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What is a skin booster treatment?

So much can affect our skin on a day-to-day basis. From stress to harsh weather, there are many different factors that can leave it feeling less firm or dehydrated. And while topical skincare such as hyaluronic acid and moisturisers are daily essentials, skin booster treatments can hydrate your skin from the inside out.

Skin boosters are injectable treatments that offer a non-invasive option to improve skin’s natural hydration, elasticity, and luminosity.

So, how does having a skin booster treatment feel? And what’s the downtime and cost?

Find a clinic or practitioner near you and enjoy a risk-free booking process thanks to free in-clinic consultations and the option to pay in-clinic. Also, you can now split the cost of your treatment into four equal, interest-free instalments using Tabby.

Fast facts

  • Best results

    3 to 4 sessions

  • Duration of results

    1 year

  • Back to work


  • Full recovery time

    1 to 2 days

  • Price range

    500 AED to 5,000 AED

  • Treatment duration

    45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Comfort

    Local anaesthetic

  • Treatment type


What is a skin booster injection?

Skin booster treatments are injectable treatments of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and minerals. Unlike Botox and fillers – which alter the face by reducing the appearance of wrinkles or volumising target areas – skin boosters contain ingredients that enrich your natural radiance.

They are injected into the skin layer, rather than beneath it, increasing the skin’s hydration and promoting collagen and elastin production.

These treatments may be a good option for those looking for more effective results than at-home creams and serums can achieve. There are a range of branded skin boosters available, including Juvéderm Volite, Jalupro and Profhilo.

How does skin booster treatment work?

With skin boosters, you can usually have the treatment straight after a consultation, however, you will have to wait between 15 and 30 minutes for a topical numbing cream to be applied, as the injections may sting.

  • After your numbing cream has taken effect, the practitioner will then make micro-injections with a very fine needle to the treatment area, which can include the forehead, under eyes, cheeks, neck and decolletage.
  • The injections are made approximately one cm apart on the skin for maximum results.
  • The treatment should last between 45 minutes to an hour.
  • You may need between one and four sessions to get the best results.


This non-invasive treatment requires minimal downtime, and you will be able to return to your normal daily activities when the session finishes. Your clinician may advise you avoid intense exercise, sun exposure and excessive heat for one to three days after treatment while your skin heals. You’ll also be advised to avoid some other treatments, such as LED for 24 hours, and take a break from using any microcurrent devices for up to three days.

You should notice an immediate improvement in skin tone and texture following the treatment. You may experience swelling or redness around the injection sites, which is normal and should subside in one to two days.

Who is suitable for skin booster injections?

  • All ages and skin types.
  • Those who want to improve skin elasticity, hydration, and colouration.
  • People who are not pregnant or breastfeeding.

How much does skin booster treatment cost? Plus, other things you need to know

How much does skin booster treatment cost?

The cost of skin boosters can vary greatly depending on the size of the treatment area, the type of booster and the clinic you choose. You can expect to pay between Dhs500 to Dhs5,000 for skin booster injections.

What are skin booster benefits?

There are many benefits of having skin booster injections, which can include:

  • More hydrated skin.
  • Production of more collagen and elastin.
  • Improvement in skin texture, elasticity, and firmness.
  • A reduction in fine lines and acne scars.
  • A more radiant complexion.
  • Improved skin tone.

How can I find skin booster treatment near me?

Browse our clinics to find skin boosting treatments.

Alternative and complementary treatments

  • Dermal fillers are applied underneath the skin to smooth out wrinkles and add fullness. They’re popular in the lips, cheeks, and around the mouth.
  • Botox works by freezing muscles to reduce the appearance of facial lines. Rather than plumping and firming like dermal fillers, Botox blocks nerve signals to temporarily paralyse muscles. It can be performed during the same session as your skin boosters.
  • Hydrating facials are designed to hydrate the skin at a deeper level than moisturisers or serums which can sit on the top layer. Exfoliation gets rid of all the dead skin cells, helping to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.
  • Microneedling helps to stimulate collagen production leading to a fresher looking complexion. The skin is pricked with tiny needles which cause wounds, prompting the body to kickstart the healing process by producing more collagen and elastin.


Use our clinic locator to book your treatment – and choose between paying online, paying in-clinic, or splitting payments into four equal instalments with Tabby.

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