You may have heard the buzz around “vampire facials” and are wondering what exactly that means. The procedure is called a Selphyl Vampire Facial and it is essentially a facial filler made from your own blood. It is used to improve facial contours and volume and is an alternative to Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, or Sculptra.
Unlike these other fillers, Selphyl uses the power of your own blood’s platelets to stimulate actual new cell development and collagen production. It can be used to:
- Rejuvenate the skin
- Fade acne scars
- Smooth the skin under the eyes
- Combat hair loss
- What Is Selphyl? Healthcare professionals are currently using the Selphyl System to treat a variety of problems that require the accelerated growth of new soft tissue, including issues in the fields of orthopedics and maxillofacial treatment. However, surgeons have found that the Selphyl System is also valuable in the area of facial rejuvenation because it provides the perfect filler to contour the face so that the signs of aging are not as apparent.
- How Does Selphyl Work? The Selphyl System allows a doctor to use blood collected from a patient in a patented procedure to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelets and fibrin. Once the blood cells have been removed, the doctor is left with a gel concentrate which can be inserted into wrinkles and sagging areas by injection. This jelly like substance of fibrin and platelets activates new skin cells in the area to grow rapidly and spread, thus, filling out the lines or other hollow areas.
- Am I A Candidate For Selphyl? Selphyl can be used safely on most people. The exception would be people who are on blood-thinning medications or have clotting or platelet problems.
What To Expect During And After The Procedure
A Selphyl Vampire Facial procedure starts with a small tube of blood being drawn from your arm. The tube is then put into a centrifuge to spin for several minutes. This act separates the blood cells from the platelets. The platelet plasma is then collected and mixed with calcium chloride to form the injection serum. This new serum is then injected where facial filling is desired.
You can expect many of the same effects after a Selphyl Vampire Facial as you would experience with other types of facial fillers. The most common side effects are bruising and tenderness, which both fade quickly over time.
Request A Selphyl Vampire Facial Today
If you are ready to try this natural alternative to fillers, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa in Orlando at 407-857-5476 or request a consultation online right now. The Selphyl Vampire Facial is a natural, lasting way to combat the signs of aging.