The Skinbooster Treatment Our Editor Swears By

Bahar Etminan

Founder and Editor of

RESCU Road-tests the lunchtime hydrating injectable that plumps out fine lines and gives your face a dewy, luminous glow.

What is the Restylane Vital Skinbooster?

We live in an ever-advancing beauty world where anti-aging solutions are soaring left and right. From scalpel surgeries to medicinal creams and herbal solutions, Restylane Vitall Skinbooster tackles anti-aging beauty and skin rejuvenation with a completely different approach.

The trending lunchtime injectable targets a broad range of areas including the neck, décolletage and hands, replenishing lost hyaluronic acid from the natural aging process, and hydrating the skin from the inside out.

The injectable provides immediate results, leaving skin plumper, more youthful in appearance and with a lustrous dewy glow in a single session. By drawing water to the surface of the skin and replenishing lost hyaluronic acid, visible results improve throughout the 3-4 weeks following the treatment.

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Is the miracle Skinbooster injectable all it’s cracked up to be? 

RESCU Founder and Editor put the wrinkle-ridding treatment to the test, trying the Restylane Vital Skinbooster on her face area. Read below to discover the the nitty-gritty details of the procedure with Natalie Abouchar, Director of Privee Clinic

RESCU: Tell us about the treatment?

Natalie Abouchar: The treatment is Restylane Vital, also referred to as a skinbooster. The skin booster is a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, drawing a lot of hydration to the surface of the skin. It gives a minimal amount of volume/skin plumping effect, but gives a boosted hydrating effect to the skin, leaving your face with a dewy glow. It works well on open and large pores, dehydrated skin and skin that’s lacking moisture. It’s like an injectable facial.

RESCU: How long does it take before you see results?

Natalie Abouchar: You’ll see results immediately on the day of the treatment in the initial inflammatory response. Then you’ll see the hydration after the inflammatory response wears off. Each week you will see improvement, with full results showing at around 3 – 4 weeks after the treatment. The treatment typically lasts for about 6 months.


RESCU: What is it doing to your skin to get the results?

Natalie Abouchar: The Restylane skin booster draws water to the surface of the skin, so over the coming weeks as more water gets absorbed into the filler it pumps out more and hydrates your skin.

RESCU: What about the collagen stimulation?

Natalie Abouchar: The treatment itself has 2 different techniques of doing it. Either with a multiple punctures technique with a needle or with a cannula; both techniques stimulate the collagen. So a little bit of trauma to the skin creates that inflammatory response and then new collagen is produced.

We’re going to do cannula today, because we want overall hydration. You get a more even coating, less trauma, less bruising and it is more comfortable. The cannula is really like a lunchtime treatment.

RESCU: How much does this treatment cost?

Natalie Abouchar: Around $990, and it lasts for 6 months.



RESCU: Initially, it was hard to get my head around the idea that an injectable was different to filler as I am quite gun shy about filler in my face having seen so many horror stories. Natalie assured me that the treatment was an all over plumping and regenerating booster that would stimulate my skin’s own ability to re-activate collagen and absorption of moisture. Basically, it would trick my skin to behaving like it was in its 20’s instead of its 40’s…

The promise of plumper, smoother and more youthful skin is a seductive one and I had seen the results on a friend who truly started to look younger and more beautiful after one of these treatments, so I was in.
Immediately after the treatment (which is definitely not without some “OMG this is serious” factor, with cannula’s, local anaesthetic injections, and the weird feeling of having your face pumped with liquid)  my face looked plumper and a little swollen but I was back at my desk in no time.
In the following days, I felt tender but not uncomfortable where the injections had been made and the point of entry for the cannulas. I also had a little bit of light bruising but again, very easy to manage with some make up. I actually looked super fresh and younger straight away.
The magic however starts to kick in from week 3-4 and the compliments started to filter in. “you look really well”, “gosh what are you doing to look so young?”, “what skincare do you use?”. By 6 weeks I really could see a difference in my skin’s hydration, overall plumpness and glow. I changed my foundation to a very sheer tinted cream from La Prairie (image below) and was happy to go make up free on the weekends.
I would definitely say that the booster treatment had a great impact on my skin and continues to work it’s magic. I would definitely add it to my ongoing beauty regime and go back every six months to boost my skin’s ability to generate new collagen.
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