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Skin Boosters

What is a Skin Booster

 

Skin Boosters are designed to improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin. 

 

Skin Boosters are typically made up of a hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into the skin to provide hydration and stimulate collagen production.

The result is a refreshed and radiant look that lasts. 

 

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to maintain moisture in the skin. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases.

What is a Skin Booster

What do Skin Boosters contain?

 

Skin boosters contain many ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and amino acids: vitamins, growth factors, minerals, antioxidants and others to combat the structural changes associated with ageing.

What do Skin Boosters Contain

What do Skin Boosters do

 

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of your skin that keeps it hydrated and soft. With age, the hyaluronic acid content in your skin decreases and loses its elasticity.

 

Skinboosters restore the hyaluronic acid in your skin and restore tired-looking skin. Your skin becomes smooth and hydrated for a refreshed and healthy look.

What do Skin Boosters Do

Skin Booster Benefits

 

Did you know that skin boosters are the first-line treatment for skin hydration?

 

By injecting a hyaluronic acid gel into the skin, skin boosters can help restore and maintain the skin's hydration, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull or uneven skin tone.

We all know that with increasing age, the quality of our skin changes. Ageing is associated with decreasing collagen and hyaluronic acid, the water-binding and supporting scaffold which defines youthful skin.

 

Fine lines and wrinkles slowly develop as our collagen is lost - without hyaluronic acid (which can bind water 1000x its volume), our skin becomes dull, dry, dehydrated, less elastic and thin.

 

Skin boosters are used to restore the loss of these essential elements, and unlike many skin care products, they work deep beneath the skin.

Skin Booster Benefits

When to use a Skin Booster

 

Skin boosters are commonly used to improve the appearance of the face, neck, and hands and can be used to address a variety of concerns, including:

 

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Dry skin

  • Dull or uneven skin tone

  • Sun damage or age spots

  • Acne scars

  • Loss of skin elasticity

When to use a Skin Booster

How are skin boosters injected?

 

Skin boosters are injected superficially using a fine needle. They can target any area of the face apart from around the eyes.

 

Skin Boosters deliver nourishing substances into the layers of the skin where cell repair and growth occur.

How are Skin Boosters Injected

What are the best Skin boosters?

 

Although there are many brands of skin boosters, we have specifically chosen the following:

These are the industry leaders in Skin Boosters that give excellent and reliable results.

What are the Best Skin Boosters

Are Skin Boosters For You?

 

If you have dull and crepey skin, fine lines and fine wrinkles, or dry and rough skin, skin boosters may be the ideal option.

Skin boosting can be done for any part of the face, including around the eyes and mouth, the neck and the décolletage.

Are Skin Boosters for You?

Belotero Revive

Three Green Boxes Containing Belotero Revive
Belotero Revive
Restylane Skin Booster

