January 06, 2020
One amazing capability of our skin is it's being able to produce hyaluronic acid naturally. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping our skin hydrated and giving it a youthful glow. As we grow old, our skin ages and gradually loses its capacity to produce hyaluronic acid. This results in skin conditions, such as dull skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Is there a way to restore your once dewy, plump, and smooth skin? Fortunately, there is! Read on and learn more about Skinboosters!
What are Skinboosters?
Skinboosters are injectable facial fillers that are made up of pure Hyaluronic Acid.
What are the benefits of skinboosters?
Skinboosters can do wonders to the skin. The following are the benefits of skinboosters:
- Glowing skin
- Improves skin elasticity
- Improves the appearance of acne scars
- Hydrates the skin from within
- Lessens skin inflammation
- Smoothens wrinkles
- Stimulates the production of collagen
What skin conditions can skinboosters address?
The skin conditions that skinboosters can address are the following:
- Accordion lines
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines
- Nasolabial folds
In what parts of the face and body can skinboosters be injected to?
Skinboosters can be injected to the following parts of the body:
- Side of eyes
How do skinboosters work?
Skinboosters work by releasing the hyaluronic acid into the skin. The hyaluronic acid then acts as a reservoir in the skin attracts water molecules up to 1,000 times into the dermis. As Dr Chua explains, this results in deep skin hydration, stimulation of collagen production, and smoothening of fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the steps involved in performing a treatment of skinboosters?
These are the steps involved in performing a treatment of skinboosters:
- The face is thoroughly cleansed before the procedure.
- A generous amount of numbing cream is applied to the areas for treatment. This is to ease the patient’s discomfort during the procedure.
- Skinboosters are injected into the skin with the use of microneedles.
How long will it take for the procedure to complete?
The procedure can take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the treatment areas.
Is the procedure painful?
The numbing cream applied on the treatment area should ease the pain or discomfort that may be felt during the treatment. A prickling sensation will be felt as the injection or injector device pricks through the skin.
What can be expected after a procedure of Skinboosters?
After a procedure of Skinboosters, patients can expect their skin to be more luminous, well-hydrated, and smooth.
How long do results last?
Results can last for a maximum of 6 months.
Are Skinboosters only a one-time treatment?
Skinboosters can be repeated to gain and maintain optimum results. The procedure should be done in an interval of 3 to 6 months.
Are there side effects following treatment with skinboosters?
Temporary bruising and tiny bumps are common side effects of the procedure as a result of the puncture marks from the injection or injector device. Allergic reaction and skin infection may also be a side effect, but this happens very rarely.
How long is the downtime needed after a procedure of skinboosters?
The length of downtime needed following a procedure of skinboosters will depend on the injection technique that was used to administer the treatment:
- Manual injections - When done by a skilled doctor, a maximum of 2 days should be allotted for downtime.
- Injector device - When done by an injector device, at least 3 days or more is needed for downtime as bruising can occur after the procedure.
What are the common skinboosters used in Singapore?
The most commonly used brands of skinboosters in Singapore are:
- Juvederm Volite
- Restylane Vital
- Teosyal Redensity I
Are skinboosters and dermal fillers the same?
Skinboosters and dermal fillers should not be mistaken as one and the same. Both fillers are made up of Hyaluronic Acid, however, the Hyaluronic Acid in skinboosters works differently from that of dermal fillers. The Hyaluronic Acid in skinboosters is more fluid and has no capacity to change the facial outline. It simply causes deep hydration in the skin. On the other hand, Hyaluronic Acid present in dermal fillers is able to bring volume to the skin resulting in smoothening of wrinkles and altering of the facial outline.
What should be done in preparation for and after the procedure?
Patients are advised to avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications before and after the skinboosters treatment.
How much is the cost of skinboosters in Singapore?
The cost of Skinboosters in Singapore can range from $300 to $600 per syringe.
What are the factors that contribute to the cost of skinboosters?
The factors that contribute to the cost of skinboosters are:
- Amount of skinboosters needed for the treated area.
- Quality of skinbooster – The first generation of skinboosters cost around $300 to $500, while the latest generation of skinboosters has been developed further and contain antioxidants. These are much more expensive and the cost can range from $400 to $600 per ml.