Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid is an injectable treatment for the purpose of anti-ageing. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA), which helps in skin rejuvenation, hydration and elasticity. What is unique compared to other injectables is its ability to remodel the skin from within as it works to stimulate the production of skin’s natural collagen, elastin and proliferate adipocytes (fat) stem cells. These help to restore skin’s youthful structure and suppleness.
Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid can be injected into areas of the face and neck with standardised bio-aesthetic injection points. Injection of Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid into other areas of the body like the hands and décolletage are being explored and standardised protocols are being developed.
Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid stimulates bio-remodelling of the skin through three key actions:
After being injected into the skin, it naturally distributes itself across skin’s layers. This helps in counteracting skin laxity and also helps to boost hydration from the inside out, giving you a more youthful look. It also stimulates tissue repair processes, which can speed up the healing of acne scars.
For face treatment, a total of 10 injection points are needed. (5 injection points per side of your face.) Compared to previous skinbooster treatments which generally require more than 30 injection points, Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid has the benefit of fewer injection points. This minimises risks to blood vessels and nerves while maximising efficacy through diffusion. This is especially advantageous for busy individuals who want to minimise recovery time.
For neck treatment , a total of 10 injection points are needed as well.
Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid offers both enhanced hydrating effects and stronger regenerative effects thanks to the combination of various HA compounds with different molecular weight and structures. In addition, it does not have additional chemical stabilising agents.
There may be some minor pain and discomfort during the injection. This should be minimal as the needle used is relatively thin (29g). Other than this, the treatment should be relatively painless. There may be a slight discomfort during the injection process. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, we employ skin cooling and you can also request for a topical numbing cream to help further minimise discomfort.
There is usually no downtime after treatment and patients can typically resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment. Patients only need to attend a second follow-up session a month after the initial treatment.
Improvements to the skin condition can be observed after the first treatment. Patients can expect to see enhanced results after their second treatment, which is typically a month after the first session.
Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid has almost no visible side effects as the 100% pure HA used is bio-compatible with the human body. However, some may experience mild redness and soreness after the injections, but these typically resolve in a few hours.
The effects of Thermally Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid usually last for 6 to 12 months. For the best effects, it is recommended to repeat the treatment at least twice a year.
Anyone who is suitable for standard dermal filler treatment is suitable as it is reportedly safer than most other HA-based treatments for skin ageing. However, because everyone has unique skin conditions, please consult our doctor to ascertain your suitability for the treatment. We do not charge for consultation.
Yes, it can be combined with other treatments. However, you should discuss your treatment plans with our doctor who can then advise you accordingly.