Gone are the days when having clear skin was enough; today, it is all about achieving dewy, poreless, flawless skin. This latest trend that has taken the world by storm is called “glass skin”, a term for translucent, even-toned, exceptionally smooth skin that is comparable to the appearance of glass. In order to achieve the look, you need to make sure that your intensely moisturized skin projects a lit-from-within kind of glow, which is not exactly an easy feat. It requires a consistent skin care routine that is composed of different products applied at specific intervals. Glass skin, as you might deduce, is not for someone who is looking for instant results. If you are among those people who do not have the patience for a multi-step skincare regimen, then you have nothing to worry about – you can still get achieve glowing, glass-like skin without the frills.
Skin boosters are the solution for you. Skinboosters are a dermal filler treatment made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found in the skin, nerves, and connective tissues. Hyaluronic acid is considered as the gold standard ingredient for skincare products – including those that are used in a glass skin regimen – because it is capable to hold up to a thousand times its molecular weight in water. Aside from providing intense skin hydration, hyaluronic acid is known to improve skin elasticity and firmness, boost collagen production in the skin, accelerate healing of wounds, and reduce inflammation. Skin boosters in Singapore are very popular; some patients have regular schedules with aesthetics clinics to maintain the results that skin boosters have brought to their face.
What Are Skin Boosters?
Skin boosters are generally safe for everyone. People from different age brackets can use skin boosters to address skin conditions such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and dull and dry skin among others. Even pregnant women who wish to get skin boosters can have it done without any issue. The use of skin boosters poses a low risk to the pregnancy since these are localized injections with a low rate of absorption into the bloodstream. One of the possible concerns is the local numbing agent that is often used when the filer is added into the skin. Standard filler injections use ‘Lidocaine’, the most common anesthetic. This is labeled by the FDA as pregnancy “Category B”, which means that it is “likely safe to use” during pregnancy.
This article from MY Medical Aesthetics, a premier aesthetic clinic in Singapore, will provide you with relevant information on skin booster treatments. We will discuss the types of skin boosters as well as how skin boosters work in order to fully understand the benefits of the treatment.
Types of Skin Boosters
Let us take a closer look at the two skin booster brands that are preferred in Singapore:
- Teosyal Redensity 1 (RD1). This Swiss-manufactured brand is the newest skin booster that is available in the market. It contains hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and a combination of 14 mineral and vitamins. RD1 is known to enhance moisture in the skin and increase collagen production. This brand is most suitable for people who are looking for fairer skin and faster results.
- Restylane. This is a popular brand of dermal filler, especially in Singapore. Like RD1, it contains high levels of hyaluronic acid. Restylane works by giving the skin a soft glow while at the same time, keeping it well-hydrated, supple, and firm. It also helps restore the hyaluronic acid that the body loses. This brand is perfect for those who are looking for intense hydration that lasts over a longer period of time.
Skin boosters can be customized according to your desired results. Do you want intensely-moisturized skin? Or supple and firm skin, perhaps? Maybe a radiant glow? Whatever your answer is, it is important that you communicate this in a clear manner to your doctor so they will know how to address your concerns.
If you want to discover which skinbooster brand will work best for you, visit us at the MY Medical Aesthetics clinic for assessment and consultation.
How Skin Boosters Work
Skin boosters are placed below the surface of the skin using micro-injections. This process allows the hyaluronic molecules to draw water up to a thousand times its weight into the dermis layer, which results in intense hydration and improved collagen production in the skin. It also restores the dermal layer by smoothing out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and reducing open pores.
Common treatment areas include the face (cheeks, forehead, under the eyes, near the lips), neck, décolletage, and back of the hands. The procedure takes 20 to 40 minutes only and it can be done on the same day that you visit the clinic.
Improvements in skin hydration, texture, and brightness are noticeable after one session. For best results, three to six sessions at three to four weeks apart is recommended. After that, you can opt for maintenance every six months.
However, if you are uncertain about getting this procedure, there are alternative options that can work for you, too. You can utilize the benefits of hyaluronic acid by using HA-based skincare products and cosmetics. The effect may not be as significant as compared to the instant results from using skin boosters but it is a safe and affordable alternative that is worth trying. Just make sure that the products that you will use are suitable to your skin type and condition. You can also incorporate hyaluronic acid-rich food such as root vegetables, almonds, leafy greens, bananas, and soy-based products into your diet. By doing so, you can achieve that glass skin that you have always wanted and at the same time, you are doing your body a great favor.