SELPHYL® (The Vampire Facelift) is a uniquely patented system for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), a proven technology that dermatologists and plastic surgeons are using to correct the effects of skin aging. We collect a small volume of blood from youand through a patented process, separates and concentrates the patients own platelets and fibrin into a matrix. The resulting PRFM can be applied to a treatment area of the face or body to stimulate cell proliferation which promotes the increase of volume and rejuvenation of the skin through a process of targeted tissue re-generation.
The PRFM that is prepared with SELPHYL® is autologous, meaning it uses your natural biology. Your platelets are known to contain factors which your body uses to trigger cell migration and proliferation to rejuvenate and increase skin volume. What this means is that you will build new collagen thanks to your cells releasing special products to stimulate this production. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can re-wind it naturally with SELPHYL®.
Natural, Lasting Effects
As soon as SELPHYL® prepared PRFM is administered, growth factors are released into the skin through a sustained mechanism. Studies have shown that platelet growth factors are released for up to 7 days, supporting collagen production and dermal matrix reconstruction. It is thought that SELPHYL® treats a root cause of skin aging by triggering the production of new cells and collagen.
Pronounced effects occur approximately 4 to 8 weeks after the administration of SELPHYL®. Patients have enjoyed visible improvement and regeneration with long lasting effects.
SELPHYL® is administered by Dr. Crippen in a procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. This is an ideal quick lunchtime treatment if you wish as there are no special tests that need to be done prior to injection. Desired results may be achieved in just one visit. Long term studies are encouraging and we hope that this method of volume enhancement will last many years. This is a brand new and exciting way to treat facial lines and volume loss, with your own cells! What could be more natural than using your own body to repair what time has taken away.