Shinagawa Sponsors APO Scientific Seminar

3rd General Meeting and Scientific Seminar

Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics Center played a big role in the recently and successfully concluded APO General Meeting and Scientific Seminar 2017 held at the Palm Grove, Rockwell Club Makati on June 7, 2017.


Organized by the Association of Philippine Orthodontists (APO), the event gathered the country’s top orthodontic practitioners to discuss the latest advancements and challenges in orthodontics. Orthodontic students from UP Manila, Centro Escolar University, University of the East, and Manila Central University were also in attendance.

Serving as one of the guest speakers for the seminar was internationally renowned orthodontist and speaker Kiyoshi Tai, D.D.S., Ph.D. who was invited by Shinagawa to discuss surgical orthodontic and camouflage treatment. He also shared several remarkable clinical cases in orthodontics, particularly the limitations of the maxillary sinus in space closure, tooth movement through an atrophied alveolar ridge, and timing for phase 2 treatment.


Dr. Tai had several professional presentations in different countries, four of which were held in the Philippines. The first was in South Western University, College of Dentistry in Cebu in 2009, the other three were lectures given in UP Manila Graduate Program in Orthodontics in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Shinagawa Orthodontist and APO member Frances Margarette Tamayo-de Guzman, DMD, MS introduced guest speaker Dr. Tai, with whom she had an exclusive orthodontic clinical training in Japan in 2012-2013. Marketing consultant Acel Crisostomo was also in attendance to introduce Shinagawa’s Lasik services to the attending practitioners.

Aside from offering comprehensive orthodontic treatment, Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics Center also provides LASIK and derma services. Established in Japan in 1988, it has risen through the ranks to become the world’s largest LASIK provider with over 12 million successful procedures to date.

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“It’s an honor to be part of this event. In line with Shinagawa’s objective to provide the best and highest-quality medical care and services to our patients, we extend our full support,” said Crisostomo. “We are always looking for ways to innovate and give our clients only the best. We believe that through academic conferences like this, we can stimulate more technological breakthroughs that can help us move toward a healthier and more productive country.”

To cap off the day, Shinagawa also hosted a raffle promo for all attendees where 20 lucky winners each took home a White Flash Toothpaste with LED.

Jamie Fournier on Her LASIK Experience at Shinagawa PH

Radio DJ, TV/Events Host, and Travel Blogger Jamie Fournier had LASIK at Shinagawa Lasik Center, which restored her vision from 375 for both eyes to an amazing 20/12 (better than 20/20) vision.

Two months after the procedure, Jamie created this vlog to share her experience, from the eye screening down to the post-op checkup. She also answered common questions about LASIK.

For more information about LASIK, visit Shinagawa Lasik Center at:

MAKATI Main Branch
Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center, 6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
(+632) 491 0000 | (+63) 917 572 4684

21st Floor, Hanston Square Bldg., #17 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
(+632) 368 5240 | (+63) 917 828 1955

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Eyes and Your Health: Easy-to-Spot Warning Signs

Your eyes are windows to your soul, so goes the saying. Aside from revealing your emotions and thoughts, they also tell a lot about your overall state of health. Because of this, it’s important to detect eye abnormalities.

Here are 6 common eye irregularities that often reflect an underlying health problem:

