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New at Schweiger Dermatology: The Vampire Facelift

PRP: Rejuvenate and Rid of Acne Scars—Naturally We are excited to offer the PRP injections via the Selphyl System at Schweiger Dermatology/Clear Clinic. PRP injections are an incredible new cosmetic treatment that uses your own blood to naturally rejuvenate the skin and get rid of dermal defects, such as acne scars or hollowness under the eyes. Dubbed the “Vampire Facelift,” The Selphyl system works by harnessing the natural growth factors in your blood by extracting your body's PRP (aka Platelet Rich Plasma), also sometimes referred to as Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) and converting it into a gel-like substance that can be injected into areas in need of rejuvenation, such as the lines and folds in your face and deep, pitted acne scars. The platelets found in our blood stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin. By injecting your own blood back into your skin, the body naturally begins a healing process that makes the skin look younger, while ridding of acne scars and wrinkles. How the SELPHYL System Works The SELPHYL System (a method of extracting PRP from your blood) uses a special centrifugation system to convert your blood into Liquid Gold, a gel-like substance containing Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM). During this process, the red and white blood cells are removed and discarded. What is left are pure platelets, containing active growth factors. This platelet-rich blood is then injected into sites on the face that need rejuvenation, such as wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars. The concentrated platelets release numerous beneficial growth factors that help to promote healing and stimulate regrowth of collagen and elastin. What Areas Can Be Treated With PRP? The wonderful thing about using your own platelets to rejuvenate and correct the skin is there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction and many areas of the face and neck can be treated. PRP works best on unwanted lines on the forehead, cheeks, smile lines and nasolabial folds. PRP is also fantastic at treating acne scars, including those that are deep and pitted. What to Expect During Your PRP Treatment The first step is to have your blood drawn by one of our licensed health care providers. The amount of blood drawn depends on how many areas you are having treated. Once your blood is drawn, it is put into a centrifugation system to convert it into PRFM. After the tubes of blood go through the centrifuge, which takes about six minutes, the PRFM is injected into the areas in need of rejuvenation. The whole process takes approximately 30 minutes. There is no downtime associated with SELPHYL, patients can resume normal activities immediately following treatment. Most patients will have between 1 and 3 sessions and the results last for many years. What Are The Risks With SELPHYL? Since SELPHYL uses your own blood to naturally rejuvenate the skin, there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction. There is also no lumping that can sometimes occur with a synthetic filler. There is very minimal pain involved with SELPHYL. The treatment is very quick and the needle use to inject the acne scar sites is very tiny. While there is no downtime, some swelling and bruising may occur. Cool compresses are applied to the skin immediately following treatment to help with swelling or bruising.
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