Cryo Stamp

March 2, 2014 by  
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Now that we’re on our Year 2 at Zenbiosis, I thought hard on the next machine that I should invest on. Eventually, I decided that a multipurpose apparatus like the cryostamp is just what I needed.

Cryo Stamp is a treatment best suited for those who want results yet don’t want the pain that come with it. For example,  only a few would dare go for a mesotherapy session since it involves needles and some degree of discomfort. So far, the ones who went for it are enjoying better results. With the Cryo Stamp, machine, fat melting will be a breeze by infusing the mesotherapy ingredients transdermally, yet effectively.

Cryo therapy

The machine combines the technology of both cryotherapy and electrophoresis. Just hearing the word cryo might chill you down, as it  means ice cold or low temperature. The stable -15 degrees celsius  temperature of the machine rapidly cools the skin, causing constriction of the small blood vessels, followed by vasodilatation due to release of transmitter substances. This enables the serums to be pumped into the skin. Electrophoresis, on the other hand, works on the principle that  the charged particles of a product migrate in an applied electrical field. Skin treatments penetrate the lipid bilayer membranes by applying voltage pulses.

Cryo Stamp Cagayan de Oro

Compared to iontophoresis or galvanic treatment, cryo-electrophoresis produces several times more astounding results as there is a more even and deeper penetration of the drug.This unique technology from Korea delivers a fresher looking skin with better tone, elasticity, and texture. It has a multitude of uses that anyone can benefit from. Among its more common indications are:

  1. Needle-free mesotherapy/ Slimming
  2. Anti-aging through skin lifting/tightening
  3. Skin rejuvenation
  4. Lessen pore size
  5. Lightening of dark spots
  6. Hair restoration
  7. Pain management
  8. Anti-inflammation post procedure

Advantages:

  1. No pain
  2. No static or zapping
  3. Improves lymphatic and blood circulation
  4. Relieves swelling or pain
  5. Instant firming
  6. Can deliver a wide range of cosmetic substances transdermally
  7. Enhances collagen production
  8. Relaxing
  9. No downtime
  10. No bruising ( for mesotherapy)

The following conditions have not been established to be safe for Cryo Stamp:

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Breastfeeding
  3. Herpes Zoster
  4. Active infection on the area to be treated
  5. Cardiac pacemaker

The Cryo Stamp procedure is definitely not something to give the cold shoulder to.  For inquiries and appointments, you may reach Zenbiosis Medical and Medical Clinic at 63 917-326-6893 (Globe or Viber) or 850-0554 (landline).

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Platelet Rich Plasma aka Vampire Lift

May 3, 2013 by  
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Perhaps Kim Kardashian comes into your mind when you hear Platelet Rich Plasma for beauty. She flaunted her bloody face on instagram while undergoing the said treatment, which is otherwise known as “Vampire Facelift.” This $1500 non-surgical fountain of youth is aimed to give the skin a firmer, younger look.

Apparently, Kim Kardashian is not the only Hollywood star enjoying the benefits the said rejuvenating treatment because other celebrities  have sunk their teeth into this promising aesthetic procedure as well.  A gift certificate to a vampire lift was even said to be included in this year’s Academy Awards’ loot bag.

Whether you’re a Hollywood star, a Twilight fan or simply someone looking for ways to improve your appearance, the Platelet Rich Plasma of Vampire Lift proves to be an ally in our quest for a youthful glow.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Explained

The procedure involves blood extracted from the patient, the way it is extracted for laboratory examinations (cholesterol determination, etc). It is then placed in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelet rich serum. Using an activator, the platelet is assured to be full of growth factors will will be beneficial for healing and rejuvenation of the skin.

Platelets are part of the body’s army that hurries to the injured site and incite response to protect the body. Its growth factors stimulate tissue regeneration and collagen formation.

The isolated platelet-rich serum will be applied to the skin using multiple punctures or intradermal injections. At my own practice at Zenbiosis, we use a combination of Derma Pen to induce multiple tiny punctures and stimulate collagen formation, plus the injection using the smallest gauge needle to deliver the serum just underneath the upper layer of the skin, to the areas of concern.

