Why have SkinboostersTM from Restylane® with Face Matters?

Modern life can be hard on your skin with pollution, stress, diet and long hours all leaving their mark. As a result, you may notice that your skin looks and feels rough and uneven, lax and dehydrated. You may also have acne scars or areas of hyperpigmentation that are contributing to your complexion looking worn and tired.

SkinboostersTM from Restylane® are a long-lasting and progressive treatment designed to restore your skin’s natural radiance. By gently and naturally smoothing your skin from the inside, they are clinically proven to:

  • Increase skin elasticity
  • Smooth and soften skin
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Lessen imperfections, such as acne scars
  • Help your skin look firmer and refreshed
  • Suitable for your face, hands and décolletage


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Natural-looking results

See how SkinboostersTM have helped some of our existing patients to give their skin stunning radiance and vitality.

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How do SkinboostersTM work?

SkinboostersTM use a stabilised synthetic, non-animal version of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a natural ingredient found in the skin that is essential to maintain healthy skin hydration.

Each treatment involves a series of hydrating microinjections of long-lasting, stabilised HA – this soft, gel-like substance absorbs water and brings deep skin hydration to the treatment areas to boost firmness, elasticity and smoothness.

What areas can be treated?

SkinboostersTM are an excellent option to give your skin a wonderful, healthy radiance in the following areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Decolletage

They can also significantly improve the appearance of acne scars or sun-damaged skin.

What happens during a SkinboostersTM treatment?

When you come in to the clinic for a SkinboostersTM treatment, we will cleanse your face before applying an anaesthetic cream to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

We will inject very small amounts of the SkinboostersTM (either Restylane® Vital or Vital Light, depending on your individual needs) into the deep dermis of the treatment area, about one to two centimetres apart. Once injected, the gel flows smoothly and distributes evenly in the skin.

Your treatment will take between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Dr Tschoepe will ask you to come in for a second appointment two weeks later to assess and document your results so that the regime can be improved, if necessary.

When should I see results and how long will they last?

The results of this treatment are progressive, so you will notice subtle and natural-looking improvements to your skin in the days, weeks and months following your treatment. These positive changes to your skin condition should last for between six and 12 months.

How many treatments will I need?

To enjoy the optimum results, we will usually recommend that you receive one start-up course of three sessions approximately two to four weeks apart, followed by regular maintenance sessions every six months.

Are SkinboostersTM safe?

The Restylane® range of products, including SkinboostersTM, has been widely investigated and shown to have an excellent safety record. Restylane® has been used in over 28 million aesthetic treatments worldwide and has been a trusted brand for more than two decades. However, no treatment is without potential side effects.

After a treatment with SkinboostersTM it is common to experience some mild redness, itching, pain, swelling, tenderness or discolouration at the injection site – these symptoms usually self-correct within 24 to 48 hours. Some patients report noticing some temporary lumpiness at the injection site.

Approximately one in every 10,000 treated patients has a hypersensitivity to Restylane® SkinboostersTM which can cause more severe swelling, redness and tenderness at the injection site, or – rarely – acne papules. These reactions tend to be short-lived and self-limiting usually resolving within two weeks, on average.

In extremely rare cases (less than one in 15,000 treatment), granuloma formation, superficial necrosis and urticaria have been reported.

Choosing an experienced practitioner like Dr Tschoepe who has a proven history of successful treatments is important to minimise the risk of side effects.

What should I do immediately following my treatment?

As we’ve discussed above, your skin may look red and swollen or feel tender and itchy immediately after your treatment. You should avoid touching the treated area for at least six hours, after which you can apply light make-up and gently wash your face with soap and water.

We recommend that you wear a high factor sunblock (SPF 30 or above) and avoid sun exposure.

You should steer clear of extreme temperatures until the initial swelling and redness have resolved – this means no saunas, sunbathing, solariums or extreme cold.

We will give you more detailed aftercare instructions when you have your treatment, so you know exactly what to expect and how to follow our recommendations for the best outcomes. We’re always at the end of the phone if you have any questions or concerns before or after your treatment.