Skin Boosters

What are Skin Boosters?

Skin Boosters are micro-injections of dermal filler injected underneath the skin to hydrate and improve skin quality. Dermal Fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid, a natural sugar complex found in the cells of the body that has the ability to attract water and hold 1000 times its own weight in water. Skin Boosters allow larger areas to be treated such as the full face, neck, hands and décolletage. They are not to be mistaken for the use of filling lines and wrinkles, rather to improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity.

What does a Skin Booster treatment involve?

At Cosmetic Effects, a full consultation is completed prior to your treatment. This includes us performing a thorough assessment to determine whether the treatment is suitable and for us to understand your concerns and work towards an achievable goal.

The treatment time of Skin Boosters is 1 hour and involves micro-injections into the skin using a fine needle or cannula. Topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the treated area prior to increase comfort. The amount of Skin Boosters required is discussed during your consultation and depends on area of concern. This also varies for individuals.

What areas can be treated with Skin Boosters?

Skin Boosters are injected to help smooth skin texture (example, from acne scarring), soften fine lines or improve skin creping. This results in hydrating and improving overall skin quality therefore creating a glow and plump effect to the skin.

The common areas for Skin Boosters have been listed below:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Decollatage
  • Back of Hands
How much do Skin Boosters cost?

The cost of Skin Boosters depends on the amount required and the extent of the area needing treatment. Please contact the clinic to receive information on costs that is relevant to your personal aims and requirements

When does it work and how long does the treatment last?

Skin Boosters produce an immediate effect however vary depending on the amount of swelling present at the time of your treatment. You can expect to see optimal results 4 weeks after treatment. Skin Boosters maintain its optimal result until 6-8 months then a maintenance re-treatment is recommended. The longevity does vary between individuals as lifestyle, skincare routine, and skin type factors play affect.

What are the side effects of Skin Boosters and are Skin Boosters safe?

As this treatment involves an injection, normal side effects such as swelling, bruising and tenderness can occur, lasting a few days.

It is important that during the consultation all medical/health conditions are identified to ensure a safe treatment outcome. Skin Boosters will not be administered if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breast Feeding
  • Planning a pregnancy within the next 3 months
  • Have certain medical conditions
  • On certain medications
Before your Skin Booster treatment

Some advice to consider before your treatment

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
  • Avoid blood thinning medication (unless prescribed) for 3 days prior. This includes fish oil, multivitamins, aspirin, ibuprofen
  • Any treatment for a major event, treatment is recommended 4 weeks prior
  • If you are flying interstate/overseas, treatment must be 2 weeks prior
After your Skin Booster treatment

We recommend following our aftercare guideline for an effective result and to avoid severe bruising or infection.

  • No application of makeup or other skin products for 4 hours
  • No rubbing of the area for 24 hours
  • No exercise, swimming, spa, sauna or sun tanning for 24 hours
  • No facials or other treatments to the treated area for 2 weeks
  • Avoid blood thinning medication for the next 24 hours. Paracetamol is fine
  • Avoid alcohol for the next 24 hours

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