Until now, the only dermal filler derived from your own body was fat, which requires liposuction before you can be injected in your chosen treatment area. However, a new innovation uses a patient’s own blood to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, folds, acne scars and other skin depressions.
With Selphyl, a small amount of your blood is drawn. Platelets and fibrin are separated into a concentrate known as the matrix, which is then injected into the skin. Upon injection, the platelets release growth factors that trigger the cells to proliferate, in turn increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.
Performed in your doctor’s office, the procedure takes under a half-hour, and results-which are immediate and fully noticeable after three weeks-have been shown to last beyond a year and a half. No unnatural substances are used, so there is no need for allergy testing, and no side effects have been reported.
Although Selphyl is FDA-cleared and currently available, long-term studies are necessary to show whether this technique is truly effective.
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