Restylane skin boosters – Part 2
The difference between light, medium and deep is in the amount of skin boosters that are used. All three treatments have three sessions. Some patients like to have six sessions if they are going for a super boost. The super Skinboosters with six sessions particularly help people with dry, aged, dull skin and those with with depressed acne scars. Once you have had the initial course of three or six treatments you will then have a top up maintenance every six months which is usually not as much quantity injected by microinjections as the original course.
As with any treatment there are predicable side effects and the most common ones with Skinboosters are temporary swelling and bruising and micro pinprick marks which last up to three days.
Most of my patients are able to go straight back to work either on the same day or the day after and if there is a little bit of bruising then they put concealer on it. Initially there can be bumpiness on the skin because it is a filler, but this is temporary and responds well to gentle massage.
There are some do’s and don’ts with Skin Boosters. You should avoid alcohol for 48 hours before and afterwards. Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin and avoid any food or vitamin supplements which can thin the blood such as garlic, ginseng and Vitamin E.
Avoid strenuous exercise and swimming for 24 hours.
The effects of Skin Boosters can give long lasting hydration to your skin, therefore rejuvenating it. Generally, it takes between one and three vials per session depending on the area that we are treating. Some patients decide to concentrate on just one area of their face, such as the lower face, which often looks quite dry and wrinkly, and, of course their hands.