All You Need To Know About the New FDA-Approved Filler – SkinVive by JUVEDERM
SkinVive, a hot new hyaluronic acid moisturizing injectable authorized by the FDA that was recently launched into the injectables market. If you have dehydrated skin, you sure wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity of having it. SkinVive by Juvederm is the most recent solution to a porcelain appearance and a ‘glass-skin look’. The filler provides hydration and smoothness that cannot be achieved with topical creams and hyaluronic acid alone.
Before this injectable inevitably becomes your favorite cosmetic pick-me-up, the Cosmetic Injectable Center is here to introduce you to this ‘skin booster’ with a lasting glow and refreshed, healthier skin lasting up to 6 months.
What it is?
SkinVive by JUVEDERM is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) microdroplet injectable in the US that works beneath the skin’s surface with on-label approval for smoothness of the skin.
With a little dose of lidocaine (numbing agent) included in its composition, SkinVive comfortably increases skin hydration and enhances moisture, unlike other facial injectables that enhance and augment the treated region.
Facts about SkinVive
- The filler is approved for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI (different skin color shades);
- The treatment is minimally invasive with little to no downtime;
- The filler produces benefits for six months without the need for a repeating set of treatments during that time;
- SkinVive contains a small amount of lidocaine (numbing agent) to alleviate discomfort during injection;
- Doesn’t clump up to make bumps/integrates well into the tissue;
- The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes;
What distinguishes SkinVive from other Facial Fillers?
As a skin moisture enhancer, SkinVive changes the appearance of skin rather than the shape of the face, and without volumizing. Therefore, this ‘skin booster’ will improve the texture of your skin and help you achieve the glowing, smooth, ‘glass skin’ look every woman and man craves.
SkinVive vs. Existing Facial Fillers
Existing Facial Fillers (Sculptra®, Restylane®, and other Juvéderm products)
|Way of Injection:||Injected using numerous very small injection points – ‘microdroplet amounts’;||Injected using techniques that consist of inserting the needle and depositing the product while pulling the needle back|
|Impact Skin Quality:||Yes||No|
|Cohesive Gel formula:||No||Yes|
|Change your Facial Shape:||No||Yes|
|Increased aquaporin (water channel protein) – a marker of skin hydration||Yes||No|
|Stimulates collagen production:||Yes||Yes|
Is SkinVive Good for Me?
If your goal is enhancing the texture and hydration of your skin, SkinVive should become your first choice. Assuming that you have extremely fine lines around the lower cheeks (on-label) or around the mouth and neck (off-label), SkinVive will be your go-to solution for improving skin quality and smoothness.
- Age: 21+ years old
- Among the perfect candidates are those who:
- Are trying to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines;
- Would want to attain a more youthful and refreshed appearance by restoring glow and hydration to the face;
- Have reasonable expectations regarding the treatment’s outcomes;
SkinVive Warnings and Potential Side Effects
As with all hyaluronic acid injections, the most serious danger is vascular obstruction and necrosis. Even though the risks with these types of hyaluronic acid injections are minimal, they can’t be excluded. Continue reading to be aware of some side effects that can occur.
Common Side Effects:
- Redness, Lumps/Bumps, or Swelling;
- Bruising, Pain or Tenderness;
Rare Side Effects:
- Delayed Onset Inflammation;
- Scarring of the skin; stroke, vision abnormalities from blood vessel occlusion
You may have a little bruising or discomfort, but nothing that should impede your usual activities.
Simply avoid vigorous exercise, as well as exposure to the sun, heat, and alcohol, during the first 24 hours after injection to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does SkinVive cost?
SkinVive by Juvéderm hyaluronic acid microdroplet treatments cost between $500-$600 per syringe. Our pricing is very competitive and we offer monthly specials as well as reward program discounts as with Alle rewards and Alle flash.
How is SkinVive injected?
The hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the skin using small injection points. The filler begins working immediately to increase hydration. Instead of sitting in the position where it was implanted, Skin VIVE disperses as a thin layer under the skin and literally diffuses.
How does SkinVive work?
SkinVive works by placing droplet injections superficially (under the outer layer of the skin). Once deposited, the injectable hyaluronic acid diffuses into an even layer, providing hydration and improving skin quality and texture.
How long does SkinVive last?
While enhancing hydration to improve skin quality, the SkinVive injectable will provide the patients with a lasting glow, and refreshed, healthier skin appearance and feel for up to 6 months.
What are the side effects of SkinVive?
As with any other injectable, side effects can include temporary redness, lumps/bumps, swelling, bruising, soreness, tenderness, discoloration, and itching. The majority of negative effects will go away after 7-14 days. If they seem more excessive than normal, your doctor may decide to treat them with antibiotics, steroids, or hyaluronidase.