ALSO KNOWN AS THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT.
Selphyl - The power of platelets
The “platelet-rich fibrin matrix” (PRFM) method, marketed in the United States and canada as Selphyl and also known as the vampire filler or vampire facelift.
What is Selphyl & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
AND WHAT TO EXPECT...
The “platelet-rich fibrin matrix” (PRFM) method, marketed in the United States and canada as Selphyl and also known as the vampire filler or vampire facelift, is a process in cosmetic aesthetics. It is a way of extracting platelets from the patient’s own blood and using them as a dermal filler – that is, as a substance injected under the skin of the face to fill out wrinkles so as to provide a more youthful appearance.
During the procedure, Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets, which are then injected back under the patient’s facial skin. It can also be combined with other fillers, and a procedure using this combination has been trademarked as “vampire facelift”.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The entire procedure takes about 30-45 minutes to perform, and everything takes place in a private treatment room at our clinic.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The number of treatments needed depends on each individual patient, the desired outcome, and our treatment plan. As a stand-alone therapy, we 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.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Fees may range from $600 per treatment session. As an introduction we are offering Selphyl as a first treatment for only $475 CAD. This treatment will cost upwards of $800-1200 in Vancouver.