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SkinVive – Keep Reading if you want GLOWING skin

By Margaryta Suvorova, RN

I’m very excited to finally introduce to you the first and only FDA approved injectable gel in the U.S. for intradermal injections targeting hydration and smoothness of the skin! Trust me when I say your cheeks will be glowing in no time! 

The European beauty industry is very different from the U.S., so you can imagine my frustration when there are different offerings here compared to back home in Ukraine. Before I moved to the U.S. in 2008, I remember the popularity of a common injectable treatment for skin hydration and improvement called “a mesotherapy. This treatment entails multiple intradermal injections of a mixture of compounds in minimal doses, by using very fine needles. It was initially invented in France. Mesotherapy was and still is a very common treatment in Europe, but when I moved to the states I was beyond surprised that I couldn’t find anyone who offered this treatment. Who wouldn‘t want hydrated skin? I soon discovered the FDA didn’t approve such treatments in the U.S. – until now!  

When I heard Allergan’s new FDA approved product, SkinVive, was on the market, I was excited to finally offer this treatment – and even receive it. According to Allergan Medical Institute, 47 million consumers are bothered by skin quality issues, including dull skin lacking glow, and 85% of those people have considered addressing those skin quality issues with some type of treatment SkinVive is likely to improve many of those concerns.  

In my own experience, when I ask my clients what bothers them the most, one of the most common answers is: “dry lifeless skin” and cue the SkinVive! Of course, there are multiple approaches to addressing skin quality and I always offer a combination of therapies. For example, my favorite treatment for strengthening the skin and stimulating collagen and elastin is by using Radiesse, but when it comes to making your skin plump and hydrated, SkinVive comes to the rescue is a fantastic compliment.  


What is SkinVive and How Does it Work? 

SkinVive is a unique gel product which delivers hyaluronic acid (hydration!) into the deeper layers of the skin through a tiny needle. It’s a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the skin’s appearance and texture, giving you a refreshed look. It takes just about as long as administering a neurotoxin treatment, such as Botox or Xeomin, and it also promotes elasticity, and overall radiance.  


Why is Skin Hydration So Important? 

Just as our bodies rely on water to function optimally, our skin craves hydration to maintain its elasticity, resilience, and youthful glow. Our skin is the body’s largest organ, and like any other organ, it requires adequate hydration to function properly. Hydration plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin’s natural barrier function, which acts as a protective shield against external aggressors such as pollution, UV radiation, and harsh weather conditions. When the skin lacks hydration, it becomes dry and dull, and it’s prone to a host of issues including flakiness, itching, redness, and premature aging. Dehydrated skin is also more susceptible to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging, as it lacks the plumpness and elasticity that well-hydrated skin possesses. That’s why many of us use a lot of hydrating serums and creams in our skin care routine. Unlike skin care products that only work on the surface of the skin, SkinVive hydrates the skin from within.


SkinVive is suitable for all skin types and has minimal to no downtime, with results lasting up to six months. Can’t wait to introduce you all to a new youthful glow with a SkinVive treatment!  

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