Shrinkage

Non-invasive Ways to Reduce Wrinkles

Wrinkles are part of the natural aging process but they don’t have to be noticeably etched on your face, especially if you’re not ready to look “old” just yet. With proper skin care and healthy lifestyle habits (plus a little help from science), you can reduce their appearance and look younger by many years.

Here are simple ways to reduce wrinkles:

  1. Wear a sunscreen every day

Sun exposure is the major cause of wrinkles and premature skin aging. While spending time outdoors is inevitable, you can protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by using sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Make it a daily habit even in winter and cloudy days. Do not also forget to apply sunscreen or eye cream with SPF on the skin around your eyes as it tends to wrinkle first before the rest of your face.

  1. Moisturize your face regularly

Whether its a moisturizing serum or a botanical oil, a moisturizer can go a long way in providing your skin its much needed moisture to stay smooth and supple. Aside from softening lines and creases, it also gives nourishment to skin cells.

  1. Use retinoids at least twice a week

Retinoids are synthetic vitamin A derivatives that are used to treat skin problems. Tretinoin (Retin A), the only topical anti-wrinkle treatment approved by the FDA, minimizes wrinkles by increasing collagen production and repairing sun damage.

  1. Get regular facials

Getting facials at least once a month provides intense cleansing to your face, wiping off blemishes and destroying bacteria. The gentle massage also stimulates blood flow, which boosts the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the skin. For a more effective anti-wrinkle facial, gently rub moisturizing oils or aloe vera gel onto the skin, especially on wrinkle-prone areas.

  1. Try laser resurfacing treatments

Laser resurfacing treatment (also called laser derma) uses laser or a pulsed diode light to reduce wrinkles and other skin blemishes by removing the top layer of skin. The process stimulates collagen-production, which results in smoother and tighter skin.

One of the most popular laser resurfacing treatments is ShrinkAge, which mainly reduces wrinkles by tightening the skin. Unlike other laser resurfacing procedures that have downtime, there are no restrictions after undergoing ShrinkAge. Washing face and putting on makeup are allowed.

Shinagawa Aesthetics Center offers ShrinkAge. For more information or appointment schedule, visit Shinagawa PH.

Metrosexy

5 Tips to Lose Weight and get Sexy Fast

Not enough time to lose weight for your beach holiday or get in shape for a special occasion? Before risking your life on crazy diets and workout programs or going under the knife, try these simple yet safe tricks that can boost your metabolism and burn fats in a short period of time:

  1. Reduce your appetite

Eat a high-protein breakfast to reduce your cravings and calorie intake throughout the day. Instead of starving yourself, eat 3 to 6 small portions of meal a day to absorb the nutrients and rev your metabolism to the max. Eating slowly can also make you feel fuller and boost weight-reducing hormones.

  1. Drink plenty of water

Aside from keeping your body hydrated and feeling refreshed, water also boosts your metabolism. Additionally, it gives you energy to do many physical activities. It also keeps you from drinking unhealthy sugary drinks.

  1. Be active

To burn fats and calories fast, do a lot of physical activities throughout the day, be it sports or simple household chores and running errands. Following regular workout routines, like strength training and aerobic exercises, is highly recommended.

  1. Get enough sleep

Get 6 to 8 hours of adequate sleep every day to prevent sleep deprivation. When you’re sleep deprived, your body produces hormones that signal your body to eat and consume more food. Hormones aside, sleep deprivation can also cause you to be sluggish and laze around.

  1. Get medical treatments and take supplements

Sometimes, losing weight can be really hard especially if you have the “fat genes”. Genetic factors can affect your intra-abdominal fat, metabolism, appetite, fat-muscle ratio, and even your thermogenesis. However, this doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to being fat forever. While you might have to work harder to lose weight, you can take the short way to a slimmer body by getting medical treatments, like Viora laser liposuction and Mesotherapy injection.

Taking slimming supplements can also accelerate your weight loss objective. Go for safe and effective products, like Fit’n Slim, which contains L-carnitine that helps speed up your weight loss process by converting fat to energy and essential amino acids that your body needs to function properly.

With the pressure to look fit and sexy getting more intense these days, people tend to seek immediate answers. However, it’s always best to consult with a doctor first before undergoing any weight loss and body slimming procedures to know the safest and best treatment for you.

For a FREE CONSULTATION on fast and effective Body Contouring treatments at Shinagawa, call +632 491 0000 (Makati) or +632 368 5240 (Ortigas). Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

dermal fillers blog | Shinagawa PH

What to Expect with Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments that help increase skin volume to smooth out wrinkles, reduce pitted scars, and make lips fuller. Unlike botulinum toxin, fillers do not reduce the activity of muscles in the face.

