Skinvive Treatment

Skinvive, a revolutionary hyaluronic-acid gel, is used to redefine skincare from within. Crafted by Allergan Aesthetics, the renowned creators of Botox and the Juvéderm Collection, Skinvive offers a cutting-edge solution to enhance skin hydration, minimize fine lines, and rejuvenate your complexion.

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What is Skinvive by Juvéderm?

SkinVive, a thin hyaluronic acid gel manufactured by Allergan Aesthetics, is meticulously injected into the superficial layers of the skin, heralding a surge in skin hydration and a reduction in fine lines, unveiling a revitalized and radiant complexion. With FDA approval for subtle facial definition and wrinkle reduction, SkinVive debuted in dermatological and plastic surgery practices across the U.S. in fall 2023, garnering attention for its innovative approach to skin enhancement.

Distinguished by its lower G prime compared to conventional dermal fillers, SkinVive boasts enhanced spreadability, as confirmed by a 2023 study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Post-injection, the hyaluronic acid seamlessly diffuses through the skin’s upper layers, elevating overall skin quality, fortifying hydration, and bestowing a sustained luminosity.

While traditional hyaluronic acid fillers focus on volume and contouring in the skin’s dermal layer, SkinVive shines in its ability to augment overall skin quality and radiance, earning its place among the avant-garde category of injectables known as skin boosters.

At Direct Aesthetics, we celebrate SkinVive as a pinnacle of enduring medical-grade skincare, akin to an injectable moisturizer. Patient satisfaction speaks volumes, with participants in clinical trials attesting to heightened radiance, hydration, and vitality long after treatment. Notably, a 2022 study showcased elevated levels of aquaporin 3, a vital skin hydration marker, three months post-SkinVive treatment, alongside marked improvements in skin texture and elasticity.

While FDA-approved for cheek augmentation, SkinVive’s versatility extends beyond conventional boundaries, finding utility in off-label applications on the neck, décolletage, and other body regions, offering a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation.

Skinvive pros and cons


  • Skinvive demonstrates lasting enhancements in skin texture, radiance, and smoothness for up to six months.
  • Particularly beneficial for alleviating dryness and diminishing fine lines.
  • Immediate improvements are noticeable, with continued enhancement over the following weeks.
  • Formulated with hyaluronic acid closely resembling the skin’s natural composition, minimizing the risk of allergic reactions.
  • Suitable for all skin tones and types, ensuring broad accessibility and safety.
  • Guarantees a natural look without the possibility of overfilling, maintaining facial harmony.


  • Achieving desired results may necessitate a touch-up session after one month.
  • Due to the microdroplet injection technique, the procedure duration may extend beyond the typical timeframe for injectable fillers, lasting 30 minutes or more.
  • Compared to filler injections, there is an increased likelihood of bruising with this treatment.
  • Temporary bumps at the injection sites may persist for up to 24 hours post-procedure.
  • Expectations should align with the subtle volume enhancement provided by this filler, emphasizing the importance of realistic anticipations.

How does a Skinvive treatment work?

Here’s what to expect during your appointment at Direct Aesthetics:

  • To minimize discomfort, Skinvive contains 0.3% lidocaine. However, we may still begin by applying a topical numbing cream to the treatment area and wait 15 to 20 minutes for your skin to become numb.
  • We will meticulously clean and prepare the treatment area to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Using a tiny needle and a microdroplet injection technique, we will inject Skinvive in a grid-like pattern. This process is superficial and virtually painless.
  • Once the procedure is complete, you’re free to resume your normal activities.

Is there any downtime afterward?

There’s minimal downtime, but it’s essential to follow standard post-injection precautions. After the procedure, refrain from touching your face with unwashed hands and avoid wearing makeup for two hours.

Additionally, for 24 hours following your treatment, steer clear of strenuous exercise, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and alcohol. It’s also advisable to avoid steam rooms and saunas for two to three days.

How long does Skinvive last?

With Skinvive, you can confidently look forward to enjoying the results for up to six months, knowing that you’re in the hands of skilled professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Skinvive side effects and safety

In clinical trials, Skinvive demonstrated safety across all Fitzpatrick Skin Types.

The microdroplet injection technique involves a series of small pricks in the skin, resulting in a superficial placement of the product just beneath the skin’s surface. This may cause the skin to appear slightly bumpy for about a day until the product settles.

Potential side effects of Skinvive include temporary swelling, bruising, redness, and discomfort at the injection site. Like with any injectable procedure, there is a small risk of infection.

It’s worth noting that compared to traditional fillers, Skinvive may carry a higher risk of bruising. This risk increases with the number of injections administered, as more injections may heighten the likelihood of bruising.

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