Having dry and dull skin is one of the most common skin problems we encounter. The damage in our skin is mostly caused by ageing, stress, unhealthy lifestyle, and our environment. Moisturizers alone cannot solve these skin problems. You need to consult your doctor and ask about skin boosters or you can check it at MY Medical Aesthetics. This can be the solution to your skin problems!
What is Skin Booster?
It is a filler treatment that hydrates the skin from within. It restores and rejuvenates skin to smoothen it, improve its luminosity, and increase its firmness. Skin boosters are made from a natural material called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural and main component of the skin. It plays an important role in the human body by hydrating and helping the skin’s matrix, as well as aiding in the distribution of nutrients across the skin. Hyaluronic acid breaks down when the skin is damaged, which causes the skin to be dry and dull. To maintain the skin’s hydration, skin boosters are injected deep into the skin.
What are the areas that skin boosters can treat?
- Smile lines
- Crow’s feet
- Décolletage (lower neckline)
What are the benefits of skin boosters?
- Firmer and smoother skin
- Hydrated skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- More luminous skin
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Restore and rejuvenates skin inside out
What are the types of Skin Boosters in Singapore?
There are different types of skin boosters, but they have the same goals.
Restylane booster – this is the first skin booster introduced to the market. It contains up to 20mg of hyaluronic acid per injection, and it is cross-linked. Cross-linkages shows how dense the hyaluronic acid contained in the skin booster. The effect of skin booster is longer if the hyaluronic acid is more cross-linked.
Teosyal Redensity I – it contains 15mg of hyaluronic acid per syringe, and this type of skin booster and not cross-linked. However, it contains antioxidants such as minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.
Juvederm Volite – is a new type of skin booster. It contains 13 mg of hyaluronic acid, and it is cross-linked, also like Restylane. The difference in this skin booster from other types is that it requires only one session to see results. It can hydrate and improve the skin’s elasticity for up to 9 months in just one treatment.
Rejuran Healer – this is a “skin healer” type of skin booster derived from salmon DNA. It uses polynucleotides instead of hyaluronic acid. The target of Rejuran is to repair broken skin cells and helps reduce damage to our skin caused by ageing, lifestyle, and environment. Repaired and younger skin cells tighten our skin, make it brighter and more hydrated.
The differences in the types of skin boosters are the amount used in every session, but they have the same goal, which is to give you beautiful and younger glowing skin.
How is it done?
Skin booster is introduced to the skin by the use of a needle system. This uses a small needle or an injector gun, depending on your doctor’s preference. Generally, the manual injection method is used because it allows more control and waste of fillers is reduced.
The doctor will apply an anaesthetic cream on the target areas to lessen discomfort, and it will take 30 to 45 minutes per session. The treatment needs 3 sessions at 2 to 4 weeks interval and a maintenance session every 6 months to keeps the skin’s youthful glow.
What are the preparations before the treatment?
Your doctor might advise you to avoid taking any supplements like vitamin E and ginseng, as well as drinking alcohol for two days before the treatment to lessen bruises. Avoid hard exercises and swimming too.
How long is the downtime?
The treatment takes 30 minutes up to 1 hour. After the treatment, you can go back to your everyday activities. There might be mild swelling and bruises, that will only last for 2-3 days.
How long can I see the results?
The result may differ on how your skin reacts to the treatment. But mostly for cross-linked treatment, it will take 1 to 2 weeks for the results to show. If you had the Rejuran treatment, it might take a little longer since it is more of a healing process. Cell repair and rejuvenation take time; usually, it will take 3 to 4 weeks to see the results in Rejuran.
Is it allowed to combine different treatments on the same day?
Yes, it is! Other patients combine skin booster with other treatments as long as it approved by your doctor. Remember, our skin is composed of different layers, so different treatments are needed to be able to get the best and long-lasting results.
Which is better? Manual injections or Injector gun?
Manual injections. Most doctors prefer the manual injection process because it can give better results, the application of skin booster is accurate and this method reduces the wastage of the skin booster. However, it can give the patient a slight discomfort but can be tolerable with numbing cream applied.
Injector gun. Thi method is unpopular as there is a high chance of leakage during the treatment. Doctors do not have full control of the device, which leads to wastage of skin booster. Also, patients are prone to getting some bruising after the treatment as the pressure of the device on the skin is much more forceful.
How much do Skin boosters in Singapore costs?
The cost depends on the type of skin booster you choose, the clinic, the doctor that will administer your treatment, and the number of sessions required. Generally, skin boosters will cost $600 per syringe. To get some savings, you can ask your doctor if they have a package for the session required for you. Lastly, choose a good doctor that is an expert in skin booster. The application of the skin booster must be precise to avoid complications. The best result of this treatment depends on your doctor.