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Azficel-T is a medication that helps treat the appearance of smile lines. It is specifically created for each person, using skin cells obtained through a biopsy. This medication usually takes three to six months to prepare, and is often given in three treatment sessions. Swelling, bruising, and redness are some of the most commonly reported side effects.

What Is Azficel-T?

Azficel-T (LaViv™) is a unique, personalized cell therapy approved to improve the appearance of smile lines. It is specifically made for you, using your own cells obtained from a skin biopsy. The biopsy tissue is sent away to a special laboratory that grows more of your own cells. The final product, which contains over 98 percent fibroblasts, the cells that are responsible for creating collagen, is shipped back to your healthcare provider's office, where it is injected into the smile lines.
(Click What Is Azficel-T Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Azficel-T can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the treatment will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Possible side effects of azficel-T include but are not limited to:
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain.
(Click Azficel-T Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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