 

Cosmetic Uses of PRP:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  •  Sagging skin
  • Dull-looking skin
  • Lifting effect, as alternative to dermal fillers
  • Melasma
  • Hair Loss
  • Large Pores
  • Stretch Marks
  • Combined treatment with botox, dermal fillers, laser, etc

Sports fans will probably argue that this is only used for injuries involving joints, as Tiger Woods was popularly treated with PRP  for a painful knee. Other athletes like Rafael Nadal and Kobe Bryant were likewise reported to have benefitted from this treatment where the platelets extracted were injected into points of injury.  These days, PRP is no longer limited to orthopedics or sports medicine.  Aesthetic Medicine has recognized the potentials of PRP and employed it to deliver results for beauty problems.

In my experience, results have been encouraging. From treating stretch marks, to reducing wrinkles, the difference  have been astounding. Despite its promising results, I believe that the price was a little prohibitive especially for  the Cagayan de Oro market, despite that it was already offered at a fraction of the cost from Manila clinics.  I’ve decided that PRP needed a little more introduction since most people are still at a loss to what it is and what it can do for them.

Go and try it out for yourself.  In this day and age of advanced technology and in this case- affordable beauty treatment- there is no excuse for remaining frustrated with what you see in the mirror.

 

Kim Kardashian's picture courtesy of instagram

 



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Win a Premium Facial Treatment at Zenbiosis

December 13, 2012 by  
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In the spirit of Christmas, we are giving out a free premium Zenbiosis Glamour Glow Facial on Facebook. Glamour Glow is our signature facial treatment at Zenbiosis, which involves cleaning, application of a gold facial mask, diamond peel, and the infusion of premium whitening serum and antioxidants. Zenbiosis Glamour Glow is the facial treatment we recommend for a radiant looking and rejuvenated skin.

To join, here are the mechanics:

1. Like the Zenbiosis Facebook page: http://facebook.com/zenbiosis

2. Share this photo shown at the  Zenbiosis FB page timeline:   click this: Luxury at 160: click “view larger” then hit “share” at the bottom part of the photo on facebook

3. Promo is from December 13,2012 to December 19, 2012. Winner will be announced on December 20, 2012

Conditions:

Participants should be from Cagayan de Oro or have relatives or friends from CDO to claim the prize

Prize is transferrable, which means you have the option to give your prize  as a gift this Christmas

Easy, right? No need to piss off uninterested people by tagging them. Just share on your own timeline and you’re on your way to a beautifying session, the Zenbiosis way.

 



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Zenbiosis Medical and Aesthetic Clinic

December 10, 2012 by  
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I could write a mile-long entry about how I’ve always wanted to be an Aesthetic Medicine specialist and how my dreams were crushed again and again, til now. I’d rather cut the drama short and tell you that finally, my vision was manifested with Zenbiosis Medical and Aesthetic Clinic. It is my proof that dreams do come true, at the right time, when it’s meant for you. I prayed to God to let me work at a skin care clinic, He said no, watched me sob over rejections, then gave me my own clinic instead.  Hmm… I prayed to win the lotto, but well.. I keep getting a resounding no.

Bringing beauty  and restoring confidence in people is my niche. However, practicing my primary profession as a physician while making people more beautiful is my ultimate career goal. Now, I’m able to  finally do that through my own real-life vanity clinic at Zenbiosis Medical and Aesthetic Clinic.

The name Zenbiosis comes from the symbiotic relationship of beauty and wellness. Aside from skin care and non-surgical anti-aging procedures, I’m being able to practice medical acupuncture, a WHO-recognized treatment modality for various diseases which I’ve been trained to do for more than 2 years now, at the clinic .

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’d know how often I rant about being besieged by skin issues especially acne. If you’re seeing me now with less blemishes, that’s because I made an effort to fix my skin problems. I realized that there are ways to solve beauty issues if we’re committed to improving ourselves. And it doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg. Yes, I’m here to tell you there’s hope!  Zenbiosis is my avenue to help you to be the beautiful person you’ve always wanted to be.  Trust me, I know what you’re going through because I’ve been there too.

