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Introducing Selphyl to Jewell Plastic Surgery patients.Updated August 12, 2010
Dr. Jewell had the opportunity to use a new and exciting product called Selphyl last week. Dr. Jewell is very excited about this new alternative to traditional fillers which uses the patient’s own processed platelets and fibrin to fill the nasolabial folds (parenthesis around the mouth). The patient who came in for the treatment was also thrilled with the results and Dr. Jewell has decided to offer this treatment as a part of his comprehensive options for treating and correcting the signs of aging.
Here is more information about Selphyl:
SELPHYL® is a patented system for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), a proven technology that Plastic Surgeons are using to correct the effects of skin aging. The Plastic Surgeon collects a small volume of blood from the patient and through a patented process, separates and concentrates the patient’s 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. Platelets are known to contain factors which your body uses to trigger cell migration and proliferation to rejuvenate and increase skin volume. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can re-wind it naturally with the SELPHYL® System.
As soon as SELPHYL® prepared PRFM is administered, growth factors are released into the skin through a sustained mechanism. In vitro 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 three weeks after the administration of SELPHYL®. Patients have enjoyed visible improvement and regeneration with long lasting effects.
SELPHYL® is administered by your plastic surgeon in a procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. Desired results may be achieved in just one visit. However, only your physician will determine the best treatment approach. Together, you and your physician may decide if SELPHYL® prepared PRFM is right for you, especially if you desire a natural solution to looking younger!