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AbbVie Company of Allergan Aesthetics announced the U.S. FDA approval of their injectable skin-hydrating product, Juvederm Skinvive, on May 11, 2023. A new member of the Juvéderm collection, Juvederm Skinvive is the first aesthetic treatment that increases skin smoothness of the cheeks by injecting a hyaluronic acid-based gel into the dermis – the inner layer of skin. This microdroplet injectable treatment provides patients with a lasting glow and smoother facial skin for up to six months post-treatment. An optimal treatment for improving skin hydration and quality for all FitzPatrick skin types, Juvederm Skinvive, is only minimally invasive. It requires no downtime following the treatment with results that work. After clinical trials run by lead investigators, researchers found that most patients saw a significant improvement in skin hydration and smoothness up to six months after receiving the injection. This glowing skin is available to patients of all skin tones, skin types, and ages at board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green’s Upper East Side New York City office.

As we age, the production of the structural proteins collagen and elastin begins to decrease, as does the prevalence of the naturally occurring molecule hyaluronic acid. As collagen and elastin production decreases, skin laxity increases, emphasizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface. As the prevalence of hyaluronic acid decreases, the skin begins to look dryer and duller, which supplements, topical creams, and serums can only do so much about. That is why Dr. Green turns to Skinvive by Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid filler, also known as a skin booster, which hydrates the skin from within for smoother, brighter, more youthful-looking skin.

One healthcare provider always on the cutting edge of new, effective treatments is expert board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Constantly seeking out the most effective and safest treatment options for her patients, Dr. Green is highly experienced in various cosmetic and medical treatments, including dermal fillers, Botox, Kybella, laser treatments, chemical peels, and more. Dr. Green is an expert in helping patients with skincare concerns. She has her proprietary line of skincare products, MGSKINLABs, which allows her to recommend the highest quality products to her patients. Well-known for high patient satisfaction, Dr. Green has been voted one of the best healthcare providers in New York City by such publications as Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors.

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, which is to increase skin hydration and smoothness near the injection site. After a clinical study where the product was tested on people of all skin types to determine the safety and effectiveness of the treatment, Juvederm Skinvive received U.S. FDA approval, meaning it is now available for use by experienced clinicians.

What is Skinvive used for?

Skinvive represents an innovation in cosmetic dermatology. 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 hyaluronic acid is injected into the treatment area, it also increases collagen production, which improves skin elasticity and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines.

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Is Skinvive a hyaluronic acid dermal filler?

Skinvive by Juvederm is an injectable treatment containing hyaluronic acid, which technically makes it a filler. However, Skinvive differs from other hyaluronic acid fillers in its function and method of action. Other hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volux, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Ultra, are all designed to restore lost volume, fill in fine lines and wrinkles, and contour the face. Skinvive, on the other hand, does not contour the face but rather hydrates the treatment area to promote smooth, hydrated, glowing skin.

Where is Skinvive injected?

Skinvive is injected with a syringe into the intradermal layers of the skin to promote hydration for smooth, glowing skin. It is specifically FDA-approved for use in the cheeks. Small microdroplets of injectable hyaluronic acid are placed within the dermal layer of the skin, with several injection sites on each cheek. The injectable treatment contains a numbing solution called lidocaine to reduce any discomfort during the treatment.

How is Skinvive injected?

The first step for any cosmetic treatment is to schedule a consultation with expert board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her Upper East Side New York City dermatology office. At the consultation, you will discuss your treatment needs and aesthetic goals, and Dr. Green will decide about the treatment or series of treatments that will best meet your needs. 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, Dr. Green may apply a topical anesthetic to the skin at the injection site to improve patient comfort during the procedure. Skinvive also contains a numbing agent 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. However, Dr. Green recommends that patients avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to heat for at least 24 hours post-treatment. Most patients experience mild side effects, such as swelling and discoloration at the injection site, which should resolve on their own within 30 days. For the best results, some patients will require an additional touch-up appointment, which will be scheduled with Dr. Green’s office after the procedure.

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Do all injectable fillers require downtime?

Juvederm dermal fillers and Skinvive do not require any significant downtime following the treatment process, meaning that patients can immediately resume their regularly scheduled activities. As with all injectable treatments, patients may experience slight bruising, swelling, redness, and irritation at the injection site, though these side effects should go away within one to two weeks. Dr. Green also advises that patients avoid strenuous exercise, direct sun exposure, intense heat, and alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours after receiving the Skinvive injections.

How long does Skinvive take to work?

Many patients wonder, “How long does Skinvive take to work?” The answer is that most patients will notice a difference immediately after the injection, but the full effects of the treatment will take a few days to a week to be visible. For most patients, one treatment session is all that is necessary for optimal results. However, for some, a touch-up appointment may be required to achieve their aesthetic goals.

How long does Skinvive 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 could 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.

What are the side effects of Juvederm’s injectable Skinvive treatment?

There are several common side effects that patients may experience after receiving the injections, which can include;

  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Bruising, redness, or discoloration
  • Lumps, bumps, or firmness at or near the injection site
  • Pain and tenderness

These side effects are typically mild, meaning they do not prevent patients from performing their regular activities, and they will typically resolve on their own within 30 days of receiving the treatment. Some patients also reported more moderate side effects, such as abrasions and bumps at the injection site, though this is a more uncommon side effect. If side effects do not resolve within 30 days, it is best to contact your healthcare provider for treatment. Be sure to read all of the safety information associated with the treatment before coming in for your appointment.

