Are wrinkles, fine lines, and signs of ageing making you feel less confident in your skin? If you're nodding in agreement, you are not alone. The good news is that there's a solution worth exploring – NCTF 135HA injections.
In this article, we'll take a comprehensive look at NCTF (New Cellular Treatment Factor) injections, a cutting-edge medical procedure designed to help you regain that youthful, radiant complexion you've been missing.
NCTF 135HA injection refers to a medical procedure where a product called NCTF (New Cellular Treatment Factor) is injected into the skin. NCTF 135HA is a complex solution composed of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential nutrients. This mixture promotes skin rejuvenation, improves skin texture and appearance, and stimulates collagen production.
NCTF 135HA injections are often used in aesthetic and dermatological treatments to address issues such as wrinkles , fine lines, and skin hydration. The injected solution helps nourish the skin from within, promoting a more youthful and revitalised appearance.
Due to their comprehensive formulation, NCTF 135HA injections can effectively address multiple skin issues. Here's how NCTF injections tackle various skin concerns:
In essence, NCTF 135HA injections provide a holistic approach to skin improvement. Targeting these key factors can effectively address various skin issues, leaving you with a refreshed, smoother, and more youthful complexion.
NCTF 135HA injections work by delivering a specially formulated complex of key components and ingredients directly into the skin. This complex is designed to rejuvenate the skin, improve its texture, and address various skin concerns.
NCTF 135HA injections are administered by a medical professional, typically a dermatologist or aesthetic. The procedure involves using fine needles to introduce the NCTF solution directly into the skin, specifically in the dermal layer, which is deeper than superficial skin treatments.
Here are the key components of the NCTF 135HA injections:
Mechanism of action: the combination of these components works synergistically. Hyaluronic acid provides immediate hydration and plumping effects. Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids support the long-term health and vitality of the skin.
The antioxidants protect the skin from damage caused by factors like UV radiation and pollution. Collectively, they stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and promote skin rejuvenation from within.
Yes, NCTF 135HA injection is a type of mesotherapy . Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and other active ingredients into the skin. Mesotherapy aims to rejuvenate the skin, promote collagen production, and address various skin concerns.
NCTF 135HA is a specific formulation used in mesotherapy procedures. It contains a blend of essential nutrients and hyaluronic acid, designed to improve skin texture, hydration, and overall quality.
NCTF 135HA injections are typically administered in a series of sessions, and they work by nourishing the skin from within, promoting collagen synthesis, and enhancing the appearance and health of the skin.
NCTF 135 HA injections may help improve the appearance of dark eye circles , but their effectiveness in completely banishing them varies from person to person. The success of NCTF 135HA injections in addressing dark circles largely depends on the underlying causes of discolouration.
Dark eye circles result from various factors, including genetics, thin under-eye skin, pigmentation issues, or vascular concerns. NCTF 135 HA injections primarily work by hydrating the skin, promoting collagen production, and rejuvenating the complexion, which can positively impact the appearance of the skin around the eyes.
However, for individuals with significant pigmentation or vascular issues contributing to their dark circles, additional treatments or strategies may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
NCTF 135 HA injections can contribute to an overall improvement in skin texture, firmness, and elasticity through the stimulation of cell renewal and collagen production, and they may have a positive impact on reducing the appearance of pigmentation irregularities, fine lines, and wrinkles.
However, it's important to note that NCTF 135 HA injections are not typically considered the primary or sole solution for pigmentation problems  and achieving an even skin tone.
Specific pigmentation issues may require targeted treatments or skincare approaches to address these concerns effectively. NCTF 135HA injections may be used as part of a comprehensive skincare plan. Still, a tailored approach is often needed to directly address pigmentation problems and achieve a more uniform skin tone.
Yes, NCTF 135HA injections can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. When injected into the skin, it works by:
While NCTF injections can effectively reduce wrinkles and fine lines, the extent of the improvement varies from person to person. The results may also depend on the depth and type of wrinkles and the skin's overall condition.
NCTF 135 HA injections are primarily not intended for minimising open pores. These injections are formulated to address skin rejuvenation, hydration, and the reduction of concerns like fine lines and wrinkles and improvements in skin texture.
While these injections can lead to a healthier and more radiant complexion, they do not specifically target the size of open pores.
To minimise open pores and achieve a flawless complexion, other treatments and skincare strategies are typically more effective. Options like chemical peels, laser therapy, and specific skincare products containing pore-refining ingredients can help reduce the visibility of large pores.
