What are skinboosters?
Skinboosters are a product similar to very fine dermal fillers injected into the skin to hydrate nourish and rejuvenate. They are used for skin redensification.
They are different to the traditional dermal fillers. Fillers can be used to create volume in the face or to change the shape of the face, skinboosters cannot do this. They are microinjections placed only inside the skin to make it look younger, healthier and more plump.
They can be used on any part of the body, including face, neck, decolletage, elbows, knees and hands, where they can improve fine lines and skin hydration.
How do they work?
Very small amounts are injected either using a beauty gun or by hand, in multiple injection sites. The product is placed superficially within the skin. in the papillary dermis. The treatment activates fibroblasts which stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin (Wohlrab et al, 2013).
Why are skinboosters so popular?
- The procedure is able to be used for all skin types, including darker skin tones
- The product is excellent for skin hydration, and improving texture.
- The skin is strengthened and made more youthful and firm due to the stimulation of production of collagen and elastin
- It is a very natural-appearing result, with just skin improvement, without face shape changes or risk of an “overfilled” appearance
- It is a very smooth plump result due to the nature of the fine and fluid product. Lumpiness, which can occur with dermal fillers, is uncommon due to the fluidity of skinboosters
Who is this treatment suitable for?
This procedure is popular with younger patients, who want a natural skin improvement, and who want a “glow”. It is also a great maintenance procedure for delaying the onset of skin ageing. The procedure is popular with older patients who are noticing that their skin is becoming more fine, dull and less plump. It gives them back that youthful firmness in the skin due to the collagen and elastin stimulation.
It is perfect for those who want a more “dewy” or “glasslike” complexion.
It is not used to lift lines and wrinkles or to make a shape change on the face. It is used for skin quality improvement and skin hydration and youthfulness.
It is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is highly recommended for those with acne scarring. It is a very popular treatment in that population.
What is the procedure for skinbooster treatment?
Skinboosters can be injected by hand or using a mesotherapy gun. The mesotherapy gun uses a multi needle system and suction. Using the beauty gun, the product is delivered precisely to the depth chosen by the injector.
Numbing cream is applied to the area for treatment 30-60 minutes before hand. The numbing cream is then removed prior to treatment. The skin is cleaned with chlorhexidine. After discussion with their doctor, the patient may choose to use the skinbooster in full face or other body areas, or may choose to target an area eg the under eyes or cheeks or forehead.
Are skinboosters painful?
As there are needles going in the face, it is not without discomfort. Most patients tolerate the procedure very well with prior numbing and some add happy gas.
How often should patients have skinboosters?
Ideally, the patient should have 3 treatments and then maintenance would be 1 treatment every 6-9 months
Which brand of Skinboosters do we use at The Manse?
We use multiple brands of skinboosters at The Manse. Some are best using the beauty gun, others are best injected by hand. Some are more suitable for acne scarring, others are more suitable for the neck area or under the eyes. you will need to speak to one of our doctors during your consultation to determine the most appropriate brand and type for you. One of the brands has extra skin nourishing additives.
In Australia, due to TGA, we are unfortunately not allowed to say brand names and we are also not allowed to name the substance that the skinboosters are made of.
The expected and more common side effects include temporary lumps at the injection sites, bruising and swelling.
The unexpected side effects will include more rare and serious side effects like infection or granulomas, which may lead to scarring
What treatments do patients combine with skinboosters?
At The Manse, it is possible to combine multiple treatments with skinboosters, eg
Cost of Skinboosters
Please see our current skinbooster pricing