What are Skin Boosters?
Skin Boosters are microinjections of hyaluronic acid that aim to improve the appearance of the skin by improving elasticity and increasing collagen production. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an important ingredient as it has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water! Not to mention it is a naturally occurring substance in the body, making its use incredibly effective and safe.
The non-cross-linked filler in the skin boosters is injected directly into the dermis layer of the skin with the purpose of restoring skin health and enhancing the overall quality of your skin. Along with the filler, the needling device stimulates the skin natural wound healing response, stimulate collagen production and rejuvenation to improve texture of the skin, hydration, fine lines and wrinkles.
When do you need a Skin Booster?
The restorative functions of skin booster injections are applicable to all ages and skin types. Although they can be applied to any part of your body, they are most commonly used for the face, neck and décolletage. If you suffer from any of the following, you should speak to your cosmetic injector about skin boosters:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
If you wish to have smooth skin without undergoing an extremely invasive medical procedure, Skin Boosters are the perfect option for you. This incredible treatment is even safe enough to use right up under the eyes to treat that pesky crepey skin.
Dehydrated, Dry, and Dull Skin
Trans epidermal water loss, poor hydration, air pollution, stress, and over-caffeinating are some of the common reasons why your skin may appear dry and dull. Skin Booster injections can easily refresh your skin and give it a glowing appearance. Along with simulating the body’s own wound healing response to aid in further collagen production. The HA gel used within the filler has the ability to hold 1000x its weight in water, giving the skin a huge hydration surge!
Acne Scars and Redness
Hyaluronic acid in the microinjections aims to reduce the redness of acne scars and assist in preventing new acne breakouts. Hyaluronic acid also facilitates the wound healing process of the skin, which helps reduce the appearance of acne scars and this amazing active ingredient helps firm the skin and reduces inflammation and redness.
The ageing process can be especially harsh towards your skin. Skin Boosters give your face a youthful glow and hydration boost, making them the perfect treatment for absolutely everybody!
What are the benefits of a Skin Booster?
A Skin Booster injection procedure is a marvel in the field of cosmetic surgery and treatments. It has the same benefits as the skin needling procedure but with the added benefit of a fine filler to airbrush out those fine lines and wrinkles, as well as giving you a giant boost of hydration.
- A skin booster can enhance your skin’s appearance to make it look more youthful.
- Microinjections into the dermis have the ability to refresh and rehydrate the skin, hence, reducing the mottled texture and appearance of your skin, giving the skin an even, dewy glow.
- The filler product used helps to improve the skin’s ability to heal itself, mostly through its main and only ingredient, hyaluronic acid. This is naturally occurring in our body and can hold 1000x its weight in water!
- The skin boosters also promote the wound healing process by penetrating the skin through microinjections therefore stimulating collagen production for long lasting results.
- Skin boosters work wonders on the skin of your face, neck, décolletage and even backs of the hands.
- Unlike most cosmetic treatments, the skin boosters can be injected up to the lower lash line without any risks or complications. The fact that these injections are completely safe to be applied anywhere in your skin is probably the best feature of the skin boosters.
How does a Skin Booster Work?
The skin boosters’ mechanism of action includes injections of hyaluronic acid in small doses into the dermis layer of the skin, using a device with 9 fine sterile needles. Depending on your goals and expectations from the procedure, your Injector will recommend supporting treatments along with beauty boosters for optimal results.
The injectable skin boosters show great results due to the properties and action of hyaluronic acid, an important ingredient of the injections. Hyaluronic acid promotes wound healing of the skin, hence, allowing the skin to revitalize itself. This promotes increased collagen production that strengthens, firms, and brightens the skin. Hyaluronic acid also improves the elasticity of the skin, reducing any sagging of the skin.
What to expect during the procedure?
Injectable skin boosters inject hyaluronic acid, an ingredient naturally found in the skin. This makes these injections safe and they can be applied to anyone with any type of skin. However, there are a few things to consider before the procedure.
If you are currently taking any blood thinning medications or herbal supplements it is recommended that you cease using these a few days before the procedure (but always check with your treating doctor). This is to reduce the risk of bruising after the microinjections.
Before microinjections can be given, a numbing agent may be applied topically to make this procedure more comfortable for you. After that, the area of your body that will receive the injections is divided into sections. Then, your Injector will inject the skin booster directly into the dermis layer of your skin using a Teosyal V2 Beauty Boost machine.
If you want to enhance the appearance of your face, you will receive a full-face treatment. For this procedure, your face will be divided into sections; cheeks, forehead, and perioral area. 3mls of hyaluronic acid will be injected over the treated areas which may include the face, neck or décolletage. A slight bump of the skin at the injection site is to be expected post-treatment, similar to a mosquito bite. However, this will resolve in a day or 2 in most cases.
Results of injectable skin boosters
The results of the injectable skin boosters are usually visible the day after. For the first day or 2 you will notice a small “bump” under the skin where the filler has been injected. Once this has integrated into the tissue, the skin will appear smooth and luminous. Skin Boosters are known to reduce visible wrinkles, fines lines and defects to give your skin a beautiful airbrushed appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are skin boosters safe?
Skin boosters are completely safe as their main and only ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a component that is naturally found in your skin. There is no risk of an allergic or an adverse reaction to the microinjections, precisely because of this. The skin boosters are very safe which is why you can get them injected all the way to the lower lash line of your eyes.
How many treatments will I need?
For your initial treatment, we recommend 3 treatments performed 4 weeks apart. After this, we recommend treatment 1-2x per year.
How long do skin boosters last?
After the initial stage, the skin boosters should be injected once every six months to maintain results. By the end of the six months, the effects of the beauty booster start to disappear. However, it is important to keep in mind that the skin boosters may last for a shorter period of time if you undergo any laser treatment or energy-based treatments as they can dissolve the effects of the microinjections. Lifestyle factors can also have an effect on the longevity of the treatment. Avoid direct sun exposure and keeping hydrated are some of the easiest ways to ensure you get the most out of your treatment.
Do skin boosters work?
Skin boosters are extremely efficient and when done properly, have a high success rate. They are a completely natural and safe way of giving your skin a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
Do skin booster fillers slow down ageing?
Skin boosters contain hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient which is considered to be a potent ingredient of restoring and anti-ageing skincare products. These injections not only slow down ageing but also reverse the early signs of injections from the first use.
What age should you get skin boosters?
You can get skin booster injections at any age for any skin type. There is no specific age limit however, it is mostly done on mature skin. Their popularity among those with aged skin is due to their strong anti-ageing effects.
Do skin booster fillers improve skin texture?
Skin texture is altered due to the breakdown of collagen in the skin and dehydration of the skin due to pollution and stress. The injectable skin boosters inject hyaluronic acid into the skin which rearranges the collagen fibres in the skin, moisturizes the skin, and removes signs of aging from the skin. So, yes. Skin boosters can improve skin texture.
What is the difference between dermal fillers and Skin booster injections?
Skin booster injections are microinjections that are placed into the dermis of the skin to repair the skin from the inside. These do not provide lift, contour or volume loss- they purely work within the skin. Dermal fillers on the other hand are injected just below the skin to create structure, replace volume loss and provide contour to the face. Dermal filler are a much “thicker” version of skin boosters.