What is SkinVive? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

December 15, 2023 0 Comments Carrie Thompson, NP-C
Leading Medical Spa in Denver
December 15th, 2023 0 Comments

Welcome to the transformative world of SkinVive, the latest innovation in facial skincare. If you’re searching for smoother, more hydrated skin, you may already have heard a little about it. We thought you might like to have some more information and hear that we now offer it at Evexias Denver!

So – let’s explore what SkinVive is all about and why it’s becoming increasingly popular in the beauty and skincare world.

What is SkinVive?

Imagine a product that not only promises good things but also significantly enhances the smoothness and hydration of your facial skin, especially your cheeks. That’s SkinVive by Juvéderm® for you – a true game-changer in skincare.

SkinVive is made of modified hyaluronic acid, a molecule naturally found in your skin. It’s officially a “hyaluronic acid intradermal microdroplet injectable” – and it addresses concerns you may have like fine lines, lackluster skin, volume loss, and slightly saggy skin on your cheeks.

What SkinVive does is offer you a deeper, more effective approach than other treatments. This ensures your skin is nourished and rejuvenated from within, leaving you with a naturally radiant and youthful glow.

Revitalize Your Cheeks with SkinVive in Just 15 Minutes

In our fast-paced world, efficiency is key, and SkinVive understands this. A standard SkinVive session is surprisingly quick, about 15 minutes – perfect for even the busiest of us! However, you do need to have adequate time for numbing, so you should plan about 30-45 minutes total, depending on the area.

  1. The session starts with a personalized consultation with a qualified skincare expert. During this session, they’ll evaluate your skin’s condition and discuss your aesthetic goals, ensuring SkinVive is the right choice for you.
  2. Before the treatment, they will carefully cleanse the treatment area. This step may also include the expert marking specific points on your skin to guide them for precise injection placements.
  3. With everything set, your skincare specialist will proceed with the SkinVive treatment. This involves administering a series of meticulously placed microdroplet injections under your skin. Spaced about 0.5 to 1 cm apart, these injections are designed to distribute the product evenly across the treatment area, enhancing its effectiveness.

What Does the SkinVive Treatment Feel Like?

During the SkinVive treatment, you typically experience minimal discomfort. This is because the formula includes lidocaine, a safe painkiller. Clients have generally described the microdroplet injections as quick and tolerable – with a sensation similar to a light pinch or prick. Most of them report a comfortable experience, and any mild discomfort is short-lived.

Is There Any Downtime After the Treatment?

One of the advantages of SkinVive is the minimal downtime. You can typically return to your normal activities shortly after the procedure.

How Soon Can Results Be Seen?

You will often notice the results of SkinVive treatments soon after the treatment, with many people observing immediate improvements in skin texture and hydration. The full effect of the treatment, however, typically develops over the following weeks, with optimal results seen within a month.

What Is the Long-Term Effectiveness of SkinVive?

SkinVive is designed for long-term effectiveness, with results clinically proven to last a minimum of 6 months and, in some cases, up to 9 months. Its hyaluronic acid-based formulation provides immediate improvement in skin smoothness and promotes ongoing hydration and skin health.

The long-term benefits include

  • sustained skin smoothness,
  • improved texture,
  • enhanced hydration, and
  • overall youthful appearance.

This is as what you were hoping for! However, you may find you require an optional SkinVive touch-up to achieve your desired aesthetic effect – we recommend you consult with us every six months for treatment evaluation.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for SkinVive?

SkinVive is best suited to you if you’re over 21 and looking for a non-surgical solution to enhance your facial skin’s smoothness, particularly in the cheek area. It’s ideal for varying skin types and tones, especially if you’re seeking to address issues like mild skin laxity, dehydration, or uneven texture.

How Does SkinVive Compare to Other Skincare Treatments?

Unlike traditional skincare treatments like creams and serums that work on the skin’s surface, SkinVive’s intradermal approach targets the underlying skin layers. This method ensures deeper hydration and longer-lasting results compared to topical applications.

Although it’s technically a filler, SkinVive’s purpose is more about enhancing skin quality than altering facial structure or muscle activity. Compared to other injectables, its unique formulation and microdroplet technique focus on hydrating your skin from within.

This is important. Your skin can become dry for various reasons, such as weather, air conditioning, poor sleep, frequent hot showering, and the obvious: not drinking enough! That’s why enhancing your skin hydration is crucial for maintaining a glowing, youthful look.

If you already know you’d like to talk about the condition of your skin, call in and let’s see if SkinVive is a good choice for you today.

But what if you’re already using other treatments?

Can I Combine SkinVive with Other Treatments?

Yes! SkinVive can be an integral part of your comprehensive skincare regimen. You can combine it with other treatments like laser therapy, chemical peels, topical skincare products, and even other injectables. Before proceeding, however, we strongly advise you to consult with a skincare professional who can recommend the best treatments based on your skin type, condition, and desired outcomes.

Safe and Effective Skin Care

When it comes to your skin, don’t compromise safety. SkinVive is FDA-approved, has been rigorously tested, and is clinically proven to maintain skin smoothness for up to six months, making it a reliable choice for diverse skin tones. However, there’s a potential for risks and side effects, which, while rare, can include:

  • redness
  • lumps/bumps
  • welling
  • bruising
  • pain
  • tenderness
  • firmness
  • discoloration
  • itching

Most of these side effects resolve by themselves within a few days. But if they persist, contact your physician as soon as possible.

But don’t use SkinVive if you have a history of allergic reactions or are allergic to lidocaine. And definitely delay any treatment until after a facial rash, cysts, or infection have healed.

Maximizing SkinVive Results: Post-Treatment Care

Post-treatment care is as essential as the treatment itself. During the first 24 hours after your SkinVive session, to ensure the best results we recommend you avoid:

  • strenuous activities,
  • excessive sun exposure, and
  • alcohol.

This helps minimize any temporary side effects like redness or swelling. Also, keep your specialist informed about any medications you’re taking that could affect the treatment, such as blood thinners.

SkinVive at Evexias Denver: More Than Just a Treatment

SkinVive – with its innovative hyaluronic acid intradermal microdroplet technology – stands out as offering more than just a skincare treatment. But at Evexias Denver, our licensed skincare professionals are experienced in many kinds of skin treatments and health concerns. We’re ready to guide you through your skincare journey in the best way for you, with personalized advice on all aspects.

Time to give your skin the superior care it deserves? Call us today and let’s talk about SkinVive.

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What is SkinVive? Here's Everything You Need to Know
Learn all about SkinVive, the facial skincare from Juvéderm that gives you smoother, more hydrated, and nourished skin from within.