The secret to eternal youth has been inside you all along! Using the patented Selphyl® PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) system, Dr. Anita is able to create a Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small sample of your blood. This powerful natural serum promotes rejuvenation and naturally enhances the body’s own healing processes and collagen production, resulting in a beautiful, radiant glow.
The word ‘vampire’ has been used when describing PRP or PRFM facials, and this is due to a popularized celebrity visual where PRP was applied after microneedling. The bloody appearance was due to the microneedling, and not the PRP or PRFM! The PRP/PRFM does not look bloody- it is a clear yellow serum.
PRP/ PRFM are commonly used topically and/or as injections. When used topically, it is applied after resurfacing the skin with a laser, radiofrequency treatment, or microneedling so that there are tiny channels via which it can be absorbed. When used as injections, common areas are dark undereye circles, nasolabial folds, and areas of hair thinning. The treatment is an effective and natural way to improve the appearance of skin texture, skin tone, and dark circles, as well as promoting an overall more youthful appearance.
The Selphyl System is designed for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small sample of blood taken at the office. Many PRP systems have varying results and can have contamination of the PRP with red and white blood cells. Selphyl removes virtually all contaminating cells, and the PRP is converted to PRFM through a controlled process, creating a scaffold that serves to bind the platelets and allow for a sustained release of growth factors, migration of stem cells, and serve as a reservoir for healing. Think of Selphyl PRFM as the next generation PRP.
Platelets are a component of blood, and they are known to migrate to a site of injury, creating a platelet “plug”, and releasing a variety of growth factors that respond to tissue injury, where they initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets at the site of injury, physicians have the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing, including collagen production and overall skin improvements.
The Selphyl PRFM process is simple and the entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. While it may be possible to achieve your desired results after just one treatment, additional treatments are generally recommended.
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During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn about your concerns and aesthetic goals, and discuss treatment options in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam to determine the best plan to reach your goals and make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment.
A small amount of blood is drawn, typically 1-2 vials. The proprietary vials used are specific for this treatment, and placing them in a centrifuge allows for the separation of PRP from the blood cells. A sterile transfer system is used to convert the PRP into PRFM, which is then used for topical application and/or targeted injections via needle or cannula.
Avoid massaging the treated area for 48 hours. Temporary swelling at the injection site is normal.
A PRP Facelift, also referred to with the word ‘vampire’, is when Platelet-Rich Plasma is injected into the face to smooth contours, add volume, and give a lifted appearance. There is a rejuvenating effect that becomes even more apparent over weeks, and a volumizing effect that will typically require more than one session to achieve. It can also be done in combination with fillers. Using the Selphyl system allows us to inject PRFM instead of PRP, for an even greater effect.
The PRP Facial, also referred to with the word ‘vampire’, is a treatment that offers skin resurfacing followed by PRP or PRFM topically. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin surface texture, and enhance radiance and tone.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses the body’s own platelets to stimulate healing and is often used by athletes to speed up the healing of sports-related injuries. The same treatment – PRP injections – can be applied to the face to stimulate collagen production and healing, and to areas of hair thinning to promote hair growth.
PRP or PRFM facial treatments are effective, widely used, and offer many benefits. The effects when used topically, help improve the appearance even more than a resurfacing treatment alone. The effects when injected, can take time and a series of injections to build the desired volume, and also has the added bonus of improving the overlying skin texture and color.
PRP Facial refers to topical PRP (or PRFM) being applied to the face after some type of resurfacing treatment opens up the skin channels to absorb the PRP or PRFM. Ultimately, this means reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improvement in skin surface texture, and improvement in volume.
You will see best results after 3-5 monthly sessions.
The effects of a PRP Facelift or PRFM Facelift progress gradually, with skin appearance improving over a period of weeks to months. Once full effects are achieved, they can last for up to two years. Maintenance treatments can be added as needed.
The cost depends of a PRP or PRFM Facial depend on which resurfacing modality is being used, and the extent of the PRP or PRFM treatment. The total costs starts from $850 for injectable PRFM only, to $1700 and up for PRP or PRFM Facial, which includes resurfacing plus PRFM.