Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Laser Teeth Whitening Experience At Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics

 3 years ago, I do not like coffee at all.Fast forward today, I literally can not start my day without drinking one tall glass/mug  of coffee! My addiction  dependence to coffee made a huge impact on my teeth and health. Acid reflux became more frequent and my teeth turned more yellow. The stains on my teeth were very visible to the point that I do not wear pink or red lipsticks very often because these colors tend to highlight my corn yellow teeth. No amount of whitening toothpaste or even frequent brushing lightened my teeth. I wanted to have my teeth whitened for my wedding day. Luckily, Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics emailed me if I wanted to try their services. And guess what? (Malamang alam niyo na ang sagot!) One of the services they offered me was theri laser teeth whitening. 

"Shinagawa is a world-renowned leader in LASIK and Aesthetic medicine, Shinagawa began as an Aesthetic clinic in 1988 in Japan, and has steadily evolved to become one of the top Aesthetic centers in the world. Today, it boasts of 49 branches scattered all over the country and employs over 100 plastic surgery specialists. Shinagawa’s methodology has become an industry standard that 20% of plastic surgeons in Japan have been trained at Shinagawa. The Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetic clinic in the Philippines is Shinagawa’s first major business operation outside Japan. With the establishment of the Philippine branch in Manila, Shinagawa aims to provide the best, safest, most accessible and affordable services not only to Filipinos but to the rest of the world. Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics philosophy is to provide the latest in medical technology to its patients and clients at a very affordable cost, without compromising the quality of patient care."

Before going to Shinagawa, I had no idea with regard to the procedure of teeth whitening. I did not researched at all because I was too busy transitioning from being an office girl to a full time private practitioner/freelancer. Ngayon pa ako nawalan ng time kung kelan supposedly marami akong time. Yes, truly ironic. 
The doctors from Shinagawa were very kind and accommodating that they answered my questions from teeth care to the laser procedure to the very condition of my teeth. All of my issues were properly discussed by the dentists of Shinagawa. The teeth whitening procedure (done to me) uses chemically activated or light activated bleaching gel. It is composed of two steps oral prophylaxis and the teeth whitening procedure itself.

I underwent oral prophylaxis two weeks ago. Yesterday, I finally had the teeth whitening procedure. I was at the point of backing out because I have very low pain tolerance as in zero. Why? Dra. Frances explained to me that during the teeth whitening procedure teeth becomes very sensitive. This means that the patient may suffer from pangingilo to extreme pangingilo. Wow!! Eh pasta palang nga eh super takot na ako! haha.  But, a blogger has to what she has to do right? The whitening procedure itself has three cycles composed of 15 minutes each. The whitening procedure depends on one's teeth sensitivity and the condition of the teeth enamel (meaning how quickly does the teeth react to the chemical and how badly stained the teeth are). They told me that there are patients that are good with the second cycle,  there are some who finished until the third cycle without feeling anything and there are those who can even go to fourth cycle because their teeth are badly stained.
 How does this teeth whitening procedure works?
 First, the gums and other sensitive areas were covered securedly because the chemical or whitening agent is very strong because it can burn these areas. Of course, I took a selfie  for everyone's satisfaction. O ayan, mukha akong alien na maganda ang kilay! Pantay yan in fairness. Salamat Ever Bilena and Milani Brow Tint. hehe 
 Then after applying the whitening gel, this laser was strategically placed in front of my teeth. I was given a red humongous shades to protect my eyes from the laser light. 15 minutes felt like forever. My heart was thumping like crazy during the first cycle. I went on and finished the second cycle without feeling anything. Before, we could start the third cycle I felt sensitivity. Aruy! I told the dentist not to proceed with the third cycle. I had episodes of pangingilo until evening and just now while typing this post, I experienced one. 
 Did my teeth became white? YES!!! It got two shades lighter. However, I noticed that it is not as white like those of celebrities. I imagined it to be pearly white. Like what the dentist told me, my teeth lightened a bit more today than how it looked like after the procedure. It does not look pearly white but it looked cleaner and way lighter. I am already thinking of wearing loud and vibrant colors this summer and I am so ready to flaunt these hues with my whiter teeth on photos. 

Here is the before and after shot. To set the record straight, I do not have a nice set of teeth and I have an overbite too. (I am thinking of getting braces but let's see.)
 Photos were taken at different hours of the day, hence the difference in lighting. Rest assured no photoshop was used in these photos.

Overall, I highly recommend Shinagawa Clinic. I will surely be a returning "client" next time because I was very much pleased on how well they took care of me during the procedure. They were very gentle all throughout the procedure.They were also kind enough to entertain and answer my questions.