Out of the many kinds of dermal fillers available in the market, hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, Captique) is the considered to have the best safety profile. HA is a natural sugar found in skin and doesn’t contain human or animal DNA.

Treatment procedure

Dermal fillers are administered into the skin through injection, which takes around 10 to 15 minutes.The procedure is generally tolerable and does not require medication. After the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling, which may last up to 36 hours but can be reduced with an ice pack. Depending on your body’s reaction to the fillers and on your doctor’s recommendation, repeated sessions may be required to achieve the desired effect.

Effects of fillers

Fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years. Results are subtle yet very impressive in reducing fine lines and restoring skin volume. You will look younger and more refreshed but in a natural way. To help preserve its effect and protect your skin against post-inflammatory pigment changes, use sunscreen daily. Once the plumping effect wears off, your skin will go back to its natural state and you may need to get another filler injection.

Things to consider

Before getting dermal fillers, it’s always best to consult with a doctor before undergoing the procedure. It is also advisable to have the treatment in a medical setting with sterile instruments to avoid the risk of infections. Do not get fillers if you’re pregnant or nursing because its effects have not been tested on settings of such sensitive nature.

And remember, even with dermal fillers on, you still need to get regular skincare treatments and use well-formulated skincare products to keep your skin looking younger and healthier for a very long time.
To know more about our DERMAL FILLER Treatment or schedule a free skin consultation via http://shinagawa.ph/make-an-appointment/.

Beautytox | Shinagawa PH

Got wrinkles? Man up for Beauty-Tox!

Bothered by the wrinkles that start to creep around your eyes, on your forehead, and on the rest of your face? Heck! If only you can easily get rid of wrinkles using botulinum toxin… But it seems like that’s a woman’s thing, right?

The truth is nobody’s stopping you from getting botulinum toxin, also called Botox or Beauty-Tox. It’s an FDA-approved medication for all adults, men and women alike. In fact, there is a growing number of men over the past years who got “Botoxified” in the hope of taking a few years off their appearance.

Male patients are mostly in their 40s and 50s in various professions, but especially those whose jobs require them to look younger and healthier. Some of the Hollywood men who admitted to using Botulinum toxin include Simon Cowell, David Hasselhoff, and Patrick Dempsey.

How does Beauty-Tox treat wrinkles?

Beauty-Tox uses Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is administered in very small concentrations into the areas where wrinkles appear using a fine needle injection. The drug then blocks the nerve impulses responsible for controlling the muscles, thereby preventing muscle contraction. As a result, the muscles relax and the appearance of wrinkles and folds soften.

The most common areas treated by Beauty-Tox include the forehead, sides of the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the brows (frown lines).

 

More Treatments for Beauty-Tox

Aside from reducing wrinkles, Botulinum toxin is also used to treat several health issues, including chronic migraine, blepharospasm, crossed eyes, severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and teeth grinding.

Why should you get Beauty-Tox?

In this modern and competitive world, people’s perception on beauty has changed; Cosmetic treatments are no longer regarded as exclusive for women.

If you’re a man and appearance is an important part of your job but you are not getting any younger and wrinkles are starting to show on your face, you have the power to defy aging. Man up and get Beauty-Tox now!

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Gwen Zamora gets #REBORN at Shinagawa

Actress Gwen Zamora discovered a new beauty treatment called #REBORN at Shinagawa Aesthetics Center. The Filipina-Italian beauty was one of the clinic’s first clients to try out the new premium derma service.

Gwen got #REBORN to get rid of the dark circles under her eyes and rejuvenate her dull skin from lack of sleep.

Calling Shinagawa her favorite clinic, Gwen eagerly promoted #REBORN via Instagram and Facebook on her treatment day. She also brought home skincare products from CELESTY, a brand she has been endorsing for years.

#REBORN (which stands for Rejuvenate, Enrich, Brighten, Oxygenate, Regenerate, and Nourish) combines Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy with laser resurfacing to achieve safe and natural skin rejuvenation.

The procedure begins by extracting the patient’s blood. The blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP—known to contain growth factors that promote tissue repair and collagen production—from the rest of the blood cells. After that, the PRP is injected back into the skin.

This will be followed by laser resurfacing wherein the laser energy is directed into the treated areas of the skin, penetrating its dermal layer to hasten the process of tissue repair and collagen formation. The laser treatment also gives an instant tightening and face-lifting effect.

Taking only around 20 to 40 minutes, #REBORN is a highly recommended treatment for early signs of aging, including dark circles, under-eye puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and saggy skin. It can also heal pitted acne scars and improve overall skin.