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Skin Boosters vs Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

By October 2, 2023February 29th, 2024No Comments

Skin Boosters vs Dermal Fillers

Skin Boosters and Dermal Fillers are some of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the aesthetics industry, but what are they?

Non-surgical injectable skin treatments have been rising in popularity for their non-invasiveness, little downtime, and fast results. They are renowned for resulting in healthy, smooth, and youthful-looking skin, whilst treating skin depressions, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin boosters are mainly used to smooth and hydrate the skin, whereas fillers can shape and lift the skin with a subtle hydration. Let’s see what comes out on top – skin boosters vs dermal fillers!

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive aesthetic injectables that use hyaluronic acid gel, to restore volume to the skin and increase moisture and elasticity in certain areas of the face, hands and body. They are also used for augmenting and enhancing the shape of the face. 

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that works with existing collagen to maintain moisture, and keep skin hydrated. However, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen and when this occurs, the lips, eyes, and cheeks appear hollowed out and visible sagging or wrinkling appears. Dermal fillers add volume to the face, fill deep lines, wrinkles, and skin depressions.

What is a Skin Booster?

A skin booster is an injectable solution, which improves skin texture, elasticity, hydration, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most skin boosters are hyaluronic acid injectables, so they can deeply moisturise the skin, and give an overall glow. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body.

Skin boosters have seen a rise in popularity in recent years as they are ideal for ageing and dehydrated skin. They are especially good at targeting dry, crêpey skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and improving skin tone and texture. Skin boosters are a great option in winter to provide a hydration boost to the skin.

skin boosters vs dermal fillers

How do dermal fillers and skin boosters differ?

One of the main differences is the consistency of the solutions. Skin boosters have a thinner consistency compared to dermal fillers, so they do not add volume in the same way that dermal fillers do. The main aim of skin boosters is to provide a glow and moisturise the skin from deep within the dermis, rather than adding volume. 

Whereas, dermal fillers are mainly used to enhance and augment the shape of the face, reduce the appearance of ageing by filling lines and wrinkles, and restore lost volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also moisturise the skin, too. 

The longevity of results for skin boosters and dermal fillers differ. Some dermal fillers can last 1–2 years, but on average most of them last around a year. Skin boosters vary in longevity, but most clinics recommend having skin booster treatments every 6 months.

However, both products are made from hyaluronic acid, which has lots of great benefits for the skin, including stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, deeply moisturising the skin, and reduces lines and wrinkles. 

How to decide which product is right for me?

At a consultation, a medical practitioner can explain the full benefits of both products, and help you decide which would be best for your individual goals.

Skin boosters are an excellent option for ageing skin, as well as more youthful skin, because they can provide hydration, even the skin tone and texture, and reduce fine lines. Dermal fillers are a better option for restoring volume lost as a result of ageing, and filling deep wrinkles.

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