From facials, skincare products, to medical aesthetic procedures bearing the Skin Booster name, it’s a wild wild world of skin hydration treatments. Many of such mimic the original Restylane Skinboosters™ treatment, at varying levels of success.
Here, I give you a low-down on three medical aesthetic Skin Booster treatments, including Juvederm’s Volite.
But first. What exactly is a Skin Booster?
Not to be confused with the cosmetic product, medical grade skin boosters are meant to be injected rather than applied. Skin Boosters contain a sugar molecule called hyaluronic acid, or H.A. in short.
H.A. is a naturally occurring molecule in our skin, and one of its functions is to bind water to keep our skin hydrated. However, with the ageing process, the quality of the H.A. in our skin deteriorates. Over time, skin loses its glow and suppleness and develops fine lines.
Skin Boosters are designed to be injected intradermally either via manual injections or assisted by an injector device. Once in place, it soaks up water like a sponge and continues to hold it in place.
There are 3 Skin Booster treatments available at the point of writing. Here’s a short summary:
As individual needs, expectations, and concerns vary, there’s no one-size fits all Skin Booster treatment. Speak to your preferred healthcare professional for an individualised assessment to pick the best product for your needs!
P.S. another similar product called Rejuran Healer from South Korea has been making waves in the Skin Booster sphere. But that’s a story for another time![6 August 2018] A blog post by Dr. Kelvin Chua
Dr Kelvin Chua started his surgical training in Australia, teaching for several years in the hospitals, and spent some time in dermatology and surgical rotations.
Kelvin was fascinated by the boom of aesthetic medicine and has since garnered over 12 years of experience in this field – with liposuction procedures and Botox and filler treatments under his belt.
With a strong passion for inspiring others through teaching, Kelvin is a trainer for aesthetic institutions as well as cosmeceutical companies. Kelvin is also a mentor to aspiring aesthetic doctors.
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