Introduction To Skin Boosters
Skin boosters naturally smooth and hydrate the skin from the inside. They result in luminous skin with a natural and beautiful glow. Skin boosters are a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation, skin restoration and are a revolutionary treatment which work to improve the skin’s hydration and balance from the inside out.
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 will not change the structure of your face like dermal fillers will, nor will they reduce wrinkles like wrinkle relaxing injections. They hydrate and rejuvenate resulting in a glow to the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores while improving skin tone and texture.
Skin boosters are suitable for all ages and skin types. They are effective in treating early signs of aging, 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 our doctor 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 injection of a small amount of local anaesthetic into the skin. If a full face treatment is being undertaken for example, there may be a few areas which are injected with local anaesthetic. Depending on the technique used to inject the skin booster – a cannula or micro-droplets with a needle – the skin booster is the injected to cover a large surface area of the face.
The injection of 1-4ml 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 course of treatment is generally – three initial treatments about 4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatment is then offered every 6-12 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 SKIN BOOSTERS SAFE?
Skin boosters are very safe. 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.