Skinboosters (水光针) refers to the technique of delivering 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, Skinbooster treatment brings intensive hydration to the treated areas, increasing moisture levels and stimulates collagen production!
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 skin booster. 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, but no other serious side effects are to be expected.
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"!
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.
To enjoy the best of both worlds, Dr Edwin highly recommends combining Skinboosters and Rejuran Healer as a combo treatment for the best in anti-aging and skin hydration!
Find out more about Rejuran Healer and how it differs from Skinboosters here.
Known as 逆時針 or “Time Reversing Injection”, Profhilo is the latest multi-purpose injectable treatment for skin rejuvenation, hydration and collagen stimulation.
Learn more about Profhilo here
Find out more about the differences between Profhilo VS Rejuran Healer VS Skinboosters here
Every clinic offers different skinbooster treatment options for non-surgical face lifting. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that skinboosters are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such skinbooster injectable treatments. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of skinboosters before proceeding.