Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Derma Roller Diary: Progress 1st -> 6th

Hi everyone!! I have a lot of good news for y'all. First is that I'm officially an employee of MBM Skin Clinic starting today and is now a dermatological nurse under Dra. Michelle Manuel (my derma). Yay! I really can't believe my luck that I will be able to train under a very good and well known doctor in the field of dermatology. It's obvious that I love skincare stuff and I really am lucky to be working in the area that I love. I can now share with you all new procedures (and even promo available) that can be done in the name of beautification and keeping our skin healthy :)

My second good news is that, everyone in my family is doing great, health-wise. My Lola is still cancer free, my dad has already recovered from his illness, my mom's health concerns are ruled as not serious, my loveones are all healthy! Oh, and my pets are too! I have 2 new puppies that are both healthy and big ^_^

The third good news I received lately is that my bf has also been hired as a staff nurse too (and good paying at that compared to other health care facilities in the country). We can now really start gaining experience so when we migrate to Canada in the near future, we will have a good chance in getting a job as nurses :)

And lastly, I now have totally acne-free face yay!! I proved this when I can't replenish my topical acne medication for more than 2weeks and all I can do is wash my face 2x a day with Cetaphil for oily skin and I'm still acne free until now. I really can't believe I can last a long time without any medication at all. I usually end up breaking out before if I don't put any type of acne treatment on my face for at least a week and it's been going 3 weeks now and I'm still clear hehe.. Although, I still got myself today another acne treatment cream just for maintainance (I got one with a lower dose of medication since I don't get cystic ones anymore) ^_^

To show you some proof, here's some pictures of my progress from day 1 of my Derma Roller upto my latest which is my 6th session :)


FIRST SESSION
3ominutes after procedure


2nd SESSION

3rd SESSION



*sorry, no photos for 4th session*

5th SESSION



6th SESSION - my face right now




Did you see how big the difference my Derma Roller did to my face? And that's just 6 sessions with just a maintainance of acne treatment. I think the DR helped my skin to absorb the medication better and at the same time prodding the deeper layers to reproduce healthier skin cells and heal itself. This procedure is really heaven-sent to me ^_^

NOTE: Bad news for those who want to undergo Derma Rolling in the future. The price of the DR from the manufacturer, according to my derma, is increasing lately that's why many clinics including her are increasing the price of the procedure. I'm so lucky to have paid my whole 10 sessions last year while the price is still low. I think, last I heard, my derma already charges Php20,000 for 6-10 sessions of DR. This is still way cheaper compared to other derma clinics like Belo who charges around Php40,000, IMO. Maybe the manufacturer learned that they are really in demand...the higher the demand = the higher the price.

Anyway, I still believe this procedure is worth every penny since it works. DR can be used for acne treatment, antiaging, hair growth, etc. Same instrument is used and only the medication infused in the skin is different for different purposes :)

I hope you guys did not get bored with my uber long post again. Until next time! Thank you for dropping by. Bye! ^_^

Love,
Gale

32 comments:

♥ mia said...

wow that is a huge difference! thanks for sharing d pics, ur skin looks great! :)

yey for good good good good news! :)

Pammy said...

Gale, super happy for you. Love the progress. Looking forward to seeing future pictures. :P

Juana Kristina said...

Your skin has dramatically improved! The derma roller did a great job!

Congrats on your new job. And post more pics, please. Cheers! Good good news indeed. :)

Crystal Gale said...

Mia - Thank you!

Pammy - Thanks sis :)

Juana Kristina - Thanks! I'll post more pics :)

Lavender said...

Hi Gale

Thanks for sharing abt the Derma Roller. Happy to see that you are clear from pimples now.

Ida said...

Wow Gale, your skin is looking great! Congrats on being acne-free, and getting the job. :) I'd like to try dermarolling someday.

DeBi said...

wow! congrats for the acne free face...I am happy for you!

NeuroChiq said...

Wow Gale, huge difference! You're glowing, babe. Happy that you won the acne battle. And congrats for the new job. Cheers! =)

-Dang

Abby said...

congrats!!! sa visayas ka ba?? ako naman may prob ngayon. huhu

Crystal Gale said...

Lavender - Thank you! :)

Ida - Thanks! Yeah, do try it sometime in the future if need mo na. It's really great :)

DeBi -Thank you!

Dang - Thank you, thank you! ^_^

Abby - thanks! yup, sa visayas ako. mon-fri 11am-7pm sched ko dun :)

don't worry, gagaling din yan :)

Elsa said...

wow grabe ang change ha! hmmmm.... ma try nga to pero parang pricey eh hahahahah!

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Elsa! Yes, it's quite pricey and the price range depends on which clinic/doctor you will have it done..Php 20-40k for 10 sessions :)

Chrissy said...

Gale, this is AMAZING! Ang galing naman. I think I'll look into this and save up for it. Wow talaga!

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Chrissy! hehe wonder procedure ko nga ito eh..I really wished I've done it sooner so that I did not suffered from lots of self esteem problems hehe

Kari said...

Oh my gosh! Ang ganda na ng skin mo, good for you! And congrats on your new job, you're so lucky you got into one that fits your interests in addition to your career choice from college :) Does that mean we'll be seeing more skin-care/derma process-related posts on your blog? Hehe!

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Kari! Thank you! Yeah, I do plan on posting new treatments or what-nots like promos and discounts hehe :)

Maybe I can try having them done so I can relate the experience to my readers too :)

Crystal said...

oh wow! anlaki ng difference! i'm happy that everything is doing well with you gale!

Crystal Gale said...

Thanks Crystal!! Ang laki talaga ng difference noh? :)

Aya said...

The difference is really... WOW! Happy for you :D

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Crystal Gale said...

Aya - Thank you! Followed you too :)

Pilar said...

I friend sent me a link to your blog since I was on the look-out for a good dermatologist. Congrats on your skin's progress! What a big difference! If you don't mind me asking, can I get Dra. Manuel's contact details? And where is her clinic? Many thanks!

chikititalolita said...

hi gale! your face is way way better than your first session! great job to your derma and dr! is there like a promo if you get 6sessions lang? or less than 6? does dr also made your pores smaller? coz thats what im aiming for. :)

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Pilar! Thank you for dropping by. Dra. Manuel's clinic is at Visayas Ave, QC. Please email me at galebart_15@yahoo.com so I can give you her details.. Thanks! :)

@ chikititalolita - Hi! I'm not sure if she gives promo coz usually you just pay for 6 sessions then if you still want to continue, free na yung mga susunod :)

About pores, hmm I have not seen any effect on my pores po after using DR for so many times so I think if that's your main concern, better consult with her na lang :)

LJP said...

Wow!! You look amazing!! That derma roller is pretty impressive! :-)

Crystal Gale said...

^ Thank you so much!

pkapoor said...

Hey Crystal,

Good to see your results. I never knew it can be used for hair growth also.
I wanted to ask you, which medicine shall I use for hair growth and can it be used on the head as well, if possible.
I have improper facial hair, which is growing in patches and is less in density and I am having a hair fall problem also.

Angelica Mison said...
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Angelica Mison said...

My treatment po din dyan for stretch mark? Pwd din po ba derma roller sa stretch marks? :-)

Crystal Gale said...

Hi pkapoor! I am not familiar with the serums for hair growth but it can only be availed by a doctor so it would be best to have a consultation with your dermatologist about your concerns :)

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Angelica! Yes, this can be used for stretchmarks. I believe the serum to be used is the collagen one... I'm just not sure how many treatments will be needed for your case :)

lucretia said...

Photoshop or derma roller, that is the question...

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