For Skin care & Laser Treatment:
1. How do I choose skin care products?
You should use products that are suitable for your skin type. The purpose for using quality skincare products is to protect your skin from aging. If you are not sure which products to use or what skin type you are, you should meet with a consultant for skin analysis. DSC provides free consultation and skin analysis; please feel free to make an appointment. DSC skin care products are of medical grade and are recommended by our Doctor.
2. What can I do to improve my dark circles?
To improve dark circles, you should try to drink more water and improve your sleeping habit since poor circulation might also cause dark circles. As for eye care products, you can use a lightening eye cream and apply with a massage technique. Laser treatments can also provide significant results.
3. What should we use around our eye area?
You can use eye cream/gel/serum to maintain the moisture content and elasticity of the tender skin around your eyes. Some of the eye products offer lifting and firming results. For crow’s feet area, you can consider anti-wrinkle products, such as DNA or Hyaluronic Acid Gel.
4. What is the purpose for using a Toner?
Toner is used after the cleansing process to help close up the wide open pores. While the pores close, the toner can help trap the moisture and maintain suppleness of our skin, making our skin look tighter and brighter. Therefore, it is very important to use toner after washing your face.
5. What is the appropriate age to start facial treatments?
At DSC, we believe that any skin can take some care and pampering. There are different facial treatments for different age skin types. For teenagers, there are acne facials, for those in their twenties, there are deluxe facials, and for those over 30, we have collagen facials. To address issues of rejuvenation and lifting, DSC also have other facial treatments and microdermabrasions treatments. Please refer to our facial section of the website.
6. I am interested in having a cosmetic procedure, but do not know what is/are the best solution for my condition, can DSC help me?
At DSC, we have a team of experienced and knowledgeable consultants to help you understand your condition, what it needs, and what treatment options are available here for you. Call DSC to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation session.
7. How long is the recovery period for Upper Eyelid or Lower Eye Bag Surgery?
Both surgeries require patients to rest for at least a couple of days. Usually, the swelling and redness will improve after the first week. However, everyone’s metabolism is different, some will need more time to recover, depending on the age and body conditions.
8. After a laser procedure, can I go out?
After a laser procedure, your skin will be very sensitive to the UV lights and hyper pigmentation can occur. You can go out, but be sure to take all sun-protection measures. Even while indoors, you should still use sun block to protect your skin and prevent hyper pigmentation.
For Weight Loss:
1. What are the steps in joining your weight loss program?
First, make an appointment to meet with the DSC slimming consultant for a weight and fat percentage analysis to determine your weight loss goal. Then, your current weight and measurements will be taken as the base-line reference point. Since everyone’s body and nutritional situation is different, our program and the meal plan will need to be tailor-made to suit your needs. Our Registered Dietitian will closely follow your progress and adjust your menu plan on a weekly basis. At DSC, our focus is on lifestyle change, and aside from the meal plans, the dietitian will also provide helpful shopping and dining out tips to help you to transition to the new lifestyle of healthy eating. Aside from a moderate exercise program, other slimming components may also be recommended.
2. Do I need to be on a strict and limited diet?
People usually think that losing weight means avoiding all the foods that they like. At DSC, this is not the case. Since our bodies need to absorb different nutrients everyday, the dietitian will educate us on healthy and balanced food choices. To put a client on a strict diet or eliminating any food groups can only produce short-term results and often may adversely affect one's appetite and mood, and more importantly, health. DSC Weight Loss program's emphasis is to develop a healthy-conscious eating concept and eventually be able to create our own balanced diet.
3. How effective are the slimming treatments at DSC?
Slimming treatments such as wraps or machines can enhance the weight loss process. DSC provides eight different kinds of slimming treatments for our clients when they join the weight loss program. All DSC slimming aesthetician are qualified and experienced to perform these safe treatments to you; all you need to do is to lay down, relax, and enjoy. The functions of the slimming treatments vary from improving blood circulation, lymphatic circulation, detoxification, to promoting fat mobilization. They're also crucial for firming, toning, and contouring the body as the body weight goes down. Please consult with our slimming experts to see which slimming treatments are for you.
4. When will I see the results from the slimming program?
The safest rate of weight loss is between 6 to 10 lbs a month. At DSC, our team of dietitian and slimming consultants will follow your progress closely. We will monitor your weight, your fat % and your body measurements on a regular basis. You will be provided with your results weekly. The monitoring is especially important to your success in our program.
5. What is the role of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor in the weight loss programs?
The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctor will help to analyze your body type based on TCM theory and advise on the types of food to help enhance the weight loss results. Moreover, when a program member has any internal issues such as hormonal imbalance, Chinese medicine can help moderate without the use of prescriptive medicine. For some patients, acupuncture can also enhance the weight loss results.
6. Do diet pills help with weight loss? Are there any side effects?
With the exception of certain special circumstances, DSC weight loss program does not recommend nor provide medications for the purpose of weight loss. We emphasize the natural way via the employment of proper nutritional concept, behavioral modification, and exercise. Our program aims for long term weight loss without any side effects.
Different kinds of diet pills can have different side effects. For example: vomiting, irregular heartbeats, insomnia, headache, depression, just to name a few. The biggest problem with diet pills is that once the user stops taking the diet pills, the weight and fat % will rebound very quickly. So, unless there is real lifestyle change, i.e. improves the diet and increase the exercise, weight loss is only temporary with diet pills.
7. How soon after I give birth to my baby can I start the weight loss program?
To ensure safe participation in the slimming treatments, you can start your weight loss program 2 months (natural birth) or 6 months (C-section) after giving birth. However, you can start seeing a dietitian anytime during your pregnancy and/or postpartum period to ensure adequate but not over abundance intake of calories and other nutrients for you and your baby. DSC's registered dietitian is also a certified lactation educator, who can also ensure adequate nutrient intake for you if you are breastfeeding and can provide help with problems with breastfeeding.
8. Why is that some people do not lose weight even if they exercise a lot?
In order to lose weight, appropriate exercise is important but if you do not have a right meal plan to follow, your exercise efforts might be wasted. At DSC, our slimming experts will tailor design an exercise plan for you so that you can achieve the best results. Heavy exercise is usually not needed. We also provide exercise facility to accommodate your need.
Further questions, please contact our consultants at 1-888-307-7427.