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LaViv Dosage

LaViv is injected into your smile lines with a small needle. The typical dosing regimen for LaViv is three treatment sessions, each three to six weeks apart. However, it takes time to develop your therapy before treatment actually begins, since the medicine is grown in a laboratory from your own cells. In many cases, this process takes from three to six months.

An Overview of Dosing With LaViv

There is only one standard dosing regimen for LaViv™ (azficel-T), although there may be situations in which it is necessary or advisable to use a nonstandard regimen.

LaViv Dosage for Smile Lines

The recommended LaViv dosage for smile lines is three treatment sessions, each three to six weeks apart. During each session, 0.1 mL per centimeter will be injected, up to a maximum of 2 mL per session. Keep in mind that you will not see the full effects of the treatments immediately.
Since LaViv is made using your own cells, your healthcare provider will take three small skin samples from behind your ear. These samples will be sent to a laboratory. It then takes about three to six months for the lab to take your cells and make your own special LaViv injections.
In some cases, the laboratory cannot make enough cells to provide you with an adequate treatment. In this case, another set of biopsies might need to be done.

General Information on Using LaViv

Considerations to keep in mind during treatment with LaViv include the following:
  • LaViv will be injected into your smile lines with a small needle. If necessary, you may have a numbing cream applied beforehand, if you are worried about the possible pain. Afterward, you may apply a cold compress for two to three minutes at a time, if necessary.
  • Do not wash the site for at least 24 hours after the injections.
  • Do not scrub, rub, or disturb the area for at least 72 hours after the injections.
  • Do not apply any products, such as skin creams, cosmetics, or sunscreen, to the area for at least 72 hours after receiving a dose.
  • Make sure to get your injections as scheduled. If you wait too long, the product will expire and must be thrown away.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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