Dr. Shuba Dharmana shares some benefits of skin boosters.
Skin boosters have been around for a long time in the Indian market but the latest addition of yet another skin booster by another brand has once again created a hype.
Skin boosters are hyaluronic acid fillers that are injected in the skin to hydrate and improve elasticity. Unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers which are cross linked and give strength and lift to the skin, these skin boosters have non crosslinked hyaluronic acid. That makes the filler very fluid so it spreads easily.
When it is injected in the superficial layers of the skin, the hyaluronic acid molecules absorb several times its weight in water and help to hydrate the skin improving skin texture and elasticity. The injections also help to stimulate fibroblasts which in turn lay down precious collagen.
Skin boosters are hence valuable anti-aging treatments that treat not only fine lines, but also open pores and acne scars and surface irregularities. Hyaluronic acid also reflects light so the skin appears more radiant.
Because of the above benefits, skin boosters are a popular treatment in the West for brides, who want to look radiant on their big day. Others compare the effect to a skin filter that makes your skin looks smooth. Some describe it as an airbrushed effect and it allows them to use less makeup.
The popular brands in the Indian market for skin boosters are the Restylane Vital, Juvederm volite and Belotero Hydro. 3-4 ml are injected in a gap of one to two months for results that can last upto nine months.
The injectable moisturisers as they are also called, can be injected on the face, neck, decollete and hands to hydrate and nourish. They can also be combined with other treatments such as lasers, ultherapy etc pre or post for more enhanced results.
Whilst most people get good results from the injections, the treatment results vary from person to person due to variable factors. It is important therefore to choose the best injector with experience and discuss your expectations before you choose to do the procedure. Certain precautions need to be observed pre and post and your medical history is disclosed to the injecting doctor.
– Shuba Dharmana is a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Lejeune group of Medspas, Bangalore and Hyderabad. www.lejeunemedspa.com