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.

Martes, Oktubre 3, 2017

SpotLite Treatments for Age Spots and Acne Marks

Acne scars can be one of the biggest skin care concern of many. As we grow out of acne, we get to face the next struggle, acne marks.

Ugly age spots often appear on exposed body parts, usually the face and arms. Skin cells create melanin to protect our skin from the UV rays. The overproduction of melanin causes those pesky brown spots to budge in our skin. Whether they show up immediately in the form of freckles or years later as the result of long-term sun damage, they can be persistent and hard to treat.
These dark spots are considered the new wrinkles. Wound marks, pregnancy, pollution, hormonal changes, hereditary factors, even gritty scrubs and light bulbs can all contribute to having uneven skin tone. But essentially, acne scars are the worst confidence-sucking mammoth of skin issues. It plagues the best of us.
Acne is caused by excess sebum. Anything can cause our sebum production to become overly stimulated―this produces oil, which then mixes with things like the hairs on our skin or dirt; our pores then become clogged. Bacteria can then get trapped inside the pores and multiply. This causes swelling and redness—which is the start of acne. Factors like pollution, cosmetic products, medications, hormones and genes can also cause acne.
What makes it even worse is that these ugly little heads can then turn into scars which develop when recurrent inflammation from deeper cystic lesions damages the collagen in our skin. Pricking breakouts the wrong way can cause long-term damage.
That said, there’s a plethora of medicated and over-the-counter products that promise to do the job of fading those marks, but only an ultimate solution can help promote even and radiant complexion. Enter the dark spot corrector: DERMAX Professional SpotLite Serum. If you don't already have one in your skincare regimen, it's about time. This product is designed to diminish small areas of discolorations by targeting stubborn age spots and acne marks, without stripping off your skin in the process.
DERMAX SpotLite serum reduces small areas of discolorations
Visit us and consult for free with our doctors at any SkinStation, DERMAX Laser Center or Blushing Beauty branch, on how to use best SpotLite Serum with SpotLite Laser. You’ll be kissing those age spots and acne marks goodbye in no time.

Lunes, Agosto 7, 2017

New Korean Treatment for Acne Scars and Wrinkles

SkinStation brings to the Philippines groundbreaking treatment from Korea that addresses acne scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. AirLift treatment is now available in SkinStation clinics nationwide. People who have to deal with rolling, box, or ice pick scars caused by acne as well as other common skin problems now have an effective solution that they can turn to.  

“The intradermal dissector ingeniously uses air to treat deep scars and acne scars. The procedure also helps reduce fine lines, stretch marks and facial pores, as it rejuvenates the skin," Dr. Karen Javier-Jusay of SkinStation said.

This machine introduces two pounds of air pressure to the intradermal layer of the skin. This breaks the attachment of scars and wrinkles, releasing the fibrotic strands that connect the scars to the underlying tissue. The treatment promotes collagen formation caused by wound healing and leads to visible improvement to the skin. 

Dr. Jusay also says that the AirLift treatment is much more effective than existing procedures that are available in the country. "Compared to subcision, the intradermal airlift uses controlled air pressure to break the fibrous strands, hence there is less probability of hematoma and bruising."

She further differentiates AirLift from Carboxytherapy which uses carbon dioxide gas to treat similar skin problems. Since the said procedure does not use significant air pressure it is not able to produce the same results as the AirLift procedure. 

Aside from effectively aiding in the eradication of scars and wrinkles, the treatment is also relatively quick. The AirLift procedure normally takes 10 to 30 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. It can also be done in conjunction with treatments like Collagenesis (dermal roller) or CO2 fractional laser to produce faster results. 

For more information about AirLift treatment, visit a SkinStation clinic near you. 


Before AirLift
The subject had a few ice pick and rolling scars caused by acne, aside from this she also had a few enlarged pores.

After AirLift
After undergoing the AirLift procedure, the subject's scars and pore enlargement had marked improvements.
This article was published in The Manila Bulletin, Lifestyle Section on August 8, 2017. The author is the CEO of SkinStation, DERMAX Laser Center, and Blushing Beauty. He received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional Regulations Commission for his achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry. He can be reached at fred.reyes@skinstation.ph.