Have you ever wished you could wake up every morning with that “I woke up like this” look without actually doing anything? Skinvive™, an exciting new injectable skin booster, can give your skin that extra oomph it needs to look and feel smooth, hydrated, and glass-like — all without lifting a finger (or makeup brush).

While Skinvive is similar to traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, its purpose isn’t to add volume, but to deeply hydrate your skin from the inside out. The result is a dewy-looking complexion with fewer fine lines while still appearing very natural.

How Does Skinvive Work?

Skinvive is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid microdroplet injectable in the United States. These “microdroplets” of hyaluronic acid are placed just beneath the skin’s surface, where they pull in and retain up to 1,000 times their molecular weight in water. This deep hydration is the best way to achieve “glass skin” or “jello skin”, two popular skincare terms on SkinTok used to describe a smooth, glowy complexion.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found throughout your body and performs many functions, such as hydrating the skin, lubricating joints, and providing a “channel” through which cells can migrate. When injected superficially into the skin, Skinvive’s hyaluronic acid formulation diffuses into an even layer across your skin, increasing hydration and subtly smoothing away fine lines.

Skinvive vs. Injectable Fillers: What’s the Difference?

Skinvive is considered to be a “skin booster” or “injectable moisturizer” rather than an injectable filler. This is because the goal of Skinvive is not to add volume or contour the face, but rather to impart deep hydration and improve skin texture. Skinvive contains a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid and uses a different injection technique than traditional HA fillers, making it a unique treatment option.

Traditional hyaluronic acid fillers are typically injected deeper into the skin than Skinvive and use a technique where the needle is slowly pulled back while injecting the product. Skinvive, on the other hand, deposits microdroplets of hyaluronic acid just beneath the surface of the skin. Thus, Skinvive is able to improve the overall look and feel of the skin itself without affecting the size or shape of your facial features. Fillers, on the other hand, are able to temporarily change the skin’s underlying structure, such as making cheekbones appear more prominent or reshaping the lips, but do not affect the quality of the skin.

Skinvive Benefits: Who’s It Best For?

Skinvive improves the overall appearance of your skin, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a boost of hydration and subtle wrinkle-smoothing results. Skinvive could be right for you if:

  • You are over the age of 21.
  • You are looking for a brighter, more hydrated complexion.
  • You are not looking for a noticeable change in volume or facial contours.
  • You want long-lasting results.

Does Skinvive Add Volume?

Dermal fillers may be the better choice for you if you want to add volume to your cheeks or lips and are looking for a more emphasized result.

Can Skinvive Be Combined with Fillers?

Yes, Skinvive can be combined with other injectable treatments such as dermal fillers or BOTOX®. Skinvive can also help to enhance the results of other nonsurgical skin treatments, including microneedling, peels, or laser treatments. However, it is important to discuss your overall goals with your provider to come up with a customized treatment plan that’s right for you. Some treatments may need to be spaced a few weeks apart to minimize side effects and maximize your results.

How Long Does Skinvive Last?

Skinvive lasts up to six months. In clinical trials, 83% of participants were still happy with how healthy their skin looked six months after getting Skinvive, compared to only 38% before treatment. While Skinvive can be injected every six months, it does not need to be maintained in the same way that fillers are often maintained in order to keep the same augmented facial shape or appearance.

A typical Skinvive appointment takes only 30 minutes or less and does not require downtime or recovery time afterward. Some mild side effects such as redness, bruising or swelling may occur, especially in the first 1 to 3 days after your appointment. Most people reported experiencing only mild or moderate side effects that didn’t affect their day-to-day activities.

How Much Does Skinvive Cost?

Skinvive costs can vary by location and practice, as well as the number of syringes needed. Most people need two syringes of Skinvive for a complete treatment, although some smaller treatment areas may only need a single syringe.

Who Can Inject Skinvive?

Skinvive should be injected by a properly trained and certified medical professional in a medical setting, such as at a reputable dermatology or plastic surgery practice. Like with other injectable treatments, do your research prior to choosing a provider for Skinvive treatments to ensure you are working with a trained professional.

Skinvive vs Profhilo

Be aware that another injectable skin booster called Profhilo is available in Europe but is not FDA-approved for use in the United States. Although available in Europe, Profhilo’s efficacy and safety have not yet been evaluated in the US and it is therefore illegal to inject this product here. If you are ever unsure, you can ask to see the original packaging of the product to confirm the brand.

Skinvive Injections: Your Secret to Radiant, Hydrated Skin

Skinvive has quickly become one of the most popular injectable skin treatments, thanks to its ability to achieve ultra-natural results that don’t look overdone or exaggerated. This simple, straightforward treatment can help you achieve the dewy, jello skin look you want without changing the size or shape of your natural facial features. Just make sure you’re working with a reputable injector when requesting this new and exciting skin booster!

Here at Feinstein Dermatology in Delray Beach, our highly skilled and expertly trained medical professionals administer new Skinvive injections. Call our office at (561) 498-4407 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your options today!