Regain your natural glow with this skin treatment from Singapore’s SL Aesthetic Clinic. Skinboosters is a type of injectable treatment that can help with deep skin hydration, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and help you achieve a make-up free glow.
Also known as 水光针 in Mandarin, Skinboosters is directly translated to mean “water bright injection” – a succinct and apt description of this skin boosting treatment.
Important note: Skinboosters refers to a treatment which specifically uses hyaluronic acid. It can only be performed by a doctor.
Hyaluronic acid is what keeps your skin smooth, hydrated, and elastic but as you age, the body’s supply of this youthful chemical depletes and this is in part what causes the skin to become dry, rough and loose. By replenishing the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid with rejuvenating microinjections of Skinboosters, you can reduce the signs of ageing on your appearance.
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, the Skinboosters treatment process involves injecting the fillers with a series of microinjections using an injector gun.
The advantages of the Injector Gun includes:
1. Controlled delivery of Skinboosters; fillers are injected at a uniform amount and at the desired depth
2. Stabilised delivery of Skinboosters with the gun ensures downtime is minimised as much as possible
The recommended course of treatment for Skinboosters is an initial start-up treatment, three sessions each spaced 2-4 weeks apart. For noticeably visible results, one treatment is recommended every six months to maintain the levels of hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid works by absorbing water to hydrate the skin and improve firmness, smoothness, and elasticity.
Because it’s a non-surgical method for reducing wrinkles, restoring skin hydration, and minimising pore size, the side effects of these Skinboosters is minimal. After each treatment session, some patients may experience minor bruising, swelling and numbness which can subside after a few days.
Results, downtime, and recovery vary by the individual. Speak to our doctors to know more.
This treatment can be used to manage both moderate to severe wrinkling and is thus suitable for those looking to reduce deep stubborn wrinkles or scars without having to go under the knife. Patients can expect to see a reduction in their skin imperfections as well as an improved overall complexion. As with any procedure or treatment, results can vary by individual.
Skinboosters are soft hyaluronic fillers which are introduced into the skin via microinjections. This can be done with a small needle by hand or done with an injector gun. The injector gun sucks the skin up to create a suction pocket. Thereafter, 5 micro-needles deliver the Skinboosters into the skin.
Skinboosters alleviates the skin ageing process by introducing hyaluronic acid into the skin. Once injected, the water-loving hyaluronic acid molecules start to absorb water, bringing about intensive hydration to the skin from the inside out. With improved hydration, skin looks plumper, brighter, and more youthful.
At the same time, Skinboosters stimulate collagen, giving longer anti-ageing effects.
Whether for those wanting to rejuvenate dry, mature or dull skin, or for those simply seeking to improve overall skin appearance, Skinboosters can be a treatment of choice.
Skinboosters can help improve skin texture, tone, and the appearance of acne scars. The benefits are:
Skinboosters can treat:
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, only approved hyaluronic acids are used in Skinbooster treatments.
Depending on your skin condition, you can improvements in the first treatment. For first-timers a recommended course of treatment for Skinboosters is an initial start-up treatment, three sessions each spaced 2-4 weeks apart. For sustained results, one treatment is recommended every six months to maintain the levels of hyaluronic acid.
After assessing your needs, the doctor can perform the treatment in approximately half an hour or so, subject to the doctor’s schedule. Otherwise, a later appointment can be made for the procedure itself.
Upon completion of the recommended course, results can improve over a period of time and can be maintained with six-monthly treatments. Results vary by the individual and lifestyle choices.
Numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. Pain is minimised as much as possible during the treatment, though some patients experience slight discomfort. Post-procedure, there may be some temporary pain. This will vary by the individual.
Injection related side effects, such as temporary swelling, bruising and pin-marks may occur. This will depend on your skin’s sensitivity and the execution of the treatment. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising.
Skinboosters should be done preferably a week before an important event.
Skinboosters are safe for most healthy adults. As with all medical procedures, you should be sure to disclose all of your medical history and current habits such as smoking and use of blood-thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.
Skinboosters may be unsuitable in the following circumstances:
Pre-care: Ensure that you’re in a good state of health and not recovering from a bacterial or viral infection. Please avoid alcohol, NSAIDS (such as aspirin and Synflex), and blood thinners (including Vitamin E, garlic and ginseng supplements) for 2 days before and after treatment
Post-care: The treatment area(s) should be kept clean to avoid infection. Do not pick at or peel skin. Avoid prolonged exposure of the treatment area to sunlight. Avoid swimming, strenuous exercise and going to a sauna for a day. Makeup should only be put on at least a day after treatment.
[12 Nov 2019] Written by Dr. Charlene Goh
Having obtained her medical degree in Scotland, Dr Charlene Goh returned home to Singapore, where she practised in several major hospitals and in various departments. But her education did not stop there.
From a young age, Charlene has had a strong interest in skincare and beauty trends. Urged by Dr Kelvin Chua to pursue her passion, Charlene went away to study Practical Dermatology at Cardiff University in Wales.
Not one to rest on her laurels, she returned home and picked up certifications from various aesthetic organisations.
Now armed with the proper certifications and experience, Charlene is adept at a wide range of minimally invasive aesthetic procedures such as laser treatments, dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, etc.
A firm believer in presenting one’s best self, Charlene hopes to help others achieve confidence through a holistic approach; a wholesome combination of a healthy lifestyle and diet, complemented by clinically proven aesthetic treatments.
Charlene is a self-confessed beauty junkie and fashionista, and will happily discuss the latest trends with friends and patients.
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