Skinboosters, also known as 水光针 (in Mandarin), are formulated with high amounts of hyaluronic acid which enhance skin hydration, maintain moisture, and activate collagen synthesis for that young-looking, healthy skin.
How do skinboosters work?
Wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin, and darks spots on the face can be caused by the loss of hyaluronic acid deposits in the deeper layers of the skin. Stress also contributes to these signs of skin aging, as excessive oxidative stress results in cell damage and brittle skin.
Skinboosters resolve these skin concerns by nourishing the skin with the high concentration of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients. Hyaluronic acid functions like a sponge that absorbs water to help the skin stay moisturized, plump, and glowing. The antioxidants prevent oxidative stress, thereby reducing cell damage. The essential nutrients in skinboosters promote collagen production to restore the integrity and balance of the skin.
At Om, we use the Teosyal Redensity® 1 (RD1) skinbooster, which gives a dewy glow as well as hydration and collagen stimulation. Teosyal RD1 skin boosters can be used on face, neck, decolletage area and hands. Teosyal RD1 is manufactured in Switzerland. It contains 15 mg/mL of non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid and is a unique skinbooster, as it contains following myriads of nutrients which are beneficial for skin:
- Glutathione: It’s a key ingredient for skin whitening. It neutralizes free radicals and prevents damage to vital cellular components.
- N-Acetyl-L-cysteine: It is vital for the synthesis of glutathione
- Alphalipoic acid: Enhances the production and lifespan of Glutathione.
- Zinc and Copper: Vital for cell division and DNA synthesis.
- Vitamin B6: Vital for energy production for chemical reactions required for metabolism in skin.
- 8 Amino acids: Vital for collagen production and tissue remodeling
This mixture of skin-boosting essential nutrients hydrates and rejuvenates the skin unlike any other skincare treatment.
Apart from RD1, Restylane skinbooster is also available at Om, which has 12mg/mL of partially cross-linked hyaluronic acid. We will recommend RD1 when someone wants whitening effect with hydration and Restylane when someone wants long-lasting hydration.
Skinboosters are a minimally invasive and safe treatment that is almost painless. To make the procedure more comfortable, we apply our premium numbing cream onto the patient’s skin. Skinboosters are then administered either via an injector gun or through a manual injection, depending on your preference. The manual technique is preferred over the injector gun as it gives better results, ensures that most of skinboosters are administered into the skin, and can be modified per the patient’s conditions.
Treatment with skinboosters typically require 3 sessions scheduled 4 weeks apart. From then on, maintenance treatment can be done every 6 months.
After the session, you may notice tiny bumps and needle marks, which usually resolve spontaneously in 2-3 days. Some patients may have minor bruising which resolves in a few days.