Fact: Your skin stops producing collagen around age 25 and every 10 years, the skin loses about 6% of hyaluronic acid. Collagen keeps your skin elastic and healthy while hyaluronic acid helps collagen keep its form while providing hydration and moisture. Without these two things, your skin begins to form wrinkles and appears tired and dull. Skin boosters help you to replenish the skin to keep up a healthy glow, by either hydrating or building those proteins for collagen formation.
Skin boosters are an overlying term to categorize any product that is administered either to or on your skin that aids in hydration, rejuvenation or vitamin revival in your skin. Skin Boosters tend to be micro-injections of product in the face, neck, and hands or a topical solution that you can apply on your face at home. On a more scientific level, skin boosters (in a sense) alter the skin's ageing process by bringing hydration and other added benefits back into the skin.
Why Are Skin Boosters Important?
The skin booster
treatments are completely safe, non-surgical with minimal downtime and are recommended for any age group. They are very important as they work from the inside out, awakening the skin cells to replenish, revive and rejuvenate. Many of us tend to do treatments and procedures that fix our past mistakes. We can stop the damage in its tracks by gravitating towards skin boosters as they can keep our skin healthy before the damage sets in.
Skin boosters come in a variety of types and are very popular in other parts of the world such as Asia, but come in quite a few types. The most common skin boosters are Hyaluronic Acid, Meso-cocktails, PDRN
and facial skin boosting serums (Hyaron
). So let’s shed light on these must-do treatments that will save your skin and also keep it beautiful and how each type can benefit you.
Skin Booster Hyaluronic Acid
1. What Is It?
A skin booster that is made from hyaluronic acid is used to improve the skin's quality by boosting hydration levels from deep within. These can also be used to give ever so slight plumping and eliminate fine wrinkles. It draws upon 1000x its weight in water, which makes it the perfect humectant for your skin to keep moisture in.
2. How can I use a hyaluronic acid skin booster?
Hyaluronic acid skin boosters can either be injected with a needle, used with a needleless device such as a Hyaluron Pen
and also can be used with non invasive devices such as dermapen
, derma roller
or hydra stamp
. But skin boosters are best used with a needle. It works the best in the dermis which can be reached more easily with a skin booster injection.
3. What can a hyaluronic acid skin booster do for me?
While hyaluronic acid skin boosters are not used for major changes of the shape, volume or muscle movement of the face, they are able to correct very fine wrinkles and give a very slight plumping effect as a filler. They also make excellent hydrators that do more than your average moisturizer. By being injected (whether deep or shallow), it allows the skin to moisturize from within. The main purpose of Hyaluronic Acid skin boosters is to provide hydration. This is a common concern for those wishing to achieve a healthy glow, so this would be your first pick.
Skin Booster Meso-Cocktails
1. What is it?
Meso-cocktails are a liquid mixture of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, peptides, plant extracts and amino acids.
2. How can I use meso-cocktails?
Meso-cocktails, when used at home, are used with a derma roller, hydra stamp or dermapen. Our Hydra Pen H2 is also a good device for cocktails as the cocktail goes inside the pen rather than you applying it on your face then using the dermapen. This helps you control the amount of cocktail and has a lot less product loss!
But when you visit a doctor's office, you will be met with a needle or a device by the name of DermaShine. DermaShine is an injection device that uses suction to bring your skin to the needles and it simultaneously injects the cocktails into your skin. This is a similar device to our EZ Injector
, if you’re comfortable using a device such as this. It also uses suction to bring your skin flush to the needle and injects product into the skin.
3. What can meso-cocktails do for me?
The ingredients in meso-cocktails have a wide range, so it’s safe to say that it can do a lot for your skin. Vitamins can do anything from brightening to sebum control while peptides help form the building blocks of proteins that form collagen. It is always best to look into the ingredients of your cocktail to see what each ingredient is known to do.
Skin Booster PDRN
1. What is it?
PDRN is a biological polymer derived from salmon DNA. It has been clinically proven to work as a wound healer and have multiple beneficial effects on the skin such as: improved skin elasticity and hydration, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and accelerated skin repair.
2. How can I use PDRN?
You can use PDRN similarly to how you would use Hyaluronic Acid or Meso-Cocktails. Injection by a traditional needle is best, but it is also able to be used with a dermapen
. Derma rollers, hydra stamps and Hyaluron Pens are not ideal for PDRN as it tends to be a bit thicker, making it hard to penetrate with these low pressure devices.
3.What can PDRN do for me?
PDRN works to heal acne scars, stimulate collagen to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin, hydrate dry and dull skin and brighten dim complexion. It stimulates growth and renewal of cells thus providing a healing effect. It also has anti-inflammatory capabilities.
Skin Booster Serum
1. What are they?
Skin boosting serums are topical skin boosters that contain a form of hyaluronic acid. You have certainly seen these before, you can easily buy them at Ulta, Sephora and even Amazon. These serums are applied on your face, not injected into your face. They are not formulated to be injected into your face so please do not try to inject these serums into your face.
2. How can I use serums?
Serums can only be used topically, meaning it cannot be injected into your face. Why?
Because facial serums are typically made from a sodium hyaluronate solution which is actually the salt version of hyaluronic acid. There are a few reasons why sodium hyaluronate is used instead of pure hyaluronic acid in serums.
Serums are made from sodium hyaluronate because the molecular size is small enough to penetrate the skin more easily. The larger the molecular size, the harder it will be to penetrate your skin from a topical application. Therefore, injecting or microneedling would not be as useful as you think.
Also, the ingredient is in salt form because it is more stable and less likely to oxidize. With that being said, hyaluronic acid has been sterilized and packaged for prompt usage while facial serums can be opened and used many times.
Fun fact: The highest percentage of most “hyaluronic acid” serums on the market are made with only 1 or 2% of sodium hyaluronate. Anything higher would dry your skin out (being a salt and all), so be wary of products that claim to be 99% hyaluronic acid. It’s likely that it’s 99% water.
3. What can serums do for me?
Serums are able to do many things for your face.
The most popular kinds of serums include:
- Skin brightening
All-in-all, skin boosters work wonders for the skin. By coming in quite a few types, you are able to choose your product based on your concern and give yourself a specialized treatment!
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