Need a boost? We asked Dr. Kate Jameson, Cosmetic Physician and the Medical Director of Youth Lab, Australia’s premier medical aesthetics clinic, the best ways to increase facial hydration levels, smoothness, elasticity and firmness all over your lunch-hour. 

Skin Boosters

What are skin boosters?

Skin boosters are a treatment aimed at improving skin hydration, texture, elasticity and balance. Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid have given us the ability to restore lost volume, contour the face and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Until recently there have been limited options to improve the quality and look of the skin in those who are seeking cosmetic enhancements. Enter skin boosters – injectable hyaluronic acid moisturisers. 

How do skin boosters work?

Skin boosters are similar to dermal fillers in that they contain hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance that exists in our skin. Hyaluronic acid works to maintain hydration of the skin by binding closely with water and supporting vital collagen and elastin, which work to maintain the integrity and suppleness of our skin. Think of skin boosters like micro-droplets of a long lasting, water-loving substance, which will absorb water, bringing deep hydration, improved firmness and improved smoothness to the skin.

As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, resulting in the skin’s repair mechanisms slowing down creating poor skin tone and texture, lack of elasticity, and the formation of wrinkles and folds. Unlike dermal fillers, skin boosters do not add volume or structure to the skin – they work in more subtle ways to improve the overall skin balance and ‘boost’ the appearance of the skin.

What results can I expect?

All ages can benefit from these treatments and those focused on prevention and improving skin quality will see the most dramatic results. Patients will notice their skin feel much more hydrated at this time. Other noticeable changes are an increase in skin firmness and elasticity, improved skin texture, reduced scarring, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, reduced pore size, smoother skin and an increased light reflection or ‘glow’. Most patients report their skin feeling plump, youthful and glowing after treatment. 

What is setting the newer skin boosters apart from other treatments on the market is the exceptionally high patient satisfaction rate. In studies by Allergan 96% of patients had improved skin quality one month following treatment, and 91% had an overall increased satisfaction with their skin. Results of a single treatment are expected to last up to 9 months. 


What is AquaGold?

AquaGold Fine Touch is a medical facial which delivers custom cocktail solutions into the skin much like mesotherapy. It uses a special patented gold metal micro-needle delivery system from the USA. The treatment can delivery custom made mesotherapy solutions, anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, skin boosters and active cosmeceutical ingredients which are aimed at improving the quality of the skin, encourage cellular regeneration and provide an immediate tightening and luminous effect. 

We tailor these solutions to each individual patient and their concerns. Each of our AquaGold Fine Touch treatments will use both dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections which, when injected in tiny amounts into the skin will result in tightening, reduced pore size and a more refined appearance. The treatment is able to be performed in very sensitive areas also such as close to the eyes. 

How Does AquaGold work?

The AquaGold Fine Touch needles deliver active ingredients to a depth of 600 microns which is the ideal depth for maximal action of the solutions. The needles are finer than a human hair resulting in a painless treatment with no down time unlike traditional skin needling. The treatment is painless and the needles are gently stamped into the skin to allow the solution to seamlessly enter the dermis of the skin. 

Aquagold  has a multitude of effects on the skin. We see a reduction in sebum and oil production which helps control acne and reduce congestion. Pore size is also reduced due to the effect from the micro doses of anti-wrinkle injections. This stops the shine from makeup and gives a flawless finish to the skin.

We also love to experiment with the addition of tailored mesotherapy solutions such as Vitamin C, glutathione, niacinamide, tranexamic acid, DMAE, peptides and antioxidants. These produce an additional benefit to skin health by increasing hydration, stimulating collagen production, reducing pigmentation and giving antioxidant support. Combining this with small doses of hyaluronic acid (such as microdoses of skin boosters or a low concentration dermal filler) works to intensely hydrate the skin and can help fibroblasts produce more collagen.

What results can I expect?

The end result is skin that is visibly tighter, hydrated and refined with reduced pore size, decreased oil production and a radiant glow which patients cannot stop talking about. Flawless, airbrushed skin can be achieved with this tailored approach which has minimal down time. The results of Aquagold are immediate and continue to improve over the coming days as the skin appears tighter, more hydrated with a smoother appearance. The treatment is perfect before a special event. 

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