You may have heard of Restylane and Juvederm. They’re popular fillers used to plump wrinkles and sagging skin. Now there's a new product that does the same thing, but it uses your own cells to erase those pesky smile lines.
Mary Ellen Ezarski is about to have her smile lines injected with collagen of her own making. "I wanna look good for my age, i'm not interested in turning the clock back to a place that's not natural," said Mary Ellen Ezarski.
And she thinks there's nothing more natural than Laviv, an F-D-A approved therapy that injects millions of the skin-plumping cells into fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a rejuvenated look.
According to Dr. Gilly Munavalli, "there's no reaction to what you're injecting because it's your own cells containing your own proteins and you're making your own collagen." Clinical trials show Laviv lasts at least as long as artificial fillers, about six months.