone, lessens dark circles, minimizes oily skin and stimulates your rosy cheeks and glowing skin.

You can have this amazing treatment at Shinagawa Aesthetics!

Manage your pores and look younger with the help of SynchroDerm Plus, contact our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE consultation with a dermatologist.

Does a Cataract Need to be Fully Ripe for it to be Removed?

Does a Cataract Need to be Fully Ripe for it to be Removed?

When it comes to removing a cataract, many are wondering when the perfect time is.

One of the most commonly asked questions is if a cataract needs to be fully ripe or not for it to be removed. Since potentially having Cataract Surgery is a critical decision, it is rightfully important for the patient to first know the specifics.

Regarding that question, as per medical experts, it is actually better to have a cataract removed the soonest to avoid worsening of the situation.

A cataract does not necessarily have to be ripe for it to be removed.

While the case in the past is that you would have to wait for it to be more solid and ripe before being removed, it’s not the case anymore at this point and time.

With modern and significant advances in Cataract Surgery, the natural lens can now be removed from the eye at any stage, even when the cataract is yet to be fully developed.

Most cataracts are now removed by thoroughly breaking up the lens into small pieces before suctioning them out, thanks to the advancement of the Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, which utilizes a proven and state-of-the-art laser technology treatment for cataract removal that specifically creates an efficient surgical plan and delivers a unique procedure suited for every patient ensuring a highly accurate data and effective results.
With that, the femtosecond laser pulses create the incisions and break down the cataract to smaller and softer pieces allowing for a gentler suctioning of the cataract. Through this method, the lens does not have to be significantly hard for it to be removed.

On another note, it’s actually more difficult to suction out the pieces of a harder lens.

Still, a cataract should not be removed yet simply because it is present. Many people have cataracts that do not cause blurred vision, interfere with activities of daily living, or otherwise prevent them from leading active and productive lives.

In these cases, these people should not undergo unnecessary surgery yet to remove their cataracts.

However, once reduced vision due to cataract already interferes with your everyday activities, your cataract must then be removed the soonest for your own convenience. This is the time for you to go to an optometrist and/or an ophthalmologist to plot the best action course.

The only treatment for cataract is to have it removed surgically.

Shinagawa offers the most precise and advanced Cataract Surgery in the country so you won’t have to worry.

Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule a consultation and a comprehensive eye examination to see if it’s already time for your cataract to be removed.