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    Skin Boosters Treatment in Calgary

    Calgary’s Skin Booster Specialists

    Skin Boosters are a type of specialized dermal filler noted by their use of a unique hyaluronic acid formulation. Unlike conventional fillers designed to add volume, Skin Boosters enhance skin quality without altering its volume. The treatment involves administering hundreds of microinjections, allowing the hyaluronic acid to blend seamlessly with the skin. This process significantly enhances the skin's smoothness, elasticity, and hydration levels, resulting in a healthier appearance. Notably, Dr. Metelitsa is among the pioneers in Canada to adopt this innovative treatment. The beneficial effects of Skin Boosters are long-lasting, with visible improvements persisting for 6 to 9 months.

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    Skin Booster Details

    Treats: Loss of hydration, dull complexion, poor skin tone and texture
    Areas: Face, neck, chest and hands
    Duration: 6-9 months
    Downtime: None to 1 day
    Performed by: Cosmetic Dermatologist
    Pair with: SkinMedica HA5
    Cost: $625/syringe - by assessment

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    Why Choose Beacon Dermatology for Your Skin Boosters?

    Choosing Beacon Dermatology for your skincare needs means entrusting your skin to experts in aesthetic treatments who are committed to enhancing your confidence and achieving the best skin of your life. Our team, comprised of highly skilled doctors and medical professionals, brings over two decades of clinical experience. We specialize in devising innovative, tailored treatment plans that meet and exceed your expectations. At Beacon Dermatology, our goal is to provide results that reflect a more youthful appearance and embody a new standard of personalized skincare excellence.<.p>

    What Are Skin Boosters?

    Skin Boosters are transformative treatments designed to rejuvenate the skin by enhancing hydration, elasticity, and texture. These treatments employ microinjections of a special hyaluronic acid, which seamlessly integrates with the skin, ensuring natural-looking results that don't alter facial volume but significantly improve skin quality.

    What Is SkinVive™?

    SkinVive™ by JUVÉDERM® is a Health Canada-approved, advanced hyaluronic acid (HA) microdroplet injectable treatment specifically engineered to enhance the skin's hydration and elasticity. Utilizing a unique HA formulation, SkinVive™ harmonizes with the skin's natural processes to offer more than surface-level hydration. It penetrates deeply to improve skin texture and resilience at a cellular level, resulting in a noticeable yet natural enhancement.

    Areas It Can Treat

    SkinVive™ is designed for treating the face and neck, offering a solution to superficial cutaneous depressions such as fine lines while enhancing skin hydration. It is particularly indicated for use on the cheek and forehead areas, where signs of aging and dehydration often appear most prominently. This targeted approach allows SkinVive to effectively rejuvenate these key areas, delivering deep hydration and improvements in skin texture, resulting in a refreshed, glowing, and healthy-looking complexion that reflects the treatment's precision and effectiveness.

    Who Is a Good Candidate for Skin Boosters?

    Good candidates for Skin Booster treatments are individuals seeking to enhance their skin's hydration, texture, and overall appearance without the use of more invasive procedures or volumizing fillers. Specifically, these treatments are ideal for:

    • People with Early Signs of Aging: Individuals starting to notice fine lines, reduced elasticity, and dullness can benefit from Skin Boosters to restore hydration and improve skin quality, delaying more visible signs of aging.
    • Those with Dehydrated or Dry Skin: Individuals with chronically dry or dehydrated skin, which can be due to environmental factors or lifestyle choices (like frequent flying or exposure to air conditioning), will find Skin Boosters particularly beneficial for restoring deep hydration and improving skin barrier function.
    • People Seeking Improved Skin Texture: Individuals with rough, textured skin or enlarged pores can see improvements with Skin Boosters, as the treatment helps smooth the skin's surface and refine overall skin texture.
    • Those Looking for a Non-Invasive Treatment: Individuals interested in subtle, natural-looking improvements without downtime or the risks associated with more invasive procedures are good candidates for Skin Boosters.
    • People Seeking Preventative Treatments: Younger individuals looking to maintain their skin's hydration and elasticity as a preventative measure against the early signs of aging can benefit from the proactive approach of Skin Booster treatments.
    • Individuals with All Skin Types: Skin Boosters are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, as the treatment is gentle and the risk of adverse reactions is relatively low. SkinVive™ specifically is approved for all Fitzpatrick skin types (I-VI).

