Facts about PRFM that you may not see on the news:
The Down Sides
I must draw blood from you to create the product.
The first week after the injections, you may see a fading of the improvements seen in the office as the fluid goes away but before the fibroblasts have time to do their work.
It cost more than a bottle of your favorite cosmetic.
This product is new to my practice so I have no before and after's of my own patients to show you.
It's called the Vampire Face Lift because someone takes your blood but then you have "eternal youth" like a vampire with the treatment. i think that perhaps the name is a downside. I promise to not wear a cape when we do the procedure.
The Up Sides
The amount injected is equivalent to 4 syringes of Juvederm (which would cost over $2,000 and start fading at the end of a year).
This looks better at the end of a year than at the end of a month because it actually de-ages the skin.
As a 12-year veteran of the ER, drawing blood is something I'm very skilled at doing.
Your skin becomes healthier in multiple ways--fewer wrinkles, better complexion, improvement in scars, lessens skin folds
I can use it in the upper forehead and between the brows (which should not be done with the fillers like Juvederm and Restylane).
I have much experience with cosmetic injections-- having injected thousands of patients. The technique of injecting is similar to the other products, it's just that the product is new and better in many ways.
Since I'm injecting a distillate of growth factors from your own blood, there should be NO side effects from the material injected.
Loss of volume in the chin and on the corner of the lower lip: before
Immediately after (volume restored to chin and can now track the red of the lower lip all the way to the corner of the mouth).
Crease on the side of the mouth: before. This is impossible to treat with Botox and the hyaluronic fillers (like Juvederm) though wonderful for other area of the face, can leave this area feeling lumpy.
Immediately after: The crease is greatly decreased and the corner of the mouth has been rejuvenated.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy about Selphyl and other Platelet derived Growth Factor products. The point of my showing you this position paper is that Selphyl is some powerful stuff that is being explored for many different uses--not just staying young and beautiful.