As we age, we lose collagen, elastin and cells become less efficient at producing a substance called Hyaluronic Acid, which is responsible for maintaining hydration of the skin by binding closely with water and supporting the collagen and elastin. This result in the skins repair mechanisms slowing down creating poor skin tone and texture, lack of elasticity, and the formation of wrinkles and folds. Part of this is due to the biological clock but external factors such as weather, sun exposure, smoking and drinking also effect the quality and hydration of the skin and accelerate the ageing process.
Skinboosters treatments create luminous skin in a natural way by gently and naturally smoothing the skin from the inside. It works by increasing the hydration within the skin to provide lasting moisture and improve the skin’s surface.
What are Skinboosters
Skinboosters are non-surgical hydrating microinjections for skin rejuvenation and restoration and are a revolutionary treatment which work to improve the skins hydration and balance from the inside out.
Skinboosters are similar to dermal fillers in that they contain the naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid. However, skin boosters do not add volume or structure to the skin – instead, they work in more subtle ways to improve the overall skin balance and ‘boost’ the appearance of the skin. Think of skin boosters like micro-droplets of a long lasting, water-loving substance, which will absorb water, bringing deep hydration and collagen stimulation from within the skin. Unlike a topical cream which will hold moisture in, skinboosters will attract moisture from within the skin and enhance the skin’s natural glow and level of hydration.
Skinboosters have been clinically proven to:
- Improve skin elasticity
- Decrease skin surface roughness
- Improve skin firmness and smoothness
- Improve skin hydration
- Reduce trans-epidermal water loss
At Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group we use Restylane Vital™ and Restylane Vital Light™ skinboosters which are injectable forms of hyaluronic acid specially formulated for providing deep skin hydration.
Restylane Vital is perfect for tackling photo-damaged skin in exposed areas such as the cheeks, hands or back.
Restylane Vital Light is a less concentrated formula and is specifically designed to treat less photo damaged (sun damaged) skin and sensitive skin areas such as: crow’s feet around the eyes, peri-oral area around the top lip, the backs of hands where skin is thinner, the neck and the décolletage where skin is thinner.
The Restylane skinboosters can retain 500 times their own volume in water, plump out the skin and provide deep hydration from within the skin. This hydrating property not only helps the skin to look and feel firmer, but also aids in the transport of essential nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin cells. It is targeted at a broad range of treatment areas, helping to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face, neck, décolletage and hands. It is also a good starting point for those who are not, or do not yet feel ready to experience dermal filler treatments.
Who is this treatment suitable for
Restylane Skinboosters are versatile treatments that can be used for both men and women of all skin types, for people with younger or more mature skin, for the face, neck, hands and décolletage, and also to improve skin structure, e.g. in acne-scarred or photo-damaged skin.
Skinboosters Treatment Procedure
Your Doctor will use a very fine needle to place small quantities of either Restylane Vital or Restylane Vital Light immediately beneath the surface of the skin. The treatment generally takes about 30 minutes, depending on the area treated and is generally not painful. If you find it uncomfortable, topical anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to treatment. Most people find that they can return to work immediately after this procedure.
How soon will I see the results and how long do the effect lasts?
Skinboosters hydrate and rejuvenate resulting in a glow to the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores while improving skin tone and texture. The results of skin boosters will be seen immediately, however will continue to improve gradually over 3 months as new collagen regenerates.
We recommend a course of 3 treatments, 2-4 weeks apart to Restore lost hydration in the skin, Rebalance skin hydration and to Enhance skin hydration. This will bring the skin up to its optimum enhancement, which can then be maintained with a single treatment every 6-12 months.
Risks & Complications
Possible risks and complications associated with this treatment are common injection-related reactions. These include temporary redness, swelling, discomfort, itching, bruising or discolouration at the injection site.