The Benefits Drinking Water Can Give Your Skin | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

The Benefits Drinking Water Can Give Your Skin

Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because of water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion.

But what about drinking large amounts of water for proper skin health? Claims have been made that drinking water gives you a radiant, healthy, younger-looking complexion, while others say it has no effect on skin’s appearance whatsoever.

Which is true?

The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body. Your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best.

If your skin is not getting a sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.

As water is lost in large quantities every day, you need to replace it somehow. The unfortunate truth about drinking water and skin is that water will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin.

So, it’s important to apply water to our skin and keep it there – this will not only show a visible difference in hydration, but it can prevent wrinkles, as well.

Call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to get the care that your skin needs. Schedule a FREE derma consultation with us.

Ces Angeles for LASIK | Shinagawa Feature Story

Feels Good As New: Ces Angeles’ Rebirth After ULTRA LASIK

Mother knows best.

Lifestyle and travel blogger Ces Angeles knew exactly what’s best both for her and for her son, Franco.

She knew exactly that having ULTRA LASIK at Shinagawa is the way to go if she is to enhance their daily lives.

After doing some in-depth research on Shinagawa’s LASIK prior to her appointment and procedure, Ces was certain of what she wanted for all the good and tested reasons.

“I had ULTRA LASIK at Shinagawa since it uses an advanced machine that makes it possible to have the shortest recovery time and can cater to more complicated eye conditions. Only Shinagawa has this technology in the Philippines. Since I have Franco to take care of 24/7, I chose this.”

Ces was thrilled that her high expectations coming in were met by the ULTRA LASIK with flying colors as the results were instantly felt.

Ces Angeles for LASIK Post Opt Check Up | Shinagawa Feature Story

“It’s true! Around 2.5 hours after LASIK, I already feel good as new with my 20/12 vision!”

The hands-on mom shared the reasons why it is important for her to have the best possible vision through the best possible LASIK procedure in the country.

“I have been wearing eyeglasses for about 9 years. My eye grade was 250-300 with astigmatism. I really don’t mind wearing them…until I had a baby. My son Franco used to grab them from my face and throw it on the floor (the reason why it became crooked). “

“If I don’t wear it around him, I’m finding it hard to see him clearly. Needless to say, it started to feel inconvenient for me to walk around with my broken eyeglasses and our never-ending eyeglass tug-of-war. So I thought, it’s about time to have LASIK!”

Soonest following her ULTRA LASIK, the difference and better life were already evident for Ces.

“I can already tell that my vision has already improved. I can see the trees and store signs that I never noticed before even with my eyeglasses!”

Know what’s best for you and for your family, too. Discover an easier and enhanced life with a brighter vision. Have the country’s finest ULTRA LASIK for your own good. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries and bookings.

Common Eye Conditions & Their Effects To Your Eyesight | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Common Eye Conditions & Their Effects To Your Eyesight

Your blurry vision may have been caused by one of the most common eye conditions. Blurred vision or loss of vision can be caused by any condition.

Many people wrongly assume blurred vision is a result of age (and it can be), and avoid getting their eyes checked or seeking treatment. Many common eye conditions leading to poor vision, such as cataracts, can be treated and vision can be restored when the condition is diagnosed early.

If you experience blurred vision or vision loss, it may be due to any of these common eye conditions:

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Refractive Errors

The most common eye conditions resulting in poor vision and a need for vision correction are refractive errors. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are all types of refractive errors.

Astigmatism is a common refractive error wherein the cornea and lens of the eye are unevenly curved. An equally curved eye will properly refract light, allowing clear vision, but an irregular shaped cornea or lens can affect vision.

Due to the irregular shape of the eye caused by Astigmatism, the eye’s ability to focus is inhibited. So, images may appear distorted or blurred.

Symptoms of astigmatism include blurry vision, eye-straining, headaches and squinting to see clearly. Mild to moderate astigmatism is most commonly treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. In some more serious cases, LASIK eye surgery can treat astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. Reshaping of the cornea will improve how the eye focuses light rays on the retina.

Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common refractive error of the eye. It occurs when the eyeball is too long relative to the focusing power of the cornea and lens of the eye, or the cornea and/or lens is too curved for the length of the eyeball, or a combination of both factors. As a result, the cornea and lens bend incoming light rays so they come into focus in front of the retina instead of directly on the retina. A person with myopia can clearly see close-up tasks, like reading and using a computer but has difficulty seeing distant objects clearly.

Hyperopia (farsightedness) occurs when the eyeball is too short, which prevents incoming light from focusing directly on the retina. The cornea and lens bend incoming light rays so they come into focus behind the retina rather than on it. Hyperopic eyes can see objects clearly from a distance but near objects appear blurry.

LASIK surgery is excellent in terms of correcting refractive errors as it effectively changes the shape of the cornea so that the eye will properly refract light into a point of focus on the retina.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a common type of vision disorder that occurs as you age. It is often referred to as the aging eye condition. Presbyopia results in the inability to focus up close, a problem associated with refraction in the eye.

It is due to hardening of the lens of the eye causing the eye to focus light behind rather than on the retina when looking at close objects.

Cataracts

A cataract is the clouding over of the focusing lens of the eye, which is located behind the pupil. Symptoms of cataracts include: blurred vision; difficulty seeing street signs, curbs, freeway exits and traffic lights; seeing halos or glare around lights; difficulty seeing TV, movies or faces; difficulty reading and more.

Cataracts can be treated with cataract surgery. To restore vision that has been lost or impaired by a cataract, the cloudy lens must be removed and a clear plastic implant lens replaces the cloudy lens.

