Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is found within your blood. PRP treatments have become increasingly popular as the healing growth factors found in concentrated PRP can stimulate hair growth to address hair loss and can also be used to treat some cosmetic facial concerns. The Selphyl® Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) System is the “next generation” of PRP treatments. Selphyl® eliminates contamination concerns that plagued previous PRP isolation systems. The process requires a small blood sample, which is then processed safely, effectively, and quickly—taking as little as 30 minutes.
If you’re interested in PRP treatments for hair loss, signs of aging, or other cosmetic concerns with the Selphyl® PRFM system, please contact the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in East Greenwich today at 401.336.3770 to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon serves patients in nearby areas of Rhode Island.
How Do PRP Treatments with Selphyl® PRFM Work?
Platelets and other blood components migrate to an injury site, releasing growth factors that repair and respond to the injury. That promotes healing, and by processing the blood and concentrating the platelet-rich plasma, we can increase your body’s ability to heal itself.
The process starts by drawing a blood sample. Your blood then goes through the Selphyl® controlled isolation process which includes a unique operating technique to protect and preserve the platelets. That method eliminates contamination from red and white blood cells. Platelet concentration is achieved when there’s double the amount of platelet-rich plasma in the blood sample, and the resulting color is golden, similar to straw.
Some patients may be happy with their PRP results for hair growth or other cosmetic concerns after just one treatment, though we generally recommend additional sessions to achieve the best outcome. The complete treatment with Selphyl® takes approximately 30 minutes.
The problem with previous PRP isolation systems was user-error and contamination, such as a resulting substance that is pink or red-tinted instead of golden colored, which could cause an inflammatory response to the treatment. Selphyl® PRFM was designed to provide safe, rapid PRFM preparation from a smaller blood sample.
Benefits of Selphyl® PRFM
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Can help address uneven skin tones and other tone & texture issues
- Has anti-aging properties that provide facial rejuvenation
- Helps reduce the appearance of age spots
- Rejuvenates the neckline
- Can help people who are suffering from hair loss
Are There Side Effects or Allergy Concerns with PRP Treatments & Selphyl® PRFM?
The Selphyl® PRFM System collects a small sample of your blood and rapidly isolates the PRFM to reintroduce it into the treated area to promote healing and hair growth. Because it’s not a foreign substance or synthetic product, there’s minimal risk of an allergic reaction. Side effects are as with an injection and include tenderness, swelling, discoloration, mild (temporary) irritation, itching, and tenderness at the injection site. You may experience slight discomfort during the injection process such as redness or bruising, both of which go away shortly after your treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This varies depending on the patient and their goals. Your doctor also will play a pivotal role in deciding how many treatments are necessary to get the results that you are looking for.
Is It Painful?
The pH balance of the treatment is close to that of the human body’s natural pH. So discomfort is minimal while getting the injections.
Contact Our East Greenwich Office About PRP Treatment Today
At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we provide a variety of plastic surgeries and cosmetic treatments. If you’re interested in hair loss treatment, or the anti-aging benefits of PRP treatments with Selphyl® PRFM, contact us in East Greenwich today at 401.336.3770 to schedule your consultation.
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