As the only authorized provider of Selphyl® in Northern Ontario, SKIN MediSpa is pleased to provide our valued clients with this organic alternative to anti-aging. Selphyl®, often referred to as the “Vampire Face-Lift”, is a revolutionary new product and procedure that is used to correct the visible signs of aging by stimulating cell growth and collagen production. By using Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), derived from your own blood, Selphyl® restores the skin’s volume and rejuvenates the face, neck and hands for a more youthful and refreshed look!
- Long-lasting wrinkle reduction
- Great for volume loss and folds
- 100% tolerability
- Works with the client’s own body
- Increases collagen and cell production, naturally
- Cost and time effective
- Effective improvement for skin sagging, volume loss and skin tone
- Effective for marks, pocks, lines, hollows and scars
Selphyl® is an organic alternative to cosmetic enhancement that uses a Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from your own blood. Once injected, Selphyl® slowly releases a variety of growth factors that stimulate your body’s natural course of tissue restoration and collagen production. New skin cell growth is generated and, over time, leads to a stronger collagen support structure.
Selphyl® has been FDA approved in the United States and certified safe in Europe for many years. According to an article written by the Canadian Dermatology Association, the principle behind Selphyl® has been used since 1987 for cardiovascular surgery to prevent bleeding, and more recently, for accelerated healing in the practice of sports medicine. Worldwide, there have been more than 45,000 procedures performed in multiple countries. This technology has also been used extensively in plastic surgery, orthopedics, maxillofacial surgery, and soft tissue regeneration for years.
Prior to Treatment
Prior to treatment you will be scheduled for a complimentary consultation with our medical director with expertise in aesthetic injections, as well as over 20 years experience in creating beautiful aesthetic outcomes for patients of all ages. Our medical director will recommend a custom treatment program based on each client’s medical history and needs. As the required volume varies from client to client, a price quote will be provided at the time of consultation.
A small amount of your blood is drawn and processed through a patented 6 minute centrifuge method to separate and concentrate the platelets and fibrin from other blood components. The Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix is then injected into the areas of visible aging. There is a slight prick from the needle, much like a mosquito bite, which lasts a couple of seconds. Recovery after Selphyl® treatment is relatively easy. Pain medication is not required, and patient will only experience mild swelling and bruising for a few days. A few may also have minor itching, but this is only a mild irritation. Gradually, within a few days or weeks, depending on the patient, the dermal thickness of the treated area will begin to expand.
There is minor inflammation or swelling from the treatment as a result of the expansion of facial tissue. This normally resolves well within 24 hours but has been reported to last as long as 48 hours for some clients. Some patients may also experience some tenderness, itching or mild bruising at the injection site. Most clients resume normal activities only a few hours after receiving treatment. Application of ice intermittently for a short period after the treatment will help reduce any swelling.
Selphyl® stimulates collagen and cell growth which does take time. There is the chance of slight swelling following the procedure, and once this subsides, the production of new cells, collagen and support structure begins. After 2-3 weeks, the treated area will look smoother as new cells fill in under the epidermis. The effects are long lasting and reasonable results can be achieved with one treatment, however, repeat treatments may be needed to maintain or enhance the results. Results can last anywhere from a year, up to 4 years, depending on the patient.
In order to enhance the effectiveness of your Selphyl® treatment there are some medications, vitamins and minerals that should be avoided prior to treatment. A list of these medications will be provided during consultation.