Hydrate Your Skin & Restore Collagen
Skinboosters are fine and ultra fine Dermal Fillers. They are one of the most versatile fillers on the market today with a broad range of skin rejuvenating capabilities. Unlike other fillers it does more than just fill fine lines and wrinkles. Skinboosters rejuvenates our skin in three ways;
- By filling ultra fine dynamic or static lines
- Hydrating the tissues by drawing water back into the skin
- Thickening our collagen stores and improving the skins elastically
A Skinbooster is an ideal treatment for those looking to improve the quality of their skins tone and texture!
Skinboosters can be used in all different areas including:
- Lower third of the face (for crêpey, dehydrated skin)
- Fine Lines around the eyes (to thicken skin fibres and reduce crêpey, wrinkly skin)
- Nose to Mouth Lines
- Acne Scars to lift and lighten scarring
- Lips for subtle natural results and ultimate hydration (also known as a Lip Drink)
- Crêpey Skin on the Neck & Décolletage
- Ring lines on the Neck
- Sleep lines on the Chest
- Wrinkly and dry backs of the Hands
- Full facial rejuvenation and hydration
- Fine lines around the mouth and the corner lines
- Smile lines and lines forming down the side of your face
- Lines on your ear lobes
- Lines on your forehead
BEFORE & AFTER RESULTS
HOW MUCH IS A SKINBOOSTER TREATMENT?
Skinboosters cost $360 per ml. One ml can soften the area around your mouth or softly fill and hydrate your lips. Some people need more than one ml because the areas needed to correct are greater or bigger requiring more mls. How much you need can also depend on your skin’s quality to begin with and also what kind of results you are after. This will be determined at your complimentary consultation where we will chat about your expectations and work out a treatment plan that is right for you. We offer cost effective Skin Booster packages where multiple treatments are needed. Please see our PRICES page for more.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
The Skinboosters gel-like filling ingredient is known to last from 6-9 months. But as we have seen clinically and in various studies, the thickening of collagen fibres leaves the skin looking luxuriously supple and hydrated for much longer. As we know, this is client dependant on lifestyle, genetics and age, which determines how fast your body naturally breaks down your collagen stores. Some clients who have had multiple or regular Skinbooster treatments eventually build up such good strong collagen stores that they only need a top up once every year or two. The more you look after your skin the more Skinboosters will look after you!
HOW DOES IT HYDRO-BOOST THE SKIN?
Its ability to draw moisture back into our skin is legendary. Those with dehydrated, crêpey, dry or sun-damaged skins are instantly given a hydration boost after just one treatment. The skin not only looks hydrated and supple it feels it too. Other cosmetic treatments or topical creams used to hydrate the skin are no match to Skinboosters powerful water drawing properties. Your skin will be glowing!
HOW DOES IT STIMULATE COLLAGEN?
As we begin to age naturally wrinkles and lines begin to form on our face. This is because we begin to break down the collagen fibres, which provide the elasticity, vitality and bounce in our skin. In fact, we stop producing a percentage of collagen every year from around our forties, so our skin looses its elasticity, allowing opportunistic lines and crinkles to start forming on our face, neck, chest and hands.
Our collagen fibres are crucial in maintaining the skin’s structure. Like a strong network of scaffolding, collagen fibres keep our skin firm and supple, holding everything together. However, we can accelerate the destruction of our natural collagen by sun baking, smoking and the over use of alcohol and other drugs which all play a role in the daily destruction of our natural collagen stores. These life style factors cause premature ageing of the skin, creating deep lines, loss of elasticity and give the skin a sallow dehydrated appearance.
As a consequence these clients get less benefit and longevity from collagen rejuvenation treatments until they cease these habits. The good news is that Skinboosters have been clinically proven to thicken our existing collagen fibres, making them stronger and more elastic. This process is called ‘Collagen Stretching’ and takes up to 4-6 weeks to re-build and strengthen our collagen matrix. As a result the skins tone and texture are vastly improved, the skin thickens where it was once fragile and hyper-ageing, with a return to its former suppleness and bounce.
HOW DOES IT SOFTEN LINES & WRINKLES?
A Skinbooster is a very fine Dermal Filler, so it is used on very fine to medium lines and over areas of thin skin where subtle improvements and support are needed. Skinboosters are NOT thick volume lifting fillers, they are unable to fill deep folds or lift sunken cheeks; we have other fillers for those jobs. But Skinboosters can do just about any thing else. They can be used in multiple areas to rejuvenate and hydrate, giving your skin a natural looking yet subtle youth and vitality.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE DERMAL FILLERS SAFE?
There are several anti-ageing products available on the market, but which is the right one for you? When you select a product, you need to consider two important aspects: the products safety and the ability of the person who is conducting the treatment.
At The Cosmetic Studio Noosa, we use only genuine brand dermal fillers with an outstanding safety profile. We cannot reveal the commercial name of the products on our website due to legal requirements. However, what we can reveal is that the dermal filler product we use is made in Sweden and is a non-animal, stabilised gel product. It has been used in Australia since the mid nineties, much longer than other brands of dermal fillers and remains the number one dermal filler worldwide for safety and efficacy.
