What to expect from a Skin Boosters treatment

What to expect from your
Skin Boosters: Before, During, & After

In the skincare and aesthetics industry, new treatments and technologies constantly evolve to allow us to achieve our desired complexion and skin health. One such advancement that has gained popularity is the skin booster treatment.

Designed to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin from within, Skin Boosters offer a non-invasive solution for improving skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. Although these treatments continue to grow in popularity, there is still some confusion about how to prepare and what to expect during and after your treatment. At our specialist injectables clinic in London, providing peace of mind that your treatment is being delivered professionally and patient-focused is one of our main priorities.

In this guide, our injectable skin specialists will take you through what to expect before, during, and after a skin booster treatment to give you full awareness of what’s to come. We hope you find the information below helpful in understanding this treatment in more detail.

If you would like to book a treatment with our experienced skincare professionals, contact our team to book a consultation.

Before the treatment

If you are considering trying Skin Boosters for yourself, it is essential to understand what the process and preparation involves to make a well-informed decision. Although this is only a summary of our recommendations, your practitioner will guide you through the different steps to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable at your initial consultation.


The first step in any aesthetic treatment, especially for skin boosters, is a thorough consultation with a qualified dermatologist or aesthetic practitioner. During your session, your practitioner will assess your skin’s condition and any specific concerns you may have. This will help to determine if skin boosters are the right choice for you. The practitioner will also explain the procedure, discuss potential outcomes, recommend a course of treatment for your desired results and answer any questions you might have.

If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment, you will have an opportunity to ask your practitioner, who will be able to provide peace of mind that your treatment will be safe, comfortable, and, most importantly, give the rejuvenating results you want to achieve. 

Treatment Preparation

One of the areas that are often dismissed or forgotten about with aesthetic treatments is pre-treatment preparation.

In the days leading up to your Skin Booster treatment, your practitioner will provide guidelines for you to follow. These include things such as avoiding certain skincare products or procedures. It’s important to follow these instructions to ensure the best possible results and reduce the risk of complications.

Pre-treatment preparations are purely to allow your skin’s tissue to be in its most natural state when receiving treatment. Avoiding the items recommended by your practitioner before treatment will significantly reduce the risk of extending the visibility and duration of any potential side effects.

To learn more about the treatment as a whole, you will find our Complete Guide to Skin Boosters very informative.

Managing Expectations

Before your treatment, it is also important to manage your expectations of the results you will likely receive. During your initial consultation, your practitioner will be able to provide an accurate guideline of the results to expect, when you can expect to see them, and how long they are likely to last before requiring a top-up treatment.

Understanding that skin boosters are designed to enhance skin hydration and texture rather than provide drastic changes is crucial. They often address fine lines, mild wrinkles, and overall skin radiance. If the results you are after differ from these, speak to your practitioner, who may recommend a more suitable treatment for your desired outcome.

During your treatment

Generally, you can expect a session of Skin Boosters to last anywhere from 15-45 minutes. The duration of your treatment will vary, depending on the size of the treatment area, the number of injection sites, and the specific product being used.

When you arrive at the clinic, your practitioner will talk you through the steps they will be taking to cleanse and complete the treatment. You will have further opportunities to answer any questions or express any concerns, and your practitioner will be able to provide answers and peace of mind to make your experience enjoyable.

You will then be escorted to the treatment area, where you will be positioned on a comfortable treatment bed. You can make yourself comfortable and ready for your treatment during this time.

Procedure Overview

Skin booster treatments usually involve injecting hyaluronic acid-based products into the deeper layers of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and plumpness. The treatment area is cleansed, and a topical anaesthetic may be applied to minimise any discomfort during the procedure.

Injection Process

Your practitioner will use a fine needle or a cannula to inject the skin booster solution into the targeted areas. These injections stimulate collagen production and enhance the skin’s natural rejuvenation process. The procedure is relatively quick, and discomfort is usually minimal. Most people describe the sensation as a slight pinch or pressure.

After your treatment

Immediate Aftercare

Like most injectable treatments, there are a few side effects. However, they are nothing major and commonly subside in the days following your treatment.

Your Skin Boosters must be administered by a qualified and experienced practitioner that can safely perform the procedure using the most suitable techniques.

The side effects to expect from your Skin Booster treatment include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Side effects often reduce over the coming days and do not prevent you from returning to work or other daily activities. However, staying hydrated will help to alleviate the side effects faster. In addition, the medical professional administering your treatment will be able to provide more information on how to deal with these common side effects.

For more information about full aftercare for this treatment, our Aftercare Guide for Skin Boosters is extremely helpful.

Results & Recovery

The beauty of skin booster treatments lies in their subtle and gradual results. Over the next few weeks, your skin will become more hydrated, radiant, and smoother. As collagen production increases, you may also see improvements in fine lines and skin texture.

The final results can continue to develop for a few months, and in some cases can last for up to a year. Although this is not guaranteed for all people as everyones skin and body is different, it is important to follow the recommended aftercare and lifestyle promoted by your practitioner to ensure that you are maximising your results.

Maintaining Results & Top-Up Sessions

To maintain the results of your skin booster treatment, following a good skincare routine, protecting your skin from the sun, and staying hydrated is essential. Depending on your individual needs and skin goals, your practitioner will recommend additional sessions to maximise and prolong the results for the duration of time you desire.

Choose an experienced skin specialist for your Skin Boosters in London

Dr Apul Parikh has vast experience performing Skin Booster treatments and other injectable treatments for clients and patients for over 16 years.

At our clinic in central London, we use the latest Skin Booster techniques to provide precise results that perfectly enhance your desired facial area.

Our priority is ensuring you enjoy a comfortable treatment and have confidence in your results. Our subtle style ensures that patients look refreshed, revitalised and restored following every treatment we perform.

Contact Dr Apul Parikh to book a consultation with a medical specialist and discuss your aesthetic goals in detail.