All over the world, people pay special attention to maintaining the young and healthy look of their skin. Skin is often referred to as the first line of defense, which is apt because it is easily the most battered organ of the human body, which directly takes the toll from different harmful agents in the environment. Apart from environmental damage, the natural ageing process of the body also causes the degradation of different skin fibres such as collagen and elastin. The degradation of skin fibres renders it wrinkled, saggy and makes the skin lose its contours and fine lines.
Apart from nutritional treatment, people have since long relied on using various types of aesthetic solutions for the treatment of skin damage due to environmental factors or ageing. But recently, the introduction of skin booster injections has taken the world by storm. People are increasingly becoming familiar with this dermal treatment.
What Is Skin Booster?
A skin booster is composed mainly of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is an important component of the extracellular matrix and works to maintain skin hydration as well as stimulate the production of essential skin fibres such as collagen and elastin which maintain the natural young and healthy look of the skin. Using a skin booster to overcome the signs of skin damage is very popular in Asian countries such as Singapore, where women particularly use such boosters to retain a healthy look on their skin.
Benefits Of Skin Boosting Treatment
Skin boosters are now widely being used in Singapore. Women of ages above 20 have a great acceptance rate for skin-boosting treatment for getting rid of wrinkled skin. Skin boosters have been shown to bring about other complexion improvement such as:
- Restoring your skin’s natural glow
- Deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin
- Plumps fine lines
- Improves skin elasticity and firmness
- Softens deep creases and expression lines
- Skin brightening
- Reduce the appearance of dark eye circles
- Improve skin imperfections such as acne scars
- Boost collagen production and skin renewal
- Reduce inflammation and minimizes pores
The administration of hyaluronic acid skin boosters into the skin directly increases both the quality and quantity of the skin fibres, which has a positive effect on the skin in the sense that the skin is rejuvenated. This rejuvenation of skin makes it look healthy and young. The generation of elastin fibres tighten the skin, therefore getting rid of the sagginess. The tight skin also shows a marked improvement in the fine lines and natural contours of the skin. 
The skin boosters also play an important role in the hydration of the skin. These boosters are known to have a direct effect on the pore size of the skin. Many skin boosters that are administered through micro-injection deep into the dermis hydrate the skin from within, making all the layers of the skin looking smooth and fresh like young skin on a baby. 
How Does A Skin Booster Work?
The working principle of a skin booster is markedly different from a dermal filler. The dermal fillers are used mainly to volumize the skin to treat the sagginess and wrinkles, or for improving facial contours and are often injected deeper into the skin. On the other hand, skin boosters are injected on a more superficial level, directly into the dermis. The hyaluronic acid in the skin boosters stimulates the production and maintenance of collagen type 1 fibres and elastin, the main types of skin fibres that protect the integrity of the skin. In simple words, the dermal fillers work mechanically to volumize the skin, while skin boosters work biochemically by stimulating the skin fibres renewal. 
General Procedure Of Skin Boosting Treatment In Singapore
The general procedure of skin booster treatment is very simple. The procedure involves topical application of a numbing cream which makes the skin insensitive to stimuli temporarily. After numbing the skin through the application of a cream, the administration of the skin booster serum is done through a micro-injection of the serum into the skin. The recommended depth of the serum varies and depends on the type of serum being used.
Types Of Skin Boosters In Singapore:
There are several types of skin boosters available in Singapore. Some of them are listed below:
Restylane vital, also known as a vital skin booster, is a tested and relatively older skin booster available in the market. This skin booster consists of cross-linked hyaluronic acid that is injected into the skin through a micro-puncture technique deep into the dermis . It can be used in many areas, such as the face, neck, and décolletage (the area between the neck and breasts).
Profhilo is a relatively newer injectable treatment that helps rejuvenate the skin fibres. It is composed mainly of BDDE-free hyaluronic acid. Profhilo differs largely from dermal fillers as it is not quantitative: it helps improve skin quality by regenerating skin fibres. Profhilo heals the skin wrinkles and sagging by bio-remodeling. Unlike other skin boosters, Profhilo only requires 10-point injection across the entire face and is suitable for those who are adverse towards injections.
Rejuran healer differs from other skin boosters on the market because it is composed of Polynucleotides (PN) instead of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. It works differently by stimulating the production of skin fibres through genetic reprogramming instead of direct injection of hyaluronic acid.
Juvederm volite is a recent entry in the category of skin boosters. Just like Restylane, Juvederm contains cross-linked hyaluronic acid that helps the skin regain its elasticity . It is injected into the central layers of the dermis to nourish the skin from its deepest layer to the external ones. It is the most potent skin booster on the list.
Teosyal Redensity is a skin booster that is different in the sense that it is a combined mixture of hyaluronic acid along with sufficient amounts of vital amino acids, minerals and vitamins that help generate the skin fibres and nourish the skin from within. The treatment procedure involves micro-injection of the serum in such a way that the dermo-restructuring complex spreads itself evenly beneath the skin.
How Long Does It Last?
The longevity of different types of skin boosters results varies, depending on the quality and quantity of the hyaluronic acid content of the booster. Generally, Juvederm Volite is considered to be the most potent one of the groups, as it requires only one session and is effective for a whole nine months to a year. Other types of skin boosters such as Restylane vital, Profhilo and Rejuran are administered once a month averagely for 3 months, after which they are administered after a gap of six months.
Who Is Suitable For Treatment?
Skin boosters are intended for use mainly in adults. However, as this treatment is generally targeted for mature audience, younger patients who exhibit less signs of aging may experience less visible improvements to the skin. It is important to understand from your doctor the possible improvements skin booster can bring before deciding if this treatment is suitable in achieving your skin goals.
Price Of Skin Booster Treatments
The price of skin booster treatment varies according the the brand of product used, who you are seeking treatment with, the doctor’s expertise and clinic’s reputation. A single session of skin booster treatment can range from $380 to $1000.
Skin-boosting treatment has the advantage of having minimal side effects. The possible downsides include temporary redness in the area of administration of the serum. There might be slight bruising and increased skin sensitivity in the area of injection. However, you can expect the bruise and redness to completely go away in 3-5 days. However, if the bruise of redness persists, contact a certified medical doctor for further assessment.
The skin boosters appear to be a more promising dermal treatment technique when compared to dermal fillers. The promising results along with minimal side effects have taken the people in Singapore to increasingly adopt this method of skin treatment.