Our skin contains natural hyaluronic acid and collagen, which depletes as we age. This leads to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and dry saggy skin. Skinboosters is a type of dermal filler treatment that contains hyaluronic acid and is injected in the dermis layer of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid draws water molecules into our skin tissues and stimulates collagen and elastin in the skin. Therefore, by injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin, Skinboosters help increase hydration and moisture in our skin tissues, resulting in dewy, radiant skin. As hyaluronic acid is a natural component found in our bodies, this means that the injected filler is readily accepted by our bodies with close to no side effects.
When injected into acne scars, Skinboosters can also “lift” depressed acne scars, thereby helping with acne scarring!
Restylane Vital is the first Skinboosters in the market. It is partially cross linked with up to 20mg/ml of hyaluronic acid per syringe. The more cross linked the hyaluronic acid is, the less space there is for water molecules to attach themselves to; however effects last longer.
Numbing cream will first be applied to the treatment area(s) to minimise any discomfort.
Following which, multiple micro Skinbooster injections are placed in the skin approximately 1cm apart. A small amount (about 0.02-0.03ml) is injected each time. Skinboosters can be injected either manually or with a machine injector. The injections may feel like tiny ant bites but they are generally well tolerated among patients.
After the procedure, patients will experience many small mosquito-bite like marks containing the injected skinbooster. We will apply an intensive recovery cream and massage the areas.
There are generally no severe side effects of Skinboosters. At most, patients may experience temporary redness and fine needle marks for up to a week. There may be some bruising which will subside after 5 to 7 days.
Rare complications include hamatoma formation, skin infection, swelling and allergy.
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