• How does Skin Booster Treatment work?

    Skin boosters containing hyaluronic acid are injected into the skin using an injector device or manual injections. These small deposits of hyaluronic acid skin boosters act like water reservoirs under the skin.

    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced by the human body. It is mainly found in your skin, eyes and connective tissue. More than 50% of the hyaluronic acid in your body is found in your skin! The main function for hyaluronic acid is to upkeep the tissue hydration and lubrication. This will act to further attract water, which results in better skin hydration, improvement in skin elasticity and reduction of fine lines.

    As we grow older, our skin loses water (hydration), hyaluronic acid, collagen and fat.

    Skin boosters will help to stimulate collagen production which leads to an improvement in overall skin quality, skin hydration and has shown to reduce other skin problems like acne scars. The overall results of skin boosters are able to combat the effects of ageing with increased skin hydration, skin radiance, skin elasticity and skin texture.

  • What is the procedure for Skin Boosters like?

    Skin boosters can be injected either manually or using an injector device. However, the injector device may not be suitable for some brands of skin boosters due to the viscosity of the product which may cause blockage in the device. There is a risk of leakage when using injector devices too, leading to wastage of the product.

    Dr Lim has a preference for the manual injection method. Though the manual injection method is known to be slightly more uncomfortable than using the injector device (greatly helped by usage of numbing cream), but brings with it several upsides. It allows for better control and placing of the skinboosters to bring out an effect that matches the patient’s expectations best. The manual injection process can possibly also reduce the number of injection points needed with good planning, leading to lower downtime and cost of the procedure for the patient. This method also leads to a reduction in wasted product.

  • How long is the Skin Booster treatment?

    The entire skinbooster injections treatment will take approximately 10 – 20 minutes depending on the treated area.

  • Is the Skin Booster treatment painful?

    The process uses micro-injections. These are shallow and performed with a very fine needle. Topical numbing cream will be applied on the skin prior to the treatment to minimize discomfort.

  • How many times will Skin Booster treatment be required?

    A traditional course of skinbooster treatment necessitates 3 consecutive monthly treatments followed by a maintenance skin booster treatment every 6 months. With newer skin booster treatments, results can last up to 9 months with just a single treatment.

  • Is there any downtime?

    In my experience, using the injector device, downtime experienced is usually about 3 days since there are more injection sites from the device. The force of the injection is also higher when using the device and the risk of injection related side effects such as bruising is increased.

    With care and experience, a doctor using the manual injection method can reduce the number of injection points needed while attaining a similar effect with good planning. Skill in handling the injections will minimize the risk of injection related side effects and the manual method expects only a maximum downtime of 2 days.

    Occasionally, bruising in the top layers of skin may occur, and the symptoms can be alleviated with an anti-bruising pill medication to help blood vessels in the skin heal.

  • Am I a good candidate for Skin boosters?

    Skinbooster treatment is suitable for everyone, regardless of skin type, or if the patient is young or mature. They can improve overall skin quality, deep skin hydration, improved skin elasticity, reducing fine lines and improving the smoothness of the skin texture — thus achieving the appearance of youthful skin.

    If cost is a concern, how I would usually advise my patients is to understand which targeted areas are the most required. As an arbitrary average, 2 mls of the skinbooster used will be enough to cover an Asian face. If you are considering skin boosters for the neck and surrounding areas, another 3 mls will be required. This however as stated before, is an arbitrary number that will vary from person to person — your doctor will be able to give you the best gauge and advice on the amounts required.

    The best advice I can give to each one of you considering skin boosters is to speak to your doctor about the concerns you may have, and what you had intended to achieve by coming for treatment. An open understanding between my patients and myself is what brings out the best in every treatment, since each and every person has different types of skin, skin condition and expectations. As such, the procedure for each person will need to be planned and tailored accordingly for the best results.

What is Skin Booster Singapore?

Korean ladies have always been known for having dewy skin, glass-like skin or porcelain skin. In Singapore, skin booster treatment (水 光 针) (also known as collagen injections) is the secret towards obtaining that beautiful, porcelain skin.

The main ingredient for most brands of skinboosters is hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in parts of your body, such as the eyes, joints and especially in the skin. Its main function is to keep the parts of the body lubricated, well hydrated and increase subdermal collagen production.

In the skin, hyaluronic acid not only improves hydration and skin moisture, but has studies showing the following effects:

  • improves production of collagen
  • improves elasticity
  • improves healing of skin injuries

It is known that hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000x of its molecular weight in water! This makes it one of the most sought after ingredients in skincare products.

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