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New Selphyl “Filler” Uses Patient’s Own Blood

September 2, 2009 |

Selphyl is a new dermal filler from UBS Aesthetics (Bethlehem, Pa) that allows the natural promotion of cell regeneration and aids in the removal of wrinkles. The FDA-approved product is in limited use around the United States and early reports from physicians claim that the results are as good as a face lift.

Rather than using other dermal fillers, this technology uses the patients own blood to help fill in and build up wrinkles. The patented system enables the preparation of an activated Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM). A small volume of the patient’s blood is collected and the platelets and fibrin are concentrated during a simple centrifuge process. The resulting product — in a liquid, gel, or membrane structure — can be applied to a treatment area of the body to stimulate natural, new tissue growth, according to the company. The resulting product is injected into the treatment area below the surface of the skin.

The technology used to create Selphyl is not new. It’s been around for years for other purposes, such as helping heal sports injuries. It is approved for use on glabella lines, nasolabial folds, acne scars, and postop scars. Cost is estimated at $1,100 for four cubic centimeters.

Source: UBS Aesthetics via Plastic Surgery Practice

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Comments (3)

  1. Toni Halbreich

    I saw a news piece on this subject on CBS and would like the names of places that provides this treatment in New York City area.

  2. cindy

    where do they do this treatment in long island ,n.y.?

  3. Joanne

    If you want the all natural treatment, please see Dr. Anthony Sclafani and his numbers
    New York Eye/Ear Infirmary OTO
    310 East 14th Street
    New York, NY, 10003
    Phone Number:(212) 979-4200
    or 914-2385500
    HE IS BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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