Skin-boosters gradually rejuvenate the skin in areas such as the face, neck, hands and décolletage. The skin-booster range can help improve skin elasticity and texture as well as providing more intense hydration.
Traditional dermal fillers replace volume where it has been lost through ageing- building more definition and volume to the face. Skin-boosters are different: a course of skin-boosters will hydrate from within to treat the overall condition of your skin, leaving your skin hydrated and glowing. Skin-boosters have a much finer consistency compared with typical dermal fillers so will help to hydrate but won’t create dramatic volume changes. Skin-boosters are more for a subtle refresh all over. Improvement in skin elasticity is noticeable, and develops over a 4 week period leaving you with a natural but noticeably invigorated look to your skin that lasts for up to 6 months.
Often Skin-boosters are used in conjunction with other anti-wrinkle/dermal filler injections, skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser or chemical peels or even following facial surgery. They are suitable for both men and women with younger or more mature skins.
Based on a naturally occurring compound found in human skin, skin-boosters are designed to enhance the hydration of the skin.
Are Skin Boosters safe?
Yes. Leading brand Swedish Dermal Filler has over 17 years of research and 16 million treatments since 1996. Its effectiveness and safety are highly regarded and have been supported by their extensive clinical trials.
How does it work?
Swedish Dermal Fillers are made from a naturally occurring compound in the body. Its main role is to attract water and provide hydration to the skin. As we age the hyaluoronic acid diminishes which is where Skinbooster come in! By injecting the filler into the mid to deep dermis layers of the skin we are able to restore volume and hydration loss.
How long does it take and what’s involved?
Each treatment session usually takes around 15-20 minutes but you will need to allow about 1 hour for your session complete with consultation, numbing cream and the treatment itself. Our cosmetic Nurse Specialist’s will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area, and then a series of tiny injections are made over the skin. Visible improvements to the skin can be seen after an initial course of treatments resulting in healthy skin with a beautiful glow.
When will I see a result?
The effect builds gradually and subtly. While you are likely to see benefits immediately the full affect my take up to 4 weeks.
What is the downtime?
Initially swelling is always a possibility with any treatment. This is usually quite subtle and can be concealed easily. Bruising is another possible side effect- again this can be concealed easily with corrective makeup. You may also experience some ‘lumps and bumps’ following your treatment. This is really just the product settling and is normal post treatment. Chances are you will be able to feel it more than you can see it. Lightly massaging the area will help the filler to settle quicker.
Should I have laser or Skinboosters first?
A lot of our patients often come to us wanting skin and volume correction. It is always advisable that you have laser treatments (particularly fractional or twinlight) before any dermal fillers such as Skinboosters as the laser may absorb some of the product, which is not what we want! For other modalities with the laser such as Green Toning or FRAC 3 you are able to have treatment post Skinboosters.
Do I need to do anything special before or after my Skinbooster treatments?
There are few basic things to avoid after your treatment.
- avoid immediate exercise
- avoid any topical irritants (vitamin A, AHA’s , BHA’s etc)
After your treatment we advise to massage the area. This will ensure the product settles evenly and smoothly.
How often do I need Skinboosters?
Restylane Skinboosters are performed as a start up course of 3 treatments then if you wish, a treatment once or twice a year as maintenance.