During an NCTF 135HA injection session, you can generally expect the following steps:
Following the aftercare instructions and attending any recommended follow-up sessions is essential to achieve the best results. The specific details of the procedure may vary based on techniques and your individual needs, so be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your aesthetic doctor during the consultation and throughout the process.
NCTF 135 HA injections are generally considered safe, but like any medical procedure, they can be associated with some side effects. These side effects are typically mild and temporary. Common side effects of NCTF 135 HA injections may include:
It is important to note that these side effects are typically mild and resolve on their own within a short period.
To minimise the risk of complications and ensure a safe and effective procedure, it is crucial to have NCTF 135 HA injections administered by a qualified aesthetician who can assess your suitability for the treatment and provide appropriate post-procedure care instructions.
The duration of NCTF 135 HA treatment results is not permanent and varies depending on individual factors. Typically, the effects are considered temporary, lasting from a few months to approximately a year.
To maintain the benefits of NCTF treatment, many individuals opt for periodic maintenance sessions, the frequency of which is determined by their unique needs. Skincare practices, sun protection, and overall skin health influence the longevity of the results. Additionally, lifestyle factors like smoking and diet can impact the duration of results.
The frequency of NCTF 135 HA treatment sessions varies depending on your individual needs and treatment goals. However, a common recommendation is to undergo a series of 3 to 5 sessions, with approximately 2 to 3-week intervals between sessions.
Your aesthetic doctor will assess your requirements and suggest a treatment schedule that best suits your skin concerns and objectives. After the initial series, maintenance sessions may be recommended at intervals to help sustain the results over time.
NCTF 135 HA injections can be suitable for individuals looking to improve their skin's texture, hydration, and overall appearance. Ideal candidates often have the following characteristics:
Remember that NCTF 135HA injections are a versatile option, and the suitability of any candidate can be determined through a thorough consultation with your aesthetic doctor, who can assess individual needs and goals.
Before getting NCTF 135 HA injections, several contraindications and factors should be considered.
Factors to consider:
NCTF 135HA injections are considered safe for individuals with acne or dark spots. However, it is important to note that NCTF injections are not a direct treatment for acne or dark spots. To address these concerns effectively, individuals with acne should follow appropriate skincare routines or consider medications and treatments specifically designed to manage acne.
Dark spots, often caused by hyperpigmentation , may require targeted treatments such as topical creams, chemical peels, or laser therapies.
To ensure a safe and effective experience, you must consider the following aspects:
By considering these aspects and doing thorough research, you can increase the likelihood of finding a qualified and trustworthy NCTF 135HA injection provider who can help you achieve your desired skin care goals safely and effectively.
If you have any inquiries or reservations regarding NCTF 135HA injections and their suitability for your skincare needs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee Mun Heng.
Dr. Lee is a seasoned expert in aesthetic medicine and can suggest the most appropriate treatment for your specific skin type and concerns.
Skin boosters are injectable treatments that improve hydration, elasticity, and texture in the face. As the name suggests, they give the skin a healthy boost to replenish lost moisture and repair damaged skin tones.
Why are skin boosters becoming so popular ? Well, as we get older, we lose a significant amount of hydration and moisture in our skin. That is why we tend to look more dewy and fresh-faced when we are younger, despite not having a skincare routine or injectable treatment. There are many factors why this happens, and it has much to do with our body’s ability to produce natural proteins and substances such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin.
When we lose hydration, our skin starts to show signs of ageing. This includes crepey skin, dull skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and saggy skin. As it has been for centuries, people are generally concerned about looking their age or older. Looking “old” and having poor-quality skin has been linked  to poor self-esteem, loss of self-confidence, and even serious mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Besides skin ageing concerns, achieving “glass” or “porcelain” skin is becoming popular among today’s youth. Porcelain skin generally refers to a clear and even skin tone and complexion and is associated with a youthful, healthy, and glowing facial appearance. According to skincare blogger and K-beauty expert Jude Chao , “Glass skin is a term for exceptionally smooth, even-toned and lustrous skin that's so flawless it has the appearance of glass.” Made popular by Korean celebrities and skincare advancements in the country, porcelain or glass skin is easily achievable with injectable treatments such as skin boosters.
In the past, cosmetic treatments and surgeries to repair damaged skin and fix the signs of ageing were expensive and not very accessible to the general public. However, in recent years, thanks to medical advancements and technology, treatments such as skin boosters have become safe, accessible, and affordable to more and more people. With their ability to reverse the effects of ageing and provide a younger and youthful appearance, it is no wonder that skin boosters have become a highly popular and sought-after treatment.
Once we reach our twenties, we produce approximately 1 per cent less collagen  in our skin each year. Collagen is a protein that maintains skin elasticity, moisture, and healthy joints. However, as we age, the body cannot produce enough naturally.
