Over the past decade the cosmetic injectable market has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Various products have been developed to plump, erase and enhance facial appearances. They vary from temporary products such as Jeuvéderm® and Restylane®, semi-permanent products such as Radiesse® and Sculptra® to more permanent procedures such as fat injection.
A recent addition to this market has been the use of patient’s own blood and blood products in form of serum injection. “The Selphyl System uses the concept of platelet rich plasma (PRP) that has been in use in medicine for over a decade” states Dr. Raphael Nach of the Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. RPR is derived from the serum of the patient’s blood and is rich in nutrients, collagen and growth factors. Only a small amount of blood is drawn in order to obtain the necessary amount of the needed material. It is then injected in the desired areas.
Once injected the serum stimulates the surrounding tissue to produce more collagen. This new collagen will result in tightening of the skin, filling of wrinkles and rejuvenation of the skin. “The effects are very similar to that of Sculptra® and Radiesse®” adds Dr. Nach. “ However, there is no foreign objects injected in your body which makes it less likely to have any negative side effects.”
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