Zenbiosis is the first in Cagayan de Oro to offer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy aka Vampire Face Lift and likewise the first to offer medical acupuncture and aesthetic procedures in one clinic. We’re also among the few to use the automated derma roller/ fractional microneedling device for acne scars, fine lines stretchmarks, alopecia,  and enlarged pores.  You’ve trusted my hands in beauty, now let me help you by letting me do what I do best, the medical way.

If you’re in Cagayan de Oro or plan to visit CDO soon, please drop by our clinic soon at Door 3, AB Santiago Bldg. Velez-Gaerlan Sts. Cagayan de Oro (near Gazebo and Air Phil Ticketing Office). Call or text 09173266893. Like our page facebook.com/zenbiosis to be updated about our latest promos and services.

 



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Ways To Send Help For Sendong Victims

December 21, 2011 by  
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I was supposed to post about Sendong 2 days ago, but then I decided the emotional outbursts I earlier wrote wouldn’t help much. Instead, I am reposting this compiled information  from Bayanihan Online on where you could channel your help for those affected by the typhoon. As of writing, death toll has risen to 1000.  As you may have heard from the news, Cagayan de Oro (the city where I live) has been the most ravaged by Sendong, along with Iligan City. People we actually know have either died in the flash flood or are now homeless. We’re doing everything we can in our little ways to help but a lot of families are still in dire need of assistance.

Local celebrities like Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, Kris Aquino, and Vice Ganda have spared time in distributing relief goods here Cagayan de Oro 2 days ago. Whether or not it was for media mileage, as some critics have made an issue out of it, bottom line is that they’ve helped increase awareness on what’s going on here. We appreciate their efforts to help out and bring smile to the people in evacuation centers. Local government sectors from other cities like Davao City have pitched in too. The generosity shown by everyone who reached out gave life to what Christmas is all about.  If you want to do your share, here are the ways you can help:

photo credits: Bon Aserios

From Bayanihan Online:

Here’s a compilation of recent tweets and retweets regarding monetary donations for areas affected by Typhoon Sendong. Please note that these are copied as is. Let us know if there has been a misinformation and we’ll do our best to rectify them immediately.

