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Hybrid Cooperative Complex Skin Booster


What Is Hybrid Cooperative Complex (HCC) Skin Booster?

HCC Skin Booster is a skin injectable treatment that delivers hyaluronic acid to all the layers of the skin. Although its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is similar to that of fillers and skinboosters, the hyaluronic acid in HCC Skin Booster is significantly different in both concentration and structure. Known as 逆時針 or “Time Reversing Injection”, the HCC Skin Booster is a multi-purpose injectable treatment for skin rejuvenation, hydration and collagen stimulation. 

Founded in Italy, the HCC Skin Booster has been widely used in the world since 2015, but for several years, its use has been limited to Europe. The well-reviewed skin injectable treatment has recently received our HSA approval in 2020, and is quickly gaining popularity and has become one of the most popular skin injectable treatments in Singapore.

How Is HCC Skin Booster Different From Other Skin Boosters?

Firstly, the concentration of hyaluronic acid is about 5 times more than the average skinbooster, making it a skin injectable with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid in the world.

Secondly, the chemical structure of hyaluronic acid in the HCC Skin Booster is also distinct from that of other injectable treatments. Most other cross-linked hyaluronic acids contain a chemical cross-linking agent, called 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE). Hyaluronic acid in the HCC Skin Booster, on the other hand, is thermally cross-linked to form a type of molecule called Hybrid Cooperative Complex (HCC).

The result is its ability to ‘bio-remodel’ the skin tissue, improving hydration and skin firmness through collagen production. This also allows hyaluronic acids of high and low molecular weight to link together, allowing them to release slowly and dissipate evenly under the skin. In addition, it does not contain additives such as BDDE or Lidocaine. With this unique production process, the injected substance spreads extensively, minimising the risk of lumpiness.

How Does HCC Skin Booster Work?

The key advantage of the HCC Skin Booster treatment, as compared to other skin injection treatments, is the number of injection sites required. With other skin injection treatments, multiple injections are required to distribute the product around the whole face. However, with the HCC Skin Booster, due to its unique structure and spreadability under the skin, the number of injection sites is only five on each side of the face and neck using The Bio Aesthetic Point (BAP) technique.

Bio Aesthetic Point

The Bio Aesthetic Points (BAP) technique are five injection points on the face chosen due to their safety with the absence of large, critical vessels and nerve branches. This means that favorable effects would be maximized with minimal to no side effects.

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How Do I Know If I'm Suitable?

If you are interested, feel free to get in touch with us at 9830 0597. A skin assessment will help determine what treatment will work best for you.

We recommend that you come by for a non obligatory consultation with Dr.Vicki or Dr Elizabeth to better understand how you can benefit from these treatments. However, if you do not have the time to spare, you may send us some photos and we will do our best to advise accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Profhilo® is typically injected into the face, in the cheek areas, lower face, and also in the neck. Our aesthetic doctors at VIDASKIN Singapore will first assess your skin condition to determine which areas are best suited for the Profhilo® anti-ageing skin care treatment. Contact us to learn more.

The before and after effects of Profhilo® are noticeable after several weeks. While Profhilo® is also a HA filler, it differs from conventional HA fillers in that it addresses the root cause of ageing – the lowered production of collagen. Profhilo® stimulates collagen production, so it can take weeks before you start seeing firmer skin, as opposed to fillers, which are designed to give an instant lift. Browse VIDASKIN’s other signature skin treatments to find one that suits your needs best.
Profhilo® has proven to be a safe anti-ageing aesthetic treatment and is currently being used in several clinics around Singapore. It is the first to combine the enhanced hydrating effects and the stronger regenerative effects of different types of HA-based products without the use of additional chemical stabilising agents. This reduces unwanted side effects and makes Profhilo® far safer compared to other products.
The treatment is generally a very comfortable one. Patients will be prepped with a numbing cream over the injection area. The needle used is made relatively thin for added comfort. To achieve the best long-lasting results for Profhilo® , we recommend 3 treatments, done at day 0, month 1 and again at month 6.

Yes, Profhilo® treatment can be combined with other treatments. In fact, combining these treatments will enhance your Profhilo® results!

  • Hydrafacial® - A quick 30mins 3 steps facial that uses proprietary solutions to cleanse, extract and infuse. When paired with Profhilo®, this treatment will be done before Profhilo®.
  • PicoSure® - One of the most advanced lasers for effective dark spot, scar & pigmentation removal. When paired with Profhilo®, this treatment will be done before Profhilo®.
  • Ultherapy® - A non-invasive skin lifting treatment that uses focused ultrasound waves to treat the deeper layers of your epidermis with real time visualisation. When paired with Profhilo®, this treatment will be done before Profhilo®.
  • Thermage® - A non-invasive skin lifting treatment that uses radiofrequency to tighten and lift loose or sagging skin. When paired with Profhilo®, this treatment will be done before Profhilo®.
  • Profhilo® has almost no visible side effects as the 100% pure HA used is biocompatible and integrates seamlessly into the skin. There will be small bumps at the injection sites immediately after Profhilo® treatment but these should subside within a few hours. Patients can typically resume their daily activities after the treatment.

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