SkinBoosters / 水光针 - what is it?

February 17, 2017


What are SkinBoosters?

Skinboosters is a skin treatment that improves skin hydration and firmness with controlled microinjections of hyaluronic acid (HA) into the dermis layer of the skin. HA is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that maintains hydration in the skin, and is injected in precise amounts either manually or by using an injector gun.

The term SkinBoosters is reserved exclusively for treatments using Restylane Vital or Vital Light (the SkinBooster series of filler from Restylane). On the other hand, the term ”水光针” may involve the use of other brands of fillers and products (such as Botulinum Toxin) being injected in a similar manner.



What does it improve, and how does it work?

It helps patients counteract the effects of dry skin, fine wrinkles and enlarged pores.

As our skin ages, its HA and collagen content degrades and loses the ability to retain moisture and becomes dry, rough and less elastic. External HA, when injected into the skin, counteracts this phenomenon by absorbing water molecules and improving firmness, elasticity and smoothness of the skin. Compared to facials, injected HA provide longer lasting hydration. Clinical studies also show that these injections stimulate collagen production in the skin.



What areas are suitable for SkinBooster Treatment?

It can be used to improve the general skin quality of your face but also to improve exposed and sensitive areas such as your neck, décolletage and hands as well as areas with acne-scarred skin.



What is the Treatment Regime Like?

A typical treatment program with Restylane SkinBoosters is made up of three initial treatment sessions about 2-4 weeks apart. The initial 3-treatment program is done once and after that one treatment about every 6 months is recommended.



Is the Treatment Tolerable?

SkinBooster treatments do not need to be painful. A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied over the treated area before the treatment to increase patient comfort.



Is There Any Downtime?

Most patients will be have subtle injection marks on the face but will be able to continue with their daily activities after the procedure. These marks can take up to a week to resolve – remember to have it performed at least a week before any important event.

The side effects are mostly temporary and self-limiting - such as bruising, swelling and redness. Certain medications such as aspirin and painkillers can increase the risk of bruising – inform your doctor prior to treatment.




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