In the past few years, skin boosters have risen in popularity and have become an unassuming skincare staple for many. With an ever-expanding list of benefits, minimal downtime, and a quick and easy treatment process, we question why patients are not jumping at the opportunity to try skin boosters. With that in mind, we’re here to debunk any skin booster myths and to uncover the truth as to why skin boosters deserve all the publicity they’ve acquired.
What are skin boosters?
Skin boosters are developed with high-grade hyaluronic acid (HA) and other skin-enriching ingredients, such as amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. Injections of the skin booster are administered into the epidermis to hydrate, renew, and revive the skin for a luminous glow from within.
These versatile injectables can be used on the face, neck, hands, and décolleté but do not contour or augment facial structure. Through the replacement of hyaluronic acid, skin booster treatments work to restore hydro equilibrium in the dermis, resulting in more efficacious moisture retention and skin firmness.
Skin booster myths
- Myth #1: Skin boosters are glorified dermal fillers
- Myth #2: Skin boosters are the same as mesotherapy
- Myth #3: Skin boosters can only be used on the face
- Myth #4: Skin boosters can’t be used alongside other injectables
- Myth #5: Skin boosters are only for more mature skin
Myth #1: Skin boosters are glorified dermal fillers
One of the most common misconceptions surrounding skin boosters is that they are very similar to dermal fillers. Despite sharing the primary ingredient hyaluronic acid, the two injectables have different aims and results.
In a video discussing Seventy Hyal 2000, Facial Ageing Transformation Expert, Sally Atkins, with over 30 years of expertise, explains: “First of all, skin boosters are not dermal fillers. Whilst they are both made from hyaluronic acid, skin boosters and dermal fillers feature different formulations.
“Dermal fillers are formulated to create volume and to augment, to almost create the impression of fat pads and even bone. But with skin boosters, they’re designed to boost the skin just like they say. They’re actually injectable moisturisers and that’s probably the best way to think about them!
“Skin boosters don’t create volume, but the process and the mechanics behind the skin booster let your body and support your body in creating its own volume by way of new collagen.”
Ultimately, skin boosters work to rejuvenate the skin, without adding volume or extra dimension. Unlike dermal fillers, skin boosters do not contour or shape the facial structure, whereas the main aim of dermal fillers is to restore lost volume. Dermal fillers are intended to help subtly sculpt facial features whilst adding volume and plumpness.
Despite sharing similar ingredients, skin boosters are not dermal fillers. For more on the difference between skin boosters and dermal fillers, read our blog Skin Boosters vs Dermal Fillers.
Myth #2: Skin boosters are the same as Mesotherapy
Another incorrect assumption about skin boosters is that the injectable is the same as mesotherapy. Skin boosters are not mesotherapy products and although they share similar benefits they are vastly different treatments.
One of the main similarities between the two injectables is the ingredients. The same ingredients that may be found in mesotherapy ampoule solutions can also be found in skin boosters. For example, HA is a popular hydrating ingredient used in mesotherapy. This is often the primary ingredient in skin boosters.
However, the ingredients found in skin boosters are more stabilised, especially HA. This means that the results will last longer, and fewer treatments are needed before a patient can enjoy the full effects.
Whilst both treatments work to improve the quality of the skin, there are significant differences including the injection protocol, the number of injections and treatments required, and the longevity.
Myth #3: Skin boosters can only be used on the face
Skin booster treatments are versatile and are not limited to use on the face. For example, The Next Generation Skin Booster, Seventy Hyal 2000, can be used to create a radiant and rejuvenated complexion and can be utilised to refresh the neck area, décolleté and hands.
Skin boosters are the perfect skin-enhancing solution to treat numerous areas, other than the face, for long-lasting luminosity.
Myth #4: Skin boosters can’t be used alongside other injectables
Thanks to their ability to produce enviably glowing skin, skin boosters are the perfect standalone treatment. However, they can also be used alongside other injectables, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, if the treatment areas don’t overlap.
It’s possible to combine dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections and skin boosters at the same time. However, best practice would suggest undertaking a dermal filler treatment two weeks before any other HA facial treatments. This allows the dermal fillers to settle.
On the other hand, anti-wrinkle injections and skin boosters can be used together, particularly if the toxin is administered to a separate facial area. If practitioners are considering multiple treatments at the same time, it’s important to consider the additional trauma to the skin, which could mean a longer recovery time for the client.
At Fox Pharma, we would always recommend enlisting the help of a highly qualified and skilled doctor when opting for multiple treatments in one sitting. They will be able to advise accordingly.
For example, when combining skin boosters and anti-wrinkle injections in one session, certified Plastic Surgeon Jeffrey C. Dawes explains: “This treatment [skin booster] is superficial hyaluronic acid placed just below the skin. There is no problem as long as the two treatments [skin boosters and anti-wrinkle injections] do not overlap. Using the skin booster first and gently massaging the area is recommended before anti-wrinkle injections are used.”
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Kenneth Hughes adds: “Anti-wrinkle injections and skin boosters can be used at the same time, injected by a highly trained and experienced practitioner. Injected in the appropriate amounts and depth and with a great understanding of appropriate anatomy, symmetry, and beauty.”.
Myth #5: Skin boosters are only for more mature skin
Whilst mature skin typically displays more signs of ageing, this does not imply that skin boosters are solely for mature skin. As skin boosters are versatile, they make for the perfect hydrating, hybrid injectable for any client over the age of 18.
Aside from rejuvenating crepey and lax skin, skin boosters are intended to help transform dull and dry complexions, for a natural glass skin look. Read more on the glass skin trend.
Skin boosters at Fox Pharma
At Fox Pharma, there is a wide range of high-quality skin boosters available, including The Next Generation Skin Booster, Seventy Hyal 2000. If you’d like any more information about our range of products and skin booster myths, don’t hesitate to contact us.