SkinBoosters Treatment 水光针
Enjoy Lasting Deep Hydration With A Healthy, Luminous Glow
Our skin constantly grow and shed skin cells throughout our lives. As we age, the shedding process of the skin slows down and your complexion may slowly take on a dull, unhealthy appearance that make you look tired and wrinkled. In addition, the slowdown of production of collagen and hyaluronic acid make your skin look dry and scaly.
Other than slathering on layers of moisturizers to hydrate your moisture-starved skin, the good news is that there are other effortless ways to get back your healthy glow. One of our favorite skin hydration treatments is SkinBooster.
What is SkinBooster treatment?
Skinbooster (水光针) treatment works by delivering stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA) under the skin using a series of micro-injections. Stabilised HA is a gel-like substance found naturally in the body that maintains hydration in the skin by absorbing water and bringing deep skin hydration to the treated areas. By doing so, it smoothens the skin from the inside and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. At the same time, it creates luminous skin by hydrating your skin and improving its texture, firmness, and elasticity.
Types of SkinBoosters in Singapore
There are several brands of SkinBoosters approved in Singapore.
Restylane Vital and Vital Light from Galderma are almost the same except for their HA concentration. Restylane Vital has a HA concentration of 20mg/ml and Restylane Vital Light has a concentration of 12mg/ml. Both are weakly crosslinked and this means that the fillers are very soft and spreads easily under the skin. On the other hand, Belotero Revive is a relatively new skinboosters filler that was launched in Singapore recently. What makes Belotero Revive different from other skinboosters treatments is that the HA is produced with Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) technology. CPM technology allows HA to be highly fluid and cohesive at the same time. Given its ability to spread well under the skin, it benefits patients because it produces less bumps on the skin immediately after the treatment. In addition to its highly spreadable HA, it also contains glycerin. The addition of glycerin gives the product an edge over others because of its added capability to plump the skin and give your face an added glow after the treatment.
How Long Does SkinBooster Last?
The results of skin boosters can last anywhere from 9-12 months, depending on various factors such as the type of product used, the area treated, and individual skin characteristics.
The duration of the results may also vary depending on the number of sessions, the frequency of the treatment, and the maintenance routine. Generally, multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, with intervals of 1-2 months between treatments.
It’s important to note that the results of skin boosters are temporary, and regular maintenance is required to sustain the benefits. It is recommended to discuss with a qualified healthcare professional regarding the appropriate skin booster treatment plan for your individual needs.
How often must i repeat the treatment?
Although you can see good result after the first session, we usually recommend that SkinBooster (水光针) treatment be done over 3 initial treatments with 4 weeks apart. Once the initial 3-treatment programme is completed, we recommend that you undergo one treatment every 6 months for long-lasting result.
What are some areas that can be treated with SkinBoosters?
SkinBooster (水光针) can be used to improve the following indications:
- General poor skin quality with dull-looking skin
- Reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will look softer
- Areas of the skin usually exposed to sun such as neck, décolletage, and hands
- Acne-scarred skin
Are there any side effects?
Some common side effects relating to SkinBooster treatment are mild redness, swelling or bruising on the sites where the treatment is administered. We offer post-treatment care in the clinic to help you soothe your skin and reduce the redness. You should expect the mild redness and swelling to resolve within a day or two.
Any preparation required before the treatment?
Avoid food and supplements that can thin the blood such as alcohol, NSAIDS, vitamin E, garlic, ginseng for 2 days before and after the treatment.
For best results, you should also avoid strenuous exercises for a day or two after the treatment.
What other precautions are required?
For luminous, glowing skin with the best results, make sure that it is performed by a medical doctor who uses either Belotero Revive or Restylane Vital or Vital Light fillers. These fillers contain the right compounds to give your skin the long-lasting hydration that you are looking for.