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BIGGEST REVELATION: I had my nose done at Skinstation!!!



How to get your nose done without undergoing a surgery.








Each one of us has their own insecurities in life; yes these are present and it has a never ending list. In a vast range of insecurities, let's trim it down to a more specific one. I'd like to point out on my own insecurity  MY NOSE. I grew up being insecure about my nose; it was flat and bulbous, a typical Filipino nose. I can even remember when my cousins, friends and classmates used to tease me "pango" during my younger years. This lessen as I have aged since my nose has improved as I grew up. But, the urge to make it look better has always been there. I was scared to be judged by others since we are in a conservative country and people always have to say something especially on issues on cosmetic surgery and the likes. Nevertheless. I have always believe that if you have the chance to make your self better whether it's mental, spiritual, social or physical aspect of your life, go ahead and do it! There's nothing wrong in improving yourself. Other people will always say something but it's yourself after all and as long as it will lead you on a positive light, why not, right?

(Before the procedure)

So the moment Skinstation asked me if I am willing to undergo with their Nonsurgical Noselift, I was definitely jumping out of joy and said yes without hesitation. If you're like me who's been curious on ways to improve your nose, you might have also encountered the term Nonsurgical Nose lift or sometimes it is called Nonsurgical Nose filler or augmentation. For those who are new to it, from the term itself, it is an alternative way to improve your nose without having to undergo with the traditional surgical nose lift. The procedure itself will just take around 30-45 minutes of few injections down the middle of the nose bridge and tip with careful massage and he results can last from 1 year up to 2 and a half years depending on the filler that is used. 


P R O C E D U R E
1. The doctor clean out my nose area as I was wearing light make up that day.
2. Cream anesthesia was put on bridge and tip of my nose.
3. We waited 15 minutes for the anesthesia to be soaked in.
4. Antiseptic was put on the same area before the incision.
5. Injecting of fillers and incision process.


Watch the video to see the whole procedure!

   
(Comparison: Before & After)


R E S U L T  &  R E V I E W
What I love about the Nonsurgical Nose Lift is that you can easily see the result and it has no downtime for healing. The procedure was also so fast that I was able to attend event after. This has been one of the biggest decisions that I didn't regret in doing. It might have changed my appearance but it is for the better. The result of Nonsurgical Nose Lift is visible but it is not on the extreme level that you would like a witch for having too pointed nose.  My close friends and family did notice the changes on my nose but for others they would just tell me that there is something new to me but they can't figure it out. That's the magic of Non Surgical Nose Lift with Skinstation, it makes you look a better version of yourself - it just augment your nose in the right amount as if it is still your natural nose but better.


(1 week after the procedure)

Q U E S T I O N  &  A N S W E R 
Before the procedure itself, I had a consultation with Dr. Daya, a medical doctor of Skinstation.
Here are some of the questions that I have asked before undergoing with the procedure and what I have actually experienced during and after the procedure.

Q: How long is the procedure?
A: The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes. It was that fast!

Q: IS IT PAINFUL?
A: I had my anesthesia prior with the injecting process. At first, you won't feel anything and it's totally painless. You'll just feel that the Doctor is putting something on your nose. But on the last injection on the tip part of my nose, I felt a little pain but it is very bearable. I could compare with ant's bite.

Q: How long does it take before you can see the result?
A: Just right after the procedure. You'll notice a big difference in your looks.

Q: How long is the healing process?
A: The procedure has no downtime. You'll walk out in the clinic as if nothing just happened. As in no trace of you undergoing for a nose lift procedure except that your nose is so much better than before! 

Q: Since it is not permanent, until when can I see the result?
A: It can take 1 year until 2 and half years depending on the filler that was used.

Q: How does Nonsurgical Nose Lift differ from the Traditional Surgical Nose Lift
A: Nonsurgical Nose Lift is different from the traditional nose lift and here are the two main points:
     ● Procedure: For Nonsurgical nose lift it only includes cream anesthesia, injections and filler while for the the traditional nose lift it includes knife, cartilage, and other complex things for surgery.
    ● Recovery: For Nonsurgical nose lift, it has no down time. I even went straight to an event after my procedure. As for the traditional surgical nose lift, it would take weeks and months of healing.
    
Q: Did you do/apply any after care treatments?
A: I did take anti-inflammatory meds after the procedure as it was prescribed by the doctor.
     After the procedure, I just try not to put pressure on my nose whenever I do make up or wash my face in first 2 weeks. 

