July 2, 2010
I have gotten so many questions and comments about my underarm sweating/ veal chop procedure (lol) that I realized I need to share the experience with everyone.
I have had this condition of excess perspiration since I was 21 years old.
It was so embarrassing to see huge round sweat marks and worse was how it ruined all my silk dresses /tops and wool and cashmere sweaters. They would stain and never come out!!!
Now for the more technical terms. This condition is formally known as “Hyperhidrosis”. According to google health, Hyperhidrosis “is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest”.
When Dr. Giese, whom I trust implicitly, first suggested I try her Hyperhidrosis Treatment with internal ultra sound under local anesthesia (she is only one of a few that do it} I admit I was nervous.
How much would it hurt? Where would the sweat go, would it be unhealthy? What would the recovery be like?
I decided to first try a prescription deodorant called drysol. Well you can only use drysol at night, then you have to wear a T-shirt. I tried it for a while but I would forget some nights and I don’t like sleeping in a t-shirt!!
So back to Dr. Giese I went.
I asked her will I sweat more somewhere else if I stop sweating under my arm?, is it unhealthy to kill these sweat glands? She assured me there would be no negative consequences and she was right there has been none!
She told me I would have no pain, as I am a nervous nelly when it comes to pain and guess what there was NO PAIN during the procedure.
She told me there would be discomfort after and prescribed pain killers.
But guess what…I did NOT NEED THEM, I only took 3 advils and I had just done the procedure when i was filming at the Four Seasons for lunch with Jill and Sonya asking them to come to St John for the RHONYC.
The only drawback for me was that i could not work out my arms for 3 weeks, but it was well worth it.
I no longer have sweaty underarms, I no longer have huge wet marks. Do you know how embarrassed I was every time I would film…certain clothes would sweat up and now that is no more, it’s all gone.
Botox would have been the only other option and that averages $1500 – $2500 per session every 8 – 10 months! This procedure costs $4500, took only 30 MINUTES and provided PERMANENT results!!
I am SO HAPPY with the results. I highly recommend this procedure to anyone and everyone!
Avoid painful injections and save money by visiting Dr Sharon Giese. In fact, if you make an appointment with her office in the month of July and mention my name you’ll get a discount!
She is the best in whatever she does, she is a perfectionist!!
To learn more about Dr. Giese:
Or call: (212) 421-3400
Hope this helps!,
Credit: Google Health
June 10, 2010
Since the airing of my trip to St. Johns on the Real Housewives of NY , I have received amazing comments on how great I look and tons of inquiries as to what I do to keep my body looking healthy and fit.
So I figured it would be a great idea to share with you all a few key tips that I have followed over the years.
My Tips for A Healthy and Fit Body
1. Fist and most important – you are what you eat!
I feel that in order to stay consistently healthy and at your ideal weight, one must eat healthy as a way of life. I never dieted because diets only offer temporary results.
Oatmeal with Blueberries – This is such a great way to start the day. Not only does it fill you up but its also healthy! The oatmeal provides your body with fiber and the blueberries are rich in antioxidants which help to support the immune system. I also have 1 large mug or 2 cups of green tea both at breakfast and at dinner time. It is rich in antioxidants and helps to promote a healthy body.
2nd Option – 1 Egg, 1 slice whole wheat toast and a side of fresh fruit. For fresh fruit I always have blueberries and strawberries.
Runing late – if i’m in a mad rush…I still try to eat healthy by adding blueberries to Raisin Bran Cereal or yogurt with sliced banana and berries.
Lunch for me is always a salad with mixed greens. The greener the leaf the better (spinach is really the best).
1st Option – Mixed greens salad with grilled chicken or fish. I always try to have at most, 4-5 oz. of protein with my salads.
When I snack, I never snack on chips or anything junky. I try to have low fat yogurt, my favorite being Yoplait Light Fat Free Yogurt. Its only around 100 calories, it has zero grams of fat and plus it tastes great!
I believe dinner should be 3/4 vegetables and 1/4 protein.
1st – I always begin with a salad or at a restaurant if I don’t want to start with a salad, i’ll pick a vegetable appetizer or tuna tartar
2nd – I always have steamed vegetables as well. Asparagus, string beans, broccoli etc.
3rd. For proteitn – Grilled fish/chicken/ pork or turkey. I only have red meat about 4 times a month.
Ive found that the key with Protein is small portions. I also try my best not to have any carbs at dinner and we only cook with olive oil (no butter).
I also always have wine with dinner. Its been proven that 1 or 2 glasses of wine with a meal is very healthy and its a lot better than drinking vodka or tequila.
If I do dessert, and I try to stay away from it but if I have to , I have low fat frozen yogurt topped with fresh fruit. My favorite brand is Turkey Hill Vanilla bean…it tastes just like ice cream! and if at a restaurant, I’ll just take 2 bites from my husband’s plate. After all, we all need something sweet sometimes.
My one decadent indulgence its when its that time of month, I stop at Crumbs Bakery and get their mini vanilla cupcake with chocolate icing and a hazelnut coffee.
I hope these tips work for you and I will will follow up with my work out regime soon.
