Sunday, June 2, 2013

My E-max Acne Treatment Experience + SKIN giveaway!!! (CLOSED)

Acne problem? Read on! This might help. :)

Hello everyone! A couple of days ago I went to SKIN Dermatology and Laser Center at The Spa Wellness in Bonifacio  High  Street. I told the resident derma that I have oily skin and she recommended the E-max Acne Treatment.

It was my first time at The Fort and I was a bit late since we got lost. Oh, my sister and my boyfriend accompanied me, by the way. 

Anyway, SKIN is located inside The Spa Wellness which is at the building 8 in Bonifacio High Street. The Spa Wellness has Barre 3 which is located at the first  floor, The Spa and SKIN Dermatology and Laser Center which are both at the second floor area. Upon entering The Spa Wellness, you'll see a small pond next to the stairs.

I love the water walls! The place is really snug and the temperature is not too cold. I also love the minty aromatic scent of the place, very relaxing!

We were welcomed by Ms. Cel Torrefranca, the Brand Manager of The Spa Wellness. She is really accommodating and she kept us company while we were waiting for my treatment.

The lobby of SKIN is so cozy and I love the interiors. That's my sister, by the way. Hehe! The attendants are nice and they even offered us drinks. My sister asked for their ginger tea which was highly recommended to us. My sister agreed after she tasted it!

The staircase that leads to the treatment rooms.

The cozy treatment rooms with complete amenities.

This is the Syneron E-max, a versatile machine that provides a full range of aesthetic treatments such as for hair removal, acne treatment, wrinkle treatment and other skin treatments.

This is the nozzle that's used for the E-max Acne Treatment.

I love my dermatologist for my SKIN appointment, I admire her a lot! Before we began the treatment, she took the time first to answer any questions that I have and she also explained to me what is E-max Acne Treatment. I learned a lot from her and also, I have more knowledge now about toners - if it's really that important or not. I'll talk about it more in another post. :)

In E-max Acne Treatment, the combined bi-polar frequency and blue light energy of revolutionary elos technology penetrate the skin to precisely target and destroy acne-causing bacteria, slow excessive oil production, reduce active acne and speed up healing of existing acne. No downtime. It may be done once or  depending on the doctor's advice. The standard number of treatment is 8-10 sessions but according to her, it still depends on your skin's case.

By the way, please keep in mind that this is not suitable for pregnant women and lactating women.

It's too bad that I don't have photos of the actual process because I didn't ask my sister anymore to accompany me inside the room. Anyway, before we started the treatment, the nurse attendant, cleansed my face first. Nothing beats the feeling of being pampered! :)

After that, she covered my eyes as protection from the laser so I can't really see anything that they're doing and the things that they applied on my face. They generously applied a cooling gel on my face which I think is a protection for your skin.

After that, the resident dermatologist started the E-max Acne Treatment on me. She gently pressed the nozzle of the Syneron E-max on certain areas of my face. It wasn't really painful but you'll feel snapping sensation and warmth at each pass, like a rubber band being snapped against your skin. Don't worry, it's absolutely tolerable and on the softer part of the face, you will barely feel anything. After the laser treatment, the nurse attendant wiped off the cooling gel on my face. She applied Vitamin C cream on my face and sunscreen as prescribed by the derma.

The whole treatment is very quick and easy! You'll be surprised that it will take only 10-15 minutes. If you're going to sum everything including preparations, cleaning the skin, laser treatment and the finishing skin care products, it will only take 20 minutes! It wouldn't take much of your time. :)

After the whole treatment, my face felt a little slippery because of the cream that they applied on my face but it didn't look dewy or oily. Other than that, I did not see any bad effects - no redness or anything at all. I just have a very clean and smooth face. :)

My face the morning after:

Since the E-max Acne Treatment usually requires 8-10 sessions, of course you will barely see anything at the first treatment but the dermatologist said that it will lessen the oiliness of my skin and you'll see it the next day. So, the following day, I observed my face and yes, it didn't become oily though my t-zone area got a little shiny by the middle of the day but not as much as before. Also, I was surprised because the active pimple under my lips dried the very next day after the treatment!

My experience at SKIN went well! They have really good service, the staffs are very accommodating and nice and the place is clean and just so cozy, I can spend all day there!

By the way, SKIN's E-max Acne Treatment is on Buy 2 Take 1 promo until June 30, 2013! Tag your friends or relatives along with you to avail this awesome promo! :)

For inquiries at SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center, you may call 403-8000 or 0917-8092399. SKIN is inside The Spa Wellness at The Fort, B8 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Now, here's something that you'll be excited about! SKIN is giving a FREE (1) session of E-max Acne Treatment for one lucky person! To qualify and to get a chance to win the free session, you have to answer this question:

How does your skin problem (oiliness, acne problem) affect your day-to-day life?