Skinvive Treatment FAQs:

Can Skinvive be used under the eyes?

Skinvive is an injectable treatment that is FDA-approved in the United States for use in the cheeks, hydrating the skin for a smooth, glowing appearance. At this time, Skinvive by Juvederm is not approved for injection under the eyes. If patients are concerned about under-eye hollows or discoloration, Dr. Green recommends turning to other dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Volbella. Juvederm Volbella uses small particle sizes to fill in the delicate under-eye area, reducing the appearance of hollows and dark circles caused by shadows.

Is Skinvive treatment effective?

Clinical trials noted that Juvederm Skinvive is a safe and effective treatment for increasing skin hydration and smoothness. An evaluator-blind, controlled clinical study was performed to determine if Skinvive was safe for patients and performed its desired function. Patients were asked to rate their satisfaction with the treatment one month and six months after receiving the injections on various factors, including skin healthiness, hydration, and radiance. After six months, 63% of patients were satisfied with the radiance of their skin in the treatment area, compared to only 11% before the treatment began. Similarly, 83% of patients were satisfied with the health of their skin compared to 38% before treatment, and 72% were satisfied with facial hydration at six months compared to 24% pre-treatment. Juvederm Skinvive gained FDA approval in the United States following the trials, meaning that it was safe and effective for patients looking to achieve smooth, hydrated skin.

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Is Skinvive worth it?

As an FDA-approved treatment for rough, dry, dull skin, Skinvive has been demonstrated in clinical trials to be effective, providing patients with hydrated, smooth, glowing skin. In these clinical studies, patients were satisfied with the refreshed and glowing look of their skin for as long as six months post-injections. If you are looking for a safe and effective treatment for uneven skin on the cheeks, Skinvive is an excellent option.

What is Skinvive called in Europe?

Skinvive by Juvederm is sometimes also referred to as a Skin Booster, and in Europe, the treatment is called Volite. Volite was approved for cosmetic use in Europe before Skinvive was FDA-approved in the United States. The Volite treatment differs from Skinvive in that it lasts for up to nine months and can be used on more areas of the body, including the neck and décolletage. In addition to hydrating the skin, Volite can help to decrease skin laxity and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

What is Skinviva vs Skinvive?

Patients looking for Skinvive hydrating skin treatment should be careful to keep the name distinct from Skinviva, a skin treatment clinic in Manchester, UK. Suppose you have questions about what a Skinvive treatment is. In that case, it is always best to consult with an expert dermatologist, such as Dr. Green, who can give you all the information you need about treatment and recommend the procedure that will work best for you.

How much is Skinvive by Juvederm?

The pricing of Skinvive by Juvederm depends on several factors, including your geographic location, the type of institution at which you receive treatment, the number of syringes necessary, and your aesthetic goals. Skinvive can vary in price, but it is approximately $1500 per syringe. As a new treatment option, your safest option is to seek treatment from a trained injector and board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Green. While MedSpas may have specials and deals that cause the price of treatment to drop, there are higher risks of serious side effects when you receive treatment from someone other than a board-certified dermatologist.

What is Skinvive by Juvederm?

Skinvive by Juvederm is a new treatment option for dry, dull skin that was FDA-approved for cosmetic use in May of 2023. It is the first and only treatment option that uses injectable hyaluronic acid microdroplets to improve skin smoothness and texture. Skinvive is specifically FDA-approved for use in the cheeks, where it helps to retain natural moisture in the skin. The treatment is long-lasting, providing visible results for up to six months post-injections.

What does Skinvive do?

The natural aging process plus sun damage over the years can wreak havoc on the skin, leading to rough, dry, dull-looking skin. The production of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that attracts moisture in the skin, also decreases as we age, which can further contribute to the appearance of unevenly textured skin. Skinvive is a treatment in which hyaluronic acid is injected into the cheeks, which attracts moisture to the treatment area, hydrating the skin and leading to a smooth, clear, glowing look.

Who is a good candidate for Skinvive?

A good candidate for Skinvive is a patient who has noticed the skin on their cheeks looking dry, rough, or dull and wishes to create a smooth, bright, and glowing look. Skinvive is injected into the dermis to attract moisture to the treatment area, hydrating the skin. Patients should not undergo Skinvive treatment if they have a history of allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid fillers or lidocaine, which is the numbing agent found in the injectable treatment.

How do I get started with skincare treatment today?

Juvederm Skinvive treatment has recently become available for commercial use and is a new, innovative solution for combatting dry skin on the cheeks. As the first-ever intradermal injectable hyaluronic acid gel, this unique cosmetic procedure will provide patients with smooth, hydrated, youthful-looking skin for at least six months post-treatment. As one of New York City’s leading dermatology professionals, Dr. Michele Green has added Juvederm Skinvive to her arsenal of skincare treatments and products, providing patients with smooth, clear, radiant skin.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning men and women with the best non-invasive aesthetic treatment options, including the latest dermal fillers. Utilizing the most cutting-edge treatments and innovative techniques, Dr. Green is consistently identified as one of New York City’s best dermatologists by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to incorporate a combination of specially formulated skincare products and non-invasive aesthetic treatments that best suit their specific skin concerns and unique cosmetic goals. Please get in touch with us online today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Green in her discreet boutique New York office, or call 212-535-3088.

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