The Future of Skin Boosting at SkinDC

October 2, 2023

Skin boosters have emerged as a valuable addition to the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments and offer a natural-looking rejuvenation by nourishing the skin from within, providing hydration, reducing fine lines, and enhancing overall skin health. What sets skin boosters apart from other treatments and why are they becoming the go-to choice for those seeking radiant and youthful skin? We’ll dive into what makes skin boosters different and how they can transform your skincare routine!

What are Skin Boosters

Skin boosters are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment designed to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin and is delivered through a series of micro-injections containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the dermal layer of the skin whose function is to maintain skin hydration by binding water molecules. By injecting it into the skin, the treatment enhances moisture retention, giving the skin a plumper and smoother appearance. Skin boosters won’t change the shape or volume of your face – just provide healthier looking skin for a lasting glow. 


SkinDC is excited to announce that we are carrying Skinvive, the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid microdroplet injectable. 


What makes skin boosters different?

Skin boosters have emerged as a game-changing innovation in the world of cosmetic skincare. Some of the key differences between skin boosters and other treatments are

  • Hydration, hydration, hydration: Skinvive focuses on deep skin hydration. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid acts as a moisture magnet, attracting and retaining water molecules. This results in plumper, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.
  • Full-face rejuvenation: Skinvive provides hydration which gives an overall rejuvenation effect for revitalized and radiant skin. 
  • Gradual, natural-looking results: Skinvive delivers subtle, natural-looking results. Unlike some treatments that lead to drastic changes, Skinvive gradually improves the skin’s texture and appearance.
  • Minimal downtime: You can typically return to your daily activities after treatment and makes Skinvive an excellent option for those with busy lives or those who prefer non-invasive procedures. 

How do skin boosters work 

Skin boosters work by replenishing and enhancing the skin’s moisture content and promoting collagen production, resulting in improved skin texture, hydration, and overall quality. They work by:

  • Provide a Hyaluronic Acid Infusion: Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic molecule, which means it has a remarkable ability to attract and hold onto water.
  • Microinjections: Unlike traditional dermal fillers, which are injected in larger quantities to target specific wrinkles or areas, skin boosters involve a series of microinjections. These injections are administered evenly across the treatment area, creating a network of tiny deposits of hyaluronic acid beneath the skin’s surface. 
  • Moisture Retention: Once injected, hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge, drawing in water molecules from the surrounding tissues and locking them in place. This process significantly improves skin hydration, leading to plumper and smoother appearance.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Skinvive is injected as tiny, microdroplets of hyaluronic acid within the dermis layer, so you won’t see any change in shape or volume of your face. Hyaluronic acid, often abbreviated as HA, is a naturally occurring substance found in various tissues throughout the human body and plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and hydration of these tissues. Some of Hyaluronic Acid’s benefits to the skin are:

  • Hydration: Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant, which means it attracts and retains water. When applied topically, HA helps the skin absorb and hold onto moisture. This deep hydration helps plump the skin, improving its overall texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrated skin also tends to look more radiant and youthful. 
  • Texture Improvement: Hyaluronic acid can improve the overall texture of the skin. It helps to smooth rough or uneven skin, making it look softer and more supple. This can be especially beneficial for individuals with dry or damaged skin. 
  • Suitable for All Skin Types: Hyaluronic acid is well-tolerated by most skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. It is non-comedogenic , which means it won’t clog pores, making it a versatile choice for various skincare routines. 
  • Instant and Prolonged Benefits: The effects of hyaluronic acid on the skin are often noticeable immediately, as it quickly hydrates and plumps the skin.

How long do they last?

Skinvive lasts up to 6 months with optimal treatment! 

What are they good for 

Skin boosters are versatile and can address various skin concerns such as:

hydration, fine lines and wrinkles, skin luminosity, acne scars, and overall skin health. The treatment is FDA-approved for treatment of the cheeks, but the neck, chest, and hands are other possible areas for treatment. Some of the benefits of Skinvive are:

  • Creates healthy hydrated skin: Skinvive, a modified hyaluronic acid gel formula, helps the skin retain its moisture and softness leading to an improvement in skin smoothness
  • Replenishes hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid naturally decreases with age and sun exposure, creating dull skin. Skinvive microdroplets helps replenish the skin and help address the effects, such as texture changes and dullness
  • Hydrates skin from within: Boosts your skin’s internal hydration and protects the skin’s barrier 

Who is a candidate for Skinvive?

Skinvive is safe for all skin types and is perfect for patients who are noticing skin dullness or looking to improve skin smoothness. It is great for both young and older patients. Anyone interested in improved skin appearance is likely a good candidate.

Are they the same thing as Dermal Fillers 

NO!!!  While skin booster and dermal fillers share some similarities, they are not the same. Dermal fillers are highly concentrated and cross-linked hyaluronic acid gels that are placed deep to lift the skin.  Dermal fillers are typically used to add volume to specific areas of the face, such as the lips, chin, jawline, tear troughs, or cheeks, and work by “filling in” the targeted area. 


On the other hand, skin booster’s main focus is improving the skin’s overall quality and hydration. The hyaluronic acid that is found in skin booster treatments are a lower concentration product designed to be injected high in the skin to improve skin hydration and appearance without “lifting” the skin. Skin booster’s improve skin smoothness for all skin types and hydrate the skin from within!

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Does Skinvive require downtime after treatment?

One of the great things about Skinvive is that it involves minimal downtime! Skin boosters like Skinvive are designed to be minimally invasive, and many people can resume their regular activities shortly after the procedure!

What are the results of Skinvive?

Skinvive’s results are already impressive! In the clinical trials, 63% of patients reported satisfaction with how their facial skin looked at six months compared to 11% before. 

When should you get Skin Boosters?

Skinvive can be thought of as an injectable facial that has a lasting glow! You may consider getting Skinvive when you:

  • Struggle with dry or dehydrated skin: If you have chronically dry or dehydrated skin, Skinvive can provide essential hydration and improve moisture retention, leaving your skin looking plump and radiant 
  • Notice uneven skin texture: Skinvive can help improve the texture of the skin, making it smoother and reducing the appearance of acne scars, large pores, or uneven skin tone
  • Are about to have a special occasion: Achieve your best glow yet before a special event like a wedding or a reunion
  • Notice early signs of aging: Skinvive can be beneficial for individuals in their late 20s to mid-30s who are beginning to notice the first signs of aging, such as fine lines, dullness, or a loss of skin elasticity
  • Want to complement other treatments: Skinvive can be used with other cosmetic treatments like Botox or Dermal Fillers to enhance and maintain the overall results


What to expect during your treatment 

The first step to getting Skinvive is scheduling a consultation with SkinDC! During your appointment, multiple microdroplet injections will be performed. Lidocaine, a common pain reliever, is an ingredient in Skinvive to keep you comfortable. After your treatment, you should minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment. Your Skinvive results can last up to 6 months with optimal treatment. 

Get Skinvive in Arlington Virginia and Washington DC!

Skinvive is now available at SkinDC! At SkinDC, we understand the perception of skin disease and aging varies within individuals, genders, and ethnicities. With this understanding, we avoid “cookie-cutter” dermatology and aesthetics through detailed consultation and collaboration with our patients in order to customize each treatment and service. 

Interested in learning more about the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid microdroplet injectable? Click here to schedule your consultation today!