All the best,
April 7, 2010
Elle.com is featuring my TruRenewal skin care in their April sweepstakes!
The giveaway includes the Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzyme and the Ultimate Eye Repair with Retinol.
Both products are absolute must haves for any woman wanting to renew her beauty regime.
Read below for an excerpt from Elle.com on how to enter:
We believe in “making better” instead of “making over.” Introducing Tru Renewal, Ramona Singer’s skincare line that employs what the Big Apple Housewife calls “the answer” to all your skin product worries: green algae. The ingredient contains natural sources of vitamin C and provides valuable antioxidants that build collagen and reduce the look of wrinkles to help give you radiant and youthful looking skin. Enter our Tru Renewal sweepstakes, and you could win the Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzyme and the Ultimate Eye Repair with Retinol, a combined retail value of $138. The Repair Cream is an age-defying cream for all skin types that stimulates collagen synthesis for firmer, younger-looking skin, and the Eye Repair serum reduces puffiness, dark circles, and pesky eye lines to give your pretty peepers a nice rewind-in-time.
Tru Renewal by Ramona Singer products are available at the Equinox on 74th and 2nd, as well as on amazon.com
Contest ends May 2. One entry per day allowed.
xo – Ramona.
March 10, 2010
Thank you to everyone that entered the Tru Renewal Complete Collection Twitter Giveaway Contest! I am so happy to announce that Heidi from Rahway, NJ is the lucky winner!!
Heidi is going to receive my Tru Renewal Complete Collection featured on Amazon’s Ramona Singer Collections – a $275 value! To purchase your own Tru Renewal Complete Collection for $225 (savings of $50), visit Amazon at this link.
Be sure to hear of our upcoming jewelry giveaway:
February 18, 2010
To celebrate the launch of Tru Renewal Complete Collection – ALL four pieces of Tru Renewal Skin Care for an unbelievable price of $225! (You save $50!) - I have decided to give one lucky Twitter follower a collection of Tru Renewal products of their own!!
To enter to win, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter and Tweet
@Ramona Singer Tru Renewal Giveaway http://ow.ly/18EXr
I will be picking a lucky winner when my Twitter followers reach 12,000!
Tru Renewal Complete Collections available at Ramona Singer Collections on Amazon.com starting tomorrow - Friday, February 19th at 11:00am EST at the incredible price of $225
January 28, 2010
On Saturday, January 23rd, I was honored to host the launch of my skin care line, Tru Renewal, at the 74th Street Equinox here in New York City.
I want to give a huge Thank You to all of my family, friends and fans that came to support! And of course, to all of the Equinox staff and management that made this event possible, especially my good friend, Sheri Bardot.
It was so much fun interacting with everyone and working with the amazing aestheticians to give free mini-facials featuring Tru Renewal’s Ultra Repair Cream, Ultimate Eye Repair, Oxygenated Algae Boost and Gentle Gel Cleanser.
Stay tuned, next week we will announce our raffle winner who will receive the Complete Collection from Tru Renewal – a gift package that will be available on our new Amazon store, Ramona Singer Collections next week. The lucky winner will also receive other gift bag goodies from the event including makeup from Laura Geller, OPI and tea from Talbott Teas.
And last, a very warm thank you to my friend Amy Brownstein for all of her efforts in making this a truly successful event in every way!
Here are a few more great photos from the event. Enjoy! xo Ramona
January 22, 2010
Ramona, I can’t believe that you are 50 years old. Your skin does look awesome! What treatments from your dermatologist do you recommend? What makes your skin care different than all the “other” brands? I think you are a hoot on the show and just “honest”. I hate to say it but some people can’t handle the truth! - CC
The treatments that I receive are from Dr. Sharon Giese, here in New York City. You have probably seen her on the show. She really is the best! She recommended that I try IPL which is Intense Pulse Light Treatment to help remove fine lines and blemishes. I also go for Botox on occasion to lighten the impression of deeper lines.
I have to say though, that treatments are only part of it. Using Tru Renewal daily has really shown me and my friends an incredible difference in the appearance of my face and neck skin. It looks much firmer and supple since I started using the Ultra Repair Cream, Ultimate Eye Repair (which I also use around my lips and all over my neck for fine lines), Oxygenated Algae Boost and the Gentle Gel Cleanser.
After years of trying numerous products from every brand you can imagine, I was fed up with the struggle of finding something that worked for my sensitive skin. This really was my inspiration for developing a skin care line with the advice of Dr. Sharon Giese. I wanted to make a natural product that would be great for all skin types and I found that green algae was the ingredient that would aid in skin firmness and help with fine lines.
Hope this helps! I’m glad to hear you appreciate my honesty – I don’t know how else to be so I say exactly how I’m feeling.
All my best,
January 14, 2010
Welcome to my official blog!
I have received so many requests for my opinion on business, beauty, health, fitness and family that I thought it was finally time to start the conversation with all of you in one centralized place. I also wanted to use this platform to thank all of my fans for all of your support these last few years. As we get ready for the premiere of Season 3 on March 4th, I can tell you this will be our best season yet and it is chock full of surprises!
Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often, I will be updating my blog often with photos, stories and lots of tips. Please comment! I love to hear from all of you.