This blog will outline the differences between skin boosters and fillers to give you all the information you need before booking your next appointment.

As two of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the industry today, skin boosters and dermal fillers searches are at the top of the SERP (Search Engine Results Page) with many users eager to learn more. With the influx of new treatments being introduced across the aesthetics industry and the sector showing no signs of slowing down, it’s important that both patients and practitioners alike understand the core differences between skin boosters and fillers. So, what are they and which injectable will help you to achieve your goal?

To fully understand the difference between skin boosters and fillers, it’s important to understand why there is confusion between the two in the first place – aside from them both being skin injectables. 

Skin Boosters

Skin Boosters are often mistaken and misidentified as dermal fillers because, like traditional fillers, skin boosters contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA) as their primary ingredient. However, there are still key differences between the two types of injectables and stark contrast in the results between them; each injectable is designed to deliver two different objectives.  

Skin boosters work to replenish and revitalise the skin with hydrating properties. Aiming to improve the tone, texture, and appearance of the skin rather than increasing the volume of treated areas – skin boosters are injected to aid in the overall quality of your skin. The key difference between skin boosters and dermal fillers is that a skin booster’s function is to restore hydration and moisture, not to add volume.

Furthermore, skin boosters and dermal fillers differ in their consistency – hence their inability to add volume like a regular dermal filler. Instead, skin boosters work from the inside out and provide patients with a glow from within – rejuvenating the tissues and providing skin-deep moisture. The longevity of skin boosters will differ depending on a number of factors such as initial skin quality, maintenance, the ingredients, etc.

Dermal Fillers

Meanwhile, Dermal Fillers are typically the go-to for augmenting the shape and structure of the face. These injectables focus on restoring lost volume, lifting, and enhancing the natural contours of the face. In the instance of dermal fillers, the hero ingredient Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is used to help add volume and plumpness to the skin as an alternative to aiding in the skin’s moisture levels. This is achieved thanks to the cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and a malleable consistency that creates immediate and long-lasting volume. 

Dermal fillers are perfect for those lacking volume and definition and can be used on areas including the lips, chin, cheek, jaw, and nose. Rather than aiding in the quality of the skin, as is the case with skin boosters, dermal fillers aid in the appearance of the skin. 

To find out which is best for you call the clinic to book your clinical consultation with one of our Nurses.


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