Injectable Moisturiser (Profhilo, Volite or Skinboosters)

These ‘moisture jab’ tweakments such as Profhilo, Juvederm Volite and Restylane Skinboosters use pinprick injections to place a solution of lightly crosslinked hyaluronic acid just beneath the surface of the skin, where it acts like a long-lasting internal moisturiser.. Once trapped in the skin, the solution not only keeps the skin tissues better hydrated, but stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. The net result is healthier, firmer, more pliable and better hydrated skin.

Tweakment Details

Needles: Yes
Pain level: Low
Cost from: £875
Recovery time: 1 Day

Where are injectable moisturisers used for:

Face, neck, decolletage and hands

How do injectable moisturisers work:

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that holds many times its own weight in water, so once it is injected into the skin, it has a hydrating effect beneath the skin’s surface. It is the same stuff that is used to make facial fillers, but in a much runnier format, so that rather than providing volume in the face, it can spread itself around just beneath the surface of the skin. This improved hydration within the skin also kick-starts the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin, so the solution acts as an all-round skin firming and conditioning treatment.

How long do injectable moisturisers take to work:

Depends on the brand. Profhilo only takes five injections on each side of the face, which takes less than 10 minutes. Other brands need around 200 tiny injections to put the product in place, so the process takes about an hour.

Pain level:

Low to medium, depending on the number of injections.


Not usually needed.


Firmer, springier, better-hydrated skin that needs much less moisturiser than before and which has a lovely sheen to it.

Lasts for:

Six months (Profhilo and Skinboosters) to nine months (Volite)

After treatment:

Skin will look red if you have had multiple injections and there may be some tiny bruises.

Things to bear in mind:

Volite is a one-off treatment; Profhilo requires two rounds of treatment for best results; Skinboosters needs three rounds of treatment.

Related Concerns:

Injectable Moisturiser (Profhilo, Volite or Skinboosters) can help you with these concerns:

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