How To Spot Damaged Skin Through Visia Skin Analysis

How To Spot Damaged Skin Through Visia Skin Analysis

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. A healthy skin helps fight skin aging and other viruses. We all struggle to have glowing and healthy skin. For women, beauty is everything. And having a good skin care routine tells much about you. So how well do you know your skin? 

The idea of having a machine that can thoroughly evaluate your skin is somehow refreshing. The Visia Skin Complexion Analysis machine gives patients objective skin evaluation. It lets you see every detail and gives you a complete picture of your skin health. It doesn’t just evaluate but it helps your doctor determine how to treat your skin related problems and prepare for future aging treatments. 

Dr. Neil Oropeza’s clinic is perhaps one of the most innovative clinics in Davao City. It’s the only clinic in Davao that offers PicoSure laser treatments and Visia Skin Complexion Analysis. Dr. Niel Oropeza is a part of my PicoSure laser tattoo removal journey and allowed me to experience the Visia Skin Complexion Analysis device. 

Visia captures high-quality facial images to clearly analyze your skin. I was uncomfortable at first but managed to feel at ease because the assistant was really nice and friendly. 

 

 

How Visia Complexion Analysis Works

 

Visia Skin Analysis Clinic

Capturing images from different angles

Visia Skin Analysis

Visia Skin Analysis

Visia Skin Analysis Davao

Visia aims to gather clearly defined visual information on important areas that affect your skin health: pores, red and brown spots, wrinkles, skin texture,  color evenness of complexion, UV spots and the presence of bacteria. 

Visia Complexion Analysis

Visia Skin Analysis Davao

Visia Analysis Result

Showing porphyrins or presence of acne causing bacteria in pores

Visia Skin Analysis Red Spots

Showing red areas on my face

Visia Skn Analysis

Showing the brown spots on my face

Visia Skin Analysis Results

Using the 3D viewer to clearly see skin problems and damaged skin cells

Visia Complexion Analysis Philippines

The result shows my estimated age based on my skin health on the right part of my face. No thanks to my wrinkles, spots and others for making me feel older. As you can see, it says here that my TruSkin age is 33 while my actual age is 28.

Skin Analysis Result

The result shows the left part of my face is healthier and younger than the other. My actual age is 28 but my TruSkin age estimate is 23 years old. 

Visia Skin Complexion Analysis Result

Happy with the result 😉 

Visia Skin Analysis Result

 

This is the overall result of the Visia Skin Analysis device. The result reveals that I have low UV spots percentage maybe because I work at home so I am not always exposed to the sun. Basically, I have a higher percentage of enlarged pores, red areas and bad skin texture.  The result is upsetting yet it’s also helpful because it helps me learn more about my skin health. The treatment is unique and individualized. 

The results would be a patient’s baseline for future assessments.  You can constantly monitor if there is progress with the treatment, it’s like seeing everything under a microscope where everything is transparent and highly defined.

 

 

Visia Skin Complexion Analysis FAQ

 

What is the importance of Visia Complexion Analysis?

The device helps determine what kind of approach and treatment a certain patient needs. It helps to diagnose the problem and formulate unique and specific aesthetic treatments. The treatment is personalized and not generalized. 

Does it hurt?

No, it doesn’t. It only captures your facial images so don’t worry, no needles. 

How long does it take to finish the procedure?

It only takes a few minutes. It’s like letting a machine do your selfie.  

How much does Visia Analysis cost?

It depends on your location and clinic. 

 

A lot of people pay too much for skin treatments especially for those who have acne problems. But the treatment isn’t individualized so maybe that’s the reason why there is no progress with the treatment. 

If you’re living in Davao City, you might want to try the Visia Skin Complexion Analysis machine. You may visit:

Dr. Niel Oropeza

Oropeza Dermatology Clinic/ Oroderm

Address: 64, Rizal Extension, Dermhaus Clinic, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur

Direct Line:  (082)227 3643

 

All Natural and Organic KJM Cheek and Lip Tint Review | Korean Lip Stain Addiction

All Natural and Organic KJM Cheek and Lip Tint Review | Korean Lip Stain Addiction

KJM Cheek and Lip Stain

 

Rest in peace matte lipsticks, may you find solace inside my refrigerator (refrigerate your lipsticks at your own risk). I’m almost done with matte lipsticks and though I’m sometimes tempted to buy Kylie lipsticks every time  I see Kylie Jenner’s Instagram account, I’m in a happy relationship with my lip tints – I feel young and very Korean since Korean makeup mostly includes eyeliners and lip tints. You can be Lee Min Ho’s Suzy Bae with a pink lip tint. Lip tints just keep my mind working each time I see Lee Min Ho in a dark suit. And don’t forget the cheek tints  – they make you look younger. What a cute way to cheat aging.

