The next generation PRP, Selphyl® PRFM (Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix) is the foundation to our advanced Stem Cell Facial to help aging, scarring, skin tone and texture. As a more medically advanced therapy, the Stem Cell Facial uses your own growth factors with resurfacing and fractional therapy to help rejuvenate and rebuild the skin’s own collagen. Taken a step further, The Skin Saint™developed The Oxy Plasma Facial to enhance rejuvenation using PRFM fractionated with oxygenation therapy and phototherapy. The treatment has no downtime and results are cumulative in a series of treatments. For individuals with more severely damaged skin, our laser division offers our Stem Cell VIVA™and Secret™ RF with PRFM, both incorporating fractional radio frequency for greater rejuvenation in scars and skin tightening. A celebrity favorite to beautiful skin!
Q: What is the Selphyl® Stem Cell Facial?
A: The next generation PRP, Selphyl® PRFM (Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix) is the foundation to our advanced Stem Cell Facial to help aging, scarring, skin tone and texture. As a more medically advanced therapy, the Stem Cell Facial uses your own growth factors with resurfacing and fractional therapy to help rejuvenate and rebuild the skin’s own collagen.
Q: What is the Oxy Plasma Facial?
A: Exclusive to The Skin Saint™, The Oxy Plasma Facial builds upon The Selphyl® Stem Cell Facial to enhance rejuvenation using PRFM and micro-needling with oxygenation therapy and phototherapy, to stimulate collagen and elastin, and plump up the skin for that untouchable red carpet glow.
Q: What are the Vampire Facial and Vampire Facelift?
A. These names are trademarked industry names. They refer to the use of PRP (which is your platelets or Liquid Gold Plasma that is taken from your blood) to rejuvenate your skin by methods of fractionating it into the skin or injecting it into the skin. At FACE, our philosophy is to do an overall therapeutic fractional dose of PRP/ PRFM (more advanced PRP) which can increase the thickness of your skin by 10-12% all over, then go in and use PRP as a mild textural filler for specific areas, and/or Hyaluronic based fillers to target specific areas that have more substantiated volume loss.
Q. What is the difference between The Stem Cell Facial and the Stem Cell DIVA?
A. Exclusive to FACE, the PRP Stem Cell VIVA uses fractional radiofrequency with PRFM to cause collagen contraction for a more therapeutic rejuvenation in the skin for scarring, deeper lines, and elasticity. Great for individuals with more photo-aged skin. to stimulate collagen and elastin more and plump up the skin for that untouchable red carpet glow.
Q. What is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma?
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 from a PRP preparation. Some kits that tout high platelet concentrations often do so at the expense of having contaminating RBCs or WBCs and 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 and how does it work?
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 a vial) to form a fibrin matrix scaffold that serves to protect and preserve platelets, thus creating a more therapeutic rejuvenation.
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Q. How is Selphyl PRFM different than PRP?
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 the start of treatment). With the 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, it is gentle, whereas others are acidic and can burn going in. The PRFM increases the skin thickness by 10-12%.
Q. What is the Plasma Facelift and what are the benefits?
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. The Plasma Facelift refers to injecting platelets versus topical application with lasers or micro-needling.
Q. What areas can be treated with the PRP Stem Cell Facial or the Plasma 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 do the facials take?
A. The Stem Cell Facial takes about 45 minutes, and the Oxy Plasma Facial is a 75 minute facial treatment.
Q. How many treatments of the facials do I need?
A. Usually three to six treatments spaced two to four weeks apart on average are used. The number of treatments needed depends on each individual, the desired outcome, and your treatment plan.
Q. Are The Stem Cell Facial and Oxy Plasma Facial painful?
A. Unlike other products that are acidic (low pH), Selphyl® PRFM has close to our 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. Used in an injectable procedure, some people may experience some mild and temporary irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site.
Q. Can you be allergic to Selphyl® PRFM?
A. There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction. The Selphyl® PRFM System is used to rapidly collect and isolate a patients own PRFM for topical or injection use, and contains no animal or synthetic products.