SkinVive® by JUVEDERM®: What Patients Need to Know
Karli Plunkett, DMSc, PA-C, LME
August 21, 2023
4 min read
The introduction of SkinVive by JUVÉDERM marks a significant milestone in the realm of aesthetic medicine. At our Orlando, Florida medical spa, we've been waiting for a truly differentiated hyaluronic acid product. The industry has felt stagnant for some time, with most new dermal filler products representing minor reformulations on existing products. This comprehensive article will explore SkinVive's essence, its ideal candidates, contraindications, and its distinction from other treatments.
More than another Hyaluronic Acid
At its core, SkinVive is not just another filler in the vast sea of aesthetic treatments. It's a groundbreaking hyaluronic acid microdroplet injectable, meticulously crafted to enhance skin smoothness, with a particular emphasis on the cheek area. By targeting the intradermal layers of the skin, SkinVive ensures a natural, youthful appearance, steering clear of the pitfalls associated with overfilled or unnatural looks.
SkinVive's magic lies in its unique formulation. Unlike traditional fillers that merely add volume, SkinVive employs microdroplet technology. This approach ensures that the hyaluronic acid is distributed evenly, promoting hydration and collagen production. The result? Skin that doesn't just look plump but feels revitalized from within.
Who is SkinVive for?
SkinVive's versatility is one of its strongest suits. It caters to:
The Age-Conscious: As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and volume. SkinVive is a boon for those in their late 20s and beyond, effectively addressing the initiation of fine lines, volume loss, and the initial stages of sagging.
Texture Improvement Seekers: For those discontented with their skin texture, be it due to acne scars, sun damage, or other factors, SkinVive offers a smoother, more refined appearance.
Maintenance Enthusiasts: Individuals who've undergone aesthetic treatments in the past and seek a maintenance solution will find SkinVive to be an excellent fit.
While SkinVive is a marvel in skin treatment, it's essential to recognize that it might not be suitable for everyone. Contraindications include:
Allergy Concerns: Individuals with severe allergies, especially those with a history of anaphylaxis, should exercise caution.
Multiple Allergies: A history of multiple severe allergies can be a red flag.
Bacterial Protein Sensitivity: Some might have sensitivities to certain bacterial proteins used in the formulation.
Lidocaine Allergy: Given that lidocaine is often used in the procedure, those allergic should abstain.
SkinVive vs. Other Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
The world of aesthetic treatments is overflowing with a myriad of hyaluronic acid fillers, each competing fervently to be recognized as the best in the market. Amidst this fierce competition, one might wonder, how does SkinVive manage to stand out and maintain its unique position?
Brand New Technology: At the heart of SkinVive's success is its advanced microdroplet technology. This groundbreaking approach ensures that the treatment penetrates more than just the surface level of the skin. By targeting the deeper layers, SkinVive promises not only immediate but also more enduring results, setting it apart from many other products in the market.
Natural Outcomes: SkinVive takes pride in delivering outcomes that are not only effective but also natural. Their treatments enhance the skin's smoothness and radiance without compromising or altering its inherent structure, ensuring that clients achieve a rejuvenated appearance that still feels authentically them.
Impressive Longevity: The efficacy and longevity of SkinVive aren't just claims; they are backed by rigorous clinical trials. These studies attest to SkinVive's impressive durability, with its effects consistently lasting for a minimum of six months, if not longer. This gives users confidence in the lasting impact of their investment.
Is SkinVive Right for You?
With FDA approval received, SkinVive is set to be Allergan's next big product. At our Orlando, Florida med spa, we are ready for it. Now that SkinVive has FDA approval and is set to launch in September of 2023, we look forward to being one of the first medical spas in the nation to offer it to our patients. If you're interested in booking a consultation to discuss if SkinVive is right for you, give us a call or book an appointment below.