Aren’t we all chasing after that all-so-elusive glow? We want our skin to look radiant, hydrated, soft, supple, and, most importantly, flawless. This is not always possible if you are not adequately hydrated, eating nutritionally balanced food, and getting a good night’s rest.
What if there is a treatment that can help you out by giving your skin the hydrated look it so much desires? Skinvive by Juvéderm is the answer to this question. Let’s look at what Skinvive is, its benefits, and much more.
Skinvive is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that is injected into the skin. The main goal of this gel-based filler is to improve skin hydration and texture. Skinvive has only been approved for use on the cheeks by licensed dermatologists.
The hyaluronic acid used in the injection is what makes the injection work. This acid plays two critical roles: hydrating the skin and encouraging collagen production. This results in improved skin elasticity, reduction of fine lines, and more supple-looking skin.
People looking to better their skin quality and eliminate dullness can receive this injectable treatment. However, people allergic to hyaluronic acid, lidocaine, or the proteins used in the filler should not get this filler.
After your first injection of the Skinvive filler, you can enjoy the results for up to six months. Even better, the effects are noticeable after one treatment and improve with time.
Similar to other dermal fillers, Skinvive has minimal side effects that typically go away after a few days. The most common side effects are:
These general side effects resolve within the first few days and weeks after your treatment. Rare side effects include papules, infections, and abrasions. It is best to visit a dermatologist if you get uncommon side effects or if the regular effects last more than a month after the injection.
Skinvive is part of the Juvéderm line produced by Allergan Aesthetics. The FDA approved Skinvive in May 2023 to treat uneven and dry skin on the cheeks. As of September 2023, it is available in the United States. Dermatologists and licensed aestheticians must be trained to administer the Skinvive injection properly.
There is no downtime, which makes Skinvive an excellent option for many individuals. The procedure is quick, involving the application of topical anesthesia and injection of the Skinvive filler. This filler has lidocaine, which minimizes discomfort and lets you resume your daily activities afterward.
Contact us to schedule a consultation at Grand Pearl Spa in Grand Rapids, MI, and get radiant, hydrated, smooth skin in no time.