Introduction To Skin Boosters
Dr Kate has been performing Skin Boosters for the past 5 years with wonderful results with our traditional skin booster treatment of 3 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart. However we are excited to announce the arrival of a revolutionary skin booster treatment to Youth Lab.
Launching in November 2018 to select clinics we are proud to introduce the new skin booster treatment from the Allergan range of dermal fillers, utilising VYCROSS technology designed to improve skin quality. This treatment will deliver results in a single session compared with our traditional three treatment sessions.
This new treatment aims to improve skin smoothness, elasticity and hydrate the skin from the inside. The result is luminous skin with a natural and beautiful glow. Skin boosters are a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation and skin restoration. They are a revolutionary treatment which work to improve the skin’s hydration and balance from the inside out.
What results can I expect?
increased skin firmness and elasticity
improvement of skin texture
improvement to scarring
increased light reflection and glow
smoother, more refined skin
reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
reduced appearance of pores
overall increase in skin quality, thickness and tone
How do skin boosters work?
Skin boosters are similar to dermal fillers in that they contain a naturally occurring substance which exists in our skin. This substance works to maintain hydration of the skin by binding closely with water and supporting vital collagen and elastin, which work to maintain the integrity and suppleness of our skin. Think of skin boosters like micro-droplets of a long lasting, water-loving substance, which will absorb water, bringing deep hydration, improved firmness and improved smoothness to the skin.
As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, resulting in the skin’s repair mechanisms slowing down creating poor skin tone and texture, lack of elasticity, and the formation of wrinkles and folds. Unlike dermal fillers, skin boosters do not add volume or structure to the skin – they work in more subtle ways to improve the overall skin balance and ‘boost’ the appearance of the skin.
Skin boosters can be thought of as internal hydrators in that they replace the hyaluronic acid in the skin. So rather than placing topical moisturisers and creams hoping for absorption, skin boosters moisturise from the inside.
Skin boosters are suitable for all ages and skin types. They are effective in treating early signs of ageing, fine lines and wrinkles, imperfections such as acne scars, poor skin texture, dehydrated skin. Skin boosters are also perfect for those who simply wish for a refresh of their skin to further improve the skin’s hydration and moisture.
frequently asked questions
+ WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
Following a full consultation with one of our doctors or nurse a treatment plan will be devised. The need for any dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections or skin treatments will also be discussed.
Following the consultation and consent, the procedure will start by the application of topical anaesthetic. Micro-droplets of the skin booster are then injected into the skin with a needle or a mesotherapy device.
The injection of 3ml of skin booster is often required for the full face.
The face is the most popular area for skin boosters however other areas may include:
+ HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?
The results of skin boosters will be seen immediately, however will continue to improve after 3 months as new collagen regenerates. The traditional course of treatment with other brands of skin booster is generally three initial treatments about 4 weeks apart. However our incredible new product delivers results in only one treeatment with results expected to continue for up to 9 months. Maintenance treatment is then offered every 12 months.
+ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Like with any cosmetic injectable procedure there are some minor and transient side effects with skin booster treatment. There will be some redness and swelling to the injection sites which will settle within a few days. Any discomfort can be managed with paracetamol and a cool compress.
Bruising is a possibility as with any injectable treatment. Some people may notice slight asymmetry following treatment – ie half the face treated better than the other which is due to swelling and will settle down.
+ ARE THERE ANY RISKS WITH SKIN BOOSTERS?
Skin boosters are very low risk. Aside from the initial down time with possible swelling, bruising and redness there are possible rarer complications as with other dermal fillers. Rare side effects include infection, tissue necrosis and scarring.
Skin boosters cannot be given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have taken a course of prescription acne medications in the last 3 months, have a history of autoimmune diseases or multiple allergies.
Our doctors will discuss all risks and contraindications prior to performing any procedure.
+ WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
To view our up to date pricing please visit our Medical Pricing page and look up under the Skin Boosters section.