    How to Prepare for the Treatment

    Preparing for a Skin Booster treatment involves a few easy steps to minimize potential side effects and ensure the best possible results. While we will go over your preparation prior to the treatment, typically, they include:

    • Medication Considerations: If it's safe to do so, consider pausing the use of any medications or supplements that might increase your risk of bleeding, such as Aspirin, fish oil, or ibuprofen, at least seven days before your treatment. However, do not stop any medication prescribed for a medical condition without consulting your healthcare provider.
    • Skincare Product Adjustments: Temporarily stop using potent skincare products containing active ingredients like Retinol and Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids (AHA/BHAs) 2 days before your procedure. These ingredients can increase skin sensitivity, potentially affecting the treatment's outcome.
    • Physical Activity Guidelines: Refrain from heavy exercise for 24 hours before your appointment. Strenuous physical activity can increase blood flow to the skin, potentially heightening the risk of bruising or swelling at the injection sites.
    • Alcohol Consumption: It's advisable to avoid consuming alcohol in large quantities 24 hours before your treatment. Alcohol can contribute to increased bleeding and swelling, potentially complicating the treatment process and recovery.

    What Does a Skin Booster Session Look Like?

    Each session typically lasts about 30-45 minutes. The treatment involves administering tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid via microinjections across the treatment area, ensuring minimal discomfort and downtime.

    Recovery Timeline & Post Treatment

    After a Skin Booster treatment, following a specific recovery protocol is important to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential side effects. Avoid touching the treated areas for at least 6 hours, aiming for 12 hours if possible. To manage discomfort, paracetamol can be taken regularly for the first 24 hours and then as needed, avoiding ibuprofen due to its potential to increase bleeding.

    To reduce the risk of bruising, steer clear of heavy alcohol consumption and makeup for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Refraining from strenuous exercise during this initial recovery period is also advisable. Hold off on using active skincare ingredients like Retinol and AHA/BHAs for at least three days to allow your skin to heal without irritation.

    For the first two weeks following the procedure, avoid treatments that can stress the skin, such as facials, sunbeds, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. Protect your skin from UV exposure and extreme temperatures, including saunas and steam rooms, to prevent increased discomfort and swelling. Extreme cold should also be avoided, but a cool compress can be applied gently to alleviate discomfort or swelling.

    Skin Boosters FAQs


    What is the difference between skin boosters and dermal fillers?

    Skin Boosters hydrate and rejuvenate the skin from within, improving elasticity and texture without adding volume. They use microinjections of a special hyaluronic acid that integrates with your skin, unlike traditional fillers that aim to fill wrinkles or add volume to specific areas.


    How long will the results last?

    The results from Skin Booster treatments typically last between 6 to 9 months, with the exact duration varying based on individual skin types and conditions. Factors such as skin's natural aging process, lifestyle, and skincare regimen can influence how long the rejuvenating effects are maintained. To prolong the benefits, it's advisable to follow a consistent skincare routine, protect the skin from sun exposure, and consider maintenance sessions as your skincare professional recommends.


    How often should you get skin boosters?

    Skin Booster treatments are generally recommended every 6 to 9 months to maintain optimal results. However, the frequency can vary based on individual skin conditions and desired outcomes, with some preferring a more regular schedule for enhanced benefits.


    Are there any side effects?

    Common side effects of Skin Booster treatments include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection sites. These typically resolve within a few days. More serious side effects are rare but can include infection or allergic reactions, warranting prompt medical attention.


    How do seasonal changes affect the timing or frequency of Skin Booster treatments?

    Seasonal changes can impact skin hydration and elasticity. Some prefer to schedule treatments during transitional seasons, like spring or fall, to counteract the drying effects of winter or rejuvenate skin after summer sun exposure, optimizing the treatment's benefits.

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