Skin boosters fall under skin dermal fillers. However, they differ from traditional fillers since they are not injected underneath the skin to add volume or alter the face’s shape. Instead, these micro-injections hydrate and improve skin quality.
The skin booster treatment fillers for the skin are used over parts of the body with a large skin surface area, such as the face, hands, and neck, to increase the skin moisture content. Additionally, the treatment activates fibroblasts, which promote new collagen and elastin formation. Over time, you will have a healthy, radiant, and plump skin.
Unlike some dermal fillers which specifically target face contouring or aging skin problems, skin boosters create a conducive environment for healthy skin, which ultimately some of the skin problems other dermal fillers seek to solve. For example, some dermal fillers control fine lines and wrinkles. Skin boosters, like Restylane, introduce hyaluronic acid into the skin to absorb more water for hydration. Skin that has plenty of moisture doesn’t readily show signs of aging.
Who qualifies for a skin booster treatment?
Skin booster treatments are suitable for anyone interested in improving the overall skin quality, including hydration. However, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are the exception. Before seeking treatment, you must understand why you need the treatment.
If you are doing it to fill lines and wrinkles, you might not the results you want as quickly as you would expect. Skin boosters eventually work on fine lines and wrinkles as the skin becomes more hydrated. Still, it will not be as quick as dermal fillers that individually handle such skin challenges.
Skin boosters can also be used to enhance other cosmetic treatments’ effectiveness, such as skin laser and other dermal filler treatments. This way, you get the long-term benefits of well-hydrated skin. Since skin boosters also stimulate collagen and elastin production, you are likely to see the results of other dermal treatments last longer.
What to expect during a skin booster treatment?
Before the treatment, the specialist will apply a topical numbing cream on your face to ensure you remain comfortable. Some doctors choose not to use numbing cream because the suction when using a mesotherapy gun is enough to alleviate discomfort.
The mesotherapy gun helps to ensure the right amount of skin booster is injected into the skin, usually an even distribution of up to 1mm. When working on large surfaces, like the face, the doctor divides the treatment areas into three, upper, mid, and lower. This way, you get an injection on each part to ensure the spread is even.
Skin boosters don’t contain complex molecules that other dermal fillers do, so you may not notice small bumps on your skin after the treatment, as is sometimes the case with dermal fillers. Skin boosters are less viscous, contain plenty of antioxidants and enough vitamins necessary for healthy skin.
There are different types of skin boosters, but they all work similarly, with almost identical results. The doctor will determine which treatment option is preferable for your situation and the best way to administer it. If he or she opts for a combination of skin booster with dermal fillers, expect a great outcome.