Skin boosters are injectable substances, rich in certain components such as hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti-oxidants. They improve the texture, elasticity, hydration, improving the skin barrier and overall appearance of the skin.
Skin boosters can be beneficial for those who are seeing the first signs of ageing, as well as those who may be addressing skin concerns around the more pronounced signs of ageing and may be undergoing other facial treatments, such as Botox®, dermal fillers and various device-led treatments.
Skin boosters will not physically augment the skin tissues, as dermal fillers can, but instead, work with the skin on a cellular level to help repair, replenish and restore.
Skin boosters are beneficial for those who are experiencing the very first as well as the more significant signs of ageing and can address the following skin concerns:
Before we can advise on whether you will be suitable for skin booster injections, we will ask that you attend a pre-treatment consultation and facial analysis with one of our medical practitioners. You will be able to discuss your individual facial concerns and we can advise on the specific product that would be best suited to your unique requirements. We will also check your medical history in order to make sure that there are no medical contraindications which could prevent or restrict your skin booster injections treatment from going ahead.
Once we are satisfied that skin boosters will be suitable and safe for you to undergo, we will be able to schedule your first treatment.
Prior to your skin booster injections being administered, a topical anaesthetic may be applied to the treatment area/s, in order to ensure your comfort. As with any treatment using a needle or cannula, there can be some slight discomfort, but you should not feel severe pain. If at any time you are experiencing more discomfort than expected, you can let your medical practitioner know and they will be able to apply more topical anaesthetic.
Juvéderm Volite, Teosyal Redensity 1 and Restylane Vital contain local anaesthetic to further minimise discomfort.
There are very few medical side-effects with skin booster injections, however, as with any injectable treatment, you may experience some swelling, slight bruising, tenderness, welt-like spots, pin point marks and redness at the injection sites. This is completely normal and the use of ice packs, arnica gel and avoiding hot saunas or steam and alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours after your treatment will help to avoid excessive symptoms. You will be provided with specific aftercare advice post treatment.
It is worth considering that, as skin boosters require several injections at various points on the face, that sometimes rather obvious injection marks can be seen and may be tricky to hide. We advise not to wear make-up for at least the first 12 hours but ideally the first 24 hours after treatment, to minimise the risk of infection. Therefore, timing your skin booster treatment in advance of important social events or holidays might be worth considering.
Restylane skin boosters are biodegradable. This means that they are naturally broken down by the body over time. To ensure optimum, long-lasting results, a course of 3 treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart will most likely be recommended, followed by maintenance treatments every 6 months.
Teoxane Redensity 1 has a similar requirement and a course of 3 treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart is usually recommended, followed by 3 to 6 monthly maintenance sessions.
Juvéderm Volite is administered in one session. We advise a repeated session every 6 to 9 months to maintain optimum results.
BELOTERO® Revive is the newest product to the BELOTERO® portfolio. We recommend a course of 1 to 3 treatments, no less than 4 weeks apart, followed by 6 to 12 monthly top up sessions for maintenance.
This depends on the product used and your individual response to treatment. We usually recommend to expect to see results after your second session, except for Juvéderm volite, where you may see results in as little as 2 to 3 weeks after your treatment.
The longevity of your results really does depend on several factors:
|Course of 3
|Galderma Restylane Vital
|Teoxane Teosyal Redensity 1
Our highly skilled medical practitioners offer a range of non-surgical skin boosters, from trusted brands such as Restylane, Teoxane, Juvéderm, Profhilo® and BELOTERO™ Revive, for the safest and most effective way to help your skin heal, rejuvenate and replenish itself.