Cosmetic Surgery

Collagen Hydration Booster Injections

Dermal Fillers, Hyaluronic Acid (HA), HA Dermal Fillers, Skin Moisturising Injection, Skin Hydrating treatments, Biostimulating treatments, Skin Biostimulators, IBSA Profhilo, Restylane Skinboosters Vital, Juvederm Volite, Teoxane Redensity 1, Sunekos, Hyperdilute Radiesse Collagen Booster

We have all got a set amount of Collagen, Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid in our skin around the age of 20 years. As we go through life, sun exposure, envir­on­mental pollutant,  hormones, bad life­style, stress and aging causes deple­tion of these three substances in our skin, causing it to slowly lose its boun­ci­ness, elasti­city and volume.  This process is also described as elast­osis or derma­tochalasis, solar elastosis.

There are 3 classes of inject­able treat­ments that can reverse this decline in Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid giving back the younger, smoother, boun­cier skin free of imperfections.

  1. Hyaluronic Acid based skin booster injec­tions are once again divided into two classes cross­linked HA injec­tions like Restylane Vital, , Juvederm Volite, Profhilo, and no cross­linked HA injec­tions like Teosyal Redensity1 and Sunekos injec­tions which are mixed with peptides and factors that help with skin repair.
  2. Hyperdilute Radiesse, Sculptra, Ellanse are types of injec­tions were the molecules are injected into the skin and then the skin produces collagen as a reac­tion to these molecules
  3. Growth Factor Injections that utilise either Platelets or Fat derived stem cells.

There is however no single treat­ment that has all the answers; improving the skin collagen and hydra­tion always neces­sit­ates medical skin creams and sun protection.

There are other modal­ities can also be harnessed like energy based devices like Morpheus8 or Fractional CO2 Lasers amongst many.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?

Hyaluronic Acid or HA is a natur­ally occur­ring complex sugar molecule, that is natur­ally produced by the fibro­blast cell in the dermis of your skin. HA attracts and binds water molecules in your skin and is there­fore very important for skin hydra­tion. Aging, Hormonal changes, Sun exposure and Environmental Toxins like smoking, pollu­tion, car exhausts can all lead to a deple­tion of HA in the skin. The deple­tion of HA can result in the skin looking dull, lax, creepie, dry and also give rise to fine wrinkles.

What is the difference between moisturisers and injectable skin boosters?

Both the products aim to improve the appear­ance and func­tioning of the skin, though mois­tur­isers work on the outside while the latter is depos­ited into the skin. Both mois­tur­isers and skin boosters can have HA as the primary hydrator. Often a times we advise our patients to use both modal­ities to get the best results. In most inject­able skin boosters, the HA molecule is cross­linked either with the use of a molecule called BDDE or using heat stabil­isa­tion in the case of Profhilo. It is best to imagine inject­able HA dermal fillers as building a layer of mois­tur­iser inside your skin that will last for many months, unlike mois­tur­ising creams that will come off with skin cleansing.

What are the benefits of HA Skin Hydrating Dermal fillers like Profhilo?

HA Skin Hydrating Dermal Fillers can trans­form dull, lax, wrinkled dehyd­rated skin into Skin that is Plump, Radiant, Fresh, Healthy, Firmer, Bouncier and which feels Hydrated and soft.

How long does the treatment take?

The time it takes for a treat­ment varies with the type of HA Moisturising Injection you are having, while a Profhilo treat­ment takes about 15 minutes or less.

Does the treatment hurt?

While there is a vari­ation in comfort levels depending on the type of product, most treat­ments are only mildly uncom­fort­able. The use of numbing creams before and addi­tion of ligno­caine to the filler molecule, further minimise the discomfort.

Can I have Botox or other Dermal Fillers after Skin Moisturising HA injections?

Yes, while these treat­ments are gener­ally not done at the same time, you can have Botox or Dermal Fillers about 3–4 weeks after your Skin Moisturising injec­tion treatments.

What are biostimulator injections?

Hyperdilute Radiesse or Hyperdilute CaHa (Calcium Hydroxyapatite) are classed as Biostimulator HA injec­tions as besides increasing the concen­tra­tion of HA in the dermis, they also stim­u­late synthesis of Collagen and Elastin by your skin cells. These injec­tions are composed of very dilute calcium particles that when depos­ited into skin causes the skin to manu­fac­ture new collagen that can last for many years.

Treatments for Dullness, Dryness & Crepiness of face and neck skin?

Juvederm Volite, Restylane Skinboosters Vital, Profhilo, Teoxane Redensity 1, Sunekos all can be used in this area.

How long will the effect of Profhilo, Restylane Skinboosters, Juvederm Volite, or other HA Skin Hydration injections last?

Profhilo, Sunekos, Redensity 1, Restylane Skinboosters Vital, treat­ments have to be gener­ally repeated at 6–8 months to preserve the effects. Juvederm Volite results can last up to 9 months.

When will I see the results of Restylane Skinboosters, Juvederm Volite, or other HA Skin Hydration injections?

Depending on the product selected the results will be evident about 5–8 weeks following the comple­tion of treat­ment procedure

What are the alternatives to Profhilo, Restylane Skinbooster, Juvederm Volite, or other HA Skin Hydration injections?

You can improve the quality of your skin by using Chemical Peels, Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, Medical Microneedling (Dermaroller or DermaPen). You can also use prescrip­tion Skin Care Products like Retinol, Glycolic acid to achieve improve­ment in skin texture, elasti­city, radi­ance, plump­ness, and reduc­tion of fine wrinkles

What is the difference between Botox and Profhilo, Restylane Skinbooster, Juvederm Volite, or other HA Skin Hydration injections?

Botox, Azzalure, or Bocouture are Botulinum Toxin Type A injec­tions that inhibit activ­a­tion of muscles of facial expres­sion thus redu­cing dynamic wrinkles. They can also improve skin quality when used in MicroTox doses. Botulinum Toxin Type A however has no effect on the synthesis or concen­tra­tion of HA in the skin. All Skin Hydration dermal filler injec­tions directly increase the concen­tra­tion of HA in your skin.

Contraindications for HA Dermal Fillers, who can’t have HA dermal filler treatments?

While aller­gies or hyper­sens­it­ivity to specific products are clear contrain­dic­a­tions to HA dermal fillers, they should also be avoided in the condi­tions listed below:
  • Infections either systemic or in the region to be treated.
  • Patients taking anti­bi­otics or other medic­a­tions that can affect the HA.
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding.
  • Autoimmune disorders.
  • Bleeding disorders.

What are the side effects and complications? Are Profhilo, Volite or other injectable Skin Hydration Injections dangerous?

All the HA dermal hydra­tion injec­tions are extremely safe HA dermal fillers. HA dermal fillers have been around for more than 15 years and have shown a very good safety profile. While side effects like nodule form­a­tion have been reported, the majority of patients don’t exper­i­ence any adverse effects other than occa­sional tran­sient bleeding, bruising and swelling that is asso­ci­ated with any injections.

Approximate Costs

An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consulta­tion with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consulta­tion with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treat­ment you go on to have at our clinic.

The cost of Profhilo at our clinic is £250/injection, you will need 2 injec­tions done a month apart, these injec­tions need to be repeated every 6 – 8 months. The cost of hyper­di­lute Radiesse injec­tions is £395/injection you will need between 2 – 3 injec­tions each done 1.5 – 2 months apart, once the desired improve­ment is achieved you will need a top up every few years.