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Smooth and radiant cheeks can transform your skin from an aged and dull-looking state to a youthful and glowing freshness. With Skinvive by Juvéderm injections, individuals can restore the natural moisture of their skin while smoothing and hydrating the midface area. Learn more about the Skinvive treatment, its benefits, and whether you are a good candidate for treatment. 


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What is Skinvive? 

Skinvive by Juvéderm is a gel implant or a dermal filler that is carefully injected into facial tissue to add moisture to an area or to smooth the look for fine lines and wrinkles. Specifically designed to improve skin quality, this injectable treatment stands apart from others. This product is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid injectable in the United States to improve skin texture on the cheeks. This product can provide you with additional cheek definition and hydrated skin for up to six long-lasting months. 

Who is a Candidate for Skinvive? 

Candidates for Skinvive injectable treatments include adults over 21 looking to enhance the smoothness of their cheeks.  Skinvive is a great treatment for almost anyone looking to improve skin hydration and texture. This product can increase hydration to the skin and can revitalize the smoothness of the skin’s outer barrier. Individuals with active skin infections in their cheek area should postpone their Skinvive appointment. The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Skinvive is through a consultation with an injector specialist at Coastal Medical Aesthetics.  

The Skinvive Treatment 

Before your Skinvive injectable treatment begins, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the cleansed treatment area to reduce discomfort. After the numbing cream begins to take effect, your treatment will begin. Your skilled injector will carefully mark the areas of injection to map out the injection points on your cheeks. The Skinvive gel will then be applied in multiple injection sites. The hyaluronic acid will slowly begin to hydrate the skin from below the surface. The number of units that you require will be based on the natural volume of your cheeks, and your overall treatment goals. Your Skinvive treatment will take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. 

Skinvive Recovery and Results 

Recovery after Skinvive is relatively mild, requiring no necessary downtime. Patients can expect to resume their days as normal immediately after their Skinvive injectable treatment. Temporary side effects include swelling, bruising, tenderness, redness, and firmness at or around the injection area. Patients may notice some plumping of the area immediately after their treatment; however, the full results of hydration can take a few weeks to emerge. Since Skinvive treats skin quality, the results are more subtle than injectables designed to add volume. Multiple Skinvive treatment sessions may be required to receive your desired results.  

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a hydrating and antiaging treatment, Skinvive may be right for you.  To learn more about Skinvive, contact us to schedule a consultation today at Coastal Medical Aesthetics in Carlsbad, CA. We will happily create a personalized treatment plan for your needs.