Which skinbooster should I choose?
Don’t we just envy the luminous glass skin that Korean celebrities have?
Even on high definition television their skin looks poreless and glowy. Well, of course there’s make up but make up can only do that much to conceal skin imperfections.
Under that make up is also a good canvas to start with and skinboosters, aka 水光针, is the answer to achieve that luminous dewy look.
A skinbooster is a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid. There are so many different skinboosters on the market and it can be confusing for patients.
Which skinbooster should I choose? This article is here to explain the different types of skinboosters done at the Artisan Clinic for different skin concerns.
How do Skinboosters work?
Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in our skin. But just like collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid levels get depleted as we age.
Skinboosters are used to increase the skin hydration and replenish what is lost, providing long lasting moisture of the skin. They are injected into the dermis layer of the skin either by manual injections or an injector device.
By injecting hyaluronic acid skinboosters into the skin, the small deposits of hyaluronic acid act like reservoirs under the skin, drawing water molecules up to 200x its weight into the dermis, resulting in improved skin hydration, skin elasticity, texture and firmness, giving you dewy, luminous supple skin.
Studies have also shown that skinboosters help boost collagen and elastin production by stimulating fibroblast activity.
Skinboosters are the perfect answer to dry dull sensitive skin, large pores, fine lines and superficial wrinkles.
Benefits of skin boosters:
- Improves skin hydration
- Bright and radiant skin
- Smaller pores and smoother skin
- Improves fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves acne scars
Where can skinboosters be injected?
- Skin of the face
What are the types of skinboosters available at the Artisan clinic:
Teosyal Redensity 1
This is a hydrating and whitening booster from Switzerland that is non-cross linked. Teosyal redensity 1 contains hyaluronic acid and a patented dermal restructuring complex (DRC) of 8 amino acids, 3 antioxidants, 2 minerals (zinc and copper) and vitamin B6.
It makes the skin fairer, firmer, healthier with less wrinkles and fine lines.
I usually recommend using the teosyal redensity 1 to hydrate dry and hyperpigmented skin and method of delivery is via precise manual injections.
It is my booster of choice for dark pigmented eye circles, hyperpigmentation on face, arms and legs.
Miracle booster aka 奇迹针
The miracle booster hydrates, repairs damaged skin and improves pigmentation.
The Miracle booster contains hyaluronic acid, Salmon DNA (more precisely, polynucleotides), glutathione and Vitamin A.
The Miracle booster utilizes polynucleotides to repair skin damage and signs of aging. When polynucleotide is combined with hyaluronic acid, there is dramatic age reversal properties, improved skin hydration, firmness and brightness.
This is my choice of booster for patients with melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, acne prone skin and wrinkles.
Profhilo aka 逆时针
Profhilo is an anti-aging bio-remodeling injectable that hydrates the skin and improves skin elasticity and firmness.
It contains a combination of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid which bioremodels the skin. The unique molecular structure of Profhilo bio-stimulates elastin, 4 types of collagen and hydration of the 3 main layers of the skin, targeting skin laxity and loss of collagen.
Profhilo is manually injected at 5 precise bio aesthetic points per side of the face and diffuses through different layers of the skin.
I recommend this to my patients who want to target skin dryness and mild skin laxity. Profhilo is great for other areas of the body like the neck and hands as well!
Although the hydrating and bioremodelling benefits of Profhilo are superior, Profhilo is not meant to be injected to upper face.
Sunekos 200 is a patented mix of hyaluronic acid and 6 essential amino acids which hydrate and stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin.
It targets the skin cell hydration, giving the skin a plump and glowy look and collagen production, making skin firmer, tighter and less wrinkled.
This is my booster of choice for dry wrinkled skin of the forehead, temples and periorbital region.
Can skinboosters be combined with other treatments?
Yes! For a holistic approach to treat skin ageing, I always recommend combining skinboosters with synergistic treatments like Picosure laser. This can be done on the same day.
I often tell my patients that the skin is like a growing plant. It needs fertilizer to grow aka Picosure, and water aka skinboosters for it to grow well and healthy.
Picosure laser is great at removing pigmentation and stimulating collagen. With the right choice of skinbooster done post laser, the effects of treatment are dramatically improved.
Within a week, results can be seen – skin is smoother, brighter, radiant and more youthful!
Conclusion on Artisan’s Skinboosters
If you got lost in the myriad of skinboosters offered, here’s an easy summary of my recommendations based on different demographics:
- If you are in your 20s with oily acne prone skin, the skinbooster recommended is the miracle booster since it contains Vitamin A to help control sebum production and can lighten acne marks. Best combination for you would be: hydrafacial first to deep cleanse your pores and remove dead skin and dirt followed by picosure to stimulate collagen and control acne and finally end of with the miracle booster.
- For those in their 30s with dry skin and want some skin rejuvenation, I would recommend picosure with profhilo or sunekos to combat early signs of skin ageing.
- For the 40s and above with melasma, I would highly recommend miracle booster as the mainstay of treatment. If your skin is dry with fine lines and wrinkles, profhilo and sunekos would be beneficial.
Of course everyone’s skin is different and treatments should be customized specially for your skin so I would recommend you first speak to your aesthetic doctor to know which is best suited for you.