* Before & After results may vary from person to person.
Restylane Skinboosters Winnipeg: improve skin hydration, fine lines and luminosity
Everything you need to know
Restylane Skinboosters: What is it?
Restylane Skinboosters™ is a filler treatment which improves skin hydration, firmness and luminosity through micro-injections of a very soft hyaluronic acid filler into the skin (Restylane Vital or Vital Light).
How does it work? How is Skinboosters different from other fillers?
Fillers typically work by filling up volume deficiencies and lifting the skin. Skinboosters on the other hand, are extremely soft. Instead of exerting mechanical effects, they work via biochemical properties.
The family of Restylane fillers differ in thickness and lifting capacity. Harder fillers such as Perlane and Juvederm Voluma are great for lifting the cheeks. Skinboosters are softer and serve to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in our skin. It gives our skin the plumpness and hydration associated with youthful looking skin. However, over time, our skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and it b ecomes drier, rougher and less elastic.
Restylane Skinboosters reverse the skin aging process by reintroducing hyaluronic acid into the skin. Once injected, the water-loving hyaluronic acid molecules start to absorb water up to 200 times its weight and swell, bring about profound hydration to the skin from inside out. With dramatically improved hydration, the skin looks plumper, brighter and youthful.
At the same time, Restylane Vital start to stimulate collagen production once injected, giving a long term, anti-aging effects.
What are the benefits?
Restylane Skinboosters are excellent for improving skin texture and tone. Unknown to most, the Skinboosters also improve acne scars by plumping them up. The benefits of the treatment include:
- Smoother Skin
- Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer skin
- Brighter, more luminous skin
- Better skin hydration
- Improvement in acne scars
Which areas can be treated?
Restylane Skinboosters is most often performed on the face and neck, but other areas on the body such as the décolletage can also be treated. In particular, the treatment works extremely well to rejuvenate the hands.
How are SkinBoosters administered?
Restylane Skinboosters are injected in the skin via micro-injections either with a needle and syringe or a micrco-needling device.
What is the treatment regime? How long does it last?
Restylane Skinboosters is best done every month for 3 treatments. The initial injection regime is to ensure that the skin is saturated with hyaluronic acid, and that the treatment kickstarts collagen production process to reverse skin aging.
Additional treatments are done every 6 months. The treatments last about 6 months.
Who is suitable for the treatment?
Anyone can benefit from this treatment, but in particular, people with dry or aged dull skin, with large pores, will see the most results, People who have depressed acne scars may also benefit.
What are the downsides of Restylane Skinboosters? Any side effects?
The biggest downside is cost. 3 treatments monthly can be costly. But the good news is that after the initial course, you only need to do it once every 6 months.
Injection related side effects, such as temporary swelling, bruising and pin-pricks marks will occur. The degree of these side effects will depend on how sensitive your skin is, the methods you doctor uses to inject, and of course his or her skill as well. When injected precisely and accurately into the right skin layer, there will be minimal bruising – most of my patients do not have a problem going back to work and other social activities.
Bumpiness on the skin can occur – because these are fillers after all. However, these are mostly temporary and resolve quickly with some gentle massage.
What preparations do I need to make?
Avoid alcohol, anti-inflammatories such as Advil, Motrin and Naprosyn, and any supplements which can thin the blood (including Vitamin E, garlic, ginseng) for 7-10 days before treatment.
Anything I need to look for?
Restylane Skinboosters refers to a treatment which specifically uses the Restylane fillers – Vital and Vital Light. Treatment is performed by Dr. Minuk or under his direction. Restylane Vital and Vital Light give such good results because both possess the right properties which can give your skin long lasting hydration and effects.
In general, it takes 2mls of filler to treat the whole face, and 3mls to treat the face and neck, but this can vary. If you are on a tight budget, consider treating the entire face, but only parts of it (for example, only the cheeks and forehead) which you are most concerned about.
Skinboosters come with some degree of downtime, as it involves numerous injections. So remember to have it done at least a week before your important event.