Selphyl may not provide the immortalized glow of 17-year-old skin that everyone's favorite vampire enjoys, but it IS one of the newest options available to those interested in wrinkle-fighting dermal fillers. Selphyl is called the "vampire facelift" by some because of it's unique, natural make-up. Rather than injecting synthetic products into the skin, the patient's own blood is drawn, treated and modified, then injected to smooth wrinkles.
Using a centrifuge and a chemical catalyst, the specialist is able to divide the components of the patient's blood to use only the platelets and fibrin to form a thickened concentrate to be used as a dermal filler. Only a small amount of blood is needed, and the procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete.
Selphyl is a natural preparation which the body readily accepts. Because the material comes from your own body, your body won't reject it or react like it might if a synthetic filler is used. When injected just under the skin, Selphyl activates new skin cell growth and, over time, leads to a stronger collagen support structure. Selphyl secrets a protein that stimulates new cells growth and spread throughout the treatment area.
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