Baltimore Dermatologist Dr. Weisse Unveils LaViv Cosmetic Filler

Baltimore Dermatologist Dr. Weisse Unveils LaViv Cosmetic FillerBaltimore area dermatologist Dr. Robert Weiss was recently featured on local television for his work on the LaViv® natural alternative to cosmetic fillers. Dr. Weiss has developed and tested a new compound that can be equally as effective as cosmetic fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm.

LaViv® works by taking a very small sample of the patient’s own skin cells and injecting these cells into the lines of the face. The cells are “revved up” before re-injection so that they can tone and smooth out wrinkles and lines, while supplying the skin with a fresh dose of collagen.

The treatment may be an attractive option for those who are allergic to foreign substances and have likelihood to reject the compounds found in traditional fillers. If you’ve wondered what type of results can be expected with dermal fillers, take a look at these dermal filler before and after photos to see some successful outcomes with the liquid facelift and similar procedures.

According to Dr. Weiss, LaViv® can be used for more than just nose-to-mouth lines. He says that LaViv® can be a part of a complete skin rejuvenation program and can be used to fill out acne scars and also eliminate fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet).

The LaViv® treatment is somewhat customized and unique to each individual because it involves using the patient’s own cells. Fibroblast samples are extracted from an area right behind the patient’s ear and then sent to a Fibrocell Science lab. In about three months, millions of fibroblasts are cultured and then frozen for use in a treatment. Most people need to undergo a series of three LaViv treatments, spaced about three to six weeks apart.

Dr. Weiss practices at the Maryland Laser, Skin and Vein Institute and specializes in cosmetic dermatology. The MDLSV Institute treats thousands of patients every year and is one of the area’s leading clinical research facilities.

Look at these injectable filler before and after photos to see examples of successful outcomes with these minimally-invasive treatments.

Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.