FOR MONETARY DONATIONS

  1. 7/11
    • We accept cash donations for victims of Typhoon Sendong. No service fees will be deducted & donors will be provided an official receipt.
  2. ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya
    • BDO Peso Account
    • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
      • Account Number: 39301-14199
      • Swift Code: BNORPHMMBDO Dollar Account
    • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
      • Account Number: 39300-81622
      • Swift Code: BNORPHMMPNB Peso Account
    • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
      • Account Number: 419-539-5000-13
      • Swift Code: PNBMPHMMBPI Peso Account
    • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
      • Account Number: 3051-1127-75
      • Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
      • Swift Code: BOPIPHMMBPI Dollar Account
    • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.-Sagip Kapamilya
      • Account Number: 3054-0270-35
      • Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
      • Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
  3. Angel Brigade
    • For CASH donations, deposit to Isdanco Foundation via any RCBC branch office:
      • Account Name : ISDANCO Foundation (RCBC Main Branch, Ayala Avenue, Makati City)
      • Account Number: 4001577579
  4. CDO Bloggers Inc.
    • CDO Bloggers Inc now accepting Paypal Donations: francis.siason@gmail.com
  5. All Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops
  6. Citibank
    • Citibank Citimobile: Charge donations by texting CITIGIVE<space>KAPAMILYA<space>AMOUNT<space>MPIN to 2201 (Globe/Sun) and 350 (Smart)
  7. DepEd
    • The Department of Education, through the Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (DepEd- CSCA) is appealing for donation in-cash or in kind for the flood victims of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. Please send your help to DepEd Region X in CDO or to DepEd-CSCA, DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave. Pasig City. For queries, contact 6318495 or 6363603 or write to our Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/csca.deped
    • DepEd will forward all relief goods, clothings and other donations to Mindanao through partnerships with Philippine Airlines Foundation and the LBC Express Foundation.
  8. DSWD
    • Land Bank of the Philippines
      • Peso: DSWD Donation – 3122-1011-84
      • Dollar: DSWD Donation – 3124-0055-81
    • Donations may also be sent via GCash.
      • Text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>MPIN<space>DSWD and send to 2882. Example: DONATE 1000 1234 DSWD
  9. Enderun
    • Enderun Community Drive — Address: Enderun Colleges 1100 Campus Avenue McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Taguig City
  10. Gawad Kalinga
  11. GLOBE
    • Gcash: For GCASH, donate through Red Cross by texting DONATE <amount> MPIN REDCROSS and send to 2882.
    • Text: Text RED <amount> and send it to 2899. You may donate in these denominations: 5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1000.
  12. GMA Kapuso Foundation
    • METROBANK Peso Savings Account
      • Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
      • Account Number: 3-098-51034-7
    • METROBANK Dollar Savings Account
      • Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
      • Account Number: 2-098-00244-2
      • Code: MBTC PH MM
    • UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB) Peso Savings Account
      • Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
      • Account Number:115-184777-2 or 160-111277-7
    • UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB) Dollar Savings Account
      • Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
      • Account Number: 01-115-301177-9 or 01-160-300427-6
    • CEBUANA LHUILLIER
  13. Habitat for Humanity Philippines
    • Donate to @HabitatPhils deposit to BPI CA 2421-0014-67
    • Fax your deposit slip to (02)8565389
  14. Iligan Bloggers Society
    • Donation Paypal ID: singcol.inquisitor@gmail.com
    • UNION BANK Account: Revilla N. Carbonell-Noel – 109451077611
  15. Iliganon Association
    • Iliganon Association in Manila accepting cash and clothes donations.
    • Contact VP for external affairs Lisa Lluch 09175098165
  16. La Salle Academy Iligan
    • Cash donations may be deposited to La Salle Academy Iligan via
      • Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Account No. 0820-016221-030
        • Kindly inform Lourdes Melegrito of DLSU COSCA the details of your donation
        • Email lourdes.melegrito@dlsu.edu.ph
        • Tel. No. 524-4611 local 147
        • Telefax 523-4143.
      • BPI Account name: La Salle Academy. Savings Account Number: 9353-03-62
    • Additional details for those outside the Philippines:
      • Swift code: BOPIPHMM.
      • Bank Address: 935 Quezon Avenue cor Lluch St. Iligan City.
      • Bank Telephone Number: (+63) 63-223-8053; (+63) 63-223-8054
    • Please make a digital copy (or photo) of your deposit slip for proper documentation and email this file to Br. Raffy Reyes FSC, president of LSA: raffyreyes1018@gmail.com
  17. La Salle Greenhills
    • Donations in cash can be received at Gate 2 of La Salle Green Hills at 343 Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550.
    • You may also call any of the following telephone numbers for further inquiries:
      • Alumni Office — 721-2729, 722-7750, 725-4720
      • GS Principal — 721-2482
      • HS Principal — 721-8914
      • Buildings and Grounds Office — 721-8904 (Telefax)
      • La Sallian Mission Office — 726-5851 (Telefax)
  18. MINCODE
    • The Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks is joining hands with Balay Mindanaw (NGO member of one of MINCODE’s member networks, Mindanao Congress) in mobilizing material and financial resources for the typhoon victims in NorthernMindanao. We are asking for your support for our unfortunate brothers and sisters in Northern Mindanao.
