More Details on Azficel-T
In studies, people were given either azficel-T or a placebo (injections that contained the inactive ingredients, without any cells). In one study, 57 percent of people who received azficel-T injections reported a noticeable improvement (at least 2 points on a 5-point scale), compared to just 30 percent of people who received the placebo injections.
General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with azficel-T include the following:
- Your healthcare provider will take three small skin samples from behind your ear. These samples will be sent to a laboratory. It then takes about three to six months for the lab to take your cells and make your own special azficel-T injections.
- You will receive three treatment sessions, about three to six weeks apart.
- Sometimes the laboratory cannot make enough cells to provide you with an adequate treatment. In this case, another set of biopsies might need to be done.
- Azficel-T will be injected into your smile lines with a small needle. Afterward, you may apply a cold compress for two to three minutes at a time, if necessary.
- Do not wash the site for at least 24 hours after the injections.
- Do not scrub, rub, or disturb the area for at least 72 hours after the injections.
- Do not apply any products, such as skin creams, cosmetics, or sunscreen, to the area for at least 72 hours afterward.
- Make sure to get your injections as scheduled. If you wait too long, the product will expire and must be thrown away.
There is only one standard way to dose this medication, regardless of your age or weight (click Azficel-T Dosage for more information).