As we age, we become more prone to developing varying skin problems, that is why experts at MY Medical Aesthetics believe that we should be more conscious about the health of our skin and be more thoughtful of the things we do to combat the development of skin problems. One of their most recommended treatment to fight the signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin is a skin booster.
Skin booster is a cosmetic treatment that is starting to gain a lot of popularity, especially in the Singaporean age-defying treatment scene. Wondering what it is and how it can you a younger, fresher and more moisturized look? Then read on to know amazing facts about skin booster in Singapore!
A skin booster is a dermal filler that is injected into target areas under the skin, you may be more familiar with terms like lip fillers, under eye fillers and jawline fillers as they are all different types of dermal fillers for specific areas. They are designed to improve the quality of the skin by:
- improving skin elasticity
- moisturizes the skin and providing hydration
- reduces the sign of aging like wrinkles and fine lines
- adds volume to sagging skin
- improves skin imperfections
- resurfaces the skin texture
- facilitates the growth of healthy skin cells to replace damaged ones
Types of skin boosters in Singapore
1. Skin boosters for hydration
In the cosmetic world, a skin booster is also called a skin hydrator as it gives you a fresher, more hydrated look. The most common type of skin booster in Singapore is made of Hyaluronic acid (HA). This compound naturally occurs in the body and its main function is to attract and bind water molecules which then results in improved hydration on the target areas. As a result, the skin looks fresher and the texture and volume are improved.
HA skin boosters are safe, FDA-approved and they can be reversed when you develop complications (like sensitivity, bumps and lumps, allergic reactions) or if you do not like how the results turned out. Your doctor can inject hyaluronidase which serves as an “antidote” that reverses its effects and eliminates them naturally out of the body.
2. Collagen stimulating skin boosters
There are also popular types of skin boosters that not only hydrate the skin but also stimulates collagen production to replace old and damaged skin cells to make the skin look younger and more radiant than ever. These types of skin boosters are made with biocompatible, and non-toxic synthetic substances that stimulate the production of collagen deep in the skin layers.
Ask you, doctor, what types of collagen-stimulating skin boosters they have and you might be surprised by the many options you can choose from. They are safe and non-allergenic and lasts longer than HA skin boosters as they repair the skin from within.
A skin booster in Singapore can be injected in two ways depending on your doctor’s technique and recommendations. For both methods, MY Medical Aesthetics recommends that patients should take some time off to rest and recover to avoid complications.
The two methods are for injecting skin boosters are:
In Singapore, most doctors say that that manual injection of skin boosters is better and more precise than the other technique which uses an injector device. With this technique, your doctor can efficiently control each injection therefore, over-filling and leakage are prevented. The only downside is the time it takes to finish the treatment as manual injections take longer and require extra care from your doctor. Downtime for manual injections can last for 1-2 days after the procedure. After this time, swelling and redness should have subsided and you can return to normal activities.
If you want the procedure to be quick, then an injector device can do the job for you. However, skin boosters can be viscous and with the injector device, over-filling and leakage can occur. The skin booster can also result in blockage in the device and can waste a lot of material. Also, compared to manual injections, the downtime for injector device can take longer and may last for about 4 days up to a week because the skin to swell and develop bruises as the device can damage the blood vessels if not handled properly.
Like any cosmetic procedure, the result can vary for each individual. For skin boosters, visible results can be already be seen after about 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure. For best results, it is recommended that you get 3 sessions of skin boosters with intervals set by your doctor. Research has shown that repeated injections of skin boosters result in optimal longevity and efficient results are achieved. Compared to surgical facelifts, skin boosters don’t last very long and can be reversed. After the third session, effects of the skin boosters are expected to last for at least 6 months to a year, depending on your skin’s response to the natural aging process.
Give your skin a boost
From the name itself, a skin booster gives the skin a boost to improve imperfection and reduce the signs of aging. If you want to have an improve skin texture and appearance but do not want to undergo any kind of cosmetic surgery such as facelifts, then skin booster may be your best bet.
They are non-surgical and can be done in under 10 minutes. Since they are in the form of injectables, they also cost less than surgical procedures. In the hands of a skilled and well-experienced aesthetic doctor like the experts at MY Medical Aesthetics, then you are one step closer to achieving your beauty goals without going under the knife.
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