What is Skinvive?
Skinvive is a new, innovative injectable treatment to hydrate and smooth the skin of the cheeks. Developed by AbbVie Company of Allergan Aesthetics, Juvederm Skinvive works differently from the dermal fillers that make up the current Juvéderm collection. Juvederm dermal fillers can be used to replace lost volume at the treatment area, contour the face and jawline, or fill in fine lines and wrinkles for an overall more youthful appearance. Like Juvederm fillers, Juvederm Skinvive is an injectable gel composed of hyaluronic acid. However, Skinvive differs from dermal fillers in its use: to increase skin hydration and smoothness near the injection site. After a clinical study where the product was tested on human skin to determine the safety and effectiveness of the treatment, Juvederm Skinvive received U.S. FDA approval, meaning it will become available for use by experienced clinicians and injectors within the next six months.
Before and After with Skinvive
What is Skinvive used for?
Skinvive represents an innovation in the field of cosmetic dermatology, as it is the first intradermal injectable hyaluronic acid-based treatment to improve skin texture for smooth, hydrated skin. The injectable treatment is specifically used to combat dry skin in the cheek area of the face. One great advantage of the Juvederm Skinvive injections is that they can be safely used on patients of all skin types on the FitzPatrick scale. The treatment results in improved skin quality, manifesting as more hydrated-looking skin and patients feeling more radiant and refreshed.
How does Skinvive work?
Patients who feel dissatisfied with the quality of their skin may not realize that to have healthy, glowing, vibrantly smooth skin, the skin needs to be thoroughly hydrated. Skinvive comprises hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that binds water molecules to keep the skin plump and hydrated. With an injection of the hyaluronic acid-based gel, Juvederm Skinvive treatment hydrates the skin, increasing skin smoothness. When injected hyaluronic acid into the treatment area, it also increases collagen production, which improves skin elasticity and can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
What is the procedure for Skinvive injectable gel treatment?
If you are dealing with dry skin on the cheeks, Skinvive injectable treatment may be your best option. When you arrive at the office for treatment, we may apply a topical anesthetic to the skin at the injection site to improve patient comfort during the procedure. Skinvive also contains an anesthetic called lidocaine, ensuring patients feel minimal discomfort during treatment. The injections will be quick, and patients can immediately return to their regularly scheduled activities without downtime. Most patients experience mild side effects, such as swelling and discoloration at the injection site, which should resolve on their own within 30 days.
How long do results last?
The results of Skinvive skin hydrating treatment are long-lasting and become apparent after only one treatment session, meaning no additional treatment sessions are necessary until the effects of the treatment begin to wear off. According to the clinical trials, most patients still noted the revitalizing effects of the treatment six months after receiving the injections, meaning that the treatment results can be visible for at least six months. Once the effects of the treatment begin to fade, patients can schedule a maintenance appointment with Dr. Green for continued skin smoothness.