INJECTABLES | LAVIV™
This breakthrough in advanced autologous cellular skin rejuvenation allows you to use your own cells to naturally boost collagen production and reduce smile lines. This revolutionary treatment, LAVIV™, is available in Miami from our team of board-certified dermatologists.
LAVIV™ Empowering Your Body in the Fight Against Aging
Fibroblasts - active stem cells in the middle layer of skin - produce collagen, which serves as the matrix for skin, supporting it and making it resilient. But as you age, collagen breaks down and the number of fibroblasts decreases. Lacking the vitality and durability afforded by collagen, your skin - and your appearance - suffers, resulting in lax, wrinkled skin.
LAVIV is the first FDA-approved procedure that rejuvenates your appearance by using autologous (your own) fibroblast cells, which produce collagen. LAVIV consists of at least 98% pure fibroblasts that number in the tens of millions. The remaining ingredients include water, amino acids, vitamins, sugars, salts and animal-derived growth factors.
Your Personal Youth Serum
At our office in Miami, your LAVIV treatment begins with anesthetizing the area behind your ear and taking small samples of your skin. We send the skin samples to Fibrocell Science, where the creators of LAVIV will create your personal LAVIV serum. Fibrocell Science produces millions of new fibroblasts from your original cells, which undergo exhaustive quality control. They cryopreserve (freeze) your new fibroblasts. Your LAVIV serum will be completed in about 3 months.
Your dermatologist at our Miami area office will numb the treatment areas with anesthetic. Using a very thin needle, your physician will superficially inject your LAVIV serum directly into your nasolabial folds (smile lines), corners of the mouth, chin, crow's feet, cheeks or forehead, depending on your needs. You can have specific areas treated or receive total facial rejuvenation.
Following treatment, small red bumps similar to a bug bite or bee sting appear. The most common side effects include swelling and bruising, which persist for about 1 week.
Your treatment will involve 3 sessions at intervals of 3 to 6 weeks. LAVIV has proven to reduce the appearance of smile lines for up to 6 months. LAVIV can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and even pores. Ongoing research continues to study the benefits beyond 6 months.
Keep in mind that you must arrive on time for your scheduled treatment appointment because your LAVIV serum contains live fibroblast cells. If you miss your appointment, your fibroblasts may expire and lose their effectiveness. Inform our office at least 2 days before your appointment if you will not be able to make it.