What Are Skin Boosters?
Skin boosters are also known as injectable moisturisers with the ability to remodel the skin due to the high concentration of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid holds x1000 times it weight in water so as well as an excellent choice for plumping the skin it helps with texture, hydration and overall skin quality.
As a stabilised product it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen starts to reduce in our 20’s at the rate of 1% per year, in addition the skin also starts to lose elastin a protein which gives the skin the ability to stretch and snap back. With menopause oestrogen levels drop which again results in less collagen production.
If you answer yes to any of these questions then you would benefit from skin boosters. Is your skin….
- Feeling dull
- Lacking elasticity
- Feeling dry needing hydration
- Becoming saggy or “jowly”
- Looking crepey
- Sun damaged
- Looking aged with fine lines/wrinkles
Is the procedure painful?
Not painful but can be slightly uncomfortable however this can be minimised with numbing cream.
Which areas are treatable with skin boosters?
Skin boosters are especially effective at treating loose skin in the face, neck and décolletage.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure itself only takes less than 10 minutes. The longest part is going through the consultation and taking pre photographs.
How long does it take to recover from the procedure?
There is no recovery time as such however, the product is injected in small deposits so you may be able to see them initially but they settle usually within hours. It may be possible to feel the product where it has been injected under the skin. It will settle and there is no need to massage.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are rare but could include mild redness, itching, tenderness at the injection sites. If having underneath the eyes treated this can cause some temporary swelling however this can be reduced with an ice compress.
How long will the results last?
You should notice the results of the treatment increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of your skin. It will last approximately six months however other factors can affect the results, including the degree of correction needed, your age and lifestyle and your skin’s natural ageing process.
How many treatments will I need?
An initial course of two treatment sessions, with an interval of 4-6 weeks between then 6-9 monthly maintenance.