Skin boosters are the hip skincare of modern times, known as the injectable skincare. Every man and woman goes thru ageing when the collagen and elastin factories in our human body slow down in producing them. We begin to lose the dewy glow we used to have, and the wrinkles get more in-depth. It is also a situation when no amount of skin cream can help because it is only applied to the superficial layers of the skin. We need deep hydration in the dermis and beyond. That is why skin boosters by Aesthetics doctors are so popular now.
What are Skin boosters?
Skin booster is typically made of hyaluronic acid( HA). Hyaluronic acid is what keeps our skin smooth and supple. We lose HA thru the years, and our bodies also manufacture HA lesser and slower. Hyaluronic acid capable of holding 1,000 times its molecular weight in water (yes, 1,000 times)! Other than improving your skin’s hydration, Hyaluronic acid is also able to reduce inflammation, improves acne scars, speeds up healing and a luminous complexion.
Unlike hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, their purpose is not to create volume on the features and skin,they are injected to moisturise, improve its quality attaining better skin texture. Having them injected into the skin is like moisturising them from inside, the magnitude of the results is visible after the first treatment. Skin boosters are HA without cross-linking that is suitable for superficial skin injections. The great news is HA without cross-linking means no lumping under the skin – however immediately after treatment; it is common to see small bumps in the first 24 hours. Redensity has a high content of natural free hyaluronic acid, a combination of skin antioxidants, as well as amino acids, minerals and vitamins, all of which are naturally present in our skin.
There are many types of skin boosters available in the market, and let’s take a look at a few popular brands of skin boosters.
Teosyal Redensity 1
Redensity 1 is also called the beauty booster. As the name suggests, it is to densify the moisture and intensify the production of collagen and elastin. Just the first treatment one can see and feel improved skin contour, hydration and radiance. This formula is designed to slow the early signs of ageing and give the skin an enormous water boost! When this age reversing product formulates into the skin’s dermis, it stimulates growth factors while providing hydration and nourishing components directly into the upper layer of the skin. Teosyal Redensity 1 is made in Switzerland. Each syringe contains 15mg/ml of hyaluronic acid. Apart from HA, it also includes three antioxidants, one vitamin, two minerals & 8 amino acids! One on the antioxidant list is Glutathione which is the main ingredient in skin lightening and present in many whitening skincare products and oral supplements.
It is recommended to have three sessions of density 1 at three-week intervals for optimal results. One to two courses of treatment may be recommended to maintain the effects of the procedure.
Rejuran or baby injection as it is better known as an anti-ageing, skin healing and brightening treatment. Its main ingredient is Polynucleotide (PN), derived from Salmon DNA, is known to be most compatible with our human skin structure
The procedure is made up of micro-injects across the entire face, either done by hand or using a gun-like machine. The gel-like liquid is injected into the dermis layer of your skin, to promote natural skin healing and improve the overall physiological condition of your skin. Rejuran promotes skin’s self-regeneration ability, balance the skin environment, restores the vitality of the epidermis and dermis and increases skin elasticity through various environmental factors.
Rejuran receives good feedback with sensitive skins as it helps to recover protective layers of the skin, increasing thickness and density of the dermis, which will significantly tame and calm, angry and irritated skins.
Rejuran helps to raise deep pitted acne scars. Acne scars are caused by severe inflammation and cyst formation with scarring. The skin will practice self healing by producing collagen to replace the ones that have been damaged. However, twisted bands between the skin and the SMAS layer causes the skin to lopside, pulled inwards and sink in, creating pitted scars.
Rejuran reduces the appearance of acne scars by promoting healing and collagen reproduction; it acts like a ‘putty’ to fill up sunken scars repair the skin at the dermis.
Profhilo from Italy is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about about non-invasive treatments in years. Profhilo is technically not a skin booster nor a dermal filler; it is an innovative multi-tasking 3D ‘biomodelling’ treatment. This treatment’s impact is not just on the skin’s appearance; it also regenerates and renews the skin’s core layers and cells. Profhilo has a regenerative effect on skin health, quality and appearance Profhilo has the highest concentration of HA at 64mg per 2ml. Significantly, it reduces skin laxity and makes skin firmer, restores volume to sagging contours and sunken areas, stimulates the production of 4 types of collagen and elastin. not limited to just the face, it can be used to treat the face, neck décolletage and hands
In 2018, the Royal Society of Medicine in London demonstrated a New Profhilo 10 point BAP technique for the face, only five jabs are needed per side of the face; this is sure a ‘win hands down’ for Profhilo as pain is a lot lesser!
It is recommended to do two Profhilo treatments one month apart, it can last up to one year.
What other factors must one consider when you wish to do Skin-boosters?
Besides the brand and type of skin boosters, the experience and skills of the doctor are equally crucial. Injectable Skin-booster is required by law in the USA, Singapore, Europe, Hongkong, and many countries to be administered by medical doctors.
A skilful pair of hands is needed to sculpture naturally beautiful faces, and skills are honed by experience. Make an appointment with an experienced doctor to discuss your concerns and get the best advice.