25 Feb Skin boosters- what do they do?
Have you ever pondered on the secret to flawless looking skin? If so, you may be in luck! We’re revealing all the secrets to no-filter, no foundation skin – all thanks to skin boosters.
In recent times, skin boosters have risen in popularity with consumers wanting a more ‘natural’ look from their treatments. With an ever-expanding list of benefits, minimal downtime, and a quick and easy treatment process, we question why clients are not jumping at the opportunity to try skin boosters.
But what are skin boosters?
Skin boosters bring a new meaning to skin goals. Essentially, skin boosters are a versatile treatment option. They are a suitable choice for anyone looking to hydrate, plump and smooth their skin. Made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and other skin-enriching ingredients such as amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, skin boosters are amazing for targeting dryness, roughness and fine lines and can considerably improve tone and texture giving a luminous glow – who wouldn’t want that?! Additionally, skin boosters are a versatile injectable and can be used on the face, neck, hands, and décolleté.
We are often asked in clinic if they are the same as dermal fillers and the short answer is – no. Despite both being made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), the two injectables have different aims and result. Dermal fillers are formulated to create volume and to augment, but skin boosters such as Sunekos and Revive (our ‘in clinic’ faves) are designed to boost the skin just like they say. They’re actually more like injectable moisturisers and whilst they don’t create volume, but the process and the mechanics behind the treatment supports your skin in creating its own volume by way of new collagen production.
What’s the difference between skin boosters and mesotherapy?
There is some cross over here. Mesotherapy involves injecting various substances into the skin, including vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts. These ingredients encourage the creation of collagen and elastin, which enhances the tone and texture of the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin boosters are a type of mesotherapy that generally uses a single substance, such as hyaluronic acid, to improve the appearance of the skin by hydrating from the inside out. However, Sunekos has HA as its’ carrier solution but is mixed with a plethora of vitamins and minerals and Revive is Hyaluronic acid mixed with Glycerol which deeply hydrates but also improves pigmentation
What does treatment involve?
Skin boosters do require you to have a course of treatment varying from product to product. Sunekos is a course of four had at weekly intervals. Revive is a course of three had at four weekly intervals. Both involve a number of superficial injections following numbing of your skin with anaesthetic cream. There is little to no downtime and you will generally start to see improvement in hydration levels in your skin around 1-2 weeks after the first session. Results last anywhere from 6-9 months before repeat treatment is required but of course depends on factors such as the structure and condition of your skin, lifestyle factors and age.
Are they just for mature skins?
Producing enviable, glowing skin, skin boosters are the perfect standalone treatment. However, they can also be used alongside other injectables, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. If the treatment areas don’t overlap, it is even possible to combine dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections and skin boosters at the same time! That being said, please don’t think that they are the reserved for use in more mature clients only – as skin boosters are so versatile, they make for the perfect hydrating, hybrid injectable for any client aged over 18 wanting a healthier skin tone and more radiant complexion.