About Skin Station

Our Chairman and CEO, FRED C. REYES has been doing research and developing new advanced skin care products for SkinStation, which are now available under the DERMAX Professional brand. He is a multi-awarded cosmetic Chemist. In 2008, he was the recipient of Achievement Award in Industry conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, the umbrella group of Chemists associations in the country. The Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry came next, in 2011, from the government's Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

DERMAX Professional is the exclusive skin care line of SkinStation. It has established a cult following among the urban sophisticates. “DERMAX uses only the best, the latest, and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best. With DERMAX, we have no cost constraint. Our only aim is to delight our customers,” declares Fred Reyes.

We present to you articles written by Fred Reyes himself which appeared in the SKIN SMART column in Manila Bulletin, Lifestyle Section.

Miyerkules, Disyembre 10, 2014

MEDLIGHT LASER FOR BIRTHMARKS


MedLight Laser for Birthmarks

According to folklore, a mother’s unsatisfied craving for strawberry during pregnancy can be the cause of a baby’s strawberry birthmark. Interesting trivia, but the simple truth is that nobody really knows what causes birthmarks.

A birthmark can have a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some birthmarks are small and inconspicuous. Others are large and unsightly. Some birthmarks fade or completely disappear over time.  Others do not fade and even darken or become larger with age.

MedLight Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for birthmarks. It is used to lighten the appearance and reduce the bumpiness of port-wine stains and other types of birthmarks that are close to the surface of the skin.
Port wine stains can be successfully
treated with MedLight Laser.
 

Port-wine stains are red or purple marks that commonly affect the face and neck. They are caused by abnormal bleeding of blood vessels in the affected area. If left untreated they may eventually get darker. Laser therapy for port-wine stains can have better results when it is done at a young age.

After laser therapy, the treated skin may have slight temporary bruising or crusting for about 7 to 10 days. This is to be expected as it indicates that the laser treatment is working. After that time, the skin will have some noticeable fading.

Several sessions of MedLight laser treatment maybe required depending on the size of the birthmark.

It is important to understand that not all types of birthmarks can be treated with laser. In some cases, surgery maybe required. Visit one of our doctors for your free consultation if you would like to learn more about MedLight Q-switched laser treatments.
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This column was published in the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section on December 9, 2014. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for his achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry. Skin Smart aims to clarify facts and myths on skin care. Send your questions and comments to info@skinstation.ph.