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Clinical Effects

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.
 

How Is Azficel-T Injected?

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.
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  • You will receive three treatment sessions, about three to six weeks apart.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Do not wash the site for at least 24 hours after the injections.
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  • Do not scrub, rub, or disturb the area for at least 72 hours after the injections.
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  • Do not apply any products, such as skin creams, cosmetics, or sunscreen, to the area for at least 72 hours afterward.
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  • Make sure to get your injections as scheduled. If you wait too long, the product will expire and must be thrown away.
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Dosing Information

There is only one standard way to dose this medication, regardless of your age or weight (click Azficel-T Dosage for more information).
 

Azficel-T Drug Information

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