Principle of the skin booster:
Skin booster is a non-invasive procedure to inject a specific hyaluronic acid into the mid dermis.
Mesotherapy can improve hydration, increase cell turnover, collagen production and elastin for firmer, younger and brighter skin. Here, the purpose of haluronic acid is not to create volume but to hydrate, plump and deeply nourish the skin against the effects of skin aging.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the tissues of all living organisms. It has the particularity of retaining water (hydrophilic effect) and thus participates in maintaining the elasticity of the skin and the connective tissue.
Profhilo® is a latest generation hyaluronic acid, which provides both hydration and a tightening effect, without a volumizing effect, by stimulating the secretion of collagen and elastin. It is particularly indicated for the area of the hands, forehead, lower face and neck.
Skin booster: a suitable anesthesia is performed and then mesotherapy is injected by micro-needles (similar to those used for Botox®) every 5-10 mm in the middle dermis.
Profhilo® : injections at key points (0.2ml per site). 2 syringes are needed per session. The usual protocol includes two sessions at one month intervals.
Time to final results: 3-6 weeks
Longevity of results: 6- 9 months
Before procedure :
Do not take Aspirin 10 days before surgery, inform Dr. Lucas of any anticoagulant medication (Sintrom, Coumadin, Eliquis, etc…) to arrange for its discontinuation or replacement.
Take Arnica capsules 5 times a day for 5 days before the operation if you are prone to bruising.
Pain: the pain during the intervention will be almost non-existent, with an adapted anesthesia
Duration : 45 minutes
Anesthesia: topical by cream or local by nerve blocks
Outpatient (without hospitalization)
After procedure :
Post-operative pain: no
Social eviction: no (sometimes small hematomas for a few days)
Return to work: immediate
Return to sport: 2-3 days
Take Arnica capsules 5 times a day for 5 days after surgery to prevent hematoma
Control Dr Lucas 1 month.
Complications (common to all injections)
Nerve or vessel injury
Alternatives and operations that can be combined:
If you want a similar but more intense effect with more durability over time, you can opt for PRP plasma or stem cell injections