A trained doctor will give you this medicine in a hospital or clinic. This medicine is given through a small needle placed into your nasolabial fold wrinkles.
Your doctor will take three small skin samples (called biopsies) from behind your ears and send them to the manufacturer. Certain cells are grown from these samples for 3 to 6 months.
The processed cells (Laviv®) are shipped back by the manufacturer to your doctor. Your doctor will check and confirm if it came from your own skin. Then, your doctor will inject your medicine into the nasolabial fold wrinkles.
This medicine is usually given in 3 doses, spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart.
After treatment with this medicine:
- Apply a cold compress for 2 to 3 minutes at a time if needed to ease swelling or discomfort. Do not apply ice directly to the face.
- Do not wash the injection site for at least 24 hours.
- Do not rub, scrub, or massage the injection site for at least 72 hours.
- Do not apply any cosmetic products (e.g., make-up, facial creams, or sunscreen) to the treatment area for 72 hours.
It is very important that you receive all doses of this medicine. Try to keep all scheduled appointments. If you miss a dose, your medicine will not be usable. Your doctor will work with you to schedule a new appointment for the skin collection or biopsy. You may also get a new appointment for your injection.
This medicine usually comes with a patient information leaflet. Read the information carefully and make sure you understand them before receiving this medicine. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.