Get Vancouver Juvéderm SkinVive (a.k.a. VOLITE®) skin booster treatments (in Surrey)
- Fine lines
Deeply hydrate for a pristine glow
As a skin conditioner, the hyaluronic acid (HA) in SkinVive is imparted into the dermis through ‘micro injections.’
The added HA is beneficial because it deeply hydrates the skin where moisturizers and serums can’t typically reach.
Juvéderm SkinVive has been available to Canadian skin-lovers since 2018, under the name VOLITE®. Unlike dermal fillers, SkinVive is a hyaluronic acid injectable solution to treat skin quality, rather than skin volume.
Procedure Time: 30 min +/-
Anaesthetic: Lidocaine built in
Treatment Recovery: 1 day
Risks & Complications: Minor swelling, bleeding or redness
Treatment Plan: Every 6 – 9 months
SkinVive before and afters
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Why you’ll love SkinVive (a.k.a. VOLITE®)
Lasts up to 9 months*
Due to its special formulation with low and high-weight, cross-linked hyaluronic acid (called VYCROSS® technology), SkinVive results can last for up to 9 months at a time.
Antioxidant & collagen booster
Hyaluronic acid is also an antioxidant and collagen inducer. These properties further help condition the skin, creating a healthier, smoother, more luminescent appearance when it is injected into the dermis.
Alone or as an add-on
SkinVive can be combined with other treatments, such as dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxers.
In a 2019 clinical study:
- 91% of 131 patients were satisfied with their SkinVive (a.k.a. VOLITE®) treatment after 1 month.
- More than 80% said they’d recommend the treatment to a friend after 9 months.
In a 2021 study, patients treated with SkinVive (a.k.a. VOLITE®) presented with firmer skin, more collagen and more hydration than before their treatment. This showed promise for Skinvive as a skin tissue regenerator.
SkinVive (a.k.a. VOLITE®) testimonials
When I look in the mirror I feel quite fresh, and I feel like I don’t need to put any make-up on.”-Faye, 35, Allergan patient
Fine lines around my eyes are less apparent, and my skin feels smoother and plumper to the touch. Makeup goes on like a dream, and I don’t feel like my skin is so thirsty for that daily topical HA dose (although I still apply it).”-Amy Lawrenson on BYRDIE
I’ve noticed my skin is much plumper, it’s certainly more glowing. I find I don’t have to put on too much blush and foundation anymore.”-Lynda, 66, Allergan patient
*Models in images are not the same as testimonial sources.
Learn more about SkinVive skin booster
What can Juvéderm SkinVive be used for?
While SkinVive belongs to a family of Juvéderm products – a brand known for its dermal fillers – it is not a filler itself. It is also not a neuromodulator, like Botox®.
Instead of volumizing or affecting muscle movement, SkinVive plumps the skin to address:
- Fine lines
By improving the above factors, it can also make a difference in skin dullness. As such, it can provide a natural-looking, but vibrant ‘glow.’
SkinVive can be used on the:
- Décolletage (i.e. neck and chest area)
You can think of it like a deep, long-lasting conditioner for your skin.
How does SkinVive skin booster work?
Like Juvéderm’s dermal filler products, SkinVive is made with VYCROSS® technology.
VYCROSS® is a special way of combining short and long strands of hyaluronic acid. This creates more precision in the thickness and fluidity of a hyaluronic acid gel. Each VYCROSS® product is created to be thicker or thinner, depending on what they are meant to treat.
On the one hand, VYCROSS® makes Juvéderm injectables more effective, performance-wise (i.e. less swelling, more natural-looking results, better lift). On the other hand, the technology provides longer-lasting results.
SkinVive is the smoothest, most ‘runny’ of the Juvéderm VYCROSS® lineup. It is designed this way so it can be evenly injected into the middle layers of the dermis as micro particles, without creating lumps.
SkinVive is micro injected over a large area, rather than being targeted at one spot.
Dermal fillers, by contrast, are designed to be thicker. They are injected beneath the dermis to replace fat pads and bone structures. This way, they can volumize specific areas like the lips, temples or cheekbones without migrating.
Since it can take time for hyaluronic acid to produce collagen, the results of SkinVive can take one to four weeks to begin showing. That said, the hyaluronic acid on its own provides instant hydration.
Thereafter, SkinVive continues to keep skin hydrated for up to 9 months. Results can vary depending on how your body metabolizes the substance and how well you care for your skin after treatment.
Does a SkinVive treatment hurt?
SkinVive (a.k.a. VOLITE®) contains lidocaine, which is an anesthetic (i.e. a numbing agent). While you may feel the ‘poke’ of a small, thin needle at first, the pain sensation will soon dissipate, thanks to the built-in lidocaine.
SkinVive, like dermal fillers, is a tolerable treatment. Most patients do fine without additional pain aversion (except maybe a squeeze ball!).
A SkinVive treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
How many SkinVive treatments will I need to see an improvement in my skin?
It takes only one SkinVive treatment per 9 months to see results. Of course, results can vary from person to person, depending on how each body metabolizes the substance, and how well skin is cared for after treatment.
SkinVive is a much more convenient treatment compared to similar products on the market, which require multiple, initial sessions.
Since the effects of SkinVive fade over time, you may consider getting a touch up before the 9 month mark. This will help maintain results.
What are the side effects of SkinVive as an injectable moisturizer?
Like with any injectable aesthetic treatment, you may experience redness, swelling or bruising at the injection sites where SkinVive has been administered. These side effects should subside within a couple days.
Avoiding alcohol or blood thinners before treatment will be important to avoid side effects. Speak to a doctor before stopping any of your medications before this treatment.
You’ll be able to go back to your normal activities right away, as long as you wear sunscreen and avoid strenuous workouts. You may be advised not to wear makeup for 12 hours after your session, or to only wear quality, mineral makeup.
Since SkinVive is primarily made of hyaluronic acid, which is found in our bodies, it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
SkinVive has been shown to be safe in clinical studies.
Other potential side effects can be due to the practitioner’s method of injection. It is important to seek a highly qualified, trained injector.
SkinVive contraindications will be explained to you before your treatment with us.
What is the cost of SkinVive skin booster treatments in Vancouver?
SkinVive (a.k.a. VOLITE®) skin booster treatments at our Surrey clinic (near Vancouver) start at $1998* CAD. Pricing can increase depending on the exact treatment required. However, we will need to see you for a custom consultation, so we can better determine your needs. We may be able to put together a package that is more suited to your case.
*Prices on our website can change at any time. Please contact our clinic for more information.