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
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 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.
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%.
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
- 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
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.
(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.