SkinVive™ by Juvéderm®

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At Hakimi Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer SkinVive by Juvéderm, the latest breakthrough in skin rejuvenation. SkinVive is a microdroplet injectable designed to refresh your appearance by improving hydration, elasticity and texture, helping you achieve and maintain a healthy glow. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi is excited to introduce this new treatment to his suite of minimally invasive aesthetic services, providing patients in Beverly Hills with a number of surgical and nonsurgical options for looking their best — day in and day out.


What It Is

SkinVive is a hydration booster that is used to give your skin a healthy, lasting glow. It can be used to improve the appearance of:

  • A dull complexion
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dry, dehydrated skin
  • Fine lines
  • Minor scars
  • Reduced skin elasticity

How We Do It

SkinVive is a quick and convenient treatment performed in-office with no downtime. Dr. Hakimi will assess your concerns and then carefully inject SkinVive into the cheeks and midface using a fine needle, adding hydration where you need it most. Afterward, you’re free to return home and resume normal activities.

Why You Want It

Your complexion looks rough, dull or flat, and you want to restore a healthy glow without adding volume. SkinVive gives your skin a boost of hydration to refresh your appearance for up to six months.

Recovery Time

No recovery time and minimal side effects. Minor redness or swelling may be present at the injection sites following treatment, but should subside quickly.


Centrally located in Beverly Hills, Hakimi Plastic Surgery is one of the first practices to offer SkinVive, an advanced microdroplet skin-boosting treatment designed for patients looking to refresh their appearance without adding volume or changing their natural look. Dr. Hakimi uses his advanced training and expertise to provide subtle yet noticeable results that you’ll love, restoring a youthful and supple glow that brings out the absolute best in your skin.


SkinVive by Juvéderm is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) microdroplet injectable, specifically formulated to improve skin moisture and quality. Unlike other HA-based products in the Juvéderm family, SkinVive isn’t a filler — it’s a “skin booster” designed to give you a soft, dewy complexion. Once injected beneath the skin, it lasts for up to six months.


SkinVive harnesses the power of HA to deeply rehydrate the skin, improving the appearance of concerns like dullness, dryness, an uneven texture and a loss of elasticity. In clinical trials, patients reported high satisfaction with their results, noting how soft, refreshed and healthy their skin looked after six months. Other benefits of SkinVive microdroplet injections include:

  • Rehydrated skin looks and feels more supple
  • A healthy, dewy glow that lasts for up to six months
  • Improves your skin’s overall texture
  • Increased skin softness and smoothness
  • Reduced appearance of scars and fine lines
  • Minimally invasive treatments with zero downtime

SkinVive is designed to be used in the cheeks and midface, refreshing your appearance without adding volume or changing your natural appearance. However, it can be combined with dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers and other nonsurgical treatments for comprehensive results.

“SkinVive looks like a filler, but it’s not — think of it as a part of your normal skin care routine, except you only have to do it twice a year. After one injection, you can expect months of looking more refreshed, moisturized and vibrant. SkinVive has been in Europe for decades, and we finally have it in the States, and my office is excited to offer it now.”
- Dr. Hakimi


During your visit, Dr. Hakimi will assess your skin, discuss your goals and determine if SkinVive is right for you. He uses a highly personalized approach to ensure your treatment is perfectly tailored to meet your needs. Then, he will utilize an ultrafine needle to carefully administer a series of injections into the cheeks and midface, restoring your skin’s softness and hydration. Most patients tolerate the injection process well, and SkinVive contains lidocaine to numb the treated areas. However, a topical anesthetic may also be used to ensure your comfort.

After your procedure, Dr. Hakimi may massage the treated area to ensure the product is evenly distributed beneath the skin for a smooth appearance. Once you return home, it is recommended to avoid touching or massaging your face unless instructed otherwise, as this can introduce bacteria to the area, increase the risk of infection and lead to uneven results.


One of the major benefits of SkinVive is that it requires no downtime or recovery. Most patients are able to immediately return home and resume their normal routine with no activity restrictions. However, for the best possible results, Dr. Hakimi advises avoiding direct sun exposure and limiting strenuous exercise for a short period of time following your treatment.

After your appointment, you may notice some minor redness, bruising or swelling at the injection sites. This is completely normal and will subside gradually within the next day or two, revealing your final outcome. We recommend the use of ice packs to minimize these side effects.


The results of SkinVive are noticeable but more subtle than dermal fillers or Botox. You’ll see an immediate plumping effect, increased softness and texture improvements as the HA microdroplets spread beneath the skin and provide much-needed hydration from within. You can expect to enjoy these benefits for up to six months, after which treatment can be repeated to help you maintain a supple glow year-round. You can also prolong your results by combining SkinVive with other nonsurgical treatments and using professional-grade skin care products.


If you’re a skin care enthusiast, you’re probably already familiar with hyaluronic acid, a popular ingredient in moisturizing products. Hyaluronic acid is so prevalent because it works, but SkinVive goes beyond topical application and infuses HA deep into your skin, keeping your complexion looking smooth, bright and polished.


