Saturday, March 19, 2011

Are you suffering from Hyperhidrosis?

While some lucky people were born with silver spoon in their mouths, I was born with sweaty palms. Yes, I have hyperhidrosis and have been perenially suffering excessive sweating of palms. I sweat when it's humid , when it's cold or even  when the a/c is on. Much more when I feel stressed or nervous.Well, there are times that I don't sweat on rare occasions.

I have tried different kinds of treatments. In 1998, my dermatologist prescribed  a topical medicine, Aluminum hydrochloride, to alleviate my hyperhidrosis. You just need to swab a cotton with the solution on your palms. You can also apply it to your soles. However it didn't work effectively because the sweating only stopped whenever I was inside an airconditioned room. So I refrained from using it because I wasn't satisfied with the results. My dermatologist suggested  that I  undergo surgery. I forgot how it was called, but when she explained the procedure to me,it scared the hell out  of me. She said, they will cut the nerve that triggers my sweat glands that produce excessive sweating.It will be a major surgery so they will have to sedate me during the whole procedure.It is  very delicate that they could not afford to commit a mistake otherwise it will paralyze the patient. At that time, this procedure was only done at St.Luke's Medical Center and according to her, they have successfully performed the operation to a male patient. Since, I heard that they have done it only once at that time. I decided not to undergo surgery.

These days because of  advanced Science and Technology, there are different ways to alleviate, if not totally halt, excessive sweating:

1. Iontophoresis - It is a machine with weak electric current.The concept behind the treatment is that the minerals that the ions bring into your skin temporarily fill up your sweat pores. They form thick deposits inside the pores of the hands and feet. These minerals prevent sweating by blocking up the sweat pores. This means you won’t suffer any sweating at all. The results of iontophoresis are very similar to botox or other types of hyperhydrosis.

I underwent this treatment in 2003. This treatment is available at DERMCLINIC at SM Southmall and other selected branches. Each treatment cost 2,500. You need to attend several treatments to see the results. 

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2. Botox - this treatment is gaining huge popularity. It is not only used to reduce fine wrinkles in your face.Belo Aesthetic Center offers this treatment for people with hyperdyrosis to temporarily stop excessive sweating. However, you need to repeat the procedure after 6 months. I have never tried this one. Aside from it cost an arm and a leg; I am also scared of the side effects.

 3. Driclor- the safest and most effective way to reduce excessive sweating. The key ingredient is Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate. It is a topical medicine that looks like a roll-on deodorant. You need to apply it last thing in the evening before going to bed on dry hands or soles.You can also apply it on other parts of your body like soles, armpits, and back. Make sure to rinse your hands in the morning.  With continuous use, you will see the results. You can use it every other night or thrice a week when you feel that your sweating is reduced.

This product is available at all MERCURY DRUG outlets for Php 845.

                                            I have tried this product and it really works!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

How I Met Jane

It was vacation. I was sitting in our yard with a book at hand very much engrossed in reading " Stone Diaries" by Carol Shields. I've heard  about her (Jane)  and wondered why Magnus Flett ,one of the characters in Stone Diaries, was very fascinated by her,he knows her  by heart and mind that he was inspired by her unyeilding character.

Brimming with curiousity, I searched for her. For I was longing to quench my eagerness to meet her. I searched at the shelves of bookstores to find her. And when I finally got hold of her,I didn't let her go. I spent hours contemplating on her pages.

Her torn pages apparently show that I never get tired reading her again and again.

She  courageously battled in her oppressive world, magnonimously bestowed compassion  towards a parentless child,  rose amidst the life's sordidness. Her unwavering faith to God and unconditional love to man who suffers with his own recklessness are remarkable.  No wonder Magnus Flett was awe-inspired by her ; he was able to memorize and recite by heart, chapter by chapter, every sentence , every word.

A book that describes the different kinds of love "Jane Eyre" is a must read.

"...that the real world was wide,and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils"- Jane Eyre.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

THURSDATE: Galvanic Spa Experience

After depriving myself of chocolate and MyLot in observance to Ash Wednesday,it's time to pamper myself together with girlfriend, Shirley, with FREE -yes you heard it right- Galvanic Spa experience, yipeee!

Coach Dyan, one of my girlfriends, who works for  Nuskin, invited us (Shirley and I)to experience the wonders of NuSkin products. These days nobody would pass the chance of getting a free facelift. So, when coach Dyan invited us, we said, " YES! ..." without having second thoughts.

The Pharaphernalias

The first picture is the facial spa essentials. That's the galvanic spa on the second picture.Coach Dyan used these products to rejuvinate our dull skin. The galvanic spa will deliver the ingredients right into our skin with its low-level galvanic currents. With galvanic spa, you won't need to undergo botox or surgical facelift to achieve a youthful skin.You can even use it at home.

Okay, we are not really proud of our skin here. I just want to show how we looked like before the treatment.

After washing our faces with Pure Cleansing Gel, Shirley was ready for the second step; non-surgical facelift.

Be careful , I'm ticklish.

To achieve the temporary lift and firm when you want to look at your best, the Face Lift Powder and Lift Activator will do the wonders for you.

Don't make me laugh. 
You can also use the product as nose strip. Girls... I tell you, it's really effective. You'll see your whiteheads when you strip off the tissue from your nose.

So, this is how we'll look like after twenty years, LOL! That's how the product works. It lifts your skin and thightens your pores.


 Face Lift Powder , Lift Activator and Glacial Marine Mud

Waiting  for the mud to get completely dry before rinseng it off. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin but you'll feel that it's lifting your face.

Break a neck, LOL! This is what you call "tiis-ganda".

For the final touch up, Nu skin's Nu Colour Tinted Moisturizer will make your skin moisturized and photoready.

We want to share to you our FREE GALVANIC SPA EXPERIENCE if you're
interested just let us know.

We should have asked the passers-by to have our photos taken...hayst.