Your LAVIV™ (azficel-T) Fibroblast Cell Therapy
You will receive 3 separate injections of LAVIV™ in your physician’s office. Treatment sessions are spaced at intervals of 3 to 6 weeks.
The following diagram illustrates the complete process involved, beginning with your initial physician appointment through completion of your LAVIV™ cell therapy:
Skin Sample Taken
Your physician will take small skin samples from behind your ear with the use of a local anesthetic.
Creating Your LAVIV™
Your skin samples are sent to the FDA-inspected Fibrocell Science manufacturing facility, where they are expanded into millions of new fibroblast cells to make your LAVIV™.
All of your cells are cryopreserved (frozen) and those that are not immediately used are stored at Fibrocell Science’s FDA-inspected manufacturing facility for future use.
Your LAVIV™ fibroblast cell therapy is ready in about 3 months. It will be shipped directly to your physician’s office and will arrive on the same day as your first LAVIV™ treatment session.
LAVIV™ Personalized Treatment Sessions
Using a small needle, your physician will inject LAVIV™ directly into your smile lines. You will receive 3 injections of LAVIV™, spaced at intervals of 3 to 6 weeks. When patients were assessed 6 months after the third and final treatment, LAVIV had effectively improved the appearance of smile line wrinkles.
It is very important that you arrive on time and as scheduled for your treatment sessions. If you need to miss an appointment, you must notify your physician no later than 2 days prior to your scheduled appointment to reschedule. Your LAVIV™ therapy is made up of live collagen-producing fibroblast cells. If you miss a treatment session, your LAVIV™ cells will expire and must be thrown out.