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If you are bothered by the appearance of smile lines, your healthcare provider may recommend a treatment called LaViv. This medication is grown in a special laboratory, using your own cells. Your healthcare provider will administer the drug in three separate treatment sessions, about three to six weeks apart. Common side effects include redness, pain, and swelling.
LaViv™ (azficel-T) is a unique, personalized cell therapy approved to improve the appearance of smile lines. It is specifically made for you, using your own cells obtained from a skin biopsy. The biopsy tissue is sent away to a special laboratory that grows more of your own cells. The final product, which contains over 98 percent fibroblasts, the cells that are responsible for creating collagen, is shipped back to your healthcare provider's office, where it is injected into the smile lines.