The person with the best answer wins the free session!

To qualify, follow these steps (ALL MANDATORY):

1. Like SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center on Facebook.

2. Follow my blog, Please find and click the Join This Site button on the side bar to be able to follow this blog.

3. Like Makeup by Bing Castro on Facebook.

4. Post as a status on your Facebook timeline about this giveaway (don't forget to tag SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center and Makeup by Bing Castro):

"Win a free session of the E-max Acne Treatment from @SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center by joining @Makeup by Bing Castro's giveaway!"

5. Comment below your answer to the question, name and Facebook name.

This giveaway will end on June 20, 2013, 11:59pm.

Don't forget to answer the question and follow all the mandatory steps to qualify. Good luck! ;-)

Watch my vlog on the day of my E-max Acne Treatment:

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)


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  2. My large pores in the cheeks and mild acne affects my day to day life,it lessen my confidence to deal with other people,i try to hide by putting heavy foundation or not going out of the house..

    facebook name:sherry ann

  3. Hi Bing! What is the question? Can't find it. Lol

    1. Hi! Please read the post again. The question is stated in a bigger font in orange font color. Thanks! :)

  4. I mostly have my chin break out - though sometimes it's my acne no more book stores entire t-zone. I have an IUD and so the breakouts aren't nearly as bad as when I was on the pill.

  5. Actually it has a big effect on my life. I have an oily skin that causes acne , i'm hiding it with make-up & time to time i need to retouch because of the oiliness of my skin. One time i attend an event at glorietta i'm one of the models , even my MUA complains about the oiliness of my face. I really want to have a healthy skin but i don't know how. I tried different products for oily skin & acne but it's not effective. Having an oily skin makes me very conscious anytime & anywhere. I really want my self-esteem to boost I'm hoping to win & to try the acne treatment. Thank you for the opportunity :)

  6. Skin problems really affect my day-to-day life. I have been experiencing a breakthrough shine, excess oil and midday makeup meltdown. And it really gives me less confidence to face people. As a customer Service Representative, I got to meet a lot of people to entertain them well and help them with their questions. But having this so oily skin, I really can't do the job well since I feel so greasy and oily. And to take note that I am just wearing Foundation to cover those acne caused by my oily skin. So when my face starts to be oily, I can't imagine how my face looks having that make up starting to fade because of the production of oil in my face. And the concealer I used to cover my acne will also meltdown.
    I tried a lot of products for Oily skin but still experiencing this epidemic of oily skin. Really hoping to win and tried the E-max Acne Treatment. It will going to be a big help for me. I wanted to have that oil-free skin to have more confidence to work well with other people. To be confident and feel Beautiful!
    Thank you!

    1. FB Name: Zarah G. Villacorta
      Twiiter: @myshanniah
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  7. I wake up and I feel a big, sore knot under my skin. Great, I know a big breakout is coming and there's nothing I can do to stop it.I get dressed for work and think I look pretty good -- until I look at my skin in the mirror. That immediately brings me down. Usually, I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible. I never like what I see in them...The truth is, acne makes me uncomfortable. I realize I'm an adult, and I try to handle this in an adult manner. Acne shouldn't affect me so much, but it does.

    1. FB NAME: Rain Gatdula

  8. Thank you for taking the time to let us all know. I am so happy that this simple and healthy treatment worked well for you!

  9. it is actually a burden for me. It makes my daily work hard as I am always facing with people. The first thing they notice is not my skills but my face because of acne. I feel so bad about it.

    Rosalie Tangonan

  10. I really can't tell how long (and hard) I battled with oiliness and acne. I used to have normal, pretty, clear skin back when I was in elementary and high school, but college freshman year came and I started getting acne (quite cystic, actually)around my cheeks and then it eventually spread up to my forehead, to the sides of my face and down to my chin. As of now, my large cystic acne healed up but now I'm left with the horrifying aftermath of overly oily skin and very large pores. With applying make-up everyday, it has been and still is such a pain-in-the-backside thing to do since my oily face messes it up just after an hour or so. I also find it very, very difficult to find the right products for me that would help with my oiliness and wouldn't irritate my already acne-prone skin. I do hope that I win this so that I could see if its truly effective and finally reveal to the world my beautiful, awesome skin, sans makeup! Lol! More power Ms. Bing Castro

    - an avid reader,

    Eileen Caballero

    FB name: Loli Lita

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