Skin boosters are an innovative injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality for up to 9 months. It is a skin conditioning treatment where Hyaluronic acid (HA) gel is injected into the middle layers of the dermis across many sites to nourish it inside out.
Hyaluronic acid, the molecule that can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, occurs naturally in our body but levels start to deplete when we hit the age 26.
Given that hydrated skin means plumper skin, losses in hyaluronic acid contribute to visible ageing – which is where Skin booster treatments come in.
It is targeted at a broad range of treatment areas including the face, neck, décolletage (the area between the neck and breasts), and hands; designed to replenish the hyaluronic acid lost through ageing, hence hydrating the skin and improving its elasticity and tone.
The recommended injection technique is the micro-puncture technique that involves injecting very small amounts of HA gel into the deep dermis, about 1- 2cm apart. Once injected, the HA gel flows smoothly and distributes evenly in the skin.
The natural hydrating properties of HA also make it well suited to all skin types, whether the skin is dry or oily.
What is the role of HA in skin boosters?
HA gel restores your skin’s moisture and vitality. As we grow older, our skin produces less hyaluronic acid, causing many signs of early aging: dryness, dullness, wrinkles, fine lines, and folds around the mouth. Our pores can also look larger, and thinning skin around the eyes.
Why are skin boosters considered as an age-defying treatment?
HA gel in form of skin boosters can reverse this damage. It is made of a naturally-derived hyaluronic acid that has been processed and stabilized in a laboratory. Once it is injected into the skin, our body integrates it into our own skin tissue. It acts as our own natural HA and begins to attract water molecules (Studies say that HA can help fight sun damage).
How long do the results last?
As our skin regains moisture, it becomes stronger, smoother, and suppler again. Clinical studies found that Skin Booster users saw immediate results, and reported that improvements continued for up to 6 months after their treatment.
What are the indications of skin boosters?
Skin boosters like Volite and Restylane Vital have been approved by the FDA for
Improving the overall quality and radiance of the skin
Hydrating and smoothing wrinkles
Improvement in acne scarring
Hydrating treatment for dry or rough skin
What are the risks and downtime of skin boosters?
Skin boosters have minimal downtime since they don’t require incisions or surgery. You may experience some swelling and bruising, but these will subside within a few days. You will be able to go about your usual activity, but if you have a major event, schedule your appointment over a week before.