Friday, July 22, 2011

Laser resurfacing and some chicken baked macaroni :)

You might heard of Laser resurfacing or Fractional Lasers in Aesthetic procedures but do you really know what amazing things it can do to your skin? According to WikipediaPhotorejuvenation is a skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light or other thermal or chemical methods to treat some skin conditions and remove wrinkles arising from photoaging. The process induces controlled wounds on the skin, prompting it to heal itself by creating new cells. This process reverses the effects of photoaging to a certain extent by removing wrinkles.

Laser resurfacing is under the Mechanical type of photorejuvenation. It is indicated for people who has wrinkles, acne scars, and even stretch marks More commonly now, laser resurfacing is done with a fractional laser. The term fractional is the method in which the laser light is transferred. Tiny pinpoints of laser light are used to deliver the laser to the surface of the skin in only a fraction of the area. Several hundred or thousands of laser pinpoints may be used per square inch, leaving healthy skin in between the ablated areas, to allow more rapid healing and lower risk.

Vera, one of our own had a chance of experiencing our clinic's newest laser, the DEKA SmartXide laser which boasts to give patients for a less invasive procedure with the shortest amount of recovery time (about 3-5 days). Our girl Vera here opted to let our resident dermatologist treat her acne scars and wanted to resurface her cheeks and her forehead. The whole procedure takes an average of 30 mins depending on the area to be treated. Vera just washed her face first and placed EMLA (topical anesthetic) and the procedure is done as soon as the anesthesia takes effect. After the procedure, the area is cleaned with wet gauze and a topical antibiotic is applied. 

Vera undergoing Fractional laser

Our dermatologist Dr. Escasa performing the procedure assisted by Karmie :)

Vera's cheeks after the procedure

expect a little pain and inflammation in the area

The redness is expected to subside in 2-3 days, Flammazine is advised to patients as home medication and limit sun exposure.

A couple of sessions with the interval of 4 weeks is needed depending on your skin's problem. I'll keep you posted in a couple of days on how Vera is doing after the laser procedure. I know this is kinda scary, but if you really wanted to improve the appearance of your skin, you really have to sacrifice a bit more.

After all the laser ordeal at work, we decided to go to Mom and Tina's for dinner. :)

I just love their homey country decor :)

What to eat, what to eat... (Karmie and our head nurse Ms. Ruth) 

Vera and Darlene

That's me and Vera a few hours after her procedure...we definitely got very hungry :)

Braso de Mercedes- P45
My friends recommended me to try Mom and Tina's Braso de mercedes. I liked that it was so light, and not too sweet :) the serving is also reasonable for the price.

yes I forgot to take a photo of it before I took a bite, haha! Baked Chicked macaroni- P130
Yum yum! A warm home cooked-style pasta with bread; definitely a comfort food. This baked macaroni is so creamy and cheesy but not salty at all. I thought the serving was small at first, but in the end it was alright :) my stomach was FULL! :) time to go home!

for more info about the SmartXide laser click here and here  :)

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