A simple, no downtime series of treatments to help thinning hair using a persons own platelets. The Selphyl PRFM system allows for prolonged release of platelet growth factors in the scalp which stimulates stem cells, prolongs dermal papillae cell survival, and increases angiogenesis. These factors combine to prolong the anlagen phase of hair growth and shorten the catagen (resting) phase. The result is increased hair thickness and hair follicle survival.
Selphyl PRFM is the next generation PRP. It is the only product on the market to have the platelets last more than 5 hours in skin rejuvenation and 7 days in hair restoration, versus regular PRP only lasting minutes, which makes it more effective in its results.
Q: How does Selphyl Hair Restoration work?
A: The Selphyl PRFM system allows for prolonged release of platelet growth factors in the scalp to help hair grow. This prolonged release stimulates stem cells, prolongs dermal papillae cell survival, and increases angiogenesis. These factors combine to prolong the anlagen phase of hair growth and shorten the catagen (resting) phase. The result is increased hair thickness and hair follicle survival.
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Q: How is Platelet Rich Plasma performed?
A: PRP or platelet-rich plasma is a preparation of platelets – taken from a person through a small blood draw, which is then put in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from our red and white blood cells- prior to treatment where it is reinfected into the scalp. It is a simple in-office procedure with no downtime. Once centrifuged, the plasma is reported to be 300% to 700% enriched with platelets concentration to more than 1 million platelets per microliter. Platelets not only provide coagulation but they also secrete several growth factors (proteins like platelet-derived growth factors, insulin-like growth factors, epidermal growth factors, keratinocyte growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, etc.) and other cell-to-cell activation molecules. The growth factors within, and released by the platelets, act on the stem cells found at the base of the hair follicles.
Q: What is PRP versus PRFM?
A: PRFM is the next generation PRP. Selphyl PRFM is the only product on the market to have the platelets last more than 5 hours in skin rejuvenation and 7 days in hair restoration, versus regular PRP only lasting minutes. It is the only system to mix w/ calcium chloride in vial to form a fibrin matrix to help it last for a more therapeutic effect. and the only system with proprietary polyester gel to keep red and white blood cells out to prevent inflammation and catabolic effects.
Q: Does PRP or Selphyl PRFM work on Balding?
A: No. PRP or Selphyl PRFM is designed for those individuals who have some thinning of the scalp, and is not recommended for complete balding. It has been shown that platelet plasma growth factors lead to a significant improvement in hair density and stimulation of growth when the hair follicles (in hair transplantation) were pre-treated with platelet-derived growth factors.
Q: Is there any downtime or post treatment instructions for PRP or Selphyl PRFM?
A: People are instructed to not aggressively massage the scalp for 72 hours post treatment. People should be very gentle when washing the hair or sleeping on the part of the scalp that was treated, as we don’t want to disrupt the matrix.
Q: How many treatments do I need?
A: The protocol is a series of 3 treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart. Follow pictures and evaluation are at 3 and 6 months.
Q: What results should I expect? How long does it last?
A: It takes about 3-6 months after final injection to see that final result and it varies from person to person as some people may need a second series for optimal results.
Q: Is Selphyl PRFM or PRP effective on all forms of Alopecia?
A: The primary focus has been on androgenic alopecia.