None the less, every medical procedure has possible side effects. These are discussed with you prior to treatment. Side effects from dermal fillers are related to having the product injected into the skin. As fillers are a thick gel-like substance they can sometimes cause mild tissue trauma while being injected into the skin, such as swelling, bruising, lumpiness and slight discomfort. These side effects always subside within a few days with simple post treatment management. More serious side effects like infection, allergy, granuloma, and necrosis have been reported (less than 1:15000), and in extremely rare cases visual impairments or blindness have been reported. At The Cosmetic Studio Noosa our staff are regularly trained in emergency responses in the management of all adverse events in accordance to the ‘Guidelines on Emergency Responses to Dermal Filler Adverse Events’. We abide by safe injecting practices and adhere to strict protocols for medical management to resolve these conditions in the rare event of them occurring. At your first consultation and every 12 months you will have a FaceTime consultation by one of our supervising medical prescribers who will assess your medical history, the current medications you are taking and any kind of allergies or illnesses that may affect your suitability for treatment with dermal fillers.
In addition, our Studio Director and Cosmetic Nurse Injector, Vicki Hull has been Queensland’s Clinical Trainer for Galderma; the dermal filler supplier. She has trained hundreds of doctors and nurses in the use of dermal fillers both nationally and internationally. Vicki has also trained all of the Cosmetic Nurses at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa to expert level. So, it is with much comfort and confidence that we say you are not only in safe hands but expert hands too! Please go to OUR TEAM to find out more.
HOW LONG WILL MY TREATMENT TAKE?
Depending on the area being treated and the dermal filler used, most treatments can be performed over a ½ to 1 hour appointment. Sometimes we will ask you to come in earlier for application of a topical aneasthetic cream.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DERMAL FILLER AND THE RESULT ONCE THE FILLER HAS GONE?
Over time dermal filler naturally gets metabolised or broken down by the body. We recommend that you have follow up sessions before the dermal fillers are completely depleted to maintain the correction and so the results last for longer.
In the event that you decide not to have further treatments, there are no ill effects and your skin will simply return to the state it was before treatment. In fact, we have seen in studies that even if you try the dermal filler treatment only once, it is still a better option than not trying it at all. The residual effects that occur due to the increased hydration and the production of collagen are beneficial to the skin, often leaving the lines and wrinkles softer looking than before your treatment.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MY TREATMENT?
You will notice some side effects that will only last for about a few days. We will discuss these potential side effects in detail with you and advise how you can prevent them from occurring. The most likely side effects (if any) post a dermal filler treatment session includes the following:
When swelling is experienced with this treatment, it usually subsides within 24 to 48 hours. Our experts will advise you on how to prevent swelling once your treatment is complete.
Bruising is a potential risk when the skin is exposed to any procedure that involves penetration. Most of the time the bruises are very small and can be easily covered with mineral makeup. There are certain medicines that increase the bruising occurrence and you will be notified about these prior to your treatment.
It is quite normal to feel a mild tenderness at the treatment site after having the dermal filler treatment. It is also easily manageable by simply taking a mild pain relief medication such as paracetamol. Other measures include applying ice to the treated area to reduce bruising or swelling, avoiding sauna, spas, strenuous exercise, and certain medicines. The post treatment care information will be explained in detail after your treatment is completed.
WHEN CAN I HAVE A DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?
After your consultation, you’ll be offered a customised treatment plan. You might like to consider the options and then re-book an appointment for another visit, or you can begin the treatment on the same day (if time permits).
WHEN SHOULD I COME BACK TO THE STUDIO?
Once your dermal filler treatment is complete, we will give you instructions regarding your aftercare. If you have any questions or concerns we encourage you to call the clinic and speak with one of our clinicians. You can also book a review or follow up appointment two weeks after your treatment at no further cost.
WILL TREATMENT WITH DERMAL FILLERS HURT?
This is the most commonly asked question because dermal fillers are given by injection, and some of us have a natural fear of needles or have had an unpleasant experience in the past. We understand this at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa, so it’s our priority to ensure that our clients feel at ease and are comfortable while undergoing their treatments. We offer many types of pain relief, from topical ice packs to a powerful numbing cream preparation, as well as proven distracting techniques! Best of all, the dermal fillers now come loaded with local anaesthetic which makes this a very comfortable treatment. We also ensure all clients get icy poles to take home as part of their after care. All of these options are available to help reduce discomfort.
WILL I STILL LOOK LIKE ME? (I DON’T WANT TO LOOK PLASTIC OR WEIRD!)
You certainly will still look like you, only a fresher and more youthful version. In most cases we are not adding anything that you didn’t already have. We aim to restore, replenish, enhance and rejuvenate your skin. We work by the adage ‘Less is More’.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
How long a filler lasts is very individual. Longevity can depend on factors such as age, skin type and your skin’s condition. Lifestyle factors that markedly reduce your skin’s ability to hold fillers longer are smoking, excessive drug or alcohol consumption and sun damage. Generally speaking, larger thicker fillers will usually last longer (10-18 months) than medium to finer fillers (6-12 months). Fillers also have the ability to thicken and strengthen your collagen support structures and can draw water to themselves, making them last longer in your tissues.
Results and longevity of treatments vary on an individual basis and can be dependant on a person’s age, genetics, skin type, skin condition, environmental factors and lifestyle habits. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.
*Results and longevity of treatments vary on an individual basis and can be dependant on a person’s age, genetics, skin type, skin condition, environmental factors and lifestyle habits. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.