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What are they?

Skin boosters (skin quality injectables) are a specific type of filler that is injected very superficially in the skin to improve the quality of the skin.  Skin boosters contain hyaluronic acid which has a large affinity for water.  Multiple small droplets of this are injected into the skin, drawing in water and improving hydration and elasticity of the skin, and helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The result is a smoother, more hydrated, and more youthful appearance of the overlying skin.  Skin boosters may also help to stimulate collagen production in the skin leading to an overall improvement in skin quality.

Where can skin boosters be used?

Skin boosters can be used wherever improved hydration and elasticity of the skin is desired.  They are ideal for treating crepiness and fine lines and wrinkles, and improving tiny defects such as acne scars.  Although skin boosters are a type of filler, they are not used to treat deep lines and wrinkles or to restore volume, but to improve the overall quality of skin.

Areas that can be treated include:

  • Crepiness on the cheeks
  • Very fine lip lines
  • Improve hydration of dry lips without adding volume
  • Crow’s feet and the delicate tissue around the eyes
  • Poor elasticity and lines in the neck
  • Thin, crepey skin on the hands
  • The delicate skin on the decolletage
  • Poor elasticity of skin on the arms
  • Sagging and lines above the knees
  • Tiny defects and superficial acne scars

What does a treatment entail?

The area to be injected will be cleaned and a topical anaesthetic applied for 30-45 minutes.   Multiple small injections of the skin booster are placed just under the skin using a tiny needle.  The treated area is then massaged to ensure widespread distribution of the product.  Small bumps may be felt in some places for 2-3 days.

Is there pain and downtime?

The use of a topical anaesthetic means that the procedure is almost painless.  Often, small bruises will occur which disappear in a few days, and can usually be covered with makeup.

Skin boosters can also be deposited under the skin using a cannula which does not require a topical anaesthetic and usually results in no bruising at all.

Your doctor will discuss both options and the pro’s and con’s of each method of treatment with you.

When can I expect to see results?

Results are usually evident within two weeks of a treatment.  You can expect an improvement in hydration and elasticity and overall skin quality in the treated area.  There is very little volumising effect and the result is soft and natural-looking, with no loss of movement or sensation in the treated area.

How many treatments do I need and how often?

Skin boosters vary in their duration of effect and last for 3-9 months, depending on the product used and the area treated.  Some patients may require a top up treatment after a month for best results.  Your doctor will discuss the expected longevity with you.

Results can vary from person to person and longevity may be influenced by your genetic aging process and other factors such as smoking, diet, and sun exposure.

Improves hydration of skin

Improves elasticity of skin

Improves overall skin quality

Reduces crepiness of skin

Improves fine lines and wrinkles

Ideal for crepey cheeks

Crow’s feet and around eyes

Improves elasticity of neck

Improves thin skin on hands

Improves condition of decolletage

Crepiness of arms and knees

Small defects and superficial acne scars

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Before and after

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Left hand treated with skin booster

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Before and after

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