(Behind the scene: With team and Dr. Daya of Skinstation)

If you have more inquiries about the Nonsurgical Nose Lift, please feel free to reach out to me or  Skinstation!

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SkinStation is a skin care company that combines nature and science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. The latest in cutting-edge technology are available at SkinStation and our discerning clientele get to enjoy the latest in skin care innovations through our treatment procedures, from slimming to anti-aging, whitening and firming, to our highly popular diode laser hair removal treatment, all at affordable prices and with guaranteed results.
WEBSITE: www.skinstation.ph




The best combination for Kili Kili painless hair removal and whitening with Skin Station!


About two months ago, I've been going to beach almost every weekend. Before heading to the trip, I do have a long lists of tasks to accomplish to be "beach ready"; getting my nails done, planning my outfits, shopping for bikinis, packing my stuff and the most crucial part, being hair-free on some areas that needs grooming. I always pay attention on my underarms since I'm used to wearing tube tops and sleeveless whenever I hit the beach but as cliche as it may sound, I don't want to take risk in waxing or even worse plucking or shaving my underarm just for me to have a hair-free armpits!

(Before the treatment)


I am still lucky enough that my underarms are not as hairy as compared to others. Yes, it does have hair but it's very subtle that you have to look at it closely for you to see it. But hey, no one wants noticeable hair on your photo-ops.

I have discovered about Diode Laser for underarm with Skinstation's Facebook promotions. I got curious and since it was very timely, I tried researching on it. According to Skin station, laser hair removal is by no means a one-and-done-type treatment to dispel errant hairs from your skin. The number of sessions depends on the area of the body being treated. Notably, the face requires around 8 to 10 sessions to achieve desired results compared to 5 to 6 sessions for the legs. After which, 1 to 2 touch-up treatments every year maybe needed. Other factors to be considered are skin color, coarseness of hair and gender.

(Before the treatment: hair are still visible.)
Here are Skinstation's guidelines before undergoing the Diode Laser treatment:
1. Do not shave area to be treated for 2 weeks or at least 3 to 5 days before appointment.
2. Do not pluck, wax or use a depilatory in the areas you wish to treat 4 weeks prior to treatment.
3. Avoid unnecessary UV exposure to the areas to be treated 4 weeks prior to treatment.
4. Avoid self-tanning products 4 weeks prior to treatment.
5. Do not apply Retinol/Retioic acid-containing creams/lotions 1 week before the treatment.


I usually book my appointment via phone call or online which ever is more convenient for me at the moment. The waiting time to do my services is just a downtime of 3-5 minutes just for the doctor/attendant to prepare the things that are needed. 

(Diode Laser Treatment)

Diode Laser's treatment is surprisingly fast and painless. They will ask you to wear a tube dress towel before the treatment. Afterwards, the procedure will start by cleaning the are and lightly shaving the hair of your armpit. Just a note, they are very careful in doing this and the hands of the doctor or attendant is very light to avoid friction while shaving. Then, the aesthetician will put gel in your armpit; this is my favorite part of the treatment because the gel is cold and kinda ticklish if you have sensitive underarms. They will do the laser for about 15-20 minutes. You'll just feel warmth on some spots but it was never painful; you won't even feel a sting. Lastly, they will put an after treatment cream that helps in slowing down the growth of hair in your armpit. The whole session would just take about 30 minutes and you'll see the result in an instant!


After two weeks of my Diode Laser, I tried their Intensive Underarm Whitening – This procedure combines the synergistic benefits of exfoliation by Glycolic Acid, Diamond Peel, pure MaxiLight Whitening Essence from wheat extract and Crystal Collagen Mask. For best results, the treatment should be done every 2 to 3 weeks. 

As compared to the the Diode Laser, the Intensive Underarm Whitening would last about 35-45 minutes. Same as the first procedure, the aesthetician would clean up the area followed by putting a gauze in the armpit and would proceed on using the laser for intensive whitening.

(Before and after Axilight Intensive Underarm Whitening)

R E V I E W S

For the Diode Hair Laser removal, as soon as the procedure is done, you'll notice a difference on the skin of your underarms. It's is smoother after the treatment. You'll also notice that it lessen the chicken skin like on the area. Lastly, with this treatment, it takes time before the hair to grow back in just one session. For me, it took me two months before I tried the second session and it keeps getting better and better.

