Improve Cheek Smoothness and Radiance with a Microdroplet Injectable Form of Juvéderm® in Tucson, AZ
Healthy, full, and glowing skin has abundant hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. Unfortunately, the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels drop over time as production slows. More signs of aging appear with the gradual depletion of collagen, which serves as a framework to hold hyaluronic acid molecules. Happily, there is now a hyaluronic acid-focused injectable that focuses on restoring beneficial hydration in the cheeks: Skinvive™. Tucson and Oro Valley’s Ironwood Dermatology offers this injectable in the Juvéderm® line, giving patients an effective option for improving both radiance and smoothness.
What Is Skinvive™?
Added to the Juvéderm® family of injectable fillers in 2023, Skinvive™ is the first-ever hyaluronic acid-based microdroplet injectable approved by the FDA for cheek-smoothing treatments.
“Microdroplet” means the filler is introduced below the surface of the skin in a series of very small amounts. Each injection is made about half a centimeter to a centimeter apart so that the entire treatment area is filled with the Skinvive™ gel.
What Does Skinvive™ Address?
Designed for boosting hydration, Skinvive™ is ideal for treating mid-face skin that is dry, dull, and showing signs of aging related to loss of hyaluronic acid. By re-introducing a moisture-loving molecule below the surface, injections can result in a smoother look to the cheeks, as well as a healthy radiance.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Skinvive™ in Tucson and Oro Vallery?
If you want to regain a youthful glow and enjoy smoother skin, you may be the right person to try Skinvive™. At a personalized consultation, we will examine the area you want treated, listen to your cosmetic concerns, answer your questions, and determine what the best treatment would be for you.
What Does the Treatment Involve?
The session itself will not take long—about the length of a standard lunch break at most—and our experienced injectors use advanced techniques to make the process as comfortable as possible. The injections themselves will likely feel like tiny, quick pinches to the skin in the cheek area.
H2 What Is Post-Skinvive™ Recovery Like?
No down time is necessary after an injection session, but patients often wait until the initial post-treatment swelling, redness, and other possible minor side effects resolve shortly after their visit before getting back to social activities.
What Treatments Complement Skinvive™ in Tucson and Oro Valley?
While microdroplets are ideal for improving hydration and radiance, and other fillers can minimize deeper creases or contour the face, injectables don’t address surface-level concerns like pigmentation issues or redness. Ironwood Dermatology offers chemical peels and microdermabrasion for exfoliation, as well as a range of laser-based cosmetic treatments to improve tone, texture, and more. Talk to our team to learn about the many options and get started on a personalized treatment.