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SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM® is an injectable hyaluronic acid-based (HA) gel designed to smooth and hydrate the cheeks for a softer, more youthful glow. This innovative HA formulation works within the dermis layer of the skin, below the surface of the cheeks, to aid retention of natural moisture and reduce signs of fine lines. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, SKINVIVE can produce visible, healthier-looking skin after a single treatment, with results that can last up to six months after the initial session. 

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Lichten, will be happy to meet with you to discuss your facial rejuvenation goals and determine whether SKINVIVE is the right option for your needs. 

What Are the Benefits of SKINVIVE?

Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule in the skin, the SKINVIVE HA solution has the advantage of further enhancing skin hydration from within. The SKINVIVE formulation offers many skin rejuvenating benefits for both men and women, including:

  • Replenished smoothness in the cheeks, especially for those with dry skin
  • Diminished fine lines and wrinkles in the cheek area
  • A more youthful appearance without surgery or enhancement of facial volume
  • Fast treatment with little to no downtime
  • A softer complexion for all skin tones
  • FDA-approved treatment with proven clinical results

SKINVIVE can be administered as a standalone injectable treatment or with additional treatments in other areas of the face, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM, for a more comprehensive outcome. 

What Happens During the SKINVIVE Procedure?

To begin, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the treatment area if requested, although this may not be necessary as the SKINVIVE solution includes lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Next, there will be multiple microdroplet (tiny) SKINVIVE injections strategically administered just below the skin on each cheek—a process which takes about 15 minutes. 

Following the procedure, it is normal to experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection sites; however, these side effects should only be temporary and gradually fade with time. Typically, most patients are able to return to work and non-strenuous tasks within the same day.

To help promote the best results and increase the longevity of the SKINVIVE treatment, it is highly recommended to minimize physical activity, limit exposure to sun or heat, and avoid alcoholic beverages as a precaution for at least 4 hours after the injections. 

How Long Do SKINVIVE Results Last?

Generally, the results of SKINVIVE often last up to six months following the initial treatment session. As the effects of the injectable begin to wear off, additional sessions may be scheduled to maintain the outcome. It is important to follow all post-treatment instructions provided by our office to help maximize the most natural-looking and enduring SKINVIVE results possible.

To learn more about SKINVIVE, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Central Ohio Plastic Surgery today.


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