How A Clear Vision Helps A Top-Notch Lawyer | Shinagawa Feature Story

How A Clear Vision Helps A Top-Notch Lawyer

How can someone become an even good lawyer?

Of course, you get whichever help you can get and for Atty. Allana Mae Babayen-on, significantly better eyesight can boost her further in her craft.

Atty. Allana was a top 4 finisher in the 2016 Bar Exams and she’s come a long way since then.

Now, she is looking to keep slaying in and out the court with her sharpest eyesight yet.

“From an eye grade of 725 before, I now have a 20/12 vision for both eyes after LASIK. I finally said goodbye to my glasses” shared Atty. Allana.

Whatever your profession may be, bright eyesight can definitely help you reach your full potential.

Having LASIK at Shinagawa can get you that perfect vision that you’re aching for.

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 & let LASIK give you a brighter sight.

Manual or Electronic Toothbrush? | Shinagawa Dental Blog

Manual or Electronic Toothbrush?

Do some wonder what’s better, manual or electronic toothbrush?

While both have their own effectiveness, uniqueness, and own features, one might actually present more benefits.

If you’re practicing the best and proper brushing technique, then the use of your manual toothbrush can be just as effective as an electric one.

However, studies have shown over time that there’s a remarkable improvement in the cleanliness of teeth and overall gum and oral health of those who started using an electric toothbrush.

Since the price of electric toothbrushes already decreased, more people, especially those with limited hand mobility and coordination, are switching for a more convenient brushing.

With electric toothbrushes, given their advancements, it’s easier as all you have to do is simply tilt the brush at a 45 angle and guide the brush along the gum line and in between the teeth and the bristles do the rest of the work.

The Bristles’ pulsation is good for healthy gum stimulation and getting into the hard places to get thru inside your mouth.

Another advantage that an electronic toothbrush has over a manual one is that it is more effective in removing tooth stains.

Whether you use a manual or electronic toothbrush, the most important thing is that you have to clean and brush the right way for a cleaner and healthier teeth.

For the best dental advice and treatments, Shinagawa Orthodontics is your go-to place! Start enhancing your oral health! Book a FREE dental consultation, just call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517.

The Role Of Eye Contact In Human Connection | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Love At First Sight: The Role Of Eye Contact In Human Connection

Eye contact can do a lot of wonders. For some, that can even ignite some fireworks to the heart. Eyes can actually be the windows to the heart. It can most certainly open a lot of doors and possibilities, that’s why the term ‘Love at First Sight’ is coined in the first place.

Sometimes, communicating with your eyes can make all the difference when it comes to finding love. Studies show that non-verbal cues coming from the eyes can certainly influence behavior towards each other.

Prolonged eye contact can cause attraction

Eye contact can very well be a powerful stimulator of affection. In a study in which strangers of opposite genders were asked to gaze into each other’s eyes for two minutes found that this was enough in some cases to produce passionate feelings for each other.

It showed that the more dilated your pupils, the more attractive one is. The scientific finding is that our pupils dilate when focused on someone we find attractive.

Eye contact makes us feel good and connects us

Moreover, in-depth studies also show that prolonged eye contact has been thought to release phenylethylamine, a chemical responsible for feelings of attraction. It has also been thought to release oxytocin, the love chemical most closely associated with longer-term bonding and commitment.

Looking at each other’s eyes is a sign of love

Some scientists went as far as analyzing the visual pattern of college students looking at photos of attractive people. The study found that people tended to fixate on the faces of the images of people that elicited a feeling of romantic love and tended to fixate on the body of those that elicited sexual desire.

Eye Contact Benefits | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Eye contact indicates lasting love

One famous experiment conducted by Harvard psychologist Zick Rubin showed that couples who remain deeply in love after several years looked at each other 75% of the time while talking versus the average
30-60% of the time.

While many are thinking, flowers, chocolates, and dates this Valentine’s Day, you might want to focus on something else and gaze into you someone special’s eyes for a while. It certainly helps in building your connection further.

If you want to get the best out of your eyes, you should love them more. Shinagawa can help you with that. Just call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a needed eye consultation.

The Need to Exfoliate the Skin | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

The Need to Exfoliate the Skin

Our skin constantly shed skin cells. In this process, the healthy and smoother skin cells push their way up to the skin’s surface. However, as we age, shedding of dead skin cells start to slow down.

