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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.
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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.


Shinagawa Ortigas Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Shinagawa Ortigas celebrated its first anniversary on February 19, 2017. Located at Hanston Square Building in San Miguel Avenue, the clinic has catered to approximately more than 200 patients in LASIK and aesthetics since its opening last year.

“It’s really heartwarming to know that we’ve helped a lot of people since starting our operation. Numerous patients have also come back for more procedures or share their life-changing experiences with us,” said president and CEO Masako Uemori.

“With its growing clientele and loyal partners, Shinagawa Ortigas has successfully met the goals of the company,” said president and CEO Masako Uemori.

Headed by medical director Dr. Francis Albert G. Guerrero, Shinagawa Ortigas is the country’s second branch of Shinagawa, the world’s largest Lasik eye surgery provider and Japan’s leading aesthetics center. Bringing convenience especially to the growing number of professionals in Ortigas Business District and its surrounding area, the clinic offers the same world-class and affordable medical care and aesthetic services that Shinagawa Makati Main Branch provides.

Aside from Z Lasik, the clinic also has cosmetic dermatological procedures including skin laser treatments, like Fractional Co2 Laser and Ultima Laser Hair Removal and injection treatments, such as FaceSlim, glutathione shot, and DermLift PRP.

“On behalf of the medical, admin, and sales staff of Shinagawa Ortigas, we would like to thank our clients for their continued support. Rest assured that we will continue our commitment to provide the best, safest, and most accessible services to our patients,” said Dr. Guerrero.

As part of its month-long anniversary celebration, Shinagawa Ortigas is offering Facial Treatment and Ultima Laser Hair Removal for Underarms at a discounted rate of P1,000 per session. This exclusive promo runs until February 28, 2017 only.


For inquiries and appointments, call (+632) 368 5240 or (+63) 917 828 1955. You can also visit the clinic at the 21st Floor, Hanston Square Bldg., #17 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, 1605 Pasig City.

Anniversary Greetings from Celebrities:

Kim Domingo

Chienna Filomeno


What You Need To Know About Warts

Warts are the white, beige, or brown small skin bumps that appear almost anywhere in the body. They are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), which is acquired when a person is exposed to an environment with contaminated objects or through skin contact with a person who is a carrier of HPV when shaking hands or having sexual intercourse. Warts may also develop on people with autoimmune diseases, like HIV and AIDS. There are different types of wart that appear in the body, including:

Common Wart (verruca vulgaris)- This type of wart commonly appears on the fingers and toes. It has a rough texture and is usually round and grayish in appearance.

Flat Wart – Also known as “verucca planar”, this type is usually not noticeable. Areas commonly affected by flat wart include the face, neck, legs, arms, and around the beard.

Filiform Wart – It is also known as “verruca filiformis” and usually grows around the mouth, nose, neck, and, chin. It looks like a tiny flap or tag of skin. Filiform wart has the same color as the skin.

Periungual Wart – Develops under and around the toenails and fingernails, this type of wart commonly appears in people with nail-biting mannerism. It can be painful and may affect nail growth.

Plantar Wart – It is usually found on the soles of feet and can be painful and uncomfortable. It is acquired when the virus enters the body through tiny cuts, breaks, and other weak spots on the bottom of the feet.

Having warts is always a major turn off for a lot of people since this skin problem is usually related to hygiene issues and HIV. Because of the stigma and discomfort, most people want to get rid of warts. Some will even try home remedies to remove their warts. However, this is not advisable since it is likely that the warts will bleed. When this instance occurs, the infection will spread to other parts of the body. Other home treatments for warts may also cause burning and redness of the skin.

When treating warts, it is best to seek the advice of a dermatologist or visit an aesthetic clinic to avoid the occurrence of other skin problems and infections due to self-medication.

Fortunately, there is now a safe, painless, and convenient treatment for warts called “Electrocautery Warts Removal” that makes use of light electric currents that apply heat to the surface of the skin to burn away unwanted growths. It is also used as a treatment for other abnormal tissue growths.

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