Elastin is another protein and major skin component that is similar to collagen. However, its primary function is to provide stretchiness (it is approximately 1000 times more flexible than collagen). Elastin production also slows down as we age, leading to loose skin.
Skin boosters rehydrate the skin, and certain types also stimulate and trigger the body to produce new collagen and elastin for a natural boost to improve volume, hydration, elasticity, and firmness. This offers effective and long-lasting results as the skin repairs itself naturally and restores a radiant glow to the face.
Skin boosters also contain formulations with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which are injected under the skin to restore hydration and radiance, giving the recipient a youthful and healthy glow. They can also treat other signs of ageing and damaged skin, such as wrinkles and scarring.
Hyaluronic acid is another natural substance that acts as a lubricant in our joints and tissues. Production of hyaluronic acid also decreases significantly as we get older, which leads to dry skin and, eventually, fine lines and wrinkles.
As everyone is unique and has different skin types and tones, other factors may also decrease skin health over the years, leading to premature ageing. These include genetics, allergies, lifestyle, diet, excessive sun exposure, and certain medications. These factors may lead to dry skin, uneven or dull skin tone, acne, scarring, and loss of volume in the face. Skin boosters effectively address and treat these concerns.
As the skincare and aesthetic industry continues to boom, various forms and types of skin boosters are now available. Those considering this option may find it overwhelming to choose the right type for their skin. While your dermatologist can assist and guide you about the best skin booster for your skin type, it’s good to know about the different types and what they do for your skin.
Here’s what you should know about the differences between the types of skin boosters:
|Types of skin boosters||NCTF (Chanel) injections||Rejuran||Hyaluronic acid skin boosters|
|Formulation||Hyaluronic acid and amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, and E||PN (Polynucleotide) 2% extract from Wild Salmon DNA||Hyaluronic acid|
|Mechanism||Stimulates the production of collagen and boosts overall skin health.||Activates the skin's regenerative ability in the dermal layer.||Revitalises, firms, and rehydrates the skin from deep inside the dermal layer.|
|Concerns||Improves skin complexion and texture, smoothness, firmness, and radiance.||Improves elasticity and firmness in the skin. Decreases fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Treats melasma, scarring, and other skin problems.||Improves skin texture, elasticity, hydration, and overall appearance.|
|Durability||6-8 months||4-6 months||6-12 months|
While skin boosters are generally safe and do not provide serious health risks, remember that these injectables' temporary side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising. They often reduce and subside within a day or two. Typically, your aesthetic doctor will apply numbing cream to ease pain and discomfort during the procedure. Therefore, you may experience some tenderness and soreness when the numbing cream fades off. It usually is bearable and subsides quickly after the treatment.
Skin boosters do not offer permanent solutions for dry skin and other forms of skin damage. Results may last several months but may be hampered by lifestyle factors such as smoking or poor diet, allergies, acne, or genetics. Improving your skin’s hydration with a nourishing diet, skincare routine, facials, and regular skin booster treatments are all part of maintaining overall skin health.
Skin boosters fall under the umbrella of injectables. However, with so many injectable treatments available today, knowing the difference between them can be confusing.
Dermal fillers, in particular, are commonly mixed up with skin boosters, but their primary purpose differs. Dermal fillers are typically used to add volume and fill in lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas of the face. They effectively enhance and sculpt facial features, restore lost volume, and create a more youthful appearance. Skin boosters, on the other hand, are designed to improve the overall quality and hydration of the skin and enhance the skin’s radiance and texture instead of the primary aim of adding volume or filling wrinkles.
Skin boosters also differ from BTX, another popular injectable. Skin boosters focus on improving skin quality and hydration, while BTX is used to relax muscles and temporarily reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Skin boosters can be used at any age but are typically recommended for those who have just reached age 25 when collagen and elastin production significantly slows down, and the signs of ageing start to show. However, everyone’s skin is different. You may consider skin boosters if you have specific skin concerns or goals for improving skin quality, hydration, and overall radiance.
Skin boosters are a suitable and effective option for those who want to address the following issues:
If you still have questions and concerns about skin boosters and if they are the right treatment for you, book a consultation with Dr Lee Mun Heng today. He is specialised and experienced in aesthetic medicine and can guide you on the right treatment for your skin type and concerns.
Aesthetic and cosmetic injectables are used interchangeably in the beauty industry. Whilst there are differences in the technical terms of aesthetic and cosmetic, the end goal is often the same: improving one’s appearance. The usage of aesthetic injectables is increasingly normalised, with social media being the main attributor  to the widespread awareness and normalisation. Gone are the days when we were in awe of Hollywood stars, dumbfounded by their mysterious ways of sustaining ever-green beauty.
In fact, a survey conducted on Singaporean youths showed that the vast majority of people in this demographic are becoming increasingly accepting of aesthetic or cosmetic treatment. This is reflected in the fact that we are a Google search away from knowing which injectable can bring us closer to attaining our dream beauty standard. Whilst the information on injectables is abundant, it can also leave you with dreadful decision fatigue. In this article, we take a deep dive into aesthetic injectables, empowering you on which one is the best fit for you.
Injectables are “injections” filled with specific filler products to treat various dermatological concerns. The intention may be on an aesthetic basis (to improve the skin's general appearance) or to target specific skin concerns such as acne scarring. Although there is no “perfect” injectable that will address all skin concerns within one administration, there are still many options available in the market today, each with different capabilities. Below is a general guideline on differentiating one from the other:
|Types of injectables||Neuromodulator toxin||Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers||Biostimulator fillers|
|Mechanism||Blocks chemical signals that contract muscle. It induces muscle relaxation at the target area, smoothing lines and wrinkles.||Attracts water into deeper dermal layers for a hydrating effect. It can also be injected for volumisation, contouring, and smoothening lines and wrinkles.||Works with biological functions of the body to improve collagen production in target areas.|
|Material||Botulinum toxin ||Hyaluronic acid ||Poly-L-lactic acid , calcium hydroxyapatite , polymethylmethacrylate |
|Popular brands in Singapore||Botox®||Rejuran (I), Juvederm||Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Bellafill®|
|Concerns||Saggy and droopy skin, wrinkles, crows feet, frown lines, and forehead furrow||Acne, wrinkles, undereye circles, skin volumisation, and smoothing of lip lines||Ageing prevention and addressing deep ageing lines in nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or chin.|
|Durability||3-4 months||6-12 months||12-24 months|
|Prefered by||Patients seeking an immediate remedy for signs of ageing.||Patients seeking to address specific skin concerns such as acne scarring and imperfections around the eyes and lips. Patients are typically prepared to wait longer to see visible results.||Patients keen on improving biological function and are prepared to wait up to 6 weeks to see visible results.|
Now that you are armed with a basic comprehension of the different types of injectables, you can gauge precisely which injectable may best suit you. If you are still confused and uncertain, below are some guiding questions that may provide more clarity. Present the answer to your aesthetic doctor, and they should be able to assign the best injectable for your case.
Selecting an aesthetic injectable is often collaborative work, so expect a solution that best fits your demands and capabilities.
Next comes choosing a professional you can entrust with administering aesthetic injectables in Singapore. This is often the next phase of decision fatigue patients face. When it comes to injectables, we urge patients to refrain from cutting corners or skimping. Strive for quality because handing your skin to the wrong hands can often result in irreparable and permanent damages.
There are a plethora of aesthetic clinics in Singapore, so here are some factors to consider when choosing an aesthetic professional in Singapore:
The risks vary depending upon the injectables chosen and if patients have any specific health conditions that may present side effects. Generally, injectables may present signs of swelling, bruising, and redness. These tend to resolve within a week, depending upon the specific type of injectable.
An adverse effect , on the other hand, may include hyperpigmentation, rashes, fillers not dissolving, filler migration, droopiness, vision obstruction, mild tinnitus, and many more. It may be worth reinstating the importance of choosing a high-quality service provider when adding aesthetic injectables to your beauty regime. Opting for a medically qualified professional will reduce your overall risk.
Injectables are no longer just reserved for the rich and powerful. The layman is a decision away from accessing injectables and attaining their ideal beauty standards. However, the accessibility of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments in Singapore has been accompanied by much scrutiny .
The beauty industry in Singapore has been critiqued for fueling insecurities and driving the cause of unrealistic beauty standards. Around the world, an even younger demographic is seen uptaking various aesthetic treatments  to achieve their ideal beauty standards. As anticipated, where there is demand, supply follows.
Generally, it is best to reserve aesthetic injectables for adulthood. This way, you are more informed and aware of your choices. Working with an aesthetic professional who has your best interest at heart will also go a long way. This includes ensuring you do not excessively alter your face, diminish natural and ethnic beauty qualities, or generally distort your face to the point of no return.
That being said, one should not be shamed or be guilt-tripped for wanting to achieve their highest beauty standard. As humans, it is natural for us to strive for the best and if your journey to seek injectables is fueled to address insecurities and achieve higher confidence, more power to you. We hope this article has empowered you to make your best decision.