New Cell Therapy for Wrinkles


Dr. Susan Goodlerner pleased to be among the first physicians to offer treatment with LAVIV (azficel-T), an FDA approved, personalized cell therapy for aesthetic use. LAVIV is only through board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons, such as Dr Goodlerner who have completed the comprehensive training program required by Fibrocell Science, Inc., the product manufacturer.


Fibroblasts are responsible for producing collagen, which helps give skin its tone, structure and overall quality. As people age, the number of fibroblasts in their skin decreases and collagen breaks down, resulting in wrinkles and lost skin tone. The patented technology behind LAVIV is an advanced process that extracts a person’s fibroblast cells from a small skin sample and multiplies them in the Fibrocell Science lab. LAVIV is the resulting formulation of a person’s own fibroblast cells, which is then injected into smile line wrinkles. Clinical studies have demonstrated marked improvement in the look of smile line wrinkles after a series of 2-3 treatments, 3-6 weeks apart. After the initial series, maintenance treatment is available for up to 2 years.


“Being able to offer this breakthrough treatment to my patients is exciting because LAVIV is made just for them,” said DR. Goodlerner “LAVIV is truly unique because each patient is being injected with their own collagen-producing fibroblast cells.”