If you are one of those who have been following the Korean Trends that’s creating all the buzz about Skinboosters, Rejuran Healer and Juvederm Volite and is a bit overwhelmed, let’s try to clarify all the confusions for you.
All the above treatments are created to improve our skin quality, albeit by increasing hydration level, elasticity or healing the skin structure itself. Well-hydrated skin is more plump and resilient. They look healthier and more vibrant and less prone to wrinkles. Additionally, hydrated skin allows our protective barrier to remain intact to fight environmental factors that can damage our skin and our body.
Both “hyaluronic acid skinboosters” and juverderm volite treatments are primarily beneficial to hydrate the skin by depositing hyaluronic acids into the skin layer. One of the key benefits of hyaluronic acid is that it is a natural substance in the skin that has the capacity to attract and hold vast amount of moisture. On the other hand, Rejuran Healer helps to “heal”. We will elaborate more about this.
Conventional Skinboosters or what is known as 水光针, deposit hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules deep in the dermis layer of the skin.
By having the HAs deposited there, they help to attract water and hydrate the skin from within, creating more plumped up look and glowing look.
The treatment can be done via manual injections or by using a machine known as “vital injector” that deposits multiple tiny microdroplets of HAs with each injection. The choice will depend on your skin quality and doctor’s preference.
Volite is the latest product from Juvederm that contain patented vycross technology. They contain cross-linked hyaluronic acid which allow the duration of efficacy to be much longer than the normal HAs. So, when Volite is mentioned, it is actually a type of “skin booster” which uses Juvederm Volite that can improve skin’s hydration in 1 treatment for up to 9 months.
The benefits of Juverderm Volite, apart from increasing hydration level of the skin, is also essential in improving skin’s elasticity and smoothness.
Juvederm Volite is the only product among the 3 treatments that can be used to hydrate your lips.
Rejuran Healer also known as 婴儿针 involves tiny microinjections into the superficial dermis layer of the skin.
Why is it called Rejuran Healer?
The Rejuran Healer treatment delivers high biocompatible DNA fragment to our body, polynucleotide to dermis to improve the biological condition of damaged skin inside.
Damaged skin has lower capability of self-regeneration ability, hence it may accelerate the process of skin aging like decreased skin elasticity and increased fine wrinkles and pigmentation appearance.
The treatment has been proven to improve wound healing, general quality of the skin, acne scars and even pigmentations.
Comparison between Skinboosters VS Volite VS Rejuran
|Content||Hyaluronic acids||Vycross HAs||Polynucleotides from salmon DNAs|
|Pain level||Mild to moderate||Mild to moderate||Mild to moderate|
|Duration of efficacy||6-12 months after the first 3 sessions||Up to 9 months after 1 session||6-12 months after the first 3 sessions|
|How many sessions needed||3 sessions every 4-weekly interval||1 session – can last up to 9 months||3-4 treatments every 2-4 weeks interval|
|Areas||Face, neck, décolletage, hands||Face, neck, décolletage, hands, lips||Face, neck, décolletage, hands|
|Benefits||Hydration||Hydration, smoothness and elasticity||Healing, acne scar|
|Downtime||2-7 days||2-7 days||2-5 days|
Some treatments can be combined, for example Juvederm Volite and Rejuran Healer as they are targeting different layer of the skins. However, “skinbooster” and “volite” are never done together. Before deciding which treatment will be best for you, don’t be afraid to speak personally with your doctor to discuss your concerns and options.
Written by Dr Shirley Kwee
Dr Shirley Kwee is Privé’s resident doctor with over 2 years of experience in medical aesthetics. Approachable and friendly, she adopts a holistic approach towards medical enhancements and believes that confidence is beauty.