For the Axilight Intensive Underarm Whitening, as expected, the results is not that visible in first session. It does lighten the skin but it would really take time to see the desired color and texture.


Overall, I both love the treatments and I would definitely continue with my sessions. It might take some time as the treatments need to be done 2 - 6 weeks apart. Nevertheless, Skinstation is doing a great job in both treatments. Reviews will be updated from time to time.


MORE ABOUT SKINSTATION:

(Skinstation Bel-Air Makati Branch)

SkinStation is a skin care company that combines nature and science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. The latest in cutting-edge technology are available at SkinStation and our discerning clientele get to enjoy the latest in skin care innovations through our treatment procedures, from slimming to anti-aging, whitening and firming, to our highly popular diode laser hair removal treatment, all at affordable prices and with guaranteed results.
Formerly known as Godiva Skin Station, the popular clinic chain has undergone rebranding to SkinStation under a new corporate ownership, My Sanctuary Wellness Center, Inc. Following the sale of their Godiva skin care business in 2010, founders Fred and Carleen Reyes have formed My Sanctuary Wellness Center, Inc. to run and manage the new and upgraded SkinStation.
Aside from state-of-the art equipment, SkinStation offers Dermax, our exclusive professional skin care product line. Dermax is formulated by SkinStation founder and CEO Fred Reyes, an award-wining chemist and recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, and 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission.
“As a professional line, DERMAX uses only the best, the latest and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best skin care products. Before, we had cost limitations to contend with when formulating mass-market products. Now, with DERMAX, we have no such cost constraints as our only aim is to delight our customers,” declares Fred Reyes.
Overall design of SkinStation branches is tasteful and minimalist to promote relaxation, soothe the senses and calm the mind. It has individual treatment rooms for utmost privacy, which our discriminating clientele require. Courteous and friendly front desk personnel receive clients at the reception area. Doctors are available for consultation and doctor’s services. Aestheticians are well-trained and have years of experience in providing the best service every client deserves.
SkinStation presently has 29 branches in the Philippines and will open more soon as we aim to address the growing skin care needs of urban sophisticates all over the country. Whether you are considering laser treatments or any of our signature facials, our goal is to provide customers with personalized treatments to reveal their best skin.



Snack Your Commute Away and “Grab-A-Fitbar”



Traffic has always been a part of our daily lives as Filipinos. It has been there for years and sadly, it's getting worse day by day. We have all experience to be caught up in the metro's traffic. But, have you ever been caught hungry in the middle of your commute going home or stuck in the midst of the metro’s traffic without a snack in sight? 



Well, it is time to put snacking worries in the past as Fitbar Philippines and Grab Philippines team together to bring to the Filipino commuters the “Grab-A-Fitbar” Project.

This project is inspired by the deep struggles of the local Filipino trying to find their way home via their local commute, the “Grab-A-Fitbar” aims to alleviate the hunger pangs and snack worries of those stuck in traffic in Manila’s urban jungle.


“Being a loyal Grab user, and loving the attitude of Grab drivers, I remember one time that I was stuck in heavy traffic for almost 2 hours. I was hungry already and I remembered that I have a Fitbar in my bag. I shared the Fitbar with the driver, and he was so thankful,” shared Diana Aaron-Ong, Brand Manager of Fitbar.I wanted to share Fitbar to other drivers and passengers too, to relieve them from hunger during heavy traffic.”

“Grab provides a safe, convenient and affordable transportation option to move around the city,” stated Cindy Toh, Country Marketing Head of Grab. “We are honored to be partners with Fitbar Philippines to help our fellow citizens not only reach their destinations way but also do so with healthy snacks in hand.”

“Based on a research we recently conducted, we found out that most Filipinos experience intense hunger while driving or commuting,” explained Aaron-Ong. Filipinos are becoming more and more health conscious about their snack choices. They want tastier snacks, which may be unhealthy, thus leading to guilt afterwards. Aaron-Ong continues, “Fitbar can satisfy these cravings, minus the guilt. Fitbar provides ‘snacking with no worry’.”

The “Grab-A-Fitbar” program aims to reach 100,000 passengers within Metro Manila, including provincial key cities in the Philippines as well.



To know more about Fitbar Philippines, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FitbarPH or their Twitter account at www.twitter.com/fitbar_ph.