What are Skinboosters?
Skinboosters (水光针) refers to the technique of deliver precise micro injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) into the skin. As we age, our skin loses HA and collagen, leading to the formation of dry sagging skin with fine lines.
By injecting small amounts of HA into the skin, Skinboosters brings intensive hydration to the treated areas, increasing moisture levels and stimulates collagen production!
Benefits of Skinboosters
- Deep and long lasting skin hydration
- Improved radiance for the “Dewy Glow” look
- Reduced fine line and wrinkles
- Increased skin firmness and elasticity
- Brightening of dark eye circles
- Hand rejuvenation (for younger looking hands)
- Improved appearance of acne scars
Prior to treatment, Dr Edwin will prescribe oral painkillers and apply a strong numbing cream for 30 minutes to reduce discomfort. During the procedure, each injection may feel like a tiny ant bite but it is very tolerable.
After the procedure, there will be many small "mosquito bites" like bumps over the treated areas containing the injected skinbooster. We will apply an intensive recovery cream and assist in "massaging" the bumps into the skin.
Dr Edwin advices that patients should continue and "massage" the bumps themselves over the next few days. There may be some needle marks and bruising after the procedure which will typically recover after 5 to 7 days.
Dr Edwin prefers to use the Swiss made Teosyal Redensity (RD) 1 as his skinbooster hyaluronic acid of choice. Compared to other skinboosters, on top of containing 15mg/ml of Hyaluronic Acid, it also contains 3 highly efficient and powerful antioxidants, 2 minerals, 1 vitamin and 8 amino acids.
The most notable antioxidant it contains is Glutathione, which is popular and well known in promoting fairer skin. In fact, overseas it is the key ingredient in "whitening drips"!
How many treatments do I need?
Dr Edwin prefers to use 2mls (2 syringes) of Teosyal RD1 Skinboosters for each full face treatment session to achieve the best results.
3 treatment sessions are recommended, at intervals of 1 month between each session.
After, as maintenance, a single treatment can repeated once every 6 – 12 months to maintain hydrated, glowing skin.
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