Saturday, December 19, 2015

Skin talk with Skin Doctors

“Skin talk with Skin Doctors”
Sun.Star Davao, Dec. 19, 2015
In 1998, a group of four board-certified dermatologists decided to band together with the goal of giving Dabawenyos access to the newest technology being offered then, which was lasers.
Flash forward to 2015, Skin Doctors Dermatology and Laser Center is now operating clinics at the original branch at Gaisano Mall of Davao and at Quinque by Skin Doctors at SM Lanang Premier.
Let’s meet the dynamic lady dermatologists behind Skin Doctors. All of them are either Diplomates or Fellows of the Philippine Dermatological Society.
Dr. Ma. Pacita S. Belisario is a graduate of the UP College of Medicine. She took her residency training at the University of the Philippines-Phil. General Hospital (UP-PGH) and is a past training officer and incoming chair of the Department of Dermatology of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).
On the other hand, Dr. Ma. Assumpta Cecilia R. Serrano is a graduate of the UP College of Medicine and completed her residency training at the UP-PGH.
 A former board examiner of the Philippine Dermatological Society, she is the incumbent president of the Phil. Dermatological Society-Southern Philippines Chapter.
Meanwhile, Dr. Lalaine Rabe-Visitacion is a graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) College of Medicine. She took her residency training and was chief resident at the UST Department of Dermatology as well as training officer and present chair of the Department of Dermatology at SPMC.
Joining Skin Doctors in 2001, Dr. Karen Lee P. Alabado is a graduate of the UP College of Medicine Integrated Arts for Medicine (Intarmed) 7-year medical program. She underwent dermatology residency training at the UP-PGH and is past chair and outgoing training officer of the Department of Dermatology of SPMC.
In 2013, UP College of Medicine graduate, Dr. Christine Calolot, joined the group as well. She finished her residency training and was chief resident at the Department of Dermatology at the SPMC.
And, finally, the youngest in the group who recently became part of the group is Dr. Jennifer Aileen Ang-Tangtatco. A graduate of the UST College of Medicine, she took her residency training and was a chief resident at the Department of Dermatology at SPMC. Dr. Tangtatco will undergo further training in Pediatric Dermatology in Canada.
*How do you manage your time between your respective clinics and Skin Doctors?
It’s all about time management. Clinic schedules in private clinics are done in such a way to accommodate the schedule of the doctor in the mall. There’s also a lot of sacrifice of weekends with the family.
*Nowadays, kids seem to have a lot of skin problems such as dry and sensitive skin, allergies and the like. Why do you think this is rampant? How can we prevent it?
Allergies may be genetic (in-born) in nature and thus, hard to prevent. A number of skin allergies though are caused by chemicals found in fragrances, or certain preservatives of some soaps, shampoos and lotions. Using a baby-friendly, mild, unscented product will help prevent allergies if a child has sensitive skin. Using a lotion properly (more than twice a day) will also help.
*Moms these days are quite busy. Some of them do not have the luxury of time for treatments. What do you think should be a mom’s daily regimen to keep fine lines and age spots at bay?
Sun protection factor (SPF). Sun protection is the key word since the ultraviolet rays of the sun cause wrinkles and age spots. This should always be a part of a mom’s daily regimen especially since we live in the tropics.
*For teens undergoing puberty, how soon can they start visiting a dermatologist for their acne concerns?
As soon as they see anything on their skin that concerns them.
What are the latest treatments and services offered at Skin Doctors?
E-matrix is a sublative fractional radiofrequency device which offers scar treatment and is able to tighten skin as well. It has minimal down time with lasting effects for tightening and a permanent effect on scar improvement.
Fractional CO2 laser treatment is offered to minimize pores, smoothen skin and get rid of acne scars permanently.
Ultrapeel uses platinum instead of industrial diamonds for removing the upper layer of your skin and leaves you with a fresh, lighter, new layer of skin.
In addition, a wide array of discounts and freebies await patients who will avail of our latest offering, the Skin Doctors Coupon Club.
Skin Doctors Dermatology and Laser Center is at the 4th level of the Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City with tel. no. 2274525 and mobile number 09228628769. Quinque by Skin Doctors can be found at the basement of SM Lanang Premier with telephone number 2858695 and mobile 09228628768.
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