Skin Booster Injections
Injectable skin boosters are an innovative approach to hydrating and revitalizing the skin from within. These treatments involve the injection of a hydrating substance, commonly hyaluronic acid, into the skin’s deeper layers. The primary aim is to improve the skin’s overall texture, elasticity, and radiance.
Skin boosters are different from traditional fillers. While fillers are designed to volumize and contour specific areas, skin boosters hydrate and rejuvenate the skin over a broader area. They are especially effective for improving skin quality on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.
The main benefits include enhanced skin hydration, reduced appearance of fine lines, and a more radiant complexion. The hydrating effects of the booster help to plump up the skin, giving it a refreshed and youthful appearance. There are some skin boosters which specifically target the under eye area to help with fine lines as well as dark circles.
The procedure is typically swift, with minimal discomfort. A series of tiny injections are administered across the targeted area, ensuring even distribution of the product. The results can be seen gradually over the course of a few weeks as the skin’s hydration levels increase. These effects can last for several months, depending on the individual’s skin type and the product used.
Overall, injectable skin boosters are a versatile and effective option for individuals seeking to restore their skin’s natural glow and combat the signs of aging.
The Benefits of Skin Booster Injections
Deep hydration: Skin booster injections deliver hydration directly to the deeper layers of the skin, ensuring long-lasting moisture and improved skin texture.
Non-invasive treatment: Like anti-wrinkle injections, skin boosters offer a non-surgical, minimally invasive solution, ideal for those looking to enhance skin quality without undergoing invasive procedures.
Short procedure time: Typically, the treatment can be completed within 20 to 40 minutes, allowing patients to easily fit the session into their day. Recovery is also quick, with many resuming their daily tasks shortly after.
Mild discomfort: Administered via fine needles, most patients experience minimal pain during the procedure. As with anti-wrinkle treatments, numbing agents can be used to increase comfort.
Widespread rejuvenation: Instead of targeting specific wrinkles, skin boosters enhance the overall texture, elasticity, and radiance of the skin, leading to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Gradual and natural-looking results: The effects of skin boosters develop over several weeks, resulting in subtle improvements that don’t appear drastic or “done.”
Lasting impact: While individual results may vary, the benefits of skin booster injections can last several months, with many patients opting for periodic top-ups to maintain optimal skin hydration and appearance
Collagen stimulation: Apart from hydration, these injections can also stimulate the production of collagen, promoting natural skin healing and firmness over time.
The Skin Booster Journey
Step 1: Consultation
The first step in the process is a 20 minute consultation. During this appointment, we will discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. This helps us to determine if skin booster injections are the right treatment for you and which specific areas of your face should be targeted. Skin booster treatments are often combined with other treatments to maximize results and achieve an optimal outcome. We’ll establish a comprehensive plan, provide a cost estimate and schedule your procedure for a convenient date.
Step 2: Preparing for the Procedure
Before the treatment, you will be advised to avoid alcohol, smoking, and certain medications that may increase the risk of bruising or complications. It's important to follow these pre-treatment instructions to ensure the best possible results. We will also provide you with any additional pre-treatment care instructions specific to your case.
Step 3: The Treatment
On the day of your treatment, your skin will be cleansed to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. A numbing cream may be applied to the targeted areas to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
Using a fine needle, the skin booster treatment will be injected into the targeted area. The procedure is relatively quick, typically taking about 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.
Step 4: Aftercare
Following the treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. These side effects are generally mild and subside within a few days. You will be provided with aftercare instructions, such as avoiding sun exposure, applying ice packs to minimise swelling, and refraining from strenuous exercise for a brief period.
Step 5: Maintenance
It is recommended to have a course of 3 skin booster injections one month apart to achieve maximum benefit. After this course, it is generally recommended to have a booster this every 6-9 monthly.
A healthy skincare routine can help maintain the integrity of your skin, ensuring that the results last as long as possible.