Loved or, on the contrary, ridiculed Botox injections were the best alternative for those whose who wanted to restore the youth of their skin without going under the knife in the name of beauty. The idea of willingly injecting toxins in your body has repelled many who would have considered a surgery free alternative.

Thankfully, a very similar procedure that does not involve the injection of Botulinum toxin has already been approved by the FDA. Called LAVIV, the new anti-aging method relies on the use of fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in order to provide a good skin firming result. 

The new procedure involves three stages. First, fibroblast cells from behind the patient’s ear are extracted by a physician. Why this particular skin area? Apparently, this area is less affected by the elements that cause aging. After the cells are extracted, they are sent to the Fibrocell Science lab where it is determined whether the extracted cells are viable or not.