REDENSITY 1

Skin hydration, Skin tightening, Injection

What is Redensity 1 (RD1) ?

  • NOT a filler
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injectable treatment
  • Additional : formula of anti-oxidants (DRC)
  • Additional : Lidocaine to reduce pain
  • To improve SKIN QUALITY (“Skin Booster”)
  • 3 treatments
  • 1 month intervals
  • Every 6-9 months
What is Redensity 1 (RD1) ?
How much does Redensity 1 cost(price)?

How much does Redensity 1 cost(price)?

Redensity 1 : S$650.00 per syringe of 1ML

*Treatment results may vary according to individual

 

Redensity 1

Redensity 1 is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable treatment which is NOT a “filler” but used to improve skin quality. It also contains multiple ingredients for skin rejuvenation along with Lidocaine to reduce pain during injection.

What is Redensity 1?

Redensity 1 contains:

  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) (15mg/dl) which is non-cross linked and sterile
  • Dermo-Restructuring Complex (DRC) which is a patented formula of effective natural components:
    • 8 amino acids (Arginine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, Glycine, Lysine, Threonine, Proline)
    • 3 Anti-Oxidants (Glutathione, N-acetyl-L-cystein, Alpha-Lipoic Acid)
    • 2 Minerals (Zinc, Copper)
    • Vitamin B6
  • Lidocaine 0.3% (anaesthetic agent) to reduce pain during injection.

RD1 is injected into areas to be treated in small blebs to improve skin hydration, firmness and elastic properties. It has been shown to increase GAGs (HA) in the skin 14 times, increase of 98% in the collagen IV, increase of 28% of fibrilline-1 (contributes to skin elasticity), and anti-oxidant effect of decreasing the photo-induced radical stress 28%.

 

What are the benefits of Redensity 1?

1. Hyaluronic Acid can bind to 1000 times its weight in water thus retaining the water inside the skin. Due to aging, environmental stress and damage – especially UV (ultraviolet) radiation – the HA content in the skin decreases over time. Simple application via topical methods have limited penetration into the deeper layers where it is needed. By injected the HA directly into the layers of skin where it is needed, it can provide hydration and skin rejuvenation.
 
2. RD1 includes a patented DRC (Dermo-Restructruing Complex) which provides additional and synergetic effects on the skin:

  • 8 amino acids:
    • Arginine: a Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF); takes part in the hydration regulation of the superficial layers of the skin.
    • Glycine: one amino-acid of the glutathione tripeptide; it represents 1/3 of the triple-helix structure of collagen.
    • Leucine, isoleucine and valine: define the Branched-Chain Amino Acids group (BCAA) with known wound healing and tissues restructuring properties.
    • Lysine, threonine and proline: all essential to the biosynthesis and to the stability of the triple-helix structure of collagen
  • 3 Anti-Oxidants:
    • Glutathione: the main antioxidant of the cell, a powerful cellular protector.
    • Alpha-lipoic acid: universal endogenous antioxidant that protects the cell and the cell’s membranes; it recycles natural antioxidants and increases their duration.
    • N-acetyl-L-cysteine: antioxidant amino-acid, it is a natural source of cysteine for the production of glutathione by the cell.
  • 2 Minerals:
    • Zinc and Copper: essential constituents of natural antioxidant enzymes, they act in synergy with the other defense mechanisms of the cell
  • 1 Vitamin:
    • Vitamin B6: a non-allergenic vitamin, is a powerful antioxidant and a co-factor of more than 140 biochemical reactions in the cell. It is essential to the cellular metabolism of all living organisms.

3. Lidocaine 0.3%: anaesthetic agent helps to reduce pain and contributes to patient comfort during the injection

Who can benefit from Redensity 1?

  • If you have dry skin
  • If you have skin that is oily on the surface but dehydrated underneath
  • If you wish to maintain your skin quality and enhance general skin health
  • If you have undergone laser and/or other heat generating procedures that dehydrate the skin
  • If your skin feels and looks “dull”
  • If you have sun-damaged skin

How is Redensity 1 different from other HA injectable treatments?

The DRC complex is a patented formula unique to the TEOXANE company range of HA products (TEOSYAL) which include Redensity 1. Redensity 1 is the only product in the TEOSYAL range of HA which is for intradermal injection and skin quality improvement.

What areas can be treated?

Redensity 1 can be injected to the forehead, temples, cheeks and chin area of the face along with the neck area including the neck lines. There will be multiple injection sites to the areas treated.

Is the treatment painful?

Redensity 1 is most effective when injected into the deep skin layer (dermis) where pain can be more intense. However, since RD1 includes Lidocaine, the pain is less than those products without an anaesthetic agent. In addition, a numbing cream will be applied prior to the treatment to reduce the pain, but mild pain can still be felt during the injection (individual variance of pain threshold). After the procedure is completed, the pain is gone.

How long does the process take in the clinic?

After cleansing by our trained therapist, numbing cream will be applied to the areas to be treated for about 30 minutes. After the numbing cream is removed, the procedure itself will take about 10-30 min depending on the number of areas to be treated. After the injection treatment, you will be brought back to your private room for a post-care treatment to enhance the recovery process. Therefore the total time needed may reach 1 – 1.5 hours in the clinic.

Do I have to stay home after the treatment?

You will have multiple swellings (“bumps”) and maybe some redness on the injection sites for 1-2 days after the treatment. You are advised to stay indoors for 24-48 hours after the treatment to avoid external damage from the sun, pollutants, or cosmetics. The visible “bumps” will usually subside within 24-48 hours. Small scabs from the injection needle may also be visible for a few days to 1 week.

You should not apply make-up for 24-48 hours to avoid unnecessary clogging of the injection sites which may lead to acne or infection. You should also avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, using saunas or Turkish baths, massages, strenuous exercise for one week after the injection.

When can I start to see results?

For optimal results, it is advised to do 3 sessions at 3-4 week intervals. Results may take more than 3-4 weeks after the last session and results may vary according to the individual due to genetic and environmental factors. You are reminded that this is NOT a “filler” injection for augmentation of the face, so obvious visible changes in facial features will not be seen.

Is REDENSITY 1 safe?

(RD1 is US FDA approved and has the European CE mark approval)

REDENSITY 1 is a hyaluronic acid gel but in a less viscous state to allow the product to spread and distribute in a wider area. Other types of hyaluronic acid gel fillers are thicker (more viscous) and are mainly used to replace volume in specific small areas. Therefore, RD1 risks of certain side effects are less than the thicker HA fillers, but you still need to be aware of reported side effects from hyaluronic acid “filler” products.

Early side effects can be pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, bruising or itching sensation in the treated area. These side effects can resolve within 2-3 days, but some symptoms like swelling or bruising can last up to 10-14 days or longer.

Late side effects of HA could be discoloration at the injection sites, granulomas (accumulation of hardened tissue), delayed allergic reactions, bumps or scars which may appear weeks or even months after the procedure.

Rarer and more serious complications include: abscesses (hard and swollen sores that may contain pus – may require surgical drainage and subsequent scarring); blocking of blood vessels (may be permanent) causing necrosis(damage/death of skin), blindness, or stroke. These complications are more relevant when injecting “thicker” HA fillers to localized areas in “bolus” for volume enhancement especially (but not limited) around the nose and eye areas.