Skin boosters are related to dermal fillers in terms of what they are made of, the difference with skin boosters compared with dermal fillers is that they are not structural, ie they only improve the skin, rather than improve the supporting structures of the face.
Aging of the skin
Over time, levels of the naturally occurring substance responsible for maintaining skin hydration, *****(not allowed to say substance due to TGA rules) reduce.
***** is a moisture binding substance in the skin, giving the skin firmness, plumpness and elasticity. It helps prevent lines wrinkles and fold forming. Moisturising the surface of the skin with creams cannot replace the ***** loss which is occurring over time.
The solution is to restore the skins natural hydration where the loss is occurring.
What are skin boosters?
Skin boosters replace the body’s lost ***** and rejuvenate the skin from the inside, it restores the skins hydrobalance, improves the elasticity and skin structure. Creating a youthful luster and glow
What is the procedure for skin booster injection?
The patient has consultation and photos and signs a consent form.
For skinbooster injection into the face, a cannula is most often used. A small injection of local anaesthetic is given in 4 areas on the face (2 at each hairline and 2 at the jawline) a fine needle then creates a hole through which the cannula can enter. The skin booster is injected through the cannula
Pain relief during treatment
A numbing cream (eg EMLA or LMX ) may be applied to the area prior to the treatment (45 minutes prior is ideal) Glad wrap may be used over the numbing cream to increase its effect.
If a cannula is used, local anaesthetic is used prior to the cannula being introduced into the skin
There is local anaesthetic in the dermal filler
Ice is always used to decrease pain and to reduce the risk of bruising.
Very rarely patients will use Penthrox for skin boosters
Nitrous oxide (happy gas) is available for patients to use
How will I look immediately after the skin booster injections?
There will be redness and swelling
The skin around the 4 entry points for the cannula may be white due to local anaesthetic.
Who is suitable for skin booster treatment?
Everyone is suitable (not pregnant or breastfeeding patients)
* Those with tired and dry thin skin, lack of skin tension
* Those patients with signs of skin ageing
* Those who want the most natural looking results
* Those who are frightened of dermal fillers because or are already happy with their structure, but still want to improve their skin. These patient will be very suitable for skin boosters
* Those with thin skin
* Those with acne scarring
Results for skin boosters:
Improved skin elasticity tone and thickness.
Smoother and firmer skin
Prevention and treatment of wrinkles, lines and folds
Protocol for skin boosters
one treatment, once per year suggested, but many patients have it 6 monthly because they love the results
Side effects risks of skin boosters
Bruising occurs in a significant number of cases.
Swelling in the injection area will occur. This may last for 5 days
Infection is a very rare complication, but always a possibility when the needle goes into the skin.
Necrosis (blood vessel being blocked, interfering with blood supply to the skin) is very rare. This could lead to scarring
Need for further treatment:
How long until the patient will see results
The results will be seen immediately.
Results will improve over the next 3-6 months as collagen stimulation effects start to show
Cost of skin boosters
From $420 per ml. Full face requires 3-4mls. So typical cost for treatment is $1260