Baltimore 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.