Are you looking for a non-surgical and effective way to rejuvenate your skin? Skinboosters can improve skin texture, firmness, and hydration, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But with so many types of skinboosters available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.
Here’s a table outlining the key differences between the types of skinboosters we’ll discuss in this article, which are the recommended ones by Dr Chloe Ho, available at Asia Wellness.
|Skinbooster||Brand||Key Ingredient||Benefits||Recommended areas|
|Restylane Vital Light||Restylane||Hyaluronic acid||Deep hydration, improved skin texture and radiance||Face, neck, décolletage, and hands|
|Teosyal RD1||Teosyal||Hyaluronic acid3 AntioxidantsEight Amino acidsTwo MineralsVitamin B6||Restores skin's natural hydration, improves elasticity and tone||Face, neck, under-eye, décolletage, and hands|
|Rejuran Healer||Rejuran||Polynucleotide (PN)||Enhances collagen production, improves skin elasticity and firmness||Face, neck, under-eye area, and hands|
|Profhilo||IBSA||Hyaluronic acid||Increases skin hydration and stimulates collagen and elastin production||Face, neck, under-eye, décolletage, and hands|
|Gouri||Gouri Cosmetics||Polycarprolactone (PCL)||Nourishes and revitalizes skin, improves elasticity and stimulate collagen production||Face, neck, décolletage, and hands|
|JuveLook||Juvelook||Poly D-Lactic Acid (PDLA)Hyaluronic acid||Provides deep hydration, stimulates collagen production, restores skin's elasticity, and improves texture and tone||Face, neck, under-eye, décolletage, and hands|
Skinboosters are a type of injectable treatment that help improve skin quality, resulting in improvements to the texture, elasticity, and hydration of the skin.
They work by injecting hyaluronic acid, Poly D-Lactic Acid (PDLA), Polycaprolactone (PCL, or other substances, such as Polynucleotide (PN) under the skin to stimulate collagen production and increase hydration levels.
Skinboosters can be used on various areas of the face, neck, and hands to improve skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a youthful appearance.
Skinboosters work by injecting hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, into the skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water, which helps to hydrate the skin and improve its elasticity and texture.
The injection of hyaluronic acid also stimulates the body's production of collagen, a protein that gives the skin its structure and firmness. This increase in collagen production helps to improve the overall quality and appearance of the skin.
Different types of skinboosters may also contain other nutrients or substances to further enhance their effects. The treatment is typically administered in a series of sessions spaced a few weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
Choosing the right skinbooster for you depends on your skin concerns and goals. HA skinboosters are a great all-around option for improving skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness. Some HA skinboosters also help restore volume and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds. Collagen stimulating skinboosters such as Juvelook and Gouri are newer options that can improve skin texture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Below is a quick rundown of the 6 different types of skinboosters recommended by Dr Chloe Ho. Please refer to the table above for a broad overview.
Restylane Vital Light is a highly effective long lasting skin booster that can help rejuvenate your skin and give it a fresh, radiant glow. Its primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps keep it plump and hydrated. HA attracts and binds water, helping to provide deep hydration and stimulate collagen production in your skin.
By injecting Restylane Vital Light into specific areas of your face, neck, décolletage, or hands, we can improve your skin's elasticity, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a more youthful appearance.
Teosyal Redensity I is specifically designed to improve your skin's texture, tone, and hydration, leaving you with a fresh, radiant glow. It is another HA skinbooster that also contains a unique blend of amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, which work together to nourish and protect your skin from environmental damage.
When Teosyal Redensity I is injected into specific areas of your face, neck, décolletage, or hands, it helps to improve your skin's elasticity, firmness, and tone. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Rejuran Healer enhances collagen production, improves skin elasticity, and firmness, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is made with polynucleotide (PN), a powerful compound that has been shown to stimulate collagen production and accelerate the skin's natural healing process.
Other benefits of Rejuran Healer (and why it’s so popular), include reduction of the appearance of acne scars through collagen production and increased skin hydration. Rejuran Healer is especially suitable for sensitive and damaged skin because of its natural healing properties.
While not necessarily a skinbooster (or even a filler), Profhilo is a bio-remodelling “injectable skincare” that has both skin rejuvenating and volumizing effects, making it a popular choice among my patients. It has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid at 64mg for 2 mls and it is especially useful for addressing skin laxity, thin dehydrated skin and correcting signs of ageing. Another reason for its popularity is that there are a lot less injection points required for Profhilo, making it a quick and relatively comfortable procedure with minimal downtime.
Profhilo is made with a unique formulation of HA, specifically 32mg/ml (vs the 20mg/ml present in other skinboosters such as Restylane), designed for deep hydration and bio-remodelling (basically restoring lost volume). It is generally recommended as an anti-aging treatment for patients who want plumper and more hydrated skin.
Gouri has several benefits that make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their overall skin's texture and firmness. One of its key benefits is its ability to naturally spread and regenerate collagen throughout the entire face.
Another advantage of Gouri is its ability to provide sustainable results by preventing skin aging through deep skin rejuvenation. Finally, Gouri is a natural way to improve your skin's appearance, as it works by rejuvenating your skin's natural collagen production.
JuveLook provides long-lasting anti-aging effects that can last up to 18-24 months after 2-3 treatment sessions. It combines Hyaluronic Acid with Polylactic Acid (PLA), which stimulates collagen synthesis, making the skin smoother and more youthful-looking gradually and over a sustained period of time. It is a great option for patients looking to improve acne scarring, reduce pore size and reduce wrinkles.
Juvelook is a safe and biodegradable option, made from non-toxic materials that do not migrate upon injection. As a result, this skinbooster is naturally absorbed and excreted by the body, making it a safe and effective choice. JuveLook also offers visible anti-wrinkle effects after the first injection.
The skinbooster treatment process typically involves several injections of the chosen substance under the skin using a very fine needle. Local anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort. The procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
After the skinbooster treatment, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and sun exposure for 24 hours. Patients may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, which should subside within a few days.
Dr Chloe may recommend using a cold compress and taking over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate discomfort.
Possible side effects of skinboosters include swelling, redness, bruising, itching, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days.
Rarely, more serious side effects such as infection or allergic reaction may occur. It's important to follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions and seek medical attention if you experience any unusual symptoms.
The duration of skinbooster results depends on the type of skinbooster used and individual factors such as skin type, age, and lifestyle. Generally, after completing the initial dose of between 2-3 sessions, HA and PN skinboosters can last between 6-12 months before you might want to consider another boost.
Skinboosters and dermal fillers are often confused, but they are different treatments. Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fill in deep wrinkles and folds, while skinboosters are used to improve skin hydration, texture, and elasticity.
Dermal fillers typically last longer than skinboosters and are often used in conjunction with skinboosters to achieve optimal results.
Skinboosters are a non-invasive and effective way to improve skin texture, hydration, and elasticity. As they do not add volume to your face, you do not have to worry about looking unnatural or puffy.
There are several types of skinboosters available, each with their own unique benefits and duration of results. Choosing the right skinbooster for you depends on your skin concerns and goals, and Dr Chloe Ho can help you make an informed decision.
Dr. Chloe Ho is Asia Wellness’ resident doctor. Her strong background in dermatology has equipped her to treat patients with varying needs. Dr. Ho is trusted among her patients to treat any array of ageing skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark eye circles and acne scars.
Her clinical experience varies locally and internationally, from the Singapore National Skin Centre to Harvard Medical School in Boston.