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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) skin boosters. Why are they so important in boost your skin quality?

Skin boosters have a long and proven track record in the treatment arena for tackling the signs of ageing. Ageing is often characterized by fine lines and wrinkles, dry, dull skin and a loss of elasticity. These characteristics are partly the result of the menopause, a reduction in both oestrogen and the body's own production of hyaluronic acid (HA) (see my blog The Menopause, Oestrogen and Ageing Skin). By injecting small does of HA into the dermis, skin hydration can be vastly improved and signs of ageing reduced markedly. And here's how!

The Science Bit!

Approximately 50% of the body's HA is found in the skin. Manufactured by fibroblasts and found in the dermis, epidermis and extracellular matrix (ECM), HA has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which is why skin high in HA is plumper and firmer. As we age, our levels of naturally occurring HA reduce, along with the degradation of the ECM, dermal elastic fibres and collagen production, resulting in dryness, fine lines and wrinkles and thinner skin. When HA is used as a skin booster, hydration is reintroduced which in turn results in a firming, plumping and smoothing out of older skin, helping achieve a more fresh and youthful appearance.

Using skin boosters to regenerate the skin

Skin boosters can be used on all areas of the face, including the chin and periocular areas (around the eyes), as well as on the neck, décolleté, hands, arms and knees. They are introduced into the skin by multiple tiny injections, either with a small needle or with a cannula. Local anaesthetic and ice can be used to numb the area and help reduce bruising, although common side effects can be bruising, redness and some slight swelling. These generally resolve themselves within a few days. The benefits of using skin boosters are that they hydrate the skin and vastly reduce roughness and dryness, they stimulate new collagen to be produced by your body and they can offer a gentle contouring and lifting to the areas being treated.

A treatment protocol of 2 to 3 sessions, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, with a booster then every 4-6 months, is generally the one followed for skin boosters, although this can vary dependent on which skin booster is being used and the manufacturers guidance. Unfortunately, skin boosters are not recommended for pregnant ladies, people undergoing chemotherapy and also some autoimmune diseases.

Overall, skin boosters are an excellent choice of treatment for ageing skin because they offer good improvements of skin quality, boost natural collagen production and super-hydrate dry and rough skin.

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