• Fede Montagud, editor

    New personalized cell therapy to remove wrinkles

    2 Dec

    The first therapy to remove wrinkles using a person’s own skin cells has been approved in the USA. The treatment involves taking a sample of collagen-producing skin cells (fibroblasts) from behind the ear, multiplying them in a laboratory over some weeks and then injecting them in the area around the mouth and nose (the nasolabial folds).


    According to the company which developed the treatment, called laViv, its cost will be around 2,500 euros. Official approval for the therapy by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) follows on from the positive results and few side effects encountered in the clinical trials conducted.


    The New York Times