As we age the quality of the skin changes, collagen and elastin fibres degrade and the distribution and function of the body’s own hyaluronic acid is less efficient. This results in rougher, drier skin with less elasticity. The aging process plays an important role in the appearance of the skin but lifestyle factors, such as exposure to the sun, smoking and drinking also have detrimental effects.
Some of the most difficult to treat areas and yet some of the most ageing parts of the body are the backs of the hands and the chest and of course the face. Frequently neglected when putting on sun screen, these areas tend to get sun damaged and lose volume – often giving away a person’s age.
The natural hydrating properties of skin boosters make it the best treatment choice for all those skin areas that take on a rough dehydrated or crêpey appearance. These areas typically include:
- Backs of hands
Skin boosters plump up the skin in a way that creams and other moisturisers simply cannot do.
The treatment requires a number of tiny injections to place the product under the skin. The area is numbed before injections using local anaesthetic cream so the procedure is quite comfortable. There is no downtime after the treatment and it should last 9 – 12 months.
The gel is injected evenly throughout the area to be treated using a very fine needle. Since there is no need for pre-testing, treatment typically takes just 15-30 minutes.
The benefits of skin booster treatment are that it improves skin elasticity by drawing water to it, so plumping the skin, giving a more youthful and hydrated look. It is a hyaluronic acid, which is based upon a naturally occurring substance in the body and makes an ideal treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is not extracted from animals. There is no risk of allergic reactions and it is used instantly without pre-testing. Short-term common injection-related reactions may occur: redness, pain, itching and tenderness. Bruising may last for 2-3 days.
Results and Longevity:
Skin booster’s releases hyaluronic acid gradually over a period of time, with benefits generally lasting several months. There are no restrictions on how often you can receive treatment. We advise you to have the first three treatments at 4 week intervals. Thereafter the procedure may be repeated as often as you wish, ensuring you look and feel great.