The next generation PRP is here at FACE. It’s called Selphyl® PRFM (Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix and it is the most advanced Vampire Facial platelets to help aging, scarring, skin tone and texture. FACE has taken this a step further to launch its Vampire DIVA™ to incorporate oxygenation and phototherapy, and Vampire VIVA™ using fractional RF for even greater rejuvenation and tightening. FACE is the first in the world to bring these advances together. A celebrity favorite to beautiful skin without the downtime.
SELPHYL® PRFM Key Points:
Q. WHAT IS THE VAMPIRE FACIAL AND VAMPIRE FACELIFT™?
A. These names are referring to the use of platelets or “liquid gold” taken from your blood, to rejuvenate skin by methods of fractionating it into the skin or injecting it into the skin. At FACE we prefer to do an overall therapeutic dose of PRP/ PRFM which can increase the thickness of your skin by 10-12% all over, then go in and use fillers to target specific areas that have more substantiated volume loss.
Q. WHAT IS THE NEW VAMPIRE VIVA™ AND VAMPIRE DIVA™?
A. Exclusive to FACE, the Vampire VIVA™ uses fractional radiofrequency with PRFM to cause collagen contraction, for more therapeutic rejuvenation resulting in firming of the skin, and overall more dramatic results. Great for individuals with more photo-aged skin. The Vampire DIVA™ combines the Vampire Facial with PPFM with therapeutic oxygen and broad spectrum light therapy to stimulate collagen and elastin more, and plump up the skin for that untouchable red carpet glow.
Q. WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
A. Using blood plasma to heal and regenerate the body originated from Orthopedics (FDA approved), and has numerous studies substantiating the regeneration and healing of injuries and tissue repair. PRP evolved from there for the purpose of skin rejuvenation. PRP means PLATELET RICH PLASMA, where the platelet concentration is generally considered to be double the normal concentration in whole blood. Red blood cells (RBC) and white blood cells (WBC) should be removed as much as possible from a PRP preparation. Some kits that tout high platelet concentrations often do so at the expense of having contaminating RBCs or WBCs – these cells are known to have inflammatory and catabolic effects – just the opposite of the desired effect. If the PRP in the syringe has any tinge of pink or red, it is mostly likely that you are injecting a preparation that has RBC contamination. The ideal PRP solution will be a golden, straw-like color.
Q. WHAT IS SELPHYL® PRFM?
A. Think of Selphyl® PRFM as the next generation PRP. The Selphyl® System is designed for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small sample of blood (only 10cc). Many PRP systems require operator skill, have varying results and have extensive contamination with red blood cells and white blood cells. Selphyl® removes virtually all contaminating cells and is independent of operator technique. PRP is converted to PRFM through a controlled process (mixed w/ calcium chloride in vial) to form a fibrin matrix scaffold that serves to protect and preserve platelets, thus creating more therapeutic rejuvenation.
Q. HOW IS SELPHYL® PLATELET-RICH FIBRIN MATRIX (PRFM) DIFFERENT?
A. It is next generation PRP. By converting PRP to PRFM through calcium chloride, growth factors can be sustained for hours, not just minutes (where many stem cells can be lost upon start of treatment). More therapeutic dose of pure gold PRP. The proprietary gel separator ensures no contamination of white blood cells and red blood cells mixed in- which have inflammatory and catabolic effects. Close to body PH, others are acidic and can burn going in. Increases skin thickness by 10-12%
Q. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO PRP, VAMPIRE FACIAL, VAMPIRE FACELIFT™?
A. Growth Factors from PRP have many benefits to rejuvenation of the skin including anti-aging, fine lines and wrinkles, blending our skin tone, improving dark circles, overall increase in thickness of the skin, hand rejuvenation, hair restoration, and rebuilding scars.
Q. WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH THE VAMPIRE FACIAL/ FACELIFT™?
A. Most areas on the body can be treated. Popular areas are the face, eyes, neck, chest, and hands. Also used on any areas with scars. Q. HOW LONG DOES THE VAMPIRE FACIAL PRFM/ PRP TAKE? A. The entire treatment takes about 30 minutes to perform in clinic.
Q. HOW MANY VAMPIRE PRP / PRFM TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
A. Usually three to six treatments spaced two to four weeks apart on average are used. number of treatments needed depends on each individual, the desired outcome, and your treatment plan.
Q. IS THE VAMPIRE FACIAL PAINFUL?
A. Unlike other products that are acidic (low pH), Selphyl® PRFM has close to physiologic pH. There may be some temporary discomfort during the treatment, and redness following the treatment that resolves quickly.
Q. ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO PRP or PRFM?
A. There have been no known side effects associated with Selphyl® reported to date. As with any injectable procedure, some patients may experience some mild and temporary irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site.
Q. CAN ANYONE BE ALLERGIC TO SELPHYL®?
A. There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction. The Selphyl® PRFM System is used to rapidly collect and isolate a patient’s own PRFM for injection and contains no animal or synthetic products.