Correct fine lines | Improve skin quality| Increases skin hydration
PAIN RELIEF: Topical numbing if needed
DURATION: 30 min
AFTER TREATMENT: Redness, swelling, tenderness, and possible bruising. See all post-care instructions.
RECOVERY TIME: Bruising and swelling can last up to 2 weeks
SESSIONS REQUIRED: Varies
RESULTS LAST: 6 months
COST: Skin Booster Treatment $600
Skinvive is used to improve smoothness of the skin leading to a lasting glow. Treatment is minimally invasive, offers little to no downtime, and provides results over the course of six months without requiring a recurring series of treatments. Unlike other facial injectables that enhance and augment the treatment area, SKINVIVE™ by JUVÉDERM® improves skin quality by smoothing the skin and increasing hydration. SKINVIVE™ by JUVÉDERM® is a specialized, smooth, hydrating gel that flows easily into the skin and is approved for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types addressing an important unmet need in the skin quality of patients.
Skinvive is often referred to as a "skin booster" because it is designed to hydrate your skin and give you a glowy look that lasts around six months. Skinvive is a hyaluronic acid that changes the appearance of your skin, rather than the shape of your face.
Skinvive is meant to leverage the moisture-attracting qualities of the hyaluronic acid molecule to increase hydration in the skin and improve texture. Instead of injecting the solution into the dermis to fill in volume loss, our nurse practitioners will place droplet injections of Skinvive superficially (just on the outer layer of your skin, or your epidermis). Once it is deposited into the skin, it diffuses into an even layer, Skinvive will not add volume, thus will not change your facial shape.
When Skinvive is injected into the treatment area, it also stimulates collagen production, which improves elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Skinvive also helps with hydration. Hydrated skin improves other skin issues such as a lack of elasticity and dullness.
There is little to no downtime for Skinvive treatments. It is recommended to avoid heavy exercise, makeup, and sun exposure for the first 24 hours.
Skinvive is approved for all Fitzpatrick skin types so anyone looking for a boost can benefit. Patients looking to improve fine lines, dullness or all over skin smoothness to improve skin quality are good candidates.