The secret lies in skin boosters, popular treatments in Korea and Taiwan.
What are skin booster treatments (水光针)?
Skin boosters, or more commonly known as 水光针, is a form of facial skin rejuvenation treatment that uses hyaluronic acid to restore hydration to your skin, resulting in a dewy, glowing complexion.
As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, which causes our skin to become dryer and reduces the skin’s elasticity. By targeting specific areas, Skin Booster treatment can stop this ageing skin and deliver deep skin hydration.
What do skin boosters do?
A dermal filler called Skin booster is injected into the patient’s skin to enhance firmness, luminosity, and texture. Instead of conventional filler procedures, skin boosters moisturize and improve skin quality rather than volumizing and sculpting the face.
This kind of dermal filler can treat large portions of the neck, hands, and face. In addition, skin booster treatment can support collagen production and elastin fibres’ ongoing stimulation. Skin becomes more radiant and healthier as a result.
Results from skin boosters don’t have the same dramatic effects as those from other well-known non-surgical procedures. Unlike botulinum toxins injections, they don’t “freeze” the features or inhibit muscle action.
However, they can aid in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. Although they can provide more subtle volume by softly plumping the skin, they won’t produce too inflated or exaggerated results as fillers can.
How do skin boosters work?
Most skin boosters on the market contain hyaluronic acid, which helps hydrate the skin, enhance collagen production, and increase its moisture level. A soft gel substance is injected into the skin for treatment. It will draw water to the area as it pours in, starting the hydration process.
Deep skin hydration is a crucial goal of the skin booster treatment. The outer layer of the skin will start to improve as the dermis becomes more hydrated. However, the body may gradually break down the skin boosters over time, so routine maintenance treatment procedures are required to keep benefits.
What are the benefits of skin boosters?
Skin booster treatments, which are Korean in origin, promise a youthful, glowing appearance. The skin booster gradually penetrates your skin, “raising” the collagen and elastin crucial for keeping it young and supple. In addition, skin booster injections provide a long-lasting moisturizing effect.
The benefits of skin boosters are multifold:
- Restores hydration to the skin from within
- Evens out irregularities and fine lines in skin, creating smooth supple skin
- Improved skin elasticity and firmness
- More radiant complexion
- Multi-purpose product: skin booster treatments can be applied to the face, neck, lips, hands, and décolletage.
How long do skin boosters last?
Usually, Skin Boosters last between one to three months. We advise starting with two sessions spaced out by six weeks, followed by maintenance sessions, one to three times a year, depending on the individual need.
Each person receives a customized treatment with different specifics. Each person’s skin is unique, and our doctor will work with you to develop a treatment strategy suited to your particular requirements and cosmetic goals.
What is the procedure like?
Skin boosters use hyaluronic acid to restore hydration levels in your skin. This is delivered through a series of micro injections just under your skin.
Prior to your procedure, our experienced therapists will help you apply a local anaesthetic to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable as possible. Most of our patients generally report finding the procedure very tolerable and comfortable.
The procedure typically lasts 20 to 40 minutes, possibly longer if you choose topical anaesthesia, which takes time to kick in. After treatment, you can notice some light bruising and slight redness on susceptible skin areas near the treatment site. These side effects usually go away on their own within a few days. Most of our patients generally report finding the procedure very tolerable and comfortable.
Who Can Have This Treatment?
All patients who are not pregnant or nursing can get this treatment. Patients who want to improve skin texture, firmness and hydration level are advised to use it.
The skin booster procedure is not meant to smooth out wrinkles and creases. Instead, it is intended to moisturize the skin over time and encourage collagen and elastin production. As a result, patients report that their skin firmness improves, and there is a better ‘glow’ as a result.
It’s the ideal procedure for anyone over 40 who desires toned, renewed skin and improved skin elasticity.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are minimal – hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies and has been used in aesthetic treatments for many years. After the procedure, you may experience slight swelling at the injection areas, but this should subside within a few days.
Am I a suitable candidate for skin boosters?
Patients of all ages, especially those who want reduced acne scars, want natural skin improvement and that “glow,” are attracted to this anti-ageing treatment. As a result, 90% of patients report seeing improvement in their skin’s roughness, fine wrinkles, acne scars and important skin hydration and suppleness.
Skin booster treatments are suitable for both men and women of all skin types.
FAQs About Skin Boosters
After the procedure, you might have slight redness or moderate bruising in the treated areas. In some situations, however, bruising may persist for up to two weeks.
After the procedure, a fresh cooling pad can help reduce swelling; nevertheless, you shouldn’t put makeup on your skin immediately. Instead, you can wear light makeup to conceal any redness or bruises after resting for roughly 24 hours. Additionally, until any early swelling or redness goes away, you should stay out of the sun and harsh cold.
High-quality compounds that are secure and efficient in cosmetic applications are used to create Skin Boosters. Skin Boosters include:
Hyaluronic acid – The body creates a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, a potent humectant that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water within skin cells, is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and plump.
Lidocaine – The most commonly used anaesthetic is lidocaine. It works quickly, is safe, and helps reduce pain associated with injections.
Generally, it takes 1 -2 days to recover from redness and bruising fully.