Skin boosters are a non-surgical injectable treatment used to used to improve skin texture and health by deeply hydrating the skin from the inside out.
Suitable for all parts of the body where the skin requires intense hydration or mild plumping, skin boosters are most commonly used to restore a youthful appearance to the backs of the hands.
Average treatment time
Average down time
Best for treating
Dehyrated skin, mild loss of volume
Frequently Asked Questions
Each treatment involves a series of hydrating micro-injections of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a water-attracting substance found naturally in the body that maintains hydration in the skin.
The stabilised Hyaluronic Acid is a soft, gel-like substance that absorbs water (up to 1000 times it’s weight). This results in long-lasting, deep skin hydration to the treated areas, giving it improved firmness, elasticity and smoothness.
The improvement in skin quality is subtle and gradual. Over time, the there will be a noticeable return of elasticity of the skin and reduction in skin surface roughness. The skin will feel smoother, softer and have a wonderful, radiant appearance.
Skin boosters are a well tolerated treatment. The needles used for cosmetic injections have a super fine diameter, so they’re not very intrusive and far less painful than most other types of injections.
Small ice packs are often used on the treatment area to disrupt pain and in some cases a numbing agent can be applied.
Some dermal filler products contain a local anaesthetic
Skin Booster injections are most suitable for mature or sun-damaged skin. They are ideal for those who want improved skin texture without the structural effects of dermal fillers.
Before receiving any injections, you must be assessed to determine if you’re medically suitable for treatment. It is important that you disclose any medication that you are taking, any health conditions or if you are known to have any allergies.
Due to the lack of medical research done on the topic, it is best to err of the side of caution and not have skin boosters during pregnancy. The same is recommended while breastfeeding, as it is unclear if the product can make its way into the breast milk.
The results of the skin booster injections are instantly noticeable, with the full effect occurring within 48 hours.
Results typically last between 6 – 9 months before the effects of the skin booster gradually weaken. Regular ongoing treatments will ensure your skin remains youthful-looking and healthy.
A typical treatment program with Skin Boosters is made up of three initial treatment sessions at 2 to 4 week intervals.
Immediately post-treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities however you will likely have some swelling and redness.
It is important to follow any post-treatment care instructions given to you by your injector.