Skinboosters for acne scarring are very popular due to the minimal downtime and because results can be seen after just one treatment.
Skinboosters 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.
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.
Please see our FAQs about skinboosters.
Skin with acne scarring needs to be looked after
Over time, levels of the naturally occurring substance responsible for maintaining skin hydration, reduce.
Hyaluronic acid 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 hyaluronic acid loss which is occuring over time.
With skin which has acne scarring, the scarred areas are very thin and hydration in these areas is all important.
What are skin boosters?
Skin boosters rejuvenate the skin from the inside, it restores the skins hydrobalance, improves the elasticity and skin structure. Creating a youthful luster and glow. With regards to scarring, it makes the scarred skin look more like non-scarred skin.
What is the procedure for skin booster injection for acne scarring?
The patient has consultation and photos and signs a consent form.
For skinbooster injection for acne scarring, the skinbooster is injected to directly target the scarring using a needle
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 may or may not be local anaesthetic in the skinbooster
Ice may be 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
If a cannula is used skin around the entry points for the cannula may be white due to local anaesthetic.
There may be many needle marks from the entry points of the needles
Results for skinboosters for acne scarring
Skinboosters for acne scarring help improve skin elasticity, tone and thickness.
Smoother and firmer skin is created
Skinboosters prevent wrinkles, lines and folds. This is important with patients with acne scarring as they are very susceptible to get severe wrinkling in the areas of scarring.
Skinboosters reduce scarring and create a smoother skin surface.
Protocol for skin boosters
For acne scarring improvement, at least 1 treatment every month for 3 months. For maintenance one treatment, at least one treatment per year is suggested, but many patients have it 6 monthly because they love the results.
Side effects and 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 or blindness
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 from the skinbooster for acne scarring.
Cost of skin boosters
See our pricing page for current pricing