Skin boosters are designed to give your skin that coveted smooth and dewy complexion. Over time, our skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, and it becomes drier, rougher and less elastic. Skinboosters reverse the skin aging process by reintroducing hyaluronic acid into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in our skin it gives our skin the plumpness and hydration associated with youthful, healthy skin.
Skin boosters are administered evenly across the treatment area in tiny droplets about a centimetre apart, for an overall rejuvenation effect. The product is much thinner than the traditional dermal filler used to volumise the lips, allowing for more even distribution. Once injected, the water-loving hyaluronic acid molecules start to absorb water up to 200 times its weight and swell, bringing about profound hydration to the skin from inside out. With dramatically improved hydration, the skin looks plumper, brighter, and more youthful.
Fillers typically work by filling up volume deficiencies and lifting the skin. Skinboosters, on the other hand, are extremely soft and serve to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
Skinboosters are excellent for improving skin texture and tone. Unknown to most, Skinboosters also improve acne scars by plumping them up.
The benefits of the treatment include:
- Smoother skin
- Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer skin
- Brighter, more luminous skin
- Better skin hydration
- Improvement in acne scars
Skinboosters are most often performed on the face and neck, but other areas on the body such as the décolletage can also be treated. In particular, the treatment works extremely well to rejuvenate the hands. In general, it takes 2 mls of fillers to treat the whole face, and 3 mls to treat the face and neck, but this can vary. If you are on a tight budget, consider treating not the entire face, but only the parts you are most concerned about. Subsequent treatments are done every 6 months.
For best results, an initial course of three treatments is required and the results can last for up to 12 months. Depending on your unique needs, 6-monthly maintenance treatments may be required to maintain the superior hydration and skin quality provided by the treatment.
Anyone can benefit from the treatment, but in particular, people with dry, aged or dull skin, with large pores, will see the most results. People who have depressed acne scars will also benefit greatly.
Skin Boosters come with some degree of downtime, as it involves numerous injections. So remember to have it done at least a week before your important event. Injection related side effects, such as temporary swelling, bruising and injection marks will occur. The degree of these side effects will depend on how sensitive your skin is and the method your doctor uses to inject. When injected precisely and accurately into the right skin layer, there will be minimal bruising – most of my patients do not have problems going back to work, and other social activities.
Please avoid alcohol, NSAIDS (such as aspirin and nurofen), and any supplements which can thin the blood (including Vitamin E, garlic, ginseng) for 2 days before and after the treatment to minimise bruising. Avoid swimming, strenuous exercise and going to a sauna for a day after the treatment.