What Are Skin Booster Treatments?
” Skin Booster” describes a range of Injectable Skin Rejuvenation Treatments.
The first Skin Boosters were made from hyaluronic acid gel, similar to dermal fillers. The gel was injected into the top layers of the skin to produce skin hydration and plumping.
Sometime later, more advanced products became available that did not just plump and hydrate the skin but also had an additional action on the skin cells. These new products stimulate the cells of the skin in a range of different ways, so they don’t just hydrate the skin but also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
These treatments perform a process of bio-remodelling, and all of them require a course of treatments a number of weeks apart.
Which Skin Booster Treatment is Best for me?
There are so many available now it is difficult to know which one is best for you. At Cheshire Lasers, we have tried so many over the years. Some we continue to use, and others we have discontinued when something better has come along.
Each treatment contains different ingredients with different properties and also different modes of action.
The procedure for delivering the treatments to the skin also varies. Some require needle injections, whereas others require a cannula to place the product into the skin. The downtime after each treatment and the common side effects post-treatment also vary.
There are pros and cons to each type. It depends on the area of concern, which treatments you have had before and how you have responded. Do you prefer a needle or cannula treatment? Or prefer to have fewer treatment sessions? Or prefer a treatment which does not contain hyaluronic acid?
Collagen stimulation is not an exact science, and some people respond to one treatment better than another.
At Cheshire Lasers, the following Skin Boosters are available:
Profhilo has been one of the most popular skin booster treatments at Cheshire Lasers.
This treatment has been available since 2017 at Cheshire Lasers, so our medical team have lots of experience with this treatment.
Active ingredients: Hyaluronic acid.
💉💉 It involves ten injection points which result in small lumps under the skin.
The treatment takes 5 to 10 minutes.
The lumps go down over 8-24 hours as the product disperses under the skin.
The treatment promotes collagen and elastin growth to reduce skin laxity and improve skin hydration.
Most people need two treatments one month apart.
Results last for approximately six months.
To maintain results, you will require a maintenance treatment every 4-6 months.
Polynucleotides have been used since the 1950s, initially, they were used for wound healing.
Active ingredients: Polynucleotides ( the building blocks of DNA).
Nucleofill, Plenhyage and Plinest are all Polynucleotide treatments they regenerate the skin by stimulating the growth of collagen and elating in the skin. They also improve signs of ageing, reduce laxity, and dehydration as well as improve scars and some pigmentation.
They can improve the skin anywhere they are a popular treatment for the tear trough area where they help decrease lower eyelid laxity, fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin hydration.
💉💉 It involves multiple injections into the skin with a needle or cannula.
Side effects include bruising and swelling for a few days.
The treatment stimulates fibroblasts to create collagen and elastin; it also stimulates hydration and has an antioxidant effect.
Most people require two to three treatments, two to three weeks apart.
You will need another treatment every three to six months to maintain results. (Frequency depends on your response to treatment.)
Light Eyes Ultra
Light Eyes Ultra has been around in the UK since 2020.
It contains a cocktail of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and botanical extracts formulated for the delicate eye area.
💉💉 The treatment involves multiple injections with a very fine needle tip.
Side effects include minimal swelling, redness and bruising, which usually subside over a few days.
It helps to brighten, firm, and refresh the area around the eyes.
This treatment is most suited for under-eye dark circles.
Most people require four treatments, two weeks apart.
PRP has been around a long time.
It is a natural skin booster treatment that uses the platelets from your own blood.
When activated, platelets secrete and release at least seven different growth factors which enhance the natural healing processes.
💉💉💉The treatment involves multiple injections with a fine needle.
PRP can treat all the layers of the skin, superficial and deep.
The treatment stimulates collagen growth, improves the blood supply to the tissues and can greatly improve skin tone and texture. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Most people require three or four treatments, one month apart.
PRP is performed by Aesthetic Nurse Moira Grobicki.
Sunekos has been around since 2020.
Active ingredients: Hyaluronic acid and Amino Acids.
💉💉💉💉It involves multiple injection points.
It involves injecting two different products; one is for deep hydration, and the other goes more superficially into the skin.
Sunekos stimulates the fibroblasts in the skin to produce collagen and elastin.
It helps improve skin ageing, skin dryness, acne scarring, sun damage, loss of tone & elasticity, under-eye dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles.
Sunekos can treat the face, neck, décolleté, forehead and hands. It is particularly effective in the Periocular (eye) area, to reduce fine lines, dark circles and bags.
Most people require four treatments, 7-12 days apart.
You will require a maintenance treatment every 3-6 months to maintain results.