WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
PRP, by definition, refers to platelets in plasma, where the platelet concentration is generally considered to be twice the normal concentration in whole blood. Nowhere in the definition of PRP is there a description for including red blood cells (RBC) or white blood cells (WBC)–in fact, these cells should be removed as much as possible from a PRP preparation. Some kits that tout high platelet concentrations often do so at the expense of having contaminating RBCs or WBCs–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 most likely that you are injecting a preparation that has RBC contamination. The ideal PRP solution will be a golden, straw-like color.
WHAT IS SELPHYL® PRFM?
The Selphyl® System is designed for the safe and rapid preparation of Platelet-rich fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small sample of blood at the patient point of care. ManyPRP 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 the operator technique. PRP is converted to PRFM through a controlled process, creating a scaffold that serves to protect and preserve platelets. Think of Selphyl® PRFM as the next generation PRP.
HOW IS SELPHYL® PLATELET-RICH FIBRIN MATRIX (PRFM)DIFFERENT?
The Selphyl® System is a completely closed system and can convert PRP to PRFMwith the addition of a precise amount of calcium chloride, which initiates the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin, as part of the clotting cascade. The fibrin matrix serves as a three-dimensional scaffold to maintain the platelets at the site of injection. The scaffold also serves to protect the platelets so their release of growth factors can be sustained over a longer period of time.
THE MAIN ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- Superior Technology
- Visual Guide to Quality
- Completely Closed System
- Ultrapure FRFM
- Operator Independent
- Fibrin Matrix Scaffold
- Viable Platelets
- Sustained GF Release
- Extensive Safety Profile
- Over 150K Patients Treated
Micro-needling combined with PRF benefits:
When PRF, Botox, and Fillers are used in conjunction with micro-needling, you are getting the best of all 4 worlds. The micro-needling opens channels to allow these adjuncts to enter the dermis and get effects not seen by any single treatment alone. Ask us at your consultation on how this could benefit you.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
Though PRP has been proven effective on almost anyone over the age of eighteen, there are a few exceptions. Those who smoke or drink heavily may not be the ideal candidate. Additionally, certain rare medical conditions may exclude you from treatment. If you are interested in the procedure, schedule an initial consultation at our Jackson TN clinic to find out what procedure or combination of hair restoration procedures will produce a result–for you.
IS THE USE OF PRP SAFE?
Yes, very much so. PRP is derived from your own blood cells, eliminating any chance that your body would reject the treatment or lead to an infection as your body recognizes its own cells. Aesthetic–Facial and Body Rejuvenation procedures are performed in a safe, sterile environment where we utilize state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate the risk of contamination. PRP is clinically proven to be safe and effective and has been used for decades in the medical field
What’s my next step?
Your first step is your skin care consultation. Here, one of our skincare professionals will review your health and skin evaluations. This is an excellent time to voice any concerns and what you are hoping to gain from your treatment. This may be a single approach or may include several different treatments at once. CallAesthetic–Facial and Body Rejuvenation and get started on the journey to the best you that you can be.