Skin boosters, also known as skin hydrators, micro-fillers or hydro-fillers are superficial injections of a thin hyaluronic acid gel into the skin’s surface. This has a powerful hydrating and moisturising effect on the skin which can help our skin to appear more even, smoother and also plumper. The product is finer than traditional dermal fillers so as not to redefine the facial features but to enhance the overall skin texture, hydration and pigment.
Skin boosting filler is a non-invasive treatment option that can improve skin radiance, smoothness and elasticity for a more youthful appearance. They are extremely versatile too and can be used on areas which show distinguishable signs of aging. This includes the face, neck, decolletage and also the backs of your hands.
Skin boosters are a non-permanent solution to ageing and skin hydration which lasts between 6 and 12 months for most patients. The results will be visible immediately following your treatment and minimal downtime is required. These injections take around 30-60 minutes depending on how many areas you wish to treat and are relatively painless, but numbing options are available to alleviate any discomfort you may feel.
Benefits of Skin Booster Injections
- Boost skin hydration
- Improve skin quality (texture, firmness and elasticity)
- Reduce the appearance of crepey skin
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines
- Lessen the appearance of acne scarring
- Improve imperfections
- Even skin texture
How Skin Boosters Work
Skin boosters contain small particles of hyaluronic acid, a substance which is produced naturally by the body. It has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water so it helps to keep skin smooth and plump. As we age, our hyaluronic acid quantities deplete which makes it difficult for our skin to retain moisture. By injecting it superficially, it attracts water to the skin’s surface and gives an overall hydrating effect. Skin boosters are also combined with vitamins and antioxidants which replenish the skin with essential moisturising agents. This deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin creating a smooth and firm look and feel.
What Can be Improved with Skin Boosters?
The amount of hyaluronic acid present in skin boosters is more plentiful than dermal fillers. This, combined with a thinner gel texture allows the product to be distributed evenly across the face or body to improve skin hydration consistently. It produces subtle rejuvenation effects without producing static results like would occur with dermal fillers to the chin, for example.
Dermal fillers to treat acne scars can provide great results which are noticeable immediately. They work by lifting depressions in the skin to flatten the skin’s surface. This hides the most apparent sign of acne scarring (the depression) and therefore improves the overall appearance of indents on the skin’s surface.
Injectable skin boosters lift the skin slightly which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that form with age and expression. Skin booster injectables are great for treating the fine wrinkles that form around and underneath the eyes, and also lines around the mouth. It smooths out dimpled and crepey skin and can treat many areas that have creased over time.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you would like to improve the skin texture of your face, neck, hands or decolletage, and do not want an “obvious” treatment, skin booster injectables are for you. Skin boosters are clinically proven to improve skin elasticity, reduce surface skin roughness and enhance your natural beauty. If you would like to treat acne scars, reduce fine lines, improve skin hydration or even out your skin tone, you’re likely to benefit from this injectable treatment.
Skin Booster Injectables Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a consultation?
Yes. This treatment requires a doctor’s assessment and prescription so you will be required to undergo a consultation to determine the best method of treatment.
Do skin booster injectables hurt?
The injections may feel like a slight pinch as they enter the treatment area and you may feel pressure as the gel substance is injected. The product is mixed with anesthesia which works almost immediately so you shouldn’t feel much pain. If you have a low pain tolerance or are concerned, you can ask your nurse to apply a numbing agent to the treatment area.
What’s the recovery period like?
Immediately after the treatment, your face may appear “puffy” and this can last for 24-48 hours. Swelling afterwards is typically mild and you may experience slight bruising at the site of injections. This will resolve within 1-10 days.
You may also notice small ‘bumps’ on your skin following your treatment however this will disappear over the next few days as the product settles into place.
Are the results immediate?
You will notice some effects of your skin booster immediately after your injections and will notice a distinct improvement in your skin texture within 2 weeks from your first session. Your skin will have a better colour, be less creased and be more hydrated and subtle. These results are cumulative between sessions and your complexion will look increasingly radiant and firmer.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, we recommend a set of 3 initial treatments 3-4 weeks apart. This can then be maintained with 1-2 treatments yearly where possible and also depending on your age and skin condition upon starting the treatments.
After the first year of maintenance, you may retain results longer and require less frequent skin booster treatments.
How long do skin booster results last?
Тhе hyaluronic acid skin boosters wе uѕе are a thin gel product which is dеѕіgnеd tо lаѕt аrоund 6-12 mоnthѕ. The longevity of your results depends on a number of factors like your metabolism, lifestyle and genetics.
What products do you use?
Please note that due to TGA guidelines, we are unable to advertise the brand names of dermal filler injectables on our website. However, we stock the leading brands of all injectable fillers injectables and are able to discuss these freely during your consultation.
How much do skin boosters cost?
Prices at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery start at $499 per area. This will differ based on how much product you need to treat the area and also the condition of your skin.
How do I book?
You can book in for your skin booster injectables appointment by calling us on 5598 0988 during clinic hours or by submitting an enquiry form on our website.
Meet Our Registered Nurse Injector Kim
Kim is a dedicated registered nurse with over 13 years of nursing experience. She has a background in cosmetic, surgical, post-operative and primary health settings. She prides herself on delivering consistently high-quality services and values her clients’ safety, satisfaction and ongoing relations.
Kim is patient-focused and has a proven ability to provide a professional, effective and caring service to all patients, where the patient feels comfortable and is confident in the knowledge that their welfare is her primary concern. She uses exceptional communication skills to provide positive outcomes for her patients using her experience, skills, eye for detail and education in the cosmetic and health industry.
Kim provides and administers injectable treatments tailored to individual needs whilst managing client expectations. Kim is experienced in anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, submental fat dissolving injections and platelet-rich plasma treatments. She works within clearly defined treatment protocols whilst ensuring every client is cared for and treated to the highest ethical standards.
She is an expert at assessing and developing specific individual treatment plans for clients.