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If you have one of those eye conditions, whatever that may be, we highly encourage you to have a comprehensive eye screening at Shinagawa to know the best treatment for you.

With our variety of trusted and tested eye services, we can most certainly correct and restore your vision for an easier and more comfortable life for you. With millions of successful procedures done, your eyes will be in good care with us.

May it is LASIK or Cataract surgery, we are more ready to correct your eye and vision problems.

Our experienced eye doctors know what’s best for you and your eyesight. We’re looking forward to guiding you through for a better vision and a better life. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.

Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Dental Treatment | Shinagawa Dental Blog

Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Dental Treatment

Dental treatment is a serious investment as it caters to your own personal health.

That’s why it is important that your investment on your teeth and oral health is fully worth every peso and time you spend on it.

Whether you are about to get braces or you already have them, it is important that you maximize the results of your orthodontic treatment.

Here are some effective ways to get the most out of your dental treatment/s:

  1. Regularly Practice Good & Proper Oral Hygiene.

This is the most basic thing to do but yet, a lot of people tend to be too lazy to observe proper oral hygiene. Hopefully, you’re not one of them.

While everyone should brush and floss regularly for a healthy smile, it is especially important that people with braces practice good oral hygiene. Food particles and bacteria can form a difficult to see a layer of plaque on teeth and gums.

Brushing and flossing help everyone avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and other common dental problems, but braces can complicate oral hygiene. This means people who have braces must be more diligent about practicing good oral hygiene.

Use products designed for people with braces. A number of products are now available to make practicing good oral hygiene easier for people with braces. Specially designed interdental toothbrushes can clean beneath and around the wires and brackets of braces. There are also fluoride-containing mouth rinses that can help fortify the enamel.

Flossing takes time and requires patience, even without braces. Special floss threaders get in and around the nooks and crannies where food and bacteria hide, even along the gum line and under brackets and wires. It is best if you brush at least twice per day, for at least two minutes at a time. It is also best to floss every night before you go to bed.

  1. Wear Appliances As Instructed By The Dentist

Your dentist creates a personalized treatment plan to give you the straightest, most functional teeth possible. Orthodontists sometimes direct patients to wear extra appliances, such as rubber bands to help correct the teeth and bite. Many patients do not follow the instructions regarding their extra appliances, unfortunately, and therefore do not get the most out of their orthodontic treatment. This neglect can result in lengthier treatment times and less than ideal results.

  1. Wear Your Retainers As Directed

Once our braces get removed by your dentist, you enter the final phase of your orthodontic treatment. Dentists refer to this stage as the retention phase. During this phase, the focus is on holding your teeth in their new positions with the use of retainers. Failing to wear retainers as directed will almost certainly allow unwanted tooth movement. This would decrease the value of the investment you have made in your smile. Retainers are to be removed prior to brushing and flossing. The retainers should also be brushed and rinsed prior to replacing them.

  1. Make Sure You Regularly Visits Your Dentist For Checkups & Important Follow-Ups

Get the most out of your dental treatment by consulting with our renowned dentists if you experience discomfort, irritation, problems, or broken braces. Be sure to ask questions if you do not understand something.

Shinagawa Orthodontics is ready to provide you with an advanced and reliable dental treatment with utmost care. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a FREE consultation.

Preventing Hair Loss With Proper Health Care | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

Preventing Hair Loss With Proper Health Care

Admit it or not, no one wants to ever lose hair. Not me, most certainly not you.

Well, there are actually a lot of ways to take care of your hard the right way to prevent hair loss and damage.

Make sure you observe these effective tips that can help you preserve your hair:

  • Stress, smoking and bad eating habits can cause hair to look dull and break easily. Your strands are weaker when they are wet, so avoid excessive brushing or combing until it is almost dry.
  • Avoid showering your hair in hot water as it would strip the coat of protective oil off your hair and make it dry and brittle. The ideal water temperature is just slightly warmer than your body temperature.
  • Avoid brushing your hair with a comb that has narrow tight teeth as it damages and breaks your strands.
  • Massage your scalp frequently to encourage hair growth.
  • Air drying or blow drying your hair with cold air can prevent your tresses from becoming dry and brittle.
  • Long hair requires frequent trim, visit your salon once every 6 to 8 weeks to snip the unhealthy split ends off.
  • Dandruff and itchy scalp are one of the main causes of hair fall. Keep your hair clean by washing it thoroughly at least once every 2 days.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb to spread conditioner through your hair in the shower to detangle and smooth your hair before styling.
  • Chlorine can be very damaging to your tresses. Wet and condition your hair before dipping into the pool. Wearing a tight-fitting swim cap helps to minimize the damage too.
  • Prevent sleeping with wet hair as it would weaken the follicles and make your strands more brittle.
  • Rinse your hair with tepid water after conditioning to prevent frizz.
  • Wet hair thoroughly before shampooing your hair to minimize breakage.
  • Dry your hair thoroughly before using a flat iron or curling iron to prevent frizz.
  • Avoid wearing a ponytail for long as it may lead to a condition in which hair is pulled out of the scalp.
  • Part hair in the opposite direction for a fuller and voluminous look.
  • Sleeping with your hair tied can cause breakage, so always leave your hair down when you go to bed.

At Shinagawa Aesthetics, we can take care of your hair as well.

Our PRP treatment for hair restoration can most certainly do wonders for your hair.

Call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 before it’s too late. Let’s save your hair! Schedule a FREE consultation with us.