restylane-1-300x208Skin boosters include Restylane Vital and Juvederm Hydrate. The treatment involves several small injections of product into a widespread area of the skin to be treated. Skin boosters contain hyaluronic acid which attracts water thereby boosting the skin’s appearance. They are typically used for revitalisation of the skin of the face, hands and decolletage.

The skin is plumped up and hydrated by these injections. It is a suitable treatment for older skin as a treatment, and younger skin as a preventative treatment. Although the products contain an anaesthetic, you should apply a topical anaesthetic cream prior to treatment to ensure maximal comfort.

A course of 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results. Skin boosters can be combined with the dermal roller treatment for an enhanced effect known as the “gel needling lift”. This is especially effective in the treatment of acne scars.

On the right are before and after pictures following treatment with Restylane Vital®. The pictures are courtesy of Restylane®.

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