To explain exfoliation simply, it is physically and chemically removing dead and dulling skin cells. Exfoliation helps speed up your skin’s process and make it behave younger. Studies say that the adult skin usually takes 40-60 days for their skin to fully regenerate completely. In addition to that, the production of collagen (a protein crucial to skin’s firmness and elasticity) also decreases with age. This means progressively-thinning, structurally weakened skin.

Physical exfoliation works in the top layer of the skin to slough off dead, dulling surface cells. This is with the help of micro-fine granules and natural beads. As to the chemical exfoliation, this dissolves the intracellular glue that holds dead skin cells together. Chemical exfoliators penetrate deeper into the skin. This is recommended for skin that has deep congestion, more resistive or those who cannot tolerate physical exfoliation.

Exfoliating Your Skin | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

There are few benefits of exfoliating your skin:

  • Reduces blackheads
  • Unclog and minimizes the pores
  • Sweep away fine lines and wrinkles
  • Controls excess oil
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Improves skin tone
  • Soften skin texture and enhances clarity
  • Lightens hyperpigmentation
  • Helps skin behave younger

A few tips on exfoliating:

  1. Less is (always) more. Exfoliating once or twice a week is sufficient.
  2. If you opt to dry brush, use soft and natural bristles. It’s easy to brush too hard. So make sure the bristles are pliable and brush lightly.
  3. Avoid fruit pits and nut shells in scrubs. Unpolished or jagged edges and particles can cause micro-tears to your skin. This will result in damaging the skin’s barrier. Go for scrubs with smooth, polished and round granules.
  4. The more aggressive the method, the less it needs to be done. Aggressive methods are not our preferred way to exfoliate. But if you go for it, space treatment out to avoid harming your skin’s barriers.
  5. Find the right exfoliator for your skin’s needs. Always read labels and be careful in choosing your exfoliators. Not all exfoliants are created equally.

Why Do You Need to Exfoliate Your Skin | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

Remember, aggressive chemical or mechanically exfoliating your skin can aggravate underlying skin conditions and even make it worse. Consult your dermatologist for the right and proper exfoliation method that you need for your skin. Get to know the best way to exfoliate with Shinagawa. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to get your FREE CONSULTATION and for the full list of options to exfoliating to better and brighter skin.

Atty. Gideon Pena Quick Journey To Perfect Vision | Shinagawa Feature Story

No Objections: Atty. Gideon Pena’s Quick Journey To Perfect Vision

Despite a hectic schedule, it is also important for a lawyer to enjoy his life outside the court as well.

Already a renowned lawyer, Atty. Gideon Pena wants to have the best of both worlds. He wants to enjoy his personal life as much as his professional career.

He knew that to be able to do that, he needs to have a brighter vision as his blurry eyesight has been holding him back for the longest time.

Atty. Gideon then set his sights of having LASIK at Shinagawa.

“It took me almost a year to decide whether to undergo LASIK,” said Atty. Gideon. “Upon prodding of my friends who underwent LASIK, I took an appointment with Shinagawa for a comprehensive eye checkup.”

He shared the time when it became clear to him that having LASIK was indeed the way to go for a better life.

“Then Christmas came. I spent the holidays in Japan with good friends. We went to Fuji-Q and took a rollercoaster ride near Mt. Fuji. I felt so bad that I wasn’t able to clearly see the famed mountain during the ride, not because it was covered by clouds (because at that time it wasn’t), but because of my blurry vision — glasses weren’t allowed for obvious reasons,” he shared.

“I knew at that time that I want to, nay, I had to undergo LASIK. And I did!”

His LASIK procedure, featuring Shinagawa’s state-of-the-art Schwind Amaris, went as smooth as silk. In a snap, he already has a beyond perfect vision.

“You know what’s funny? The time it took me to decide was much longer than the entire LASIK procedure,” said Atty. Gideon.

It only took seven minutes for him to get a brighter vision. That’s definitely way faster than all of his court hearings.

“When I finally decided to have LASIK, I was amazed by how fast the procedure was. The procedure proper only took 7 minutes. Yes, 7 minutes to change my eye grade from 500+ to 20/16.”

Atty. Gideon’s decision of enhancing his life by having better eyesight was indeed one he was very proud of. Still, he had a bit of regret prior to his life-turning procedure.

“If there’s any regret I have, it’s not having LASIK earlier.”

Don’t have that same regret. Instead, have a better life right away by having LASIK to get the bright vision that you deserve.

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 and take the first step to having a brighter vision.