Shinagawa is having a promo right now for teeth whitening! Get yours done at only 15,000
Visit the following links to know more of shinagawa:

Shinagawa Laser and Orthodontics Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShinagawaOrthodontics?ref=hl
IG: shinagawaclinic

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Alabang Town Center Presents: Townie Titles

 The last time I have been to the South was two or three years ago. Hubby to be wants to settle in the south but I am having second thoughts because it is too far but when I saw ATC and how chill and relaxed the people were, I am having a change of mind. I could remember my dear college friend who is really proud to be a southern gal because of the wide variety of food joints and restaurants available. We even went on a South Trip with her once years ago!! hehe:) Last two weeks, bloggers were invited by ATC to feature the Townie Titles. 

Townie Titles is a mobile website for users to log and level up their ATC experience through badges earned. Just by doing what they do best, Townies can level up into the ultimate Town VIP with badges that will earn them freebies, early access to activities, and the ultimate bragging rights in the South. All Townies have to do is present their 500 pesos worth of single receipts at the Concierge and log in the provided codes at www.townietitles.alabangtowncenter.com

So how do you get started Towning Around?
1. Purchase and present (Make a purchase at any participating store and present your receipt at the concierge)
2. Enter your code (The concierge will generate a unique code and key in it for you)
3. See your new badge (Show off your new badge and repeat the steps to level up into a Townie VIP)

For more information, watch this clip:

 Fun pictures of beauty bloggers having fun at the South!! Here, we are greeting Nikki of Askmewhats a Happy Birthday!:)
I was on the brink of buying a new concealer. Hehe Here, Liz was showing to me the Laura Mercier one. I really wanted to buy the Nars Radiant Concealer and a primer but I opted to shop for clothes and sandals.

Are you a Southern girl/gal and loves to shop or dine? Make sure to participate at Townie Titles to earn your badges. Who knows you might be the lucky winner of a ten thousand pesos shopping spree?

For more information, visit : https://www.facebook.com/AlabangTownCenter


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Stellamela: Drugstore Beauty At Your Fingertips

Perhaps, I will be known as the beauty blogger who will never outgrow her love for drugstore makeup. Kuripot as it may sound, I still can't shell out more than a thousand pesos for one makeup product unless I badly need it (or after much research and . I love anything bargain and I do believe that that there are gems out there waiting on a 50% off rack somewhere. Who is with me on this? Anyways, I fell in love with US Drugstore makeup way back in college. Salamat Maybelline, Revlon at Neutrogena kayo ang salarin ng lahat ng ito, hehe Sadly, not all drugstore products are available here in the Phillipines but thanks to online shops, US or UK products are now available to Filipina Beauty Aficionados. The newest online that caters to mostly drugstore products is Stellamela ( a round of applause for that!!). So, what does Stellamela offers?

“The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” —Yves Saint Laurent
And especially if they don’t break the bank, we at Stellamela believe that cosmetics  are the best remedy to the humdrum of everyday life. They color your days magenta, plum, cerise and azure, and they’re tools to celebrate the joy of everyday beauty.
We showcase great U.S. drugstore beauty picks for all the lovely Filipino makeup addicts out there who are honing their colorful craft every day. These are beauty brands that we love, at prices that will make YOU fall in love: with shiny lip glosses, pigmented eyeshadows, hued blushes and much more. We’re excited for all the colorful, beautiful, Stellamela seasons ahead of you! Stellamela—your beauty remedy.
I got three products from Stellamela: Styli Style Bronze Tinted Blotting Papers, Rimmel Eyeshadow Squad and Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Put on the Glitz. I was really intrigued with this tinted blotting paper. I can still remember the video when Michelle Phan introduced a blush tinted paper and I was really looking forward to trying one for myself. I was instantly drawn to this bronzing paper. It was one of the first product I immediately tried. I did not expect something spectacular out of a carton box and flimsy plastic packaging. 
The swatch literally blew my mind. The shade is a very beautiful golden champagne color. I really want to try highlighters more but because my skin is prone to rashes, I have to veer away from them. There are those days when my skin is rash free and watching Nikkietutorials and Jaclyn Hill sweep that Becca Shimmering Perfector/Highlighter on their cheeks makes me want to waste money on a high end highlighter. Buti na lang kuripot talaga ako. hehe This bronzer is very affordable alternative to high end ones especially if you do not wear highlighter often (just like me).
Me wearing the Styli Style Highlighter:
I also love the Milani Glitzy Glam in Put on The Glitz which is a very smooth and lightweight gloss. It is not tacky and the color is divine. It goes on like a frosted peachy pink gloss which gives off a beautiful shine one the lips. I love layering it on most of my matte lipsticks to give my lips that extra shine.
Stellamela will be holing a Pre-Order Party of (POP) from March 16 to 22 on brands like Colourpop (WAAAHHH!!), Milani, Hardcandy and BH Cosmetics. I hope they will also do preorders on MorpheBrushes! I seriously want that Jaclyn Hill Palette.
 Also, they will be having a huge summer sale on March 13-15, they will be having a 40% off on everything in their site. Use the code "summer40" to avail of this promo!
Visit Stellamela: http://stellamela.com/
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