Restylane Skinbooster

Restylane SkinBooster

Teoxane RHA 1

TEOSYAL RHA® 1
Redensity I Skin Booster

Juvederm Volite

Juvederm VOLITE
Juvederm VOLITE
Juvenus

Juvenus

Juvenus
  • Where is the tear trough?
    The tear trough is a groove between the lower eyelid at the inner corner of the eye and the upper cheek. A tear trough deformity (or hollow) is not a deformity but is used to describe the deepening of this groove. This occurs as a typical result of ageing or may be inherited. It is caused by changes in the bone, fat and skin. It is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of ageing
  • How does dermal filler work in the tear trough area?
    As explained, the tear trough is a depression in the skin, which can cause abnormal shadowing and the appearance of dark circles. Dermal fillers work by creating a lifting effect and are injected in small volumes using a needle or cannula. Most dermal fillers are supplied in 1ml syringes; however, injecting more than this in one treatment session is not recommended. If additional correction is needed, this can be performed at a later treatment session which should be discussed during your consultation.
  • Am I suitable for tear trough treatment?
    You may not be suitable for treatment if you: Are pregnant or breastfeeding. Are undergoing IVF. Suffer from keloid scarring Have active skin conditions, such as infection, acne or psoriasis Are suffering from any other infection, including COVID. Are unwell on the day of treatment. Are taking any medicines which thin the blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. Have taken Roaccutane or isotretinoin for the past 6 months. Have certain allergies Have had recent facial surgery or other dermal fillers in the same area. Have permanent implants, such as silicone implants in the face or pins and plates. Tear trough treatment may also not be suitable if: The cause of the problem is predominantly pigmentation and dark circles. If you have prominent eye bags If you are prone to puffiness under the eyes. Your skin is very lax.
  • Can any filler be used to treat the tear trough?
    No. The eye is a sensitive area to treat, and some fillers are highly unsuitable, especially if they attract water. This can make the appearance of the tear trough much worse. You should only have a specific type of hyaluronic acid filler, such as Teosyl Redensity II or Juvederm Volbella. A less water-attracting [hydrophilic ] filler should be used in the tear trough to prevent the risk of creating too much volume and unsightly bulging. One size does not fit all. Another safe alternative is to use liquid platelets or a gel made from your platelets called a bio-filler.
  • How long does tear trough deformity treatment take?
    Treatment of the tear trough area will often take between 30-60 minutes to perform. Following your procedure, the practitioner may massage the area and clean the skin. Some practitioners might apply a cream post-treatment. After the treatment, your practitioner will book a follow-up appointment. You should also receive aftercare information either in paper form or electronically before or after your treatment.
  • Is injecting the tear trough deformity painful?
    This area may be sensitive during the injection. Most dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic which lessens the discomfort as they are injected. Usually, a topical anaesthetic, such as LMX4 or Emla™, is used to provide additional pain relief. This will be applied to the skin and left on the surface for 20-40 minutes. Also, your injector may be able to offer you a nerve block. Once the anaesthetic has worn off, there may be some expected tenderness. There should not be any significant degree of pain. If you are in much discomfort, you must contact your practitioner as this could indicate that you are developing a complication.
  • How long does tear trough filler last?
    Because the tear trough is not very mobile, it takes your body longer to dissolve the dermal filler naturally. Saying that longevity varies between products and between individuals. Most hyaluronic acid fillers will last between 6 months and 18 months.
  • What side effects should I expect after tear trough deformity correction?
    The common side effects after tear trough treatment are: Pain Minor tenderness or discomfort after your treatment is entirely normal. If you have more pain than expected, you must contact your treating practitioner immediately. Redness This is normal and usually resolves within 24 hours. If the skin becomes red and warm, this may indicate an infection. Again contact your practitioner straight away. Swelling [Oedema] Some swelling is normal after treatment and may worsen the next day. The tear trough is more prone to swelling than other facial areas. If the swelling persists, tell your practitioner. Bruising Bruising is common after tear trough injections. This can be anything from a small skin mark to extensive bruising that extends beyond the tear trough, such as a black eye. This can take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Rarely, bruising can lead to permanent staining of the skin. Infection SIgn s of infection include a warm, red, swollen area over the area that has been injected. This usually happens a few days after your treatment. If this happens, contact your practitioner for a review as soon as possible. Lumps and Bumps Lumps may be present immediately after treatment. This, to some extent, is normal. Bumps can also appear months later due to filler migrating. Lumps may appear as soft swellings or as hard nodules. If you develop a lump, ask your practitioner for a review. Extremely rare side effects are listed for completeness: Vascular Occlusion Occlusion or blockage of a blood vessel is a rare but severe complication from all dermal filler injections. A blockage results in an interruption of normal blood flow. If this is not correctly managed, the skin and tissue supplied by the blood vessel can die, resulting in scarring. It usually occurs immediately, so your injector should know immediately if this has happened. In most cases, this can be treated. Blindness This is another infrequent but devastating complication. If blindness occurs, it is likely to be permanent. Stroke Another extremely rare but documented complication of dermal fillers.
  • What should I do before my tear trough treatment?
    Ensure your practitioner is informed of any changes in your medical history or medication before receiving your injection. For one week before: Avoid sunbeds and tanning For 3 days before: Avoid taking anti-inflammatories (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen) Avoid fish oils, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, garlic and Vitamin E If you are prone to bruising, taking arnica orally for a few days before treatment may lessen the risk, but this is not proven. Contact your practitioner before your appointment if: If you are unwell on the day of your appointment, contact the practitioner to reschedule. You have a social event and want to delay your treatment until after (usually, having the treatment two weeks before is sufficient to allow swelling or bruising to disappear). You cannot commit to a two-week review.
  • What is the downtime after?
    This varies depending on a few things; however, generally speaking, within 1 to 2 days, any swelling or redness should have subsided. Within a week, the signs of being injected should have entirely disappeared. Please not if you get a bruise. This can take up to two weeks to fully resolve.
  • What should I do and not do after my tear trough correction? [after-care]
    After treatment, most people can resume their normal daily activities. Some redness, tenderness and swelling at the injection sites are pretty normal. Bruising may be apparent immediately after treatment. The standard advice which is not proven is listed: Do not apply make-up for 12 hours after treatment (reduces the risk of infection). Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area. Until the swelling has settled: Avoid saunas, swimming pools and sunbeds. void extremes of hot or cold and vigorous exercise.
  • Is tear trough filler high risk?
    All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications should be discussed with you at consultation and before any treatment is agreed upon. Even though there are blood vessels in this area, the risk of a vascular injection is much lower than people or injectors think. Also, the risk of blindness is much lower even if the filler is injected into a vessel.
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