Our skin is one of the most important indicators of age, as we often associate smooth skin with youth. Unfortunately, collagen loss over time can lead to fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a loss of volume and elasticity that make us look older than we feel.
One of the most popular methods to treat the signs of aging on mature skin is through the use of hyaluronic acid injectable treatments. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body that stimulates new collagen production. Over time, hyaluronic acid is produced less within the body’s natural processes, but synthetic hyaluronic acid can help to ignite collagen growth, both hydrating and nourishing the skin. Hyaluronic acid filler treatments like Restylane and Juvederm are often used to correct volume loss, improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, and enhance facial features like the jawline, chin and cheeks.
Recently, Restylane has developed a method to increase hydration levels within the skin through hate use of hyaluronic acid treatment in order to improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Restylane Skinboosters® is an innovative approach to skin rejuvenation, as it boosts collagen and elastin production in order to hydrate the skin and provide a youthful glow.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of aging, sagging, or dry skin, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is help. Dr. Green is a world renowned cosmetic dermatologist, whose specialty is in minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology, including Botox®, Dysport, Juvederm, and other dermal fillers. She is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in NYC in NY Magazine, Castle Connolly Best Doctors, and Super Doctors as well. With the best skin care in her MGSKINLABs line of products, cutting edge lasers, and an aesthetic eye with cosmetic injectables, Dr. Green can help rejuvenate and maintain your skin.
What is Restylane Skinbooster?
Restylane Skinboosters is a revolutionary method to nourish and hydrate the skin without the need for downtime. Restylane Skinboosters treatment, which consist of Restylane Vital and Vital Light formulations, are two of the newest in Galderma’s Restylane product family, and are applied via microinjections to the skin in order to improve the skin hydration, elasticity, and overall skin quality.
Restylane Skinboosters use cutting edge NASHA (Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid) technology to naturally integrate into the skin and improve the skin texture, skin elasticity, and smoothness of the skin surface in patients of a wide variety of skin types, ages and genders. Skinboosters are also an excellent option for patients looking to reduce the appearance of acne scarring or sun damage on the skin. It’s safe to use on the delicate skin of the face and décolletage, as well as the back of the hands, and has been a popular treatment option for patients in Europe for over 15 years. In clinical studies, patients had a 100% satisfaction rate, with patients experiencing lasting hydration and optimal results for up to six months post-treatment.
Is Restylane Skinboosters a filler?
You may be curious, Is Skinboosters a filler? Restylane Skinboosters Vital and Vital light treatments rely on hyaluronic acid akin to other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, but its formulation is designed to improve hydration and plumpness in the skin, rather than producing volume in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and folds. Restylane Skinboosters encompass two hyaluronic acid skincare formulations, Vital and Vital Light, that use a moderately cross-linked (fine particle) formulation so that the skin is moisturized and nourished.
Restylane Skinboosters Vital is injected into the deep dermis and is tailored to improve the appearance of mature skin, focusing on hydration, plumpness, and elasticity. It is often able to reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles by re-pulping (plumping) the skin and improving skin texture. Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light is injected into the middle dermis and is best for treatment in younger or more delicate skin, typically in patients age 40 and younger, and can improve elasticity, hydration and skin quality that provides a natural glow.
How do Restylane Skinboosters work?
Restylane Skinboosters rely on the hydrophilic nature of hyaluronic acid in order to improve and nourish a variety of different treatment areas on the body. Hyaluronic acid is a unique, naturally occurring substance in the body that can both attract and support 1000 times its own weight in water. When that powerful hydration is boosted underneath the skin’s surface, it can offer long-lasting hydration and collagen production that is the foundation for healthy, glowing skin.
How do you use Restylane Skinboosters?
Restylane Skinboosters are applied via microinjection into the skin, and can be applied to improve the look of the cheeks, lower face, jawline, neck and décolletage, as well as the back of the hands. This treatment should always be provided by an expert, board-certified medical professional in order to ensure safe and effective treatment. When you work with Dr. Green, she’ll be able to discuss your individual needs and goals, as well as your medical history and current skin condition, to determine which rejuvenating treatments are right for you.
