Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is happy to be one of the first in San Diego to offer LAVIV™, the first and only FDA-approved therapy that uses your own collagen-producing cells (fibroblasts) to improve the look of your smile lines—for results that are 100% YOU.
Imagine using your body’s own collagen- producing fibroblast cells to improve the look of your smile lines.
Your LAVIV™ therapy is made up of tens of millions of collagen-producing fibroblasts that are cultivated from your own skin samples. The result—LAVIV™ contains at least 98% pure fibroblasts, making every dose of LAVIV™ as unique as you are!
Fibroblasts and Aging Skin
Fibroblasts are skin cells that produce collagen and play a key role in the continued health of your skin. Collagen provides firmness and structure to the skin and is essential in supporting the dermis (or middle layer) of the skin. The dermis is a supportive and elastic connective tissue. It is here where fibroblasts are found.
The Aging Process
As we age, our fibroblasts reduce in number and the collagen matrix that makes up most of the dermis breaks down. This creates an imbalance that causes the dermis to become less stretchable, less resilient, more lax, and prone to wrinkling. Only LAVIV™ cell therapy is cultivated from your own collagen-producing fibroblast cells and is FDA-approved to be injected into your smile lines—producing results that are exclusively yours!
How Does LAVIV™ Work?
To begin, our physicians at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology will take small skin samples from behind your ear with the use of a local anesthetic. These skin samples are sent to Fibrocell Science, the makers of LAVIV™
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, your LAVIV™ therapy is injected into your smile lines over the course of 3 treatment sessions, spaced at intervals of 3 to 6 weeks. 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.
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Schedule Your LAVIV™ Treatment Today
Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 943-2113 for more information on LAVIV™ Therapy and to schedule a consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego. During your initial consultation with our team of world-renowned board certified dermatologists, we’ll be able to better address your needs, goals, and concerns to customize a procedure perfect for you.
For more information regarding LAVIV™, please contact our medical practice today.
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