Selphyl is a revolutionary biotechnologic filler that uses a patient’s own blood to create a platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), which is then injected into the skin to naturally and effectively stimulate collagen production, rejuvenate the face, and smooth out wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines. Selphyl works gradually, making it a good choice for people who don’t necessarily want a dramatic change all at once. It is also long-lasting, as it uses PRFM to stimulate the body’s own natural collagen production in the long term.
Dr. Ava, Dr. Simzar, and Dr. Van Dyke are all highly experienced, board-certified injectors in Los Angeles who take the time to discuss with their patients their concerns and goals and formulate the best wrinkle treatment plan. If you are interested in Selphyl, contact Ava MD in Los Angeles to learn more and see if you are a good candidate.
How Does Selphyl Work?
Selphyl is unique in that it is a filler created through the patient’s own blood. This means that there is no chance for an allergic reaction, and the results are natural, stimulating collagen production over time. Selphyl is longer lasting than hyaluronic acid gel fillers, and the results appear more gradually and tend to be subtle. You will look more youthful and refreshed, but not necessarily like you have had “work” done.
A Selphyl treatment generally takes around half an hour. First, the patient’s blood is drawn, then placed in a centrifuge right there in the office. The centrifuge separates out the platelet-rich plasma, which is then activated and turned into an injectable substance. This is then injected into the areas of concern on the face.
Is Selphyl Painful?
Selphyl is injected only after a numbing cream is applied to the injection sites, making the procedure as painless as possible. There may be some slight discomfort, but most patients tolerate Selphyl injections very well. If you are concerned about potential pain or discomfort, be sure to tell your injector so that they can do their best to make you comfortable during the procedure.
There is no downtime required after a Selphyl treatment, and potential side effects are minor. These side effects can include temporary bruising, swelling, redness, or itching at the injection site. It is fine to use makeup to cover up any redness or bruising, and ice or over the counter medications can be used to manage swelling or itching. Side effects generally only last for a day to a week.
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What Does Selphyl Treat?
Selphyl can be used to treat lines and folds in the face, such as nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines), marionette lines, and lip lines. Selphyl is long-lasting and effective, and is good for patients who are looking for gradual, natural results that last longer than typical hyaluronic acid gel fillers. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve full results.
Selphyl can also be combined with other treatments, such as Botox, for more comprehensive results. While Selphyl is great for static lines, wrinkles, and folds, Botox is better for dynamic expression lines, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines. By having both of these treatments, both types of wrinkles can be treated, leading to even better results.
Schedule a Selphyl Consultation Today
If you are concerned about static lines and wrinkles in the face, Selphyl may be a good choice for you. To find out more about Selphyl and wrinkle treatment, schedule your consultation here in Los Angeles. Contact Ava MD today at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica)!
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