 

Lip Tints

 

 

I’ve posted my Benefit Benetint review before and though I have positive views about Benefit Lip and Cheek Tint, I still continue looking for cheaper alternatives. A friend recommended KJM Cheek and Lip Stains since it’s a Davao-based company and all products are organic. I’m not a native of Davao City but this is my second home since I’ve been staying here for almost 14 years and it’s good to hear that we have locally made lip tints patronized nationwide. Also, I love organic beauty products. It’s good to look beautiful applying your favorite makeup products without any worries if the products contain harmful chemicals that are bad for you. That’s why I love SkinFood because of their all natural based cosmetic products. The prices are higher as compared to other Korean products but I trust them better than Etude especially when it comes to skincare products.

 

KMJ Cheek and Lip Tints

 

 

What to love about KJM Lip Stains ♥

 

Variety of shades 

Although Benefit’s Benetint lasts longer, as far as I know they only have four shades available and the colors are similar. I was ignorant to believe that lip tints are only available in pink and red shades. KJM offers a variety of colors and I love all of them. Having different shades means having different cheek colors to match your lips. The shades are beautiful. You can put it unevenly if you want your lips to look like your favorite Korean stars. I bought three KJM Cheek and Lip tints and here are my thoughts about their shades:

 

 

KJM Pink Puff Tint

KMJ Cheek and Lip Tint

I love that it blends perfectly with the natural color of my lips. It looks subtle and natural. It also gives a nice shade for your cheeks especially if you have a fair complexion.

 

KJM Bewitched

KMJ Cheek and Lip Tint

 

The color is great. Last year, I purchased MAC Instigator because the shade reminds me of Drew Barrymore or Buffy The Vampire  Slayer or 90s girls who are always the movie antagonists because they wear darker lipstick shades. Although my MAC Instigator’s really good, I realized it’s not for me, it’s too matte and attention grabbing. Thanks to KJM Bewitched, I can wear a darker shade without worrying much about my having my lips look too defined.

 

KMJ Bloodshot

KMJ Cheek and Lip Tint

 

A lot of girls will surely love this bloody red shade. I’m not really a fan of blood red lips so this is my least favorite among my lip tints. My friend who loves red lipsticks likes wearing this shade. Not everybody can pull off wearing a very red lipstick and that includes me. I prefer the Bittersweet Magenta because the color is somehow similar with Benetint’s rose-tinted cheek and lip stain.

 

It quickly dries up

After application, it dries up easily making the color appear subtle yet natural. I love that it dries up quickly because it stays on and naturally blends with the lips. It’s a bit watery yet pigmented. 

Stays long

Though Benefit Benetint lasts longer, as compared to other cheaper cheek and lip tints, KJM lip stains stay longer, especially on your cheeks. For the lips, the stain doesn’t last longer as compared to your cheeks. You still need to reapply after eating or drinking.

Affordable

It’s not easy to find cheap cosmetic products nowadays. And while I’ve been using Benetint for almost three years now, I still look for cheaper alternatives that’s why if you check my pouch, I have cheek and lip tints from Etude, Body Shop and Tony Moly. But KJM Cheek and Lip Stains are way cheaper than any of such cosmetic brands. The lip tint is available for only 110php so what’s not to love about this product?

Organic

Everybody wants organic products. It’s one way to feel less guilty about eating junk foods and not exercising a lot. As much as possible, I try to buy organic and natural products. For my dark under eyes, I apply organic sunflower oil from Human Nature ( you can check my Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil review). I use Human Nature’s Tomato Facial Scrub for my face and Human Nature’s 100% natural mosquito repellent spray whenever I do outdoor activities. It’s a relief that KJM Lip and Cheek Tints are natural and organic.

No smell

It has no smell. I was told by a friend who bought a fake KMJ lip tint that the fake ones had very strong smell. 

Roll-on type

I love the packaging and the container because it’s not prone to spilling. It’s a roll-on type of lip and cheek stain that you can slip inside your pouch or pockets without spilling a single drop. 

 

KMJ Cheek Stains

 

 

 

What I don’t like about the product Χ

 

Stays longer on the cheeks rather than lips

I love lip tints and the fact that KJM Stain lasts longer on the cheeks rather than lips is frustrating. 

 

 

Overall 

KMJ Cheek and Lip Tint is the cheapest, safest and one of the best products I bought so far. I’d definitely recommend it to my friends and to those cheek and lip tints addicts out there. 

 

 KMJ Lip Stain

Using KMJ Bewitched Lip Stain

 

 

For Davao-based buyers, you can visit their store at:

Sonia’s Gift Shop, Aldevinco Shopping Center, CM Recto Street, Davao City, 8000

 

Kanubis Launch | Davao Local Bands

Kanubis Launch | Davao Local Bands

I planned to stay sober last Friday but was confronted by the fact that I couldn’t stay sober and alcohol and good music are meant to make you feel immortal for a day or two. Anne Sexton couldn’t even stay sober. She talked to me in my sleep telling me I would live forever as long as I write and drink and write and drink. But it’s a struggle to be poetic with or without alcohol.

