What product is used?
Viscoderm Hydrobooster is a stabilized hyaluronic acid injectable product able to offer a dual function; a biological process of hydration and tissue restructuring, together with a mechanical action to stretch the most superficial wrinkles, in a precise and natural way, resulting in its unique HYDROSTRETCH action.
How does Viscoderm Hydrobooster work?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural constituent of skin, young skin is continuously moisturised from within by this naturally occurring sugar. It attracts and holds on to water to provide hydration, structure and volume. The skin’s levels of HA dramatically diminish with age causing skin to become dry and lose volume, wrinkles and grooves begin to appear.
HYDROSTRETCH action is made possible by the rheological properties of Viscoderm® Hydrobooster; the low gel stiffness and viscosity and high deformability guarantee optimal tissue integration and its use in different levels of the dermis, up to the most superficial layers. For this reason Viscoderm® Hydrobooster is particularly effective on the dynamic areas of the face (perioral, periocular and forehead).
This treatment is great in conjunction with Botulinum Toxin injections for dynamic lines if further softening is required or as a stand-alone treatment if a patient does not wish to have/or is not a suitable candidate for Botulinum Toxin injections.
The two expressions of hyaluronic acid
Improving elasticity, radiance and smoothness of the skin
Biorestructuring activity prolonged over time and safety guaranteed by the specific formula
Stretching superficial wrinkles for those with moderate to advanced signs of ageing (Glogau Scale Type 2 & 3)
Particularly indicated for they dynamic areas of the face (perioral, periocular, forehead)
What areas can be treated?
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Lines around eyes
- Lines around mouth
- Smile lines lower face
- Necklace lines
What happens during my consultation?
During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the medical specialist to determine whether Viscoderm Hydrobooster is an appropriate product/treatment for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from the treatment. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed, helping you determine whether this form of injectable treatment is really right for you.
What happens during my treatment appointment?
Local anaesthetic topical cream can be applied to the areas to be injected prior to the treatment if necessary and the skin is cleaned with an appropriate solution.
The prefilled syringe of Viscoderm Hydrobooster is injected using a variety of small gauge needles. Different needle sizes are used to target different depths of skin.
A soothing mask or balm is applied post treatment.
What’s the aftercare advice?
After your treatment you might experience slight redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness. It is normal to feel “firmness” in the treated area for the first few days; over time the area will soften. It is recommended not to massage or manipulate the treated area(s). These possible side effects are usually mild and related to the procedure. Most are short term and disappear within the first few weeks.
We advise to avoid applying makeup, drinking alcohol or exercising for 24-48 hours.
How long do the results last?
Who is not suitable for this treatment?
- Anyone allergic to any of the ingredients in Viscoderm Hydrobooster
- Skin infection at the injection site
- Contraindicated for some people with certain auto-immune diseases
- If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding (It is not known if the product can be harmful to your unborn child)
- Also tell us if you are taking any medicines including herbal as some may be contraindicated