Botox No More? LAVIV™

July 10, 2015 / Renee

It’s estimated that over one million botox treatments are carried out per yer, but there’s a new kid on the block. Available now this new American product has just been granted a licence by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and is expected to rival its current predecessor.

LAVIV™ (azficel-T) developed by Fibrocell Science, uses your body’s own skin cells to treat the appearance of moderate to severe laughter lines and wrinkles in adults.

Skin cells called fibroblasts, responsible for collagen production, are extracted from behind the patient’s ear. The skin cell samples are then isolated and grown in a laboratory, creating your own personalized cell therapy product. Then your own living cells are injected into the middle layer of the problem area skin, thus improving the appearance of laughter lines (nasolabial folds). Treatment is administered in 3 seperate treatment sessions at an interval of 3 – 6 weeks and is expected to cost between $1,000 to $2,000 to create the personalized cell therapy product, and an additional $250 – $500 for each of the 3 seperate treatment sessions.

Clinical trial results were confirmed for a full six months. LAVIV™ is only avalialbe through dermatologists and plastic surgeons that have completed a Fibrocell-approved training program. Ask your doctor about LAVIV.

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