Hyaluronic acid is also important for keeping your skin firm and supple. SkinVive’s microdroplet formula provides intense hydration that can reduce the appearance of texture irregularities such as fine lines and acne scars to give you a silky smooth canvas you can see and feel.


SkinVive is appealing to patients of all ages because it is a minimally invasive treatment that provides quick results without surgery or downtime. Whether you’re looking for a “prejuvenation” solution for maintaining a youthful appearance or want to diminish the signs of aging, SkinVive can help you reach your goals.


SkinVive is suitable for almost anyone — men and women — looking to transform their skin’s appearance without the downtime associated with more invasive procedures. If you’re bothered by a lackluster complexion, dullness, dry patches, an uneven texture or the early signs of aging, SkinVive can help you achieve a brighter and more rejuvenated look without changing your natural features. This treatment can be used on its own or combined with other nonsurgical treatments, including dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxers, for even more dramatic results.


SkinVive is a great solution for rejuvenating your appearance and giving your complexion a healthy glow. It is particularly effective under the eyes and in the cheeks, creating a “glass skin” look that hydrates, smoothes and firms treated areas without adding fullness. While the boost of moisture SkinVive provides can make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable, if you’re bothered by age-related concerns like deeper creases, folds or volume loss, we recommend combining your treatment with dermal fillers or neuromodulators for more comprehensive results.

At Hakimi Plastic Surgery, we offer dermal fillers from Juvéderm, Restylane and the RHA Collection to correct thinning lips, static lines or wrinkles, dark circles beneath the eyes and more. While each product differs slightly to provide unique results, each uses HA to restore lost volume beneath the skin. Dr. Hakimi will carefully address your concerns and choose the best filler for achieving your goals, strategically injecting it into key areas of the face. Once injected beneath the skin, dermal fillers last for 12 to 18 months, depending on the formula used.

Neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport and Daxxify are wrinkle relaxers that target expression lines and wrinkles that appear when you squint, frown or smile. These treatments work by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles responsible for these dynamic lines, smoothing the skin and preventing the formation of deeper wrinkles with continued use. Dr. Hakimi utilizes his extensive knowledge of facial anatomy to expertly place these neuromodulators, ensuring natural-looking results that enhance your overall appearance. When combined with the hydrating effects of SkinVive, the result is a refreshed and vibrant look that lasts.


If you want to trade in a dull complexion for a youthful glow, book your appointment at Hakimi Plastic Surgery to discover how SkinVive can transform your appearance with no downtime or recovery. As one of Beverly Hills’ most trusted plastic surgeons, Dr. Hakimi goes to great lengths to provide you with personalized results that bring out the best in your skin. Get started by calling us today at 424-390-7300 or completing our online contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body, primarily in the skin, eyes and connective tissues. Its main function is to retain water and keep your tissues well-lubricated. In cosmetic treatments, HA is used for its excellent hydrating properties. Most notably, it enhances skin moisture and elasticity, leading to a plumper, smoother appearance.

How Does SkinVive Work?
SkinVive utilizes a specially formulated version of hyaluronic acid to improve skin quality. It is administered via microdroplet injections that evenly distribute the HA across the treatment area. This boosts hydration and stimulates collagen production to enhance skin elasticity and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other injectables, SkinVive doesn’t replace lost volume, but promotes a healthier, more radiant complexion from within.

Are SkinVive Injections Painful?
SkinVive injections are generally not painful and are well-tolerated by most patients. The HA microdroplet formula contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that provides instant pain relief upon injection. To ensure maximum comfort, Dr. Hakimi may apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before the procedure. The injections are performed using very fine needles, and the process is quick, typically causing only minimal discomfort, if any.

How Long Does SkinVive Take to Inject?
On average, SkinVive takes about 15 minutes to inject. However, your appointment will run a little longer, as this doesn’t include consultation or evaluation time. From start to finish, you can expect your treatment to last for 20-30 minutes. SkinVive is a relatively quick procedure that can be completed on your lunch break with minimal interruption to your normal routine.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You’ll notice the benefits of SkinVive after your first treatment. It starts to work immediately, boosting your skin’s hydration levels from within to giving you a glowing complexion. The results of treatment last about six months, but it can be safely repeated or combined with other treatments to help you maintain a refreshed appearance all year long.

Are There Any Potential Side Effects?
SkinVive is safe and effective for all Fitzpatrick skin types (I-V). The procedure involves injecting the microdroplet product just beneath the skin’s surface to provide advanced hydration. As with any injectable treatment, this does come with some risk of side effects, including temporary redness, bruising, swelling and discomfort in treated areas. Less common side effects include lumps or areas of firmness, itchiness and increased skin sensitivity. Dr. Hakimi will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to minimize side effects and help ensure the best results.

Is SkinVive Worth It?
In clinical trials, the majority of patients injected with SkinVive reported a smoother and more radiant complexion six months later. Additionally, a 2022 study found that three months after treatment, individuals who had undergone SkinVive had higher levels of a protein called aquaporin-3 that facilitates the movement of water into and out of cells, a key indicator of hydration. The same paper also noted improvements in elasticity and overall skin quality.

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