Everyone desires youthful and radiant-looking skin because radiant skin exudes health and vitality. Individuals may feel inferior when skin quality is compromised especially when acne, acne scar, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles are visible. Thankfully, we have aesthetic treatments to help improve our skin quality and prevent further damage.
Some people may be psychologically affected when their skin is saggy or when skin quality is compromised with visible wrinkles, fine lines and ageing skin. If you feel that your skin quality is affecting your everyday life, it may be time for you to seek for the right aesthetics treatment to help boost your confidence with the enhancement to skin quality.
What Is Skin Quality?
Skin quality refers to the overall evaluation of facial skin. This includes factors such as skin tightness, suppleness, moisture level, smoothness and clearness.
The skin is the largest organ in our human body and it is constantly exposed to the environmental factors such as pollution, blue light from our phones and laptops, Ultraviolet rays from the sun, bacterial, oils, heat and other potentially harmful substances.
Besides damage caused by external factors, internal factors such as aging causes the skin to thin out, lose volume, moisture and elasticity resulting in dull and wrinkly skin. These changes are the most apparent in exposed parts of the body to the sun for example our face, our neck and back of our hands.
What Are Some Treatments That Can Help To Improve Skin Quality
There are various treatments available in the market to improve our skin quality. One of the latest treatment is Profhilo. Newly launched in Singapore in end of 2019, Profhilo is neither a skin booster nor a dermal filler but a Hyaluronic acid (HA) for bio-remodeling.
Launched in Italy back on February 2015 by IBSA, Profhilo is CE-marked and available in over 56 countries with more than 500,000 treatments performed dated December 2018. More than one million treatments are performed dated December 2018.
Our body produces HA naturally and it is found in our skin, joints and other connective tissues. Its main role is to retain moisture and support collagen production. Due to aging, our skin will start to age, and hyaluronic acid production depletes over the years, contributing to lacklustre, dry and wrinkly complexion. A treatment like Profhilo targets to provide a holistic health to the skin without adding volume or changing the facial features, it is an injectable skincare.
What Is The Difference Between Profhilo And Other Hyaluronic Acid?
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid (64mg/ 2ml) available in the market. As HA increases, water is absorbed more readily and skin will be more hydrated.
Although Profhilo contains HA, it is not a “filler”. It cannot replace volume loss or augment various parts of the face such as the cheek, tear trough which started losing collagen.
Profhilo is the first BDDE-free stabilised injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) based product for improving skin elasticity, delivers deep skin hydration and treating skin laxity. Delivered through 5 injection points on each side of the face, the treatment has little to no pain and minimal downtime. Over the next 3 – 4 weeks, Profhilo kick starts the production of elastin and remodels the skin tissue, giving it a plumper and tighter look radiating a natural glow.
Profhilo is recommended for the cheeks, forehead, neck, inner arm laxity and wrinkles on the stomach post-pregnancy. The recommended number of session is thrice, at monthly intervals. Sessions may vary depending on individual. Profhilo can be used on its own or in conjunction with other fillers to replace volume loss, hydrate and tighten skin. It can also complement laser treatments or botulinum toxins to get an even better result.
Another treatment that improves skin quality is Rejuran, also known as Baby skin injections. Originating from South Korea, Rejuran is made of polynucleotide (PN) which is derived from Salmon Sperm DNA. It falls under the umbrella of regenerative medicine, stimulating the healing and regeneration properties. Rejuran can improve elasticity of the skin and heal damaged or aged skin. Additionally, Rejuran is safe and biocompatible with human DNA – and doesn’t cause adverse side effects, or sculpt and augment features like fillers would.
Thanks to its activation of self-regeneration and healing ability, Rejuran is a good treatment that targets all skin problems, such as fine lines, wrinkles, eczema, oily skin, acne, dry skin. Additionally, Rejuran is recommended to delicate areas such as the eyes, neck and hands.
Recommended number of sessions: 3 sessions at monthly intervals for a start, maintenance to be done every 6 months.
Two other treatments that can improve skin quality are Restylane® Skinboosters™ and Allergan VOLITE™. Restylane® Skinboosters™ Allergan VOLITE™ are both Hyaluronic Acid injectables. It is delivered into the dermis， mid to deep dermis layer of the skin to replace the loss of Hyaluronic acid.
With the increase ability of moisture retention, the skin is firmer and has a healthier and stronger structure. The deep hydration helps improve elasticity, reduce surface roughness and pore size, giving the complexion a radiant and dewy look with face-lifting effects.
The recommended number of sessions for Restylane® Skinboosters™ is initial start-up protocol of 3 sessions are recommended at monthly intervals, and thereafter maintenance once every 6-10 months.
The recommended number of session Allergan Volite is once with maintenance every 6 months.
Which Treatment To Choose?
With many treatments available to improve skin quality, it is important to see a senior, experienced and trusted doctor for advice. Take note that a therapist in the spa does not do injectables treatments to improve skin quality. Only doctors who are certified can perform injections.
The doctor should discuss with you about your concerns and create a customized treatment plan based on your desired skin goals ideals and financial budget.