For optimal results, patients tend to engage in multiple treatment sessions, depending on their current skin condition. Restylane Skinboosters Vital treatment typically involves three injectable treatments spaced about a month apart, with maintenance treatments every six months to ensure long-term skin nourishment. Restylane Skinboosters Vital Light treatment generally requires three injectable treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart, with maintenance treatments every 4-6 months in order to offer continual skin support.
Restylane Skinboosters Injection Technique
Restylane Skinboosters are applied via microinjections unto the treatment area, which means that it is injected with an ultra-fine needle. Restylane Skinboosters is offered with lidocaine in its formulation, which can provide a numbing affect to prevent pain during the injection process. Additionally, patients can have a topical numbing cream (anesthetic) applied to the treatment area prior to treatment in order to prevent any potential discomfort. Dr. Green is an expert in injectable treatments, and is an artful, gentle injector who is committed to the comfort and satisfaction of all of her patients.
Can I wash my face after Skinboosters treatment?
As Skinboosters are injected directly into the dermis, rejuvenation occurs below the skin surface. This means that patients can resume normal activity immediately after treatment. However, in order to ensure a smooth result, we recommend that patients wait to touch or cleanse the face for at least four hours post-treatment. 4-6 hours after the initial injections, patients can cleanse the face with water and a gentle cleanser. On the day of treatment, it’s also best to avoid makeup, strenuous exercise, intense heat or sun exposure, as well as pressure on the treatment areas (i.e. sleeping on one’s side).
How long does it take for Skinboosters to work?
For most patients, results from Restylane Skinboosters will be apparent right after treatment, though some patients may also observe mild swelling or redness at or near the injection site. Results will continue to improve over the next several days, and optimal results generally appear after the second or third treatment session in a treatment plan.
How long does Restylane Skinboosters last?
Once patients undergo 2-3 treatment sessions, spaced about a month apart, they can enjoy incredible skin hydration and rejuvenation for up to a full year. However, as results tend to reach their optimal peak at around the six month mark, most patients will engage in maintenance treatments every 4-6 months in order to ensure continual nourishment and skin elasticity.
Are there any side effects to Restylane Skinboosters?
The side effects to Restylane Skinboosters are typically mild, and include redness, swelling, and occasional bruising on or near the injection site. In order to avoid any bruising, we recommend patients abstain from using any blood thinning medications (such as Aspirin or Eliquis) for the week prior to treatment. If patients do experience any swelling, redness, or bruising in the treatment area, these symptoms will dissipate naturally over the course of the next few days.
There are some serious side effects that can occur when patients receive injectable treatments from inexperienced injectors. Instances such as “botox parties” or under-supervised medical spas have made waves in the news about increased risk of disease spread and potentially life-threatening issues. For this reason, we always recommend that you work with a veteran, board-certified medical professional for any injectable treatments. Dr. Green is one of the biggest names in NYC cosmetic injectable treatments, and the safety and satisfaction of her patients is her top priority.
What other rejuvenating skin treatments can I try?
Restylane is a huge name in injectable skin rejuvenation, and offers a variety of different formulations of hyaluronic acid treatments that can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help correct volume loss, and even enhance the look of the lips, cheeks, chin and jawline. At her boutique UES practice, Dr. Green offers revitalizing dermal filler treatments such as Restylane and Juvederm® hyaluronic acid treatments, as well as Belotero Balance and Sculptra®. Dermal fillers are often a complementary treatment to other forms of skin rejuvenation, including Botox or Dysport injectable treatments, Microneedling, laser skin resurfacing treatments, Chemical Peels, Thermage®, CoolSculpting® and facials. Learn more about various dermal filler treatment options.
If you’re interested in nourishing skin rejuvenation, Restylane Skinboosters may be right for you. Dr. Michele Green is an expert at dermal fillers, increasing skin elasticity and reversing sun damage and improving fine lines and skin texture. Whether it be treating your skin with Restylane skin boosters, or increasing collagen and elastin production with lasers, Dr. Green will offer you the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment in NYC. Please contact us to make an appointment at our NYC based office or call 212 535 3088 to find out more about Restylane Skin Boosters and have Dr. Green develop your custom treatment plan today.