Sudden Blurry Vision

  1. Sudden Blurry Vision. Weakening vision is normal as you age, but an abrupt blurriness in vision is usually triggered by a faulty blood flow to your eye or your brain. This could be a warning of a stroke or the beginning of a migraine headache.Stye and Eyelid Sore
  1. Stye and Eyelid Sore. A stye is a painful, red, crusty bump on your eyelid, which is usually caused by a blocked sebaceous gland. However, if the stye pops up often or persists for a long time, it can be a symptom of sebaceous gland carcinoma. Likewise, an eyelid sore that doesn’t heal can be a sign of basal cell carcinoma, especially if it is accompanied by the loss of eyelashes. Eyelid cancer can cause disfigurement, blindness, and death if they reach the brain through the eye socket.
    Eye twitching
  1. Eye Twitching. Eyelid myokymia is usually not serious and goes away by its own. It is commonly associated with alcohol and caffeine intake, fatigue, or smoking. In rare cases, however, it can be a sign of nervous system disorders, like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease especially if the eye twitching is accompanied by difficulties in walking and talking.
    Bulging Eyes
  1. Bulging Eyes. Exophthalmos or bulging eyes can be a symptom of Graves’ disease, which is caused by hyperthyroidism. The bulging effect occurs when the tissues around the eyes are inflamed. Other illnesses that lead to exophthalmos include glaucoma, hemangioma, histiocytosis, leukemia, cellulitis, and childhood cancers, like neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma.Yellow Eyes
  2. Yellow Eyes. If your liver is inflamed or damaged, your skin and eyes appear yellow as a result of high levels of bilirubin in your blood. This condition is more commonly known as jaundice. Cancer, hepatitis infection, alcohol abuse, and bad diet often lead to liver problems.
    Droopy Eyelids
  1. Droopy Eyelids. Ptosis or droopy eyelids can be a symptom of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness. It doesn’t only affect your eyes but also your facial and throat muscles, making it difficult to swallow and speak. If ptosis manifests with aneisocoria (pupils of different sizes), it is called Horner’s syndrome, which is sometimes associated with aneurysms and tumors in the neck.

Not all eye irregularities with underlying health warnings are visible to the naked eye. There are many others that can only be diagnosed with a professional eye exam. Learn more about this in next blog, coming soon.

Shinagawa Lasik Center offers comprehensive eye exam and vision screening. For more information and appointment request, visit Shinagawa.PH.

Beautiful Transformation: Cristina FaceSlims Her Way to the Altar

Round and chubby-faced Cristina easily achieved slimmer and more contoured face in time for her wedding vow renewal, thanks to the FaceSlim treatment at Shinagawa.

Like most women, nurse and entrepreneur Christina “Tins” Buan loves the idea of a perfect wedding. When her partner asked her hand in marriage for the second time around, she knew she had to make all the right preparations.

Christina Buan

Aside from choosing the best venue, food, and wardrobe for her entourage, she also made sure that she’d be the most beautiful woman on her vow renewal day. “I wanted to look my most beautiful not just in the eyes of my partner and loved ones, but also in the photos and videos. It’s not every day that I become a bride so I want it to be special.”

Foremost on Tins’ bridal beauty makeover plans was getting a slimmer and more contoured face. “My face was naturally round then I gained some extra fats, which made matters worse.”

With the big day fast approaching, she knew that dieting would be of little help. “Even if I lose some weight, I would still have a chubby face except if I get too skinny that my cheeks are withdrawn. But that would be unhealthy and ugly.”

Fortunately for Tins, she has friends in the beauty industry and one of them advised her to try the FaceSlim treatment at Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics Center. She did not hesitate to visit the clinic. After consulting with one of its derma doctors, she decided to undergo the procedure.

FaceSlim is an injection treatment that uses nut-derived solution to melt excess facial fats, especially on the cheeks, chin, jowl, and upper neck. It also stimulates healthy blood circulation. Aside from high protein content, the solution also has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent swelling and redness after the procedure. Effects of the treatment can lasts for a long time, depending on a person’s genetics and lifestyle. For best results, it is generally recommended to undergo 3-6 consecutive sessions with 1 week interval.

For Tins, 3 sessions were all it needs to achieve a slimmer, contoured, and radiant-looking face in time for her vow renewal day. Looking at the mirror in her beautiful white gown after the ceremony, her pretty face beaming with joy and pride, she knew she had made right decision to once again say “I do”, not just to her loving husband but also to her continuous beautiful transformation.

Before and after procedure

Shinagawa’s FaceSlim procedure is available at its clinics in Makati and Ortigas. For details and appointment request, visit Shinagawa.PH.