Last Friday’s gig wasn’t merely about the launching of Kanubis Clothing but it was also about Mindanao bands and musicians, great music, cool prizes given by Tattoo Avenue and Nine Nails and the artistically subtle atmosphere of ZLeaf.

Here are my thoughts (not exactly music reviews) about the gig performances:

JKid (Nhorm Quesada)

jkid-gig

JKid is a rapper from Cotabato City who finds inner peace performing the rap songs he originally wrote for the past years. One of my favorites is the song entitled “Ana”. It’s about a sex worker named Ana who doesn’t have a choice but to get paid for sex. It’s a typical story of most Filipinas who cannot find decent jobs here in the Philippines. But what I love about the song is how you unconsciously imagine the whole scenario as you listen to her story, in his own words. He doesn’t preach, but he tells you every scene pretending not to sound obscene. The obscenity lies not in its language but its images. My poetry teacher’s line will forever live within me – “Show, don’t tell.” Like Marshall Mathers’ songs,  JKid’s songs are not the usual rap about sex, twerking women and flashy cars. Most of his songs are somehow related to social awareness and his experiences. To tell a vivid story and provoke emotion in three or four lines is a skill and Marshall Mathers does it all the time. Sad to say, the only thing that some people remember about Em is his “mom’s spaghetti”.

JKid continues to remind me that while rap is also a form of poetry, rap songs should not be criticized based on their meanings but their musical flow and rhythm as well. In literary theory, if I remember correctly, form and meaning are inseparable. In a formalist approach, the literary meaning of a particular literary work can only be achieved through its form and literary devices. When it comes to lyrics of songs, I think it’s inappropriate to criticize songs based on content alone. Don’t forget musicality and rhythm. That’s why until now I still feel terrible when some men from the literary society said that the “The Bohemian Rhapsody” isn’t very poetic at all, it is even meaningless. I adore Freddie Mercury and I think the melody, the lyrics, and the musicality are beautiful.

Side of the Moon

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Side of the Moon made me more excited to hear Tool live. I was stunned for a few minutes because it was my first time to listen to Tool covers live. My boyfriend crucified me for a hundred times when I said Tool is alright. I don’t openly worship them maybe because when I listen to music I’m more on the atmosphere, emotions and nostalgia. He wanted me to worship them as much as I worship Marilyn Manson or Nine Inch Nails. Side of the Moon performed well and I believe they left an impression on the audience.

Amana

amana

Amana’s music is refreshing and can be nostalgic as well.  Gojira, Tool, Deftones and Lamb of God are some of the musical influences of the band’s musicality, although Tool and Deftones have strongest influences in most of their songs. I’ve listened to Amana’s raw riffs many times, leaving me an impression that they constantly aim to achieve sound progression. For me, there must be a sense of progression in terms of flow and sound in order to add excitement and definitely to provoke. I don’t know with you, but for me, music or art, in general, must be provocative.

Another interesting fact about Amana is that their drummer is a female. You see many female band members playing the guitar but you don’t often see girls play the drums. I think it’s hot.

The guitarist whom I know very well, is very meticulous when it comes to their music’s flow and musicality. Following Amana’s creative process, somehow there is a struggle to create something unconventional. The band even defies doing covers, all of the songs they play are originally composed. I think that’s the purpose of forming a band, to create and not just to recreate.

Amana’s Official Page

 

Project Satellite

Davao Gigs

Photo by Enzo Henri Chua

My first impression: Psychedelic. And they like effects. The vocalist has a psychedelic aura and listening by the way the vocalist sings takes me somewhere trippy and nice and wonderful. Also, I adore the fact that they play their original songs, I believe it’s one way to promote local bands.

Project Satellite Official Facebook Page

 

We Killed Samantha

Davao Gigs

I was already intoxicated when they started performing on stage.  The only thing I remember was hearing them play “Omerta” and how excited I was when I heard them play. I feel lucky because the first time I heard Omerta live was played by Lamb of God itself two years ago when they visited the Philippines for the third time. They did “Redneck” and though something was a bit missing, perhaps the very low tune guitars made it difficult to achieve full clarity of sound, the vocalist’s presence was undeniably powerful.

We Killed Samantha definitely killed it.

We Killed Samantha Official Facebook Page

Forgive me but alcohol disabled me mentally that I wasn’t able to hear BackStabells, Die Glocke and Odds and Evens play. What a shame.

Davao Music

Photo by Enzo Henri Chua

Davao Music

Davao Music

Photo by Enzo Henri Chua

 

Thanks to DemiGods Production and ManDieMuzik for organizing the event.

 

Kanubis Clothing

 

Kanubis Clothing promotes creativity and encourages individuality through every client’s personalized designs.

Kanubis Clothing Launch

Kanubis Clothing Launch

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