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Do injectable moisturizers help dry skin?



Some people get dry skin in winter. Others experience it after long flights. But other people have dry skin despite doing “everything right.” They methodically apply premium skincare products, layering on moisturizers, oils and serums on their faces every morning and evening. They wear sunscreen and large hats whenever they are outside. They schedule monthly facials. But in the end – dry skin. Always dry skin. So what gives?


“For most people, loss of moisture is due to declining levels of hyaluronic acid. This starts in our twenties,” says Dr Isabelle Yeoh. “I don’t hear many teenagers complaining about dry skin the way they do acne. As we age, our skin dries out. And genetically speaking, some skin types are more prone for dryness than others.”


If you are experiencing dry skin despite maintaining a fastidious skincare routine, what should you do? Certainly topical skincare helps; your skin would be even drier without it. But to really get into the skin, there are injectable moisturizers.


IYAC offers Skinboosters, a type of injectable moisturizer made by Restylane. Yes, that Restylane – the well-known dermal filler. Despite the connection, Skinboosters are not traditional dermal fillers. They differ in:


- How they are injected:
Skinboosters are injected into the skin, rather than underneath it.


- What is injected:
Skinboosters are made of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins but lack the volumizing component present in traditional fillers.


- What they do:

Skinboosters are all about adding moisture, which improves skin texture and elasticity. Traditional fillers restore volume and contour the face. Both reduce the appearance of wrinkles but in very different ways.


If you’re still a little fuzzy on whether injectable moisturizers or fillers are right for you, ask yourself these questions:

Is dry skin your primary issue? Then Skinboosters is likely your answer.

Is lost volume your biggest problem? Go for traditional dermal fillers such as Restylane, Sculptra, Juvederm or Ellansé. As always, consult with a doctor to be sure.


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