Welcome back to The Contour Edit, your trusted source for all things beauty, science and skincare in Denver, Colorado! Today, we're excited to introduce you to the latest sensation that's been making waves in the world of aesthetics – SkinVive. If you're looking to revitalize your skin and bring back its natural glow, you're in for a treat. In this blog post, we'll delve into what SkinVive is, its key benefits, and why it deserves a place in your skincare routine.
WHAT IS SKINVIVE?
SkinVive is the first of its kind! Distinguished as a "skin booster," it's hyaluronic acid that's injected as microdroplets below the surface of the skin that focuses on skin hydration rather than volume repletion. SkinVive is a modified form of HA (hyaluronic acid) that helps the skin retain its natural moisture, which improves skin smoothness and fine lines of cheeks.
Unlike dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane, which are used for specific facial contouring like plumping lips or defining cheekbones, SkinVive takes a different approach. SkinVive, taps into the moisture-attracting qualities of hyaluronic acid to boost skin hydration and enhance texture. SkinVive is all about enhancing your skin's radiance without changing what makes your face uniquely yours.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR SKINVIVE?
Just like most facial injections, the primary side effects typically involve bruising and swelling, which is why it's crucial to steer clear of any blood-thinning medications. We recommend that our clients refrain from taking medications and supplements known to thin the blood, including aspirin, motrin, ibuprofen, naproxen, vitamin E, and fish oil, for at least 7 days before their scheduled appointment. It's worth noting that alcohol, too, can contribute to blood thinning, so you might consider skipping any happy hours in the days leading up to your treatment for optimal results. If you're known to bruise like a peach, you may also consider taking Arnica supplements for the 3 days leading up to your appointment.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
Your appointment will begin with a brief consultation, allowing us to discuss your skin goals, determine the appropriate dosage, and establish expectations. Following this, your provider will apply a topical numbing cream, which will remain on the skin for 15-30 minutes, tailored to your pain tolerance.
Once the numbing takes effect, your provider will cleanse the skin then create a grid on each cheek to serve as a precise template for the injection administration. Afterwards the actual treatment begins. About 25-50 superficial droplet injections per cheek will be delicately administered, diffusing into an even layer. The entire appointment typically takes 45 minutes, with the actual injections lasting 15 minutes.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOLLOWING TREATMENT?
After the treatment, you may experience injection site redness, swelling, lumps/bumps, pinpoint bruising, tenderness, discoloration and itching that may last for the 24-48 hours. You'll begin to observe desirable results at 1-2 weeks, with the peak effect typically occurring around one month, and these results last six months.
In terms of downtime, most individuals can resume their daily routines immediately after the treatment, following some simple aftercare instructions provided by our professionals. It’s important to note that you want to minimize exercise for the first 24 hours to reduce the risk of further swelling or bruising. It is also recommended to avoid makeup for the first 12 hours.
HOW MUCH DOES SKINVIVE COST?
The cost of SkinVive depends on your dosage, which is tailored to consider key factors such as your skin's health, elasticity, and your desired outcomes. The standard SkinVive dose is 2 syringes (1 per side). However, for those seeking additional enhancement, there is the VIP dose, which consists of 3 syringes (1.5 per side). This personalized approach ensures that your SkinVive experience aligns perfectly with your individual skin characteristics and aesthetic goals.
WHY WE LOVE IT:
Smoothes fine lines
Improves skin texture
Hydrates & nourishes skin
Promotes a more radiant and glowy complexion
Noticeably makes skin appear firmer and more youthful
Long-lasting results that can be enjoyed for 6 months
Safe for all skin types & colors
SkinVive heralds a new era in hyaluronic acid and skin hydration. Positioned at the intersection of scientific innovation and aesthetic enhancement, SkinVive is the injectable moisturizer we’ve been waiting for! Join us at Contour Collection and let SkinVive redefine your skincare experience. Elevate your skin to new heights, and let your radiance shine.
If you have any questions about SkinVive, we are here to help! You can reach us at (720) 629-8921, or you can book a New Client Consultation to learn more. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.