A vibrant, healthy skin not only makes one feel good but also boosts confidence and makes one stand out in the crowd. A fresh, youthful look is certainly a desire everyone wishes for in today’s chaotic lifestyle. Advancements in medical sciences always keep coming up with one product or the other making claims for radiant skin, but very few stand the test of time.
Injectable rejuvenation therapy is a recent medical development that has made advancements in the field of aesthetics. Skin boosters are a component of this injectable rejuvenation therapy that provides a non-permanent anti-ageing solution by giving the facial skin a moisturized and supple appearance without leaving any after-procedure traces.
Skin boosters are basically soft gel-like derivatives of a naturally occurring substance known as hyaluronic acid (HA). They are similar to dermal fillers, but unlike them, skin boosters are not used for structural augmentation or increasing volume, but rather to give a natural glow to the skin.
Hyaluronic acid helps in retaining moisture in the skin and helps in maintaining the quality of the skin. Due to lifestyle effects, ageing, or pathological reasons, it may lead to a dry and loose texture of the skin. As a standalone or along with adjuvant procedures, skin boosters help in imparting a flattering luminosity to the face and even out the tone, imparting a natural fresh look.
Skin boosters offer a versatile solution to many issues. Not only do they help in providing tightness and lift to the skin, but they also reduce the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles, which appear due to dry papery skin. They are often preferred in areas like the face, neck, decolletage, and hands.
Skin boosters are given as microinjections of concentrated hyaluronic acid, which spreads along the tissue and helps in capturing moisture, thereby improving elasticity and firmness by going deeper into the skin, hydrating it, and stimulating collagen production.
The treatment procedure is neither painful nor time-consuming.
It is often done as a daycare procedure, under the effect of topically applied numbing cream. The injection is given as a deposit of micro bolus just under the skin. People with sensitive skin may experience some redness that settles in a few days. Two to three sessions are advised up to three weeks apart, and then maintenance sessions can be done half yearly or yearly as per the advice of the treating doctor. The effect typically lasts for six to nine months but can also extend up to one year.
Although skin boosters are generally safe, it is advisable to inform the doctor if one is pregnant, breastfeeding, has any immunodeficiency, has skin conditions like scleroderma, bleeding disorders, or is taking steroids or chemotherapy.
The details of treatment need to be customized based on skin type and age-related changes to achieve the desired cosmetic goals. Skin boosters serve as an excellent option for restoring the balance and harmony of the skin.
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