Seeing fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging can be frustrating. Many people assume that once those signs appear, there’s nothing to be done. This is not the case, however. 

One of the latest and most exciting skin care options newly available in the U.S. is the SkinVive injectable. By turning to this breakthrough treatment, you can start noticing a difference in the way your skin looks. 


SkinVive now offers a special type of injectables that utilizes hyaluronic acid — but in a unique manner.

You’ve likely heard of hyaluronic acid. It’s an integral part of your skin’s structure, functioning like a liquid in which collagen and elastin live. As you age, however, this liquid starts to dry up, leading you to experience dry, dull, and even sagging skin. 

Skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid have been around for a number of years, but they tend to be too thick and firm, which can make them impossible to distribute smoothly. Even topical products aren’t often ineffective because the hyaluronic acid in these products only affects the top layer of skin and easily washes off. 

That’s where SkinVive comes in. It’s a new line of injectables that apply microdroplets under the skin, allowing for a more even distribution. SkinVive injectables do not focus on adding bulk as dermal fillers do. Instead, they attract hydration, helping to return that glow that youthful skin has. 

These SkinVive injectables give your skin the support it needs, with results that last between six and nine months. 


Because SkinVive injectables have been approved for all Fitzpatrick skin types, it’s an option suitable for everyone. Keep in mind that if your goals are to get volume, these injectables are likely not the right option on their own because they don’t focus on plumping skin. 

Changes in skin quality and volume loss both stem from the aging process, so combining these injectables with fillers can offer the results you want. 


When you receive SkinVive injectables from Dr. Apo, our team will begin by assessing your skin to ensure that this is the right option for your needs. We’ll ask you about your goals, too.

The entire procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and we perform it by injecting small amounts of the acid about 0.5 to 1 cm apart to provide the right hydrating benefits. 

If you’re worried about discomfort, we can offer a topical numbing cream. Once we finish the injections, you’re free to leave and return to most of your normal activities. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight and strenuous physical activity for about 24 hours.

Most people start experiencing skin smoothness almost immediately after the injections, but the full effects usually take about four weeks to become visible. This is because it takes the SkinVive microdroplets time to integrate with your skin. 

You can expect the treatment to last between six and nine months. To ensure you maintain the glow you’ve achieved, all you have to do is schedule a follow-up injection. 


You don’t have to struggle with dull skin when you have the chance to offer your skin lasting hydration. SkinVive can help you regain that youthful glow, and Dr. Apo is one of the few plastic surgeons in Texas who offers this innovative treatment.

Don’t get frustrated every time you look in the mirror. Contact Dr. Apo to start seeing a more radiant you today!