Selphyl® which reverses the effects of aging on your skin. The doctor will collect a small amount of blood and uses that sample to create a matrix that he will apply to your face or scalp, stimulating cell growth and increasing skin volume through targeted regeneration.
Selphyl® is a proven, patented technology used by plastic surgeons and dermatologists to safely and rapidly prepare Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), which reverses the effects of aging on your skin. The doctor will collect a small amount of blood and uses that sample to create a matrix that he will apply to your face or scalp, stimulating cell growth and increasing skin volume through targeted regeneration. With the Selphyl® procedure, growth factors are released into your skin for up to 7 days. These growth factors stimulate collagen production and skin reconstruction. By stimulating the growth of collagen and new cells, Selphyl® addresses one of the major causes of aging skin. Three weeks after a Selphyl® treatment, you will begin to see dramatic effects, enjoying long-lasting skin regeneration and improvement. How long does the procedure take?
The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform in your doctor’s office.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed depends on each individual patient, the desired outcome, and your doctor’s treatment plan. As a stand-alone therapy, many physicians recommend a series of one to three injection sessions spaced from four to six weeks apart for optimal results.
Is the treatment painful?
Unlike other products that are acidic (low pH), SELPHYL® has close to physiologic pH. There may be some temporary discomfort during the injections, and occasional redness and bruising immediately following the treatment that resolves quickly.
Are there any side effects?
There have been no known side effects reported to date. Some patients may experience some mild irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection sites. These are temporary conditions and typically resolve within two days.
How long does it last?
The longevity of the results of SELPHYL® treatments vary based on the extent of the procedure, areas treated, and number of sessions.
Can anyone be allergic to SELPHYL®?
There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction and no allergic reactions have been reported to date. The SELPHYL® System is used to rapidly collect and isolate a patient’s own PRP for injection and contains no animal or synthetic products.
This procedure is also known by a variety of different names, such as the short scar facelift, baby boomer facelift, limited-incision facelift, or mini-lift. The S-Lift improves the visible signs of aging including jowls, neck sagging, and deep Marionette lines.
The best candidates for S-Lift
The S-Lift is valuable on patients in their forties and fifties with moderate amount of excess skin around their jaw line and neck. It is generally appropriate for patients who show sagging in the mid and lower face.
Planning your S-Lift
S-Lift is an individualized procedure. Prior to your surgery doctor will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying structures, and discuss your goals for the surgery. Medical conditions that could cause problems during or after surgery, such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, or the tendency to form excessive scars will be ruled out. Be sure to inform your surgeon if you smoke or are taking any drugs or medications, especially aspirin or other drugs that affect clotting.If you decide to have the S-Lift, The doctor will explain the techniques and anesthesia he will use, and the risks and costs involved. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the outcome. After the consultation you will sign an informed consent to have the procedure.
Polydioxanone has been used in medicine for over 20 years, mainly for absorbable threads used in surgery.
The PDO thread introduction technology is based on using the natural skin tension lines, which also causes an effect similar to a surgical facelift. Thanks to the PDO threads, we can also limit the strength of facial muscles. By introducing the PDO thread in the skin, we get an immediate improvement in its appearance.
The procedure is suitable for most people from 25 onwards, when the effects of ageing become apparent. Ageing causes the skin tissue to thin because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, which results in sagging skin, deep creases, folds and wrinkles
PDO Beauty Lift Threads – the ‘non surgical’ face and neck lift solution, lifting & tightening the skin by stimulating new collagen production, providing resolution of wrinkles, tightening pores, & creating volume.
Lifting treatments that use special threads have been executed for several years. Over these years many different kind of threads appeared onto the market: Silhouette, Aptos, Happy Lift etc. The latest product used in such treatments is called a PDO thread. In contrast to the previously used threads, PDO threads do not have hooks or tapers that raise the tissue. The lifting effect is achieved both by the special threads weave and the substance Polydioxanone (PDO) from which the threads are made. PDO has properties that stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, thus providing lift and improved skin quality to the area treated.