Is injectable skincare the future of cosmetics? Rise of skin boosters explained
As consumers become more savvy with their shopping and competition among cosmetics giants rages, many are looking out for the next big thing when it comes to their complexions.
The concept is simple – rather than slathering on hydrating ingredients and vitamins via a cream, an aesthetician injects them for superior penetration and lasting effects.
Daily Star Online spoke to Dr Pamela Benito about the rise of injectable skincare and its myriad of benefits.
“The injections are a combination of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and a little bit of hyaluronic acid, but the particles of the hyaluronic acid are very small,” she explained.
“It’s not a filler, it’s more to hydrate and plump the skin and can also help with pigmentation. The formula boosts collagen production, helps with fine lines and hydration – plus the vitamins give you that glow, making the skin radiant from within,” she continued.
“It’s a great option for people who aren’t ready for wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers but are still seeking rejuvenation. It’s suitable for younger people too, because minimising pores and improving texture is something everyone is after.”
Dr Pam recommends a course of three treatments for best results, spaced between three weeks to a month apart.
Results last up to nine months and then can be maintained with a top up every nine months, rather than another course of three.
I’ve always considered myself to be something of a skincare aficionado, but skin boosters were definitely a step into the unknown.
Still, the process was a speedy one, with around a dozen shallow injections spread across my forehead, cheeks and chin within 15 minutes.
I was offered numbing cream upon arrival, but opted to forego it in order to get the grips with the level of discomfort that the procedure could entail.
Fortunately, there was very little pain involved, and while no injection is particularly pleasant, these never amounted to more than the sensation of a small scratch.
This was in part was helped by Dr Pam’s technique of massaging the area just before the insertion of the needle to relax the muscles.
However, Dr Pam did explain that there can be a higher level of discomfort with shallow injections compared to the deeper ones required for wrinkle relaxers and fillers because they sit closer to nerve endings.
NON-INVASIVE: Skin boosters require no downtime
Nonetheless, given how non-invasive the treatment is, I was free to walk out of the clinic and do as I pleased, although was advised to avoid excessive exercise or alcohol to reduce the chances of bruising.
Having followed the advice, I suffered only one small bruise which was easily covered with concealer, and nobody would have been any the wiser I had been under the needle on the day of the procedure.
As for the results, I definitely feel I am sporting a ‘lit from within’ glow that most pale folks can only dream of.
Fair skin can often look drab, tired or washed out, so I was thrilled to find my face looking decidedly more radiant and fresh when dragging myself out of bed in the morning.
The end result is definitely a subtle one, though. If you’re looking for dramatic definition or plumpness, this isn’t going to deliver the goods.
However, if you want that ‘your face but better’ effect, skin boosters are fantastic options with results that can last up to a year.
Read more about Skinboosters at SKYN® here.
Skinboosters start from $300 per ml at SKYN® ($600* 2ml Initial Treatment) • Doctor Injectors