Skinbooster in Singapore — What You Should Know
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There are many different ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Some are surgical and require plenty of downtime. While they have their share of side effects, they also provide long-lasting results.
Other options are less invasive, require less downtime but often offer short term results. An option that is rapidly gaining popularity is skinbooster Singapore. They offer many great benefits to patients which include:
- Providing young and glowy skin
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles
- Boosting skin elasticity
- providing long-lasting results
Are the claims true? Ask anyone who has used skin boosters for a considerable amount of time and they will probably respond with a resounding YES!
Let’s find more about this amazing skin treatment option and whether it is the right one for you.
Understanding skin boosters
What exactly are skin boosters? You may ask!
These are dermal injections that contain hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient. The doctor will inject skin boosters into the skin. They offer plenty of benefits including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Perhaps the most popular feature of hyaluronic acid and skin boosters is their amazing ability to offer hydration. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times the amount of water of its weight.
Coupled with these benefits, patients can also enjoy:
- Plumper fuller skin with reduced sagginess
- Production of more collagen by the skin
- Anti-oxidant properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties and faster healing skin
- Brighter skin
The different types of skin boosters
In Singapore, there are two main types of skin boosters to look out for. These are:
Let’s consider each in more detail, shall we?
1. Restylane Vital
This is the most popular type of skin booster and was the first to be introduced into the market in Singapore. It contains up to 25mg/ml of hyaluronic acid.
As for the price, a patient can expect to pay $500 -$1000 for each syringe of Restylane.
The main function of Restylane is thus skin hydration. Note that it should only be injected in the dermis layer of the skin to provide benefits. If injected in the deeper layers, the treatment area will be full of bumps that will not go away for many weeks. This is why it is important to receive treatment by a doctor with many years of experience such as Dr Edwin Lim.
2. Teosyal Redensity 1
This skin booster is slowly making its way as the number one skin booster in Singapore. While Restylane is mostly hyaluronic acid, Teosyal contains other active ingredients that help nourish the skin including minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.
Due to this, Teosyal comes at a higher cost at $600 to $1100 per syringe.
With Teosyal, the doctor can choose which layer of the skin to inject the product to provide different results. When injected in the upper layers of the skin, it promotes collagen production resulting in youthful glowing skin.
On the other hand, when injected in the deeper layers of the skin, Teosyal provides hydration. However, note that the hydration will not last as long as what you can achieve with Restylane.
Can I use them together?
The short answer — yes you can. In fact, this is a great way to cover the shortcomings of each skin booster and achieve maximum benefits.
Where to use skin boosters
Patients can have skin boosters injected on the face, neck, as well as shoulder. Both Restylane and Teosyal produce different results and the right one for you will depend on your goals and the type of look you want to achieve.
For instance, do you want supple, glowing skin or are you more interested in boosting your skin's hydration? Furthermore, ask yourself, do you want more collagen production? The answers to these questions will help you decide on the type of skin booster that is best for you.
How soon are the results?
Each patient will be dealing with his or her situation such as dryness or sagginess of the skin. That said many will begin to see the positive effects of the skin boosters after a week or two.
Immediately after the treatment, patients may experience redness and swelling in their face. These will go away in under a week.
Sometimes, although rare, the patient may want to have the treatment reversed. They can either wait for the effects of the skin boosters to wear out or they can talk to the doctor and receive an antidote called hyaluronidase. This dissolves the hyaluronic acid thus taking the skin back to its original state.
If however, you are in it for the long run and you want to experience optimum benefits, the doctor will recommend going in for a second and third treatment. This has been shown to offer longer-lasting results which can last up to 6 months. After this time, you will also need to go back for another treatment.
Skin boosters are a great way to achieve that young and hydrated skin. Before committing to a treatment, do your homework and find a clinic and doctor with many years of experience. This will prevent the occurrence of side effects such as bumps caused by injecting Restylane in the wrong skin layer. After the treatment, you can expect to see a drastic change in your appearance in a week or two.
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic
#02-12/13 Changi City Point,
5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
+65 6904 2218