    • For cash donations please deposit in the following accounts of the BALAY MINDANAW FOUNDATION, INC.
      • Peso current account no. 1768022630 – BDO Xavier Branch, Cagayan de Oro City
      • Dollar savings account no. 2044006882 – Bank of the Philippine Islands (SWIF Code BOPIPHMM), Velez Branch, Cagayan de Oro City
      • Bank charges have been waived for donations thru BDO
    • Contact: Charlito “Kaloy” Manlupig
      • Balay Mindanaw
      • 53A, 12th Street, Zone 2, Upper Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines
      • www.balaymindanaw.org
      • Mobile Phone Numbers:  +639188877111  and +639177176000
  19. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
    • Tel. No.: (02) 376-7330
    • Mobile No: (0910) 495-0095
    • Email: nujphil@gmail.com
    • The NUJP is also collecting donations for media workers in areas hit hard by Sendong:
      • Metrobank Peso: 229-722-9507-458
  20. One for Iligan
    • Iliganons Sa Manila Inc., BDO Checking Acct 5308004019 Asia-Tower Paseo Branch
  21. One Meralco Foundation
    • OneMeralco Foundation is accepting cash donations in G\F Lopez bldg, Meralco Center, Ortigas.
    • Call 6328301, look for Joy.
  22. Oxfam
    • Leading UK charity Oxfam GB now accepting donations for those affected by Sendong. Donate now.
  23. Philippine Daily Inquirer
    • The Philippine Daily Inquirer is accepting donations for victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”
    • Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Help Fund’s Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) current account No. 4951-0067-56, under the name Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.
    • For inquiries, call PDI corporate affairs at 8978808 and ask for Bianca Kasilag or Connie Kalagayan.
  24. Red Cross Philippines
    • Donate via http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate.
    • You can also donate through mobile load. Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart).
    • Smart subscribers may send financial help to the Philippine Red Cross through text. To donate, cellphone users should send RED to 4143. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50 and 100 and will be charged to the subscriber’s prepaid load or postpaid bill.
    • Globe subscribers may send help to Red Cross. Just text RED and send to 2899. Valid donation amounts are 10, 25, 50, 100 (For ex, RED 10).
  25. RockEd Philippines
    • Rock Ed’s potable water fund and underwear drive for CDO and Iligan
    • BPI Loyola Heights 3080-0073-44 Rock Ed Philippines.
  26. Sagip-Tulong. To donate,please visit their website.
  27. Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
    • Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
      BPI Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61
      BPI Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12
  28. SMART
    • Smart Money: Donors to Typhoon #Sendong may help through Smart Money acct. no. 5577-5130-6822-1104 at any BDO, Hapinoy or Cebuana Lhuillier outlets.
    • Text: Smart subscribers may donate to #Sendong victims via text. Send RED <amount> to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100.
  29. TV5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation
    • Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. is accepting donations for the flood victims of storm ‘Sendong.’ Cash donations may be sent through the following accounts:
      • Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.
      • BDO Savings Account No. 005310-410164 and
      • Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account No. 1443-05333-2
    • Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. also has dollar accounts, for those who wish to make donations from abroad and/or in dollars. Donations may be made through:
      • Bank of the Philippine Islands
        • Beneficiary: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.
        • Beneficiary Account No.:  1444-0214-85
        • Beneficiary Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands – Ayala Avenue SGV Branch
        • Address: 6758 Ayala Ave, Makati City, Philippines
        • Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
      • Banco de Oro
        • Beneficiary: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.
        • Beneficiary Account No.: 10-5310-46264-4
        • Beneficiary Bank: BDO Unibank Inc – BDO Makati Ave-Ayala Branch
        • Address: Ground Floor L.V. Locsin Bldg., 6752 Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
        • Swift Code: BNORPHMM
    • For inquiries, please call News5 Aksyon Center hotline – 938-6393.
  30. UP Manila
    • Direct bank deposit to UP-PGH account: DEVELOPMENT BANK OFTHE PHILIPPINES 0410-002882-035. Thank you. Every centavo counts.
  31. World Vision Philippines
  32. Xavier University
    • Bank DepositAccount Name: Xavier University
      Account Number: 9331-0133-63
      BPI MAIN BRANCH

WORLDWIDE

  1. Now accepting #Sendong donations: All LBC branches in
    • US
    • Canada
      • Donate via GlobalMedic.
        • Website says Rapid Response Team there now, more to deploy.
        • The donations go to water filters and rehydration salts that were deployed to PH Navy [via @noreenbautista]
    • KSA
    • UAE
    • Singapore
      • To All Pinoys in Singapore we can drop our donations at LBC AirCargo #04-077 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Rd. (via @beejing)
    • Hong Kong
      • In HK, LBC in Worldwide offers to send your donations for #Sendong victims for free. They will have a drop box frm tom. (via @raymond_ph)
    • Brunei
    • Malaysia
    • Taiwan
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Australia
      • If u r in Sydney, LBC in Main street Blacktown is a drop off center and will deliver relief goods for free. Call for details. Dont hav no. (via @jimparedes)
    • LBC Branch Finder http://bit.ly/hZF0nG so you can drop off your donations and they will send it to the distressed areas for free! [via @mmdirections]



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