Skin Treatments

Chanel Injection: Koreans’ Secret to Porcelain Skin

The Chanel injection is a marvelous skin booster procedure that has become increasingly common in Korea over the past few years. Korean celebrities are known to frequently get this procedure done in order to preserve their porcelain skin. But, it is becoming more and more accessible. Now, it has become one of the most common dermatological procedures in Korea. In fact, I have gotten the Chanel injection myself.

What is the Chanel injection?

The Chanel Injection is basically a cocktail of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that have anti-aging properties. The brand the product comes from isn’t actually Chanel, it’s just a nickname. The real name of the product is Filorga NCTF (New Cellular Treatment Factor). It works by stimulating the production of collagen and boosting the overall health of your skin.

When injected into the skin,you can start seeing some pretty amazing results within a week. My skin becomes brighter, smoother, more moisturized and generally looks healthier.

Where to get it?

I personally get my Chanel injections done at Vands Clinic in Sinsa. I go there because I like the staff and their prices are super reasonable. However, if you do a quick Naver research you might find plenty of clinics offering this very same treatment at similar price points. Just be aware that it might pop up under a different name. You can always find the clinic that is closest to you and ask them which variations of chanel injections they have available.

How much does it costs?

As with any procedure, there will be some variation depending on the clinic. But generally, for 1cc you will be paying anywhere between 70, 000 to 150,000 won. If you see a price point above this range, you should probably look for a different clinic. It is always better to compare prices and take a look at clinic reviews when finding a place to get your Chanel Injections. At Vands the basic price for a Chanel injectionI is 75,000 won for 1cc, but they often have some discounts and package events.

Does the Chanel injection hurt?

The simplest answer would be yes. However, it’s really not that bad once you consider the results.

Even though it is called an injection, it doesn’t necessarily have to be directly injected into the skin. There are actually three main ways to apply it. The first option being a direct injection into your face using a traditional syringe. The second would be using an MCT roller full of micro needles which open your pores and then apply the product. And the third would be the one I personally tried, which is applying it with a micro needling machine.

It does hurt a little bit of course since tiny little needles are entering your skin. But it is a bearable amount of pain. Plus, the staff make sure to reduce  your pain by applying numbing cream before the procedure. You might feel a little irritated and sensitive for a couple of hours, but it will definitely disappear by the next day.

My personal experience

For me, the Chanel injection worked exactly as it promised to. After about 4 days I was already able to see an improvement of my skin.

First, I could tell that it definitely became smoother, more moisturized, and had a brighter, more even complexion. I was told to do it at least 3 times for full results, and that’s exactly what I did. 

I went for a total of 3 sessions, waiting a month between each. The results lasted for about 8 months. So I am currently going for my second round of 3 sessions and I am again fascinated with the results.

Advice Before You Get Your Own Chanel Injection

I would finally just like to advise you to talk to a dermatologist first before deciding on the procedure. You should make sure that the Chanel Injection is right for your skin and does not contain ingredients you are sensitive to.

Although it works fantastically for me, everyone’s skin is different. Most clinics will offer you a free consultation with a dermatologist before any procedure, so be sure to get the most out of your visit. And once you feel sure about it… Chanel up your skin!