LAVIV New York
LAVIV is the only personalized cell therapy approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of smile lines. LAVIV consists primarily of fibroblasts that are grown from your skin, so the treatment is unique and personalized for each individual. Fibroblasts are a type of cell that produce collagen, thus they play a key role in skin health and rejuvenation. Collagen is one of the most important parts of the skin. It is responsible for firmness and structure, and supports the dermis, which is the middle layer of the skin.
How does LAVIV Work?
First, your doctor will take a sample of fibroblasts from the skin behind your ear. These will be sent to a specialized laboratory where the cells will be cultured for about three months, and develop into thousands of new cells. The final product, your LAVIV sample, will be rich in fibroblasts, which will comprise about 98% of the final product. Your LAVIV will be injected around your smile lines in 3 separate appointments, spaced at intervals of 3 to 6 weeks.
Is the LAVIV Right option for you?
LAVIV may be the right choice for any adult who wants to improve their looks by reducing the appearance of smile lines. Only your doctor can tell you if LAVIV is appropriate for you.
What is the cost of LAVIV?
The cost of LAVIV will vary between different doctors and geographic regions. For pricing, it’s best to consult an experienced, board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Who should not use LAVIV?
If you are allergic to the antibiotics gentamicin or amphotericin, dimethyl sulfoxide, or products made from cattle (bovine), this treatment may not be appropriate for you. Patients who suffer from any type of facial skin infection will also need special consideration before receiving LAVIV. LAVIV is not an instant fix, so people who desire an immediate result may not be satisfied with LAVIV.
How long it will take to see results?
The treatment time for LAVIV will last between 9 and 18 weeks. Each individual responds differently to LAVIV. Your doctor will be able to tell you what results you can expect.
What is the most important information to know before using the LAVIV?
It is important to understand that LAVIV is made specifically for you and contains live cells from your body. No one else should use your LAVIV sample, as it may cause a dangerous reaction in their body. As mentioned above, anyone who is allergic to gentamicin, amphotericin, dymethyl sulfoxide, and bovine by-products should not use LAVIV, as these materials are used in the production of your LAVIV serum. You must consult with a well-qualified doctor before receiving LAVIV.
Why Choose Dr. Paul Frank?
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank is one of the most trusted doctors in cosmetic skin care. He is the director of a skin care facility in New York and is a board certified physician. Dr. Frank and his team treat their patients with the highest respect and skill, so his patients can achieve the best results. His former patients have reported great satisfaction with the skin treatments they have received at Dr. Frank’s medical center. Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank is one of the best choices of doctors for the LAVIV procedure.
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