A youthful face may disguise our real age, but the upper neck and back of our hands— being more prone to loss of smoothness and elasticity— can give us away.
Galderma is a pharmaceutical company on the forefront of breakthrough treatments for radiant-looking skin. The company’s Restylane® Skinboosters™, recently approved in Canada, is a new, non-surgical aesthetic treatment that rejuvenates the skin on the lower cheeks, jawline, upper neck, and back of the hands. Available in Europe for over 12 years, the product’s recent Canadian launch affirms Galderma’s leadership in medical aesthetics.

The effect of Restylane® Skinboosters™ is achieved through an injectable form of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar found in the body that binds to water and makes the skin look smooth and radiant. Our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid with age, but injecting it into the skin improves elasticity, smoothness, and overall appearance.

“Unlike some of the more traditional fillers, the hyaluronic acid filler is much lighter, so the focus is more on skin quality than on changing the shape or lifting the face,” says Dr. Julia Carroll, Dermatologist and Founding Director of Compass Dermatology in Toronto.

Patient satisfaction on many fronts

Dr. Carroll reports high satisfaction levels from her patients receiving this treatment, who range in age from the mid-20s to over 70. “For younger patients, it’s a great way to get started in improving their skin quality. For more mature patients, it’s sort of the icing on the cake. They’re happy with the lack of lines and wrinkles, and they’re also getting that next step in skin quality improvement.”

The non-surgical aspect enhances the appeal of Restylane® Skinboosters. “My clients are busy and don’t have much downtime, so the non-surgical aspect is great,” says Dr. Carroll. Initial treatment is done through a series of multiple micro-injections by a qualified health care professional, typically in about three 15-minute office visits, two to four weeks apart, followed by a touch-up six months later.

Best of all, with Galderma Canada’s legacy of safety and innovation, patients feel comfortable knowing Restylane® Skinboosters™ is safe to use and looks natural. “Hyaluronic acid is something our bodies are familiar with and we have it in almost every single cell, so that— and the fact that it’s a natural look— really elevates the game in terms of skin quality,” says Dr. Carroll.