“Glass skin”, popularised by K-beauty trends is making storms on K-drama and social media, and it has become a bit of a skincare cult term globally. This term is used to describe seemingly transparent skin that appears hydrated, dewy, flawless and luminous. The pursuit and infatuation for skin perfection is ubiquitous. We often hear about Korean bloggers sharing their 7-step or 9-step skincare routine. If you are starved on time, here are the best-kept secrets in the industry that can help you achieve a semi-permanent “glass skin” effect – they are Rejuran 婴儿针and Skin boosters水光针, two of the most popular and effective treatments for healing and boosting your skin from within. Now, who wants a healthy, plumper and glowing skin? Let us go through the differences between Skin Boosters and Rejuran, their benefits, and what are your choices.
Skin boosters contain hyaluronic acid, a natural part of our skin. They are administered via micro-injections into the dermal layer of your skin, which then strongly draws water, intensely hydrating and plumping your skin from within.
Benefits of Skin Boosters
Improves skin hydration and radiance
Stimulates collagen formation and elasticity of the skin
Supports the skin to improve fine wrinkles, scars and texture
Pore tightening, skin brightening and anti-oxidant properties
We use a variety of major brands, including Juvederm Volite, Restylane Vital and Teosyal Redensity 1, depending on your needs and skin condition. Some, like Teosyal, offer additional antioxidants and amino acids for further free radical protection and anti-aging benefits, while Volite has a longer lasting effect.
Developed originally in South Korea, Rejuran Healer contains Polynucleotides (PNs) which helps in anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation and regeneration. Rejuran reverses signs of ageing, aids in skin healing, improves texture and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Benefits of Rejuran
Anti-aging properties – fine lines, saggy skin and fine wrinkles
Improves skin texture and pores
Controls inflammation, redness and sensitivity
Acne scar improvement
Other types of Rejuran and uses
Rejuran I – For rejuvenation of the area around the eye e.g. improve the appearance of tired-looking undereyes.
Rejuran S – Thicker and more concentrated, best for scar treatment, even more so in combination with other scar therapies such as subcision and lasers.
Rejuran HB – A mix of hyaluronic acid and PN for both skin hydration and skin repair. However, as the concentration of PN in Rejuran HB is half of Rejuran Healer, the choice of doing a combination of Rejuran Healer and Skin Boosters gives a more pronounced effect.
Your face is first numbed with numbing cream. Tiny intradermal injections about 1cm apart are then performed across your face. This can be done with an injector device or manually with the syringe, the latter being the method I prefer. The pain is tolerable, and tiny bumps and redness on the injection sites will usually resolve in 2-3 days.
Treatment plan and results
The recommended treatment plan is to do the first 3 – 4 sessions once a month, and thereafter every 6 – 12 months for maintenance. Juvederm Volite is done once every 9 months.
Improvement in the skin will usually start being visible in a few weeks, and best results will be seen after 3-4 treatments.
Which should you choose?
Rejuran will be best suited for you if you have acne scarring, large pores, ageing and tired skin, to make the most of its anti-ageing and skin healing benefits.
Skin boosters will suit you if you are concerned with dehydrated skin, lax and dull skin and fine lines, by providing deep skin hydration and collagen stimulation.
In fact, Rejuran and Skin Boosters can be combined for a synergistic effect, with superior results. Do speak to your doctor to customise a treatment plan according to your needs.
Disclaimer: The material contained in this is for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. The content is not intended to be a substitute for doctor's advice, diagnosis, or treatment.