An introduction to Skin Booster treatments by Dr Yasmin Albeyatti.
What is a skin boosters treatment?
Skin boosters are a new excellent treatment to boost the skin and give a beautiful rejuvenated look. It acts as in internal moisturiser or skin booster to improve skin quality, texture, and appearance. It is perfect for treating dull, tired-looking skin; fine line and wrinkles; and areas of skin damage, for example from acne or sun damage.
Are skin boosters like dermal fillers?
Skin boosters do not act like dermal fillers. They are made from lightweight hyaluronic acid gel which is placed into the skin layers to hydrate the skin and stimulate new natural collagen production.
What areas can skin boosters be applied to?
Juvederm Volite skin booster can be used for the following areas:
- For dull, tired-looking face to restore a healthy glow.
- For the treatment of previously damaged skin through sun damage, acne or scarring.
- Rejuvenation around the eye area to reduce dark circles and fine lines, resulting in a much healthier, youthful appearance.
How does it work?
Tiny injections of skin booster are placed in the areas of concern at skin level and not deeper (like dermal fillers). The light weight hyaluronic acid molecules writhing the skin booster will then draw in water and moisture from the body to hydrate the area of skin that has been treated. The effects of the treatment usually take up to 4 weeks and can last up to 9 months to give the skin a more plump and healthier glow.
Can anyone get skin boosters?
Yes! This is a lovely treatment that any adult can benefit from.
It is great for improving general skin quality and giving a great boost of hydration to the skin. It is a great treatment for all patients, whether they want to maintain great skin or have a specific concern that they would like to address and improve.
This treatment is relatively safe as the hyaluronic acid is very thin and light-weight, as well as the injections being fairly superficial and away from important nerves and vessels.
Things to Know
How long does the procedure take?
The actual procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to complete the small injections in the appropriate places. Your appointment will usually be booked for 30-45 minutes to make sure there is plenty of time to discuss your medical history, aftercare instructions and to ask as many questions as you need.
Does it hurt?
The treatment has a minimal level of discomfort.
How long does the treatment last for?
Skin boosters treatment can last up to 9 months.
Is a review appointment included in the price?
All treatments include a 4 week review appointment to check the progress of your treatment and make sure you are happy with the treatment. Before and after photos are usually taken at this stage to see the progress made.
How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?
You may begin to see results of the treatment from 2 weeks, although the treatment is fully effective by 4 weeks.
What are the most common side effects?
Some people experience small spots of bruising where the skin booster has been injected. This is most common around the corner of the eyes as the skin is thin and there are many tiny vessels. The small bruising can usually be easily covered up by make-up and usually disappears within 1 – 2 weeks.
All treatments include:
- an initial consultation;
- review appointment after 4 weeks.