Skin Boosters

Skin boosters are a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation, skin restoration and are a unique injectable treatment which work to improve the skin’s hydration and balance from the inside out.

Suitable for

Dehydrated skin, natural skin rejuvenation, improvement in fine lines, skin texture and skin elasticity

Downtime

2 to 7 days

Longevity

9 months

Time

30 to 45 minutes

Cost

Practitioner dependent, please see FAQs below

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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.

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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.

The team at Youth Lab use the new skin booster treatment from the Allergan range of dermal fillers, utilising VYCROSS technology designed to improve skin quality.

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The skin booster treatment will deliver results in a single session compared with our older traditional three treatment sessions.

The 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.

What results can I expect?

  • Improved hydration 
  • 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

 

 

 

FAQs

What does the treatment involve?

Prior to any treatment with dermal fillers a full consultation is required. This will include full clinical photography, skin assessment and review with the doctor/nurse to assess your areas of concern, expectations and determine the need for any other complementary treatments. A tailored treatment plan will be devised with the aim to provide the best possible results and a natural harmonious look.

Following the consultation and consent, the procedure will start by either applying topical anaesthetic cream or the injection of a small amount of local anaesthetic into the skin.

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 3 ml of skin booster is required for the full face.

The face is the most popular area for skin boosters however other areas may include:

  • Hands
  • Décolletage
  • Neck
  • Lips

It may take to 3 to 4 weeks for the skin booster to stabilize and fully settle into the skin. A follow-up consultation at this time is recommended to assess the results and determine the next phase of treatment.

How long do results 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 an initial treatment of 3ml of skin booster followed by maintenance treatment every 9 to 12 months to ensure long term results.

Patient factors must also be considered. For example individual metabolism, medical problems, medications, smoking status, skin condition and previous treatments will all factor in. The likely longevity of treatment will be discussed during your consultation.

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 (or small bumps) 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.

Following treatment with skin boosters normal activities can be resumed. You will provided with full aftercare instructions.

There are some general precautions that should be taken to reduce the risks of side effects and to obtain the best possible results:

  • Ice/cool compress can be applied to reduce discomfort, swelling and bruising.
  • NO makeup is to be applied on the treated area for at least 24 hours
  • Do not lie down immediately after, or do strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.
  • Do not have any facial treatment such as laser or peels for at least 2 weeks.
  • Do not touch your face or apply pressure to the treated area.

What are the risks of treatment?

Skin boosters have a low risk profile and are similar to dermal fillers in their side effects and complications. 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, delayed onset nodules, tissue necrosis and scarring.

Skin boosters cannot be given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have taken a course of Roaccutane in the last 3 months, have a history of autoimmune diseases or multiple allergies.

Our doctors/nurses will discuss all risks and contraindications prior to performing any procedure.

What are the costs?

Cosmetic Doctor

  • Allergan Skin Boosters $500 per 1ml.
  • Initial treatment session of 3ml recommended $1350

Cosmetic Registered Nurse

  • Allergan Skin Boosters $450 per 1ml.
  • Initial treatment session of 3ml recommended $1250

Other areas (eg hands, neck